Testimonials for Kurtis Hewson
While attending the AAC conference last fall, I was lucky enough to choose a session presented by Kurtis and Lorna. The title, Anchoring Instruction around Performance Tasks, grabbed my attention as I was on the journey of changing my assessment practice. After the session, I couldn’t wait to re-connect with my school staff to discuss the ideas that were presented. We decided to ask Lorna and Kurtis to come to our school to repeat the session on our opening PD day in August. It was an exciting kick-off to our new school year. Anchoring instruction around the performance tasks enables the teachers to plan and structure the learning while using formative assessment to guide the students. The presentation provided a learning opportunity with our staff that didn’t end when Kurtis and Lorna walked out the door. A spark was planted in the minds of our staff members as the conversations continue. We are working together as a staff planning our learning with ideas inspired by Kurtis and Lorna.