MAC Reads 2023-24Thursday, March 14, 2024
Join us for MAC Reads 2023-24! Read and discuss a practical and systematic approach to deepening student engagement, promoting a growth mindset, and building a…
Join us for the fourth annual Building a Better Assessment Future conference where we will spark the change to live into new and innovative practices to achieve balanced assessment systems and practices at the classroom, building, and district level. This conference is designed to inspire and equip educators to engage in assessment literate practice and see how each individual can be that spark for their student, their classroom, building, and district — enacting change to elevate learner outcomes and successes.
Who should attend?
Teachers, educators, assessment policymakers, and district teams.
Attend as an individual or as a team!
We encourage schools/districts to register and work in teams of 3 or more. There will be time to work together toward addressing your own unique opportunities. The MAC supports participants post conference through the recorded conference archives and opportunities to join 2024-25 networks and events.
PARTICIPATE AT BBAF 2024!
We are inviting participants to contribute Field Notes — in the field, on the ground, real-world experiences from practitioners about how they’ve implemented building a better assessment future in their classrooms, schools, and districts. Educators from a variety of roles and responsibilities share things that have worked as they use assessment to build a better future for all learners. Check out our Field Notes 2023 video; then apply to present your Field Notes in 2024!
This in-person conference will feature keynote presentations by Margaret Heritage and Myron Dueck, internationally renowned leaders in assessment, to provide invaluable insights, tools and real-life experience to inspire each individual to be the spark for change in their classroom, school, or district.
Become part of the BBAF 2024 experience as we explore and reflect together on what change needs to be sparked, why the change is needed and how we go about change and innovation — all in the context of leveraging assessment to improve outcomes for our learners.
Over the two days, three blocks of concurrent breakout sessions will feature expert practitioners who share with examples, tools, and processes that will cover three strands crucial to achieving balanced assessment systems and practices, while keeping a student-centered focus:
In addition to the breakout sessions and keynote presentations, we will have reflection panels, field notes from Michigan practitioners, and of course, we plan to have a fun time while we are all together among peers and leaders in education! There will be a curated music playlist throughout the conference, catered lunches, a photo booth, and a Mix & Mingle at the end of the first day for drinks and mingling with new and old friends! On the second day, early risers can join us for Breakfast Banter with a hot breakfast and coffee and informal conversation, hosted by Andy Middlestead, Director of Educational Assessment and Accountability at Michigan Department of Education, and Ed Roeber, MAC Assessment Director.
You won’t want to miss this unique and innovative conference — register today to reserve your spot!