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MUW to offer educators' workshop


Special to The Dispatch



The Roger F. Wicker Center for Creative Learning at Mississippi University for Women will present a workshop for educators titled Best Practices for Assessing Student Learning on Aug. 26 and 27 in Hogarth Dining Center, Pope Banquet Room, on campus. 


Damian Cooper, assessment expert, will be the featured speaker, and participants will receive practical strategies for using formative assessment to increase student achievement. 


Cooper is an independent education consultant who specializes in helping schools and school districts across Canada, the United States and internationally, to improve their instructional and assessment skills.  


In his varied career, he has been a secondary English, special education and drama teacher, a department head, a librarian, a school consultant and a curriculum developer. He has specialized in student assessment for more than 20 years. Cooper served as assessment consultant to the School Division of Nelson Education where he worked on the development of assessment principles and strategies for a wide variety of K-12 resources. 


The workshop for elementary school teachers and principals will be held on Aug. 26 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., with the secondary educators'' workshop taking place Aug. 27 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 


CEUs (0.6) are available per day, and the cost for the certificate is $20. The first 100 participants to pre-register will receive Cooper''s program, "Talk About Assessment." 


To reserve a spot by Aug. 24, call 662-241-6101, or e-mail [email protected]



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