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Please join us on Friday for an insightful and entertaining evening with Peter Cowley (Director of School Performance Studies, Fraser Institute), Susan Lambert, (President of the BC Teachers’ Federation), Dr. J. Douglas Willms (Director of the Canadian Research Institute for Social Policy, University of New Brunswick) and Dr. Charles Webber (Dean – Faculty of Human, Social and Educational Development, Thompson Rivers University). Dr. Terry Sullivan will be moderating this discussion.
Dinner will be served at 6:00 p.m. in the Grand Hall, with the Panel Discussion following. Tickets are $35 each and are available in limited quantities. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your tickets now. Due to catering requirements, only a very limited number of tickets will be available at the door for this event.
Online Registration is now available.
Thompson Rivers University and Kamloops/Thompson (School District #73) are bringing together some of the most exciting leaders and educators of our time to build a community of learners for three days in October by hosting its very first three day International Conference on Assessment. Some of the best known speakers on topic including Dr. J. Douglas Willms, Bruce Wellman and Dr. Sandi Kitts will be presenting at “ASK: Assessing Student Knowledge” – an International Conference on Assessment. Scheduled for October 21 to 23, 2010 at Thompson Rivers University, this Conference is a chance for all teachers and administrators to come together to have meaningful discussions about assessment, how to improve assessment practices and incorporate the new ideas presented by the speakers. We hope that you can be a part of it!
Confirmed speakers include John Gardner, Dr. Sandi Kitts, Ruth Sutton, Bruce Wellman and Dr. Douglas Willms. Please see sidebar for further information and clips of speaker presentations.
Thursday, October 21, 2010 (updated September 28, 2010)
6:30 pm to 10:00 pm Registration
Keynote Speaker: Prof. John Gardner
Wine and Cheese Social
Information and Trade Show
Friday, October 22, 2010
7:00 am to 8:30 am Registration
8:30 am to 10:00 am Keynote Speaker: Bruce Wellman
10:30 am to noon Breakout Sessions:
John Gardner Sherry Bennett
Sandi Kitts Dr. J. Douglas Willms
12:30 pm to 2:00 pm Lunch
Keynote speaker: Dr. J. Douglas Willms
2:30 pm to 4:00 pm Breakout Session:
Sherry Bennett Sandi Kitts
Bruce Wellman Peter Cowley
6:00 pm to 10:00 pm Dinner (Registration Required)
Panel Discussion: Peter Cowley, Director of School
Performance, Fraser Institute; Dr. J. Douglas Willms;
Susan Lambert, BCTF; Dr. Charles Webber, TRU
Moderator: Dr. Terry Sullivan
Saturday, October 23, 2010
7:30 am to 8:30 am Continental Breakfast
9:00 am to 10:30 am Keynote Speaker: Ruth Sutton
11:00 am to noon Plenary Discussion: Ruth Sutton and John Gardner
Kamloops, British Columbia is easily accessible by road (four hours) and air (one hour) from Vancouver. Kamloops Airport is serviced by Air Canada, WestJet, Central Mountain Air and Pacific Coastal Airlines.
The location of Thompson Rivers University within the City of Kamloops and in relation to the City Airport and main highways can be found on Google Maps at TRU location map.
A map of the Thompson Rivers University Campus showing the location of the Campus Activity Centre where all events will take place is available at TRU Campus Maps.