Join us for this interactive session on digital exams. In the first part of the session you will get to experiment with digital questions in an online environment. In the second half, you will be asked to provide your opinions as to the pros and cons of online exam delivery. We want to hear from you about how we can improve the online exam experience for students.
This session will focus on ways you can identify or map your high school and post-secondary path. Key resources (e.g. websites, tools, supports) and possibilities will be shared and applied in activities during the session to support choosing your own pathway, including a key spotlight on the opportunities that dual credit courses/programs provide. Dual credit opportunities allow high school students to receive high school credit and post-secondary credit for the same course/program, and possibly receive preferred placement (course exemption) in post-secondary and/or workplace certification. Participants will have the opportunity to share their current learning experiences, receive key information and tools, and provide input that may guide future dual credit opportunities in Alberta.
Education Resources – Now and for the Future
What type of resources are you using to learn – both in school and at home? What makes a learning resource interesting and effective for you as a learner? How do you use books, videos, audio, apps and online resources to help you learn different things? Join this interactive session to help shape the future of resources for student from Kindergarten to Grade 12.
Changing your Community through YOU! – Youth Engagement, Empowerment, Action and Contribution
What is your role in creating welcoming, caring, respectful and safe schools and communities? This session will look at how youth can be empowered to create the change they would like to see. Information will be shared on the essential elements of youth empowerment and action along with evidenced based strategies. The new Education Act and Social Policy Framework will be discussed. Participants will be asked to provide feedback on what youth engagement means to them, as well as what supports and resources they would require to make a difference.
Creating a “Killer” Option
Come share your thoughts on the ideal option class! This session will allow you to be creative in helping shape what options could look like in the future, and have fun doing it. You are encouraged to bring your own “smart” device to share your ideas during the session.
Curriculum Redesign focuses on developing literacy, numeracy and competencies in ALL subject areas. How do you show your strengths as a learner and what might help you to become stronger in areas that challenge you? This interactive session will engage participants in learning more about the roles that literacy, numeracy, and cross-curricular competencies play in their education. Come to this session and help to shape Alberta’s future curriculum.
How are diploma examinations made? How are they marked, and what if you don’t like your mark? Come to this interactive session where we will dispel the myths and answer your questions. You will also have an opportunity to provide feedback on several aspects of diploma exams directly to the people who make them.
This interactive session will allow you to provide your thoughts and ideas on how we can bring the vision of the Learning and Technology Policy Framework to life. How do you feel about the vision of classrooms where students are using a variety of technologies and choosing their own approach to the learning outcomes? Is this happening in your classrooms now? What do you think needs to happen to make it a reality in all classrooms?
Speak Out About Assessment
What should/should not be considered when student marks are calculated and final grades determined? What student attributes should only receive feedback in verbal or written communication? How well are your teachers doing in ensuring that you are marked fairly and accurately? These questions will be discussed, and the discussion will inform a new Alberta Education Assessment Capacity project that is looking for ways to build the assessment skills of teachers.
We need your help! Come and discover resources and tools to help you plan your post-secondary path. At the same time, we’d like your input on how these resources could be improved to better help you and your fellow students to navigate the transition from high school to post-secondary education.