How Do You Assess Inquiry in K?

September 17, 2018

Young learners can grow and develop as inquiry thinkers and investigators in classrooms where teachers view much of what their students are doing and saying through an assessment lens. Attend this dynamic workshop to explore a range of assessment ‘practices’ that can easily be woven into an inquiry journey. We’ll begin by examining the curricular competencies of the B.C. curriculum and use these essential inquiry abilities as a framework to help notice, name, improve, and communicate the inquiry thinking and processes of young learners. Other topics include: gathering a balance of evidence of learning, making learning visible to children, and identifying next steps and opportunities for learning.

Sue is an enthusiastic and inspirational speaker, author, consultant, and educator who has extensive experience working in literacy education, inquiry based learning, and early years’ pedagogy. Throughout her extensive career in education, Sue was a K to 8 classroom teacher, a division leader, and a learning coordinator for the Thames Valley DSB, specializing in early years and literacy. Additionally, Sue was an AQ instructor for the University of Western Ontario. She has written many educational publications such as the teaching resources for Scholastic Education’s Literacy Place for the Early Years, Moving Up with Literacy Place, Stepping Up with Literacy Place, Info Tales, and most recently Take Action. Presently, as Scholastic Education’s National Literacy Consultant, Sue provides professional development for teachers, administrators, and school districts across Canada. Within B.C., Sue has enjoyed working with educators in districts such as Chilliwack, Surrey, Vernon, Vancouver, Richmond, Coquitlam, Greater Victoria, and Abbotsford. Sue is a passionate advocate for empowering teachers and students and is able to ground pedagogy in authentic and practical classroom applications.