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Leading Learning Using Assessment: Instructional Leadership In Action

Transforming education is not about the “latest idea.” It is about imagining the best possible future for our students, so that we can take the next steps that make the most sense and have the greatest impact. As a result, today’s leaders are challenged to go beyond past practices. We are called to build on research and to find practical ways to support vibrant learning communities, amidst the complexity of today’s schools and the broader societal context. Current work in the area of assessment for learning can help to make the difference that we all seek. Research has shown that when assessment is used not only in the service of student learning but also teacher, school, and system learning, alignment is realized and student achievement increases. During this full-day session, we will explore how to boost your instructional leadership through the use of assessment principles. Areas of focus will include:


  • Considering indicators of assessment in the service of student, adult, school, and system learning.

  • Supporting educators to put quality assessment strategies into practice.

  • Intentionally modeling assessment actions within our own leadership practice.


This presentation by Sandra Herbst will be an opportunity for you to reflect on your own leadership and plan for immediate next steps. Examples, video clips, and accounts from leaders across many jurisdictions will be used to both provoke and extend our learning.

About the Presenter

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Sandra Herbst is a charismatic and highly energetic leader who is committed to ensuring that the educational system contributes to the democracy of our communities.


With grace, humour, and distinction, Sandra - author, speaker, coach, consultant, and educator - shares her extensive experience in leadership, systems thinking, adult learning, and assessment through workshops, seminars, and Institutes across North America and internationally. Informed by wide-ranging practice and research, Sandra’s consultancy services are highly sought after to advise teachers, school and system leaders, and others within the education sector. She has helped jurisdictions, districts, and schools to reflect on current actions, identify long-term aspirations, and plan strategically for next steps, regardless of the focus of educational innovation.


Sandra has worked in both elementary and secondary schools as a classroom and specialty teacher, school administrator, program consultant, and district superintendent.


She is the past President of the Manitoba Association of School Superintendents and the Manitoba ASCD Affiliate.


Sandra is the co-author of numerous books, chapters, papers, and articles and has served as editor for several publications. Titles include Transforming Schools and Systems Using Assessment: A Practical Guide (with Anne Davies and Beth Parrot Reynolds), A Fresh Look at Grading and Reporting in High Schools (with Anne Davies), and System leaders using assessment for learning as both the change and the change process: Developing theory from practice (with Anne Davies, Kathy Busick, and Ann Sherman) published in The Curriculum Journal (UK).

Registration Details

Topic: Leading Learning Using Assessment: Instructional Leadership In Action
Presenter: Ms Sandra Herbst
Date: 9 September 2019, Monday
Venue: Holiday Inn Singapore Orchard City Centre
Time: 8.30am to 4.00pm

Workshop Fee:S$350.00 per participant. If the participant is attending the Asia-Pacific Educational Assessment Conference 2019, the discounted fee will be S$200.00 per participant for that particular workshop.


Fees are subjected GST and include all training materials, 2 tea breaks and a lunch.


Other Information: Registration is on a first-come-first serve basis. No refunds will be made for cancellations or in the case of absentees. The Academy accepts replacements for registered participants who are unable to attend for whatever reasons.

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