Formative assessments are a valuable tool for educators to gauge student learning and help ensure 100 percent of students are mastering the 21st century skills they need to be ready for college or a career when they graduate from high school.
Salt Lake City (PRWEB) August 19, 2014
School Improvement Network, the leader in educator effectiveness resources, today announced that international education expert David Hyerle will keynote at the 2014 School Improvement Innovation Summit about the power of formative assessments in student success. Hyerle is the co-director of Thinking Schools International, a consulting group that works around the world to share an integrated approach to school-wide transformation.
“Formative assessments are a valuable tool for educators to gauge student learning and help ensure 100 percent of students are mastering the 21st century skills they need to be ready for college or a career when they graduate from high school,” said Chet D. Linton, CEO and president of School Improvement Network. “With his extensive experience in education and international perspective, David Hyerle’s insights about effectively using formative assessments to build student and educator success will help all educators better understand the power of formative assessments and how to implement them for maximum impact.”
In his work with Thinking Schools International, David Hyerle has worked on school-wide transformations in Ethiopia, Norway, India, Lithuania, the UK, South Africa, Thailand and Malaysia. His Thinking Maps model has been used across the United States and internationally since 1990. Also, he recently authored the book “Pathways to Thinking Schools,” showing the research foundations for supporting the transformation of classrooms, whole schools, systems, and even countries towards a student-centered thinking and learning model.
The 2014 School Improvement Innovation Summit will be held Sept. 29-Oct. 1 at the Little America Hotel in Salt Lake City.
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