Hosted by The International School of Zug and Luzern, Zug Campus, March 9th and 10th, 2012

Transforming Assessment through Collaboration and Creativity

"There are two ways of being creative. One can sing and dance. Or one can create an environment in which singers and dancers flourish" - Warren Bennis, Scholar and Author

Teachers are called upon to create positive environments for students and ensure a dynamic interaction of learning engagements with continuous assessment of their progress through the journey of intellectual and emotional development. Formative-,Informative-, Transformative- …all these words are used in the lexicon of educational research and practice to capture the essence of the feedback loop as we gather information to best guide our students’ learning.

The 2012 SGIS conference, hosted by the International School of Zug and Luzern, will feature world-renowned speakers Art Costa, Carol Ann Tomlinson, Bill Lishman, Bambi Betts , Dr Bill Rogers and Pascale Hertay, focusing upon the importance of creativity and collaboration when transforming the assessment paradigm in schools.

Join your colleagues for two days of high quality keynote and breakout sessions that will stimulate, provoke and transform your perspectives on the importance of assessment in education.



Arthur L. Costa

Bambi Betts

These are PDFs in A4 format and are 'typewriter enabled', which means they can be written in.

  1. It is important to ether print out the materials or download them and bring your laptop. These are interactive materials we will use during the workshop session.
  2. The PDF can be written in, should you choose to download and not print.



FROM URGENCY TO AGENCY – Sustainability at the Heart of Learning

Sustainability Workshop 26th & 27th November 2021

The UN has called ‘Code Red for Humanity’ in its most recent IPCC report. How do we as educators mitigate the climate anxiety our students may experience (and staff, we might add) and use it as an opportunity to forge local actions? In this workshop we base ourselves on the conviction that schools are capable of, and obligated to, play an important role in mitigating Climate Change.

In our view, schools should reinvent themselves to become learning communities that go beyond preparing for the future; instead they should help shape that future, by allowing students and educators to prototype solutions for today’s challenges. By allowing students to actively engage with the local impacts of Climate Change, they could learn about the SDGs, Systems Thinking, Design Thinking, collaboration, etc - all skills which will serve them well in their further lives. In that way, sustainability can become a core driver of education, very much in line with IBO’s vision about student agency. It will allow for learning to be challenge-based, relevant, local and utterly engaging. It will give students a voice and allow them to make necessary changes in their school environment, at home and beyond.

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