On-entry Assessment Professional Development – Saturday 18 February 2017
The online entry assessment can be daunting for teachers but it isn’t rocket science!
Are you conducting the online entry assessment this year? We have an unmissable PD opportunity for you.
We will show you how to administer the tests, and then provide valuable insight into using the data and reports.
SESSION 1: 09:00 – 10:30
Bronwyn Whitefield – presenting on the On-entry Assessment Program and the system – how it all works
• On Entry processes and requirements for teacher and administrators
• OLI progression points – what do they mean and how should they be used ?
• On Entry linking to Year 3 NAPLAN
• Upcoming reviews and trials
Bronwyn commenced her career as a primary school teacher in Bunbury over 25 years ago before teaching in a variety of schools in Perth and the Orkney Islands in Scotland. In 2007 Bronwyn began working as a Principal Consultant with the Benchmarking and Educational Measurement Unit. In 2014 she graduated from UWA with a Master of Education in Assessment, Measurement and Evaluation. In 2015 Bronwyn commenced her current role as Principal Consultant – On-entry Assessment Program, combining her loves of early childhood education and assessment.
SESSION 2: 11:00 – 12:30
Carey Stewart – how to use the information when planning as part of your teaching & learning program
This session will share strategies and approaches that can be used in the implementation and delivery of the On-entry Assessment Program. Educators will see how the assessment can be conducted throughout the daily rhythm, how it can be used as an effective tool in identifying the skills and understandings of individuals and groups of students and support the design of learning experiences that target specific needs.
Carey has been teaching in early childhood settings for 30 years including remote country, difficult to staff, foundation and independent public schools. She has also worked with pre-service teachers from ECU and Curtin Universities as a mentor teacher and teaching practice supervisor and as a tutor for Open Universities Australia. Carey believes in teachers supporting and learning from each other, inspiring her to co-ordinate a range of networks, the most recent being the K-2 Hills Educator Network. She has also been fortunate enough to spend some time in the Department of Education Central Office working in the On-entry Assessment Program team assisting with the review of and development of resources that support teachers in its implementation as an integral part of teaching and learning programs. Carey is currently teaching Kindergarten and Pre-Primary students at Sawyers Valley Primary School which is a Teacher Development School for the Early Years and the WA Curriculum.
SESSION 3: 1:15 – 2:15
Sue Wood and Sonya Manners: Literacy – where to next?
SESSION 4: 2:15 – 2:45
Question and Answer Panel
Kick your 2017 off to a great headstart with this PD Opportunity.
- Members – $132
- Non-members – $155
- Students $55
Partial Registration (From 11AM, includes lunch)
- Members $100
- Non-members $125
Venue: Shenton College
Time: 8.30am for registration and coffee, starting promptly at 9.00am