The UBC Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa will convene on
Tuesday, April 29, 2104
to connect with colleagues and discuss
“Innovations in Assessment & Reporting”
led by our noted panelists:
Dr. Jordan Tinney, Superintendent/CEO of Surrey School District
Jan Unwin, Superintendent of Graduation and Transitions, BC Ministry of Education
Please note: Unfortunately, Rod Allen, Superintendent of Learning Divisions, BC Ministry of Education, has been called away on short notice and he is unable to join us for this session and he sends his regrets.
Educators need to be alert to the innovations in how teachers assess student learning and report on their progress. They may be coming to your district! The panelists will review changes being undertaken in Surrey and Maple Ridge and the process they undertook to innovate. They will also offer the reasons for the movement away from letter grades and the perspective of the Ministry of Education.
Our three outstanding panelists are well suited to address this topic. Jordan Tinney served as a senior district administrator in Vancouver and Comox. He has a prevailing interest in the meaning of letter grades and the use of report cards. Jan Unwin was previously the Superintendent of Schools for Maple Ridge and earlier as an elementary and a secondary principal. Rod Allen was formerly the Superintendent of the Bulkley Valley District and has taught most grade levels in BC. You will be invited to ask questions of our panelists.
Mark your calendars for: Tuesday, April 29 at 5:00 to 8:00 pm
Place: The Arbutus Club – 2001 Nanton Avenue, Vancouver, corner of Nanton and Arbutus Street, just south of King Edward Avenue. Parking is available in the parkade on the right-hand side after you enter the Arbutus Club lot.
Program Cost: $55 for PDK members, $75 for nonmembers – this includes your dinner. Pay at the door. Cash and cheques are accepted. We issue professional development receipts.
Contact Registrar: Eileen Phillips at email@example.com no later than noon on Friday, April 25, for a reservation. An early response is recommended. You will be sent an e-confirmation.
Arrivals: 5:00-5:30 pm
Bring your team! “We are Pro D.”
We hope to have you join us!
*All participants register beforehand for our dinner programs. The Arbutus Club requires PDK to commit to payment ahead of the event. If you register and learn that you are not able to attend, please inform our registrar before the deadline above and your name will be removed from the list. If you do not attend the dinner and are unable to cancel beforehand, please send a cheque payable to UBC-PDK for the full amount to Brian Leonard, PDK-UBC President C/O 3610 Hastings Street, Port Coquitlam, BC V3B 4N6