Spring Forum 2017

Redesigned Assessments for the Redesigned Curriculum

The BCSSA Spring Forum will take place on Friday, April 7 at the Westin Bayshore in Vancouver. This year, Damian Cooper will lead a full day, interactive conversation around how we're assessing competency in the redesigned curriculum.

Register now to reserve your spot at the 2017 Spring Forum.

And don't forget to register for the BCSSA Retirement and Recognition Dinner. This event takes place on the evening of Thursday, April 6 at the Bayshore.

Registration (click on the event to register)

Spring Forum Conference Fee: $320 + GST

Retirement and Recognition Dinner: $115 + GST

New BCSSA Members and Superintendents Session


Westin Bayshore Vancouver
1601 Bayshore Drive
Vancouver, BC V6G 2V4
Phone: 604.682.3377
toll free: 1.800.937.8461

Special guest room rates are $179 per night. This special rate guarantee expires on March 16, but rooms may sell out prior to this date. Book now to ensure you get a room.

Damian Cooper is an independent education consultant who specializes in helping schools and school districts improve their instructional and assessment skills. Damian's work is guided by two simple principles:

  • Assessment must be good for students. That means it must promote learning, and be fair, equitable, and sensitive to individual needs.
  • Assessment must be manageable and efficient for teachers. That means that it must not be all-consuming in terms of teachers time and energy. And it must involve a reasonable number of well-designed, high-quality tools.

Damian's strength as a speaker and facilitator lies in his down-to-earth, teacher centred approach to staff development. His sessions comprise of an engaging mix of practical strategies, personal experience, humorous anecdotes and video footage of classroom practice.

Friday, April 7

7:30 am Breakfast and Registration
8:30 am Welcome and Student Performance - Wanda Mitchell,
Burnaby Mountain Chamber Choir
9:00 am Plenary - Damian Cooper
10:00 am Coffee Break
10:30 am Plenary - Damian Cooper
12:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm Plenary - Damian Cooper
2:30 pm Conference Close - Mike Hooker

Contact Us

BC School Superintendents Association
#208 - 1118 Homer Street
Vancouver BC V6B 6L5
Phone: (604) 687.0590


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