Celebrating Impactful Assessment: VIU Teaching and Learning Conference

The Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning will be hosting the fourth annual Vancouver Island University Teaching and Learning Conference on May 10-12, 2017 at the Nanaimo Campus. This event is an exciting opportunity to explore, discuss and learn new teaching ideas and best practices.

This year’s conference theme is: Celebrating Impactful Assessment

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Assessment is more—much more—than evaluation. It’s the starting point for learning. It’s the means by which we generate feedback necessary for growth and progress. It’s how we get students to take stock of their assets, so they can assume greater responsibility for their own journey.

Assessment is, fundamentally, the process that promotes learning for all of us, students and teachers alike. Join us for three days of engagement, in which we consider the concept of assessment in all of its manifestations: not just assessment OF learning, but also FOR learning and AS learning.

The conference will feature three keynote talks, face-to-face and online workshops, and an exciting set of “teaching slams”, all focused on sharing different approaches to teaching and learning.

  • Wednesday, May 10 – Virtual Conference | Virtual Keynote: Kim Meldrum – Assessment that Matters
  • Thursday, May 11 – Nanaimo Campus | Keynote: Kimberly Tanner – Assessing our Practice: Becoming Metacognitive about Teaching Choices
  • Friday, May 12 – Nanaimo Campus | Keynote: Kimberly Tanner – Beyond Assessing Knowledge: Card Sorting, Superheroes and Moving Towards Measuring Expertise among Undergraduates

Consider submitting a proposal to present in one of three categories: One Hour Workshop, Teaching Slam or One Hour Online Workshop