26th Annual Washington State Assessment Conference

Seattle, Washington
Wednesday, December 07, 2011
The 26th Annual Washington State Assessment Conference

 December 7- 9, 2011


All registrants will automatically receive a one-year Washington Educational Research Association (WERA) membership ($25 value) as a benefit of registering for the annual two-day Assessment Conference.  If you register for only the Pre-Conference and would like to become a WERA member, join now.

This benefit eliminates the need to complete separate payments or forms.  Just Register for the conference and you will receive membership from September 1, 2011 – August 31, 2012.  Visit www.wera-web.org to learn more about the mission, professional development opportunities, publications and other helpful information regarding educational research and assessment provided to WERA members throughout the year. 

The 26th Annual Washington State Assessment Conference
“Assessing What We Value – Valuing What We Assess”

Washington Educational Research Association (WERA) and the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) present the 26th Annual Washington State Assessment Conference on December 7- 9, 2011 at the Seattle Airport Hilton Hotel and Conference Center.

to join your colleagues from across the state for this outstanding event. The conference will feature two nationally known keynote speakers and two days of breakout presentations from educators across the state. There will be presentations of value for teachers, principals, curriculum specialists, central office staff, and post-secondary educators.

NOW AVAILABLE:  Preliminary Session Schedule as of 11/16/11


Thursday - Dr. Bena Kallick “Performance Based Assessment That Promotes Rigorous, Self-Directed Learning” 
This keynote will focus on creating a classroom environment that promotes self-directed learning.  The presentation will be organized around three keys:  self managing, self monitoring, and self modifying.  Each will be accompanied with examples from classrooms to show the application of these ideas.

Friday - Dr. Doug Fisher “The Purposeful Classroom”
Building student competence requires precision teaching rather than prescriptive methods.  We can increase our precision when we have a clear learning purpose, create meaningful tasks for students, and employ systems for determining when learning goals have been met.  In this session we consider the role that learning goals play in increasing student achievement.  In addition, we examine the various ways that teachers can check for understanding and then guide student learning based on these formative assessment processes.

Visit www.wera-web.org for further information about Washington Educational Research Association (WERA).

Pre-Conference = 7
Conference = 11


All registrants will automatically receive one year WERA membership as a benefit of registering for the annual Assessment Conference.

Pre-Conference (Wed.) (Optional)
$140 before November 8
$155 November 8 – 27 
$180 after November 27 

Assessment Conference (Thur./Fri.) *includes WERA membership
$255 before November 8
$280 November 8 – 27 
$300 after November 27 

The Seattle Airport Hilton Hotel and Conference Center is just a Link Light Rail ride from beautiful Downtown Seattle.  Enjoy Seattle "the emerald city" surrounded by water, mountains and boasting delicious food.  From the top of the Space Needle to the Underground Tour in Pioneer Square you are sure to find new experiences.  The city awaits you to explore and enjoy.  Visit Seattle’s unique sights at the Pike Place Market, Seattle Aquarium, Seattle Art Museum, Experience Music Project, Tillicum Village and many more.  You’ll be able to plan new adventures so come early or stay for the weekend.  Our hotel group rate can be extended to accommodate your plans.

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Washington Educational Research Association P.O. Box 15822 - Seattle, WA 98115

206-417-7776 ext. 2 weraoffice@gmail.com
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