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Join Us in Utah on Oct 10

WASA/AWSP Summer Conference

Lighting the Way for Leadership

Spokane, WA
Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd.
Jun 25—27, 2023

Culturally Relevant and Sustaining Formative Assessment for English Learners

Paul J. Bloomberg, EdD, Rachel Carrillo Fairchild
9:00 am PST | Jun 25, 2023

This session will challenge educators to give voice to the students and families they serve and guide them on a path towards providing all students with access to Culturally Responsive and Sustaining Education (CRSE) and Formative Assessment. When it comes to advancing CRS formative assessment, it is important to recognize that we have historically failed to partner with English Learners and their families to formatively assess language acquisition, identify language acquisition levels, set goals around language acquisition, and celebrate gains. We will explore strategies to begin this process as well as to build the critical consciousness of our ELs so that they are empowered to own their learning and create change in their lives, thereby disrupting the status quo. It is time to “Amplify the Voice” of all students and families through CRS formative assessment.

Advancing Student Agency through Teacher Collaboration

Paul J. Bloomberg, EdD, Rachel Carrillo Fairchild
1:00 pm PST | Jun 25, 2023

Join us for this highly engaging session where participants will learn how to build student agency, advance equity, and accelerate learning through a proven process that leverages the power of self and peer- assessment and goal setting. Learn strategies that empower educators and learners to drive their own learning through gathering and analyzing evidence and taking collective actions, thereby building collective efficacy. Join us and learn how teacher collaboration can increase student ownership and agency and build efficacy for both students and teachers!

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