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Educator Institute
Engaging Learners
in Assessment for Learning Anytime, Anywhere

1-day virtual session
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
8:00 am - 2:00 pm PT


How do we engage and motivate students as active participants in assessment for learning practices? What practices empower learners to demonstrate progress toward competencies in authentic ways? How can we effectively implement assessment and feedback cycles in distance learning? Being intentional about how and why we assess, and engaging learners in the process is more important than ever. And we can impact our learners this school year and beyond.

Assessment for Learning Educator Institute

In this interactive, one-day Institute, educators will deepen their understanding of learner-centered assessment practices that empower students as active participants in their learning process whether in-person or at a distance. Guided by our learner-centered approach that promotes agency, positions learning in ways that are personal and relevant, and equips learners with the transferable skills and competencies to engage in transformational learning, participants will explore and advance assessment strategies and practices they can take back to their virtual and in-person classrooms.

Throughout the Institute educators will:

  • Explore, expand, and deepen understanding of formative assessment strategies, activities, and protocols for assessment design and implementation that supports academic, social, and emotional learning.

  • Acquire toolkits to support continued advancement of assessment and feedback practices throughout the year.

  • Set goals aligned to current teaching practices and desired outcomes.

  • Experience community building practices that encourage and promote student engagement.



Welcome and community building
Assessment principles
Assessment for learning; Checking for understanding
Assessment for learning strategies
Goal-setting and contextualizing learning
Exhibition of learning
Reflection / Closing


Hear what educators are saying

“Teaching and learning online is not only possible but it's possible to do it well. This is an opportunity to tailor my teaching to individual students more than maybe I could in the traditional face-to-face setting.” High school teacher, Olympia School District, site-based Educator Institute participant
"I loved being able to hear about the experiences that other educators are having around the nation! Distance learning can really make you feel like there is no outside world, so hearing others' educational highs and lows was SO refreshing!" Teacher and Fall 2020 Educator Institute participant
“I liked realizing most of the tools in my in-person teaching tool kit are easily adaptable to virtual teaching and it isn't as 'hard' if I realize I can work smarter and not harder.” Principal, Olympia School District, site-based Educator Institute participant
“Thank you for this training which pushed me to think more deeply about backwards design and about involving students in every step of the learning process. Having ownership over one's learning is empowering.” Faculty, Mercersburg Academy, site-based Educator Institute participant
“I like the concepts we were exposed to, not only for a virtual environment, but also for in-person learning and coaching even.” Coach, Mercersburg Academy, site-based Educator Institute participant
"As a result of my learning, I will approach curriculum and content with more purpose and intention." Educator, The Hewitt School, site-based Educator Institute participant

Reserve your seat today!

Date: Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Time: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm PT

Location: Virtual (Zoom link will be sent to all registrants)

Price: $150 per educator, 20% off when you register 5+ team members


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Interested in an Educator Institute tailored to you learning community's specific goals and needs? To learn more about our site-based professional learning, send us an email.

Learning Facilitator


Symon Hayes

Director of Professional Learning

As Director of Professional Learning at Altitude Learning, Symon has extensive experience designing, leading, and facilitating professional learning experiences that support educators shifting to learner-centered practices. With over 27 years of experience in education as a classroom teacher, school-based and district-wide instructional coach, learning designer, and professional learning facilitator he has a deep understanding of instruction and assessment practices for learners of all ages. His work is informed by deep collaborations with schools and districts across the country, his tenure at Eagle County School District in Colorado, teaching in the UK where he is from, and degrees in Art, Education, and Education Design Technology. He also presents at conferences and is a regular at the annual Deeper Learning Conference at High Tech High.


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