December 4th, 2020 - 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

New Hire Virtual Workshop

The Morning – Reading Assessment with Jodi Regier  
In this half day virtual session, explore what assessment in reading looks like when the lens of triangulation is applied. Examine how products, observations, and conversations inform your assessment information. This session offers participants the chance to engage and interact through virtual tools, while co-creating success criteria, exploring sources of information about readers, and building common understanding of assessing key reading concepts and sources of information.
The Afternoon – Math Assessment with Kit Luce, an ETFO presenter who workshop is entitled, Assess or Mess: How to Make Sense of What Students Say, Do and Write
Elementary teachers know that mathematics instruction and assessment can be complex, messy, and overwhelming. On a daily basis, we are using our professional judgment to make instructional decisions based on the assessment of student learning. This is especially true in a year when there is a new curriculum to implement along with significant learning concerns connected to Covid-19.

This workshop will explore the different components of comprehensive instruction and assessment plan:  planning instruction with assessment in mind, assessment versus evaluation, making use of the achievement chart categories, and triangulation of information (observations, conversations, and products). We will consider high impact instructional practices that will allow you better meet the needs of your learners and how to bring it all together in a plan that provides multiple opportunities for students to demonstrate the full range of their learning.

Laura Inglis-Eickmeier, Vice President of AMETL – A Questions and Answer Session regarding the Collective Agreement and Benefits
To bridge the two sessions, Local Released Officer, Laura Inglis-Eickmeier, will have a short presentation on FAQs about the collective agreement and benefits, as well, there will be time for questions.  There is also an opportunity for you to note any questions you have for Laura on the registration form.
Release Time for December 4th
Kent Cleland, AMETFO President, will be requesting release time on your behalf as this release time and the cost of the workshops will be covered by the Local.
Use the following link to register and be prepared to indicate whether you plan to attend the full day, the morning, or the afternoon and indicate the release time which will need to be requested in order for you to attend.  And don’t forget there is a section where you can add any questions or topics you would like Laura to address.
To attend the New Hire Workshop you MUST COMPLETE the registration by Thursday, November 26th at noon.
Tentative Schedule – We will be finalizing the schedule once registration closes.
8:30 – 9:15 Released Officer, Laura Inglis-Eickmeier Benefits, Collective Agreement Q&A
9:15 – 11:30 Language Assessment, Jodi Regier
11:30 – 12:10  Lunch
12:10 – 1:00 Release Officers
1:00 – 3:15 Assess or Mess: How to Make Sense of What Students Say, Do and Write, Kit Luce
If you have any questions regarding this day for new hires, please contact me.

Kim Finlayson

New Hire Chair, AMETL