How to sustain the development of formative assessment with teacher learning communities

Teacher learning communities (TLC) are groups of teachers who focus on formative assessment strategies and feedback on the impact of techniques previously used. These TLCs involve workshop sessions, peer lesson observations and regular feedback, all contributing towards whole-school improvement.

Professional development for teachers has been considered an international priority for over twenty years, yet the results have been modest at best. Teacher quality is widely assumed to be a matter of knowledge, so professional development has focused on improving their knowledge to increase student achievement. However, lack of knowledge is not the issue, it is how to change practice.

In this free webinar, participants will learn about five key elements of effective professional development and how these can be enacted with building-based TLCs:

  • Choice
  • Flexibility
  • Incrementalism
  • Accountability
  • Support

Joining this webinar will give you the opportunity to ask questions specific to you and your school. If you cannot join the live, the recording will be available to watch for two weeks from the date of the live session.

Please note – to access the webinar after the live session, you will still need to book your place.

Dylan is hosting the first free webinar on ‘Leadership of Teacher Learning’ on Wednesday 2 December 2020.

Key speaker

Dylan Wiliam

Dylan is Emeritus Professor of Educational Assessment at University College London.

After a first degree in mathematics and physics, and one year teaching in a private school, he taught in inner-city schools in London for seven years.

In 1984 he joined Chelsea College, University of London, which later merged with King’s College London. From 1996 to 2001 he was the Dean of the School of Education at King’s, and from 2001 to 2003, Assistant Principal of the College. In 2003 he moved to the USA, as Senior Research Director at the Educational Testing Service in Princeton, NJ. From 2006 to 2010 he was Deputy Director of the Institute of Education, University of London.

Over the last 15 years, his academic work has focused on the use of assessment to support learning (sometimes called formative assessment). He now works with groups of teachers all over the world on developing formative assessment practices.

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Live seminar date

Thursday 4 February 2021

15:45 – 16:45 plus up to 30 minutes for questions
This session will be delivered online.

Ideal for

Senior and middle leaders across all phases of education





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