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As a prelude to the upcoming Canada Summit, College Board hosted a series of national webinars in Canada. These events brought together key leaders from postsecondary, public, and private secondary schools/systems to discuss how K12 and higher education can work together to help students select an academic pathway that will provide them with the skills to thrive academically, professionally, and personally.

More event information will be forthcoming as 2021 continues.

On-Demand Recordings of College Board Canada Pre-Summit Workshops

National Pre-Summit WebinarAssessment Innovations in the Age of Covid

March 4, 2021

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Comprehensive assessments of students’ skills and competencies can be a challenge even at the best of times, let alone during a pandemic. From the assessment of performance tasks in project-based coursework to the use of online asynchronous tools, this panel discussion will highlight the great work of Canadian K12 and postsecondary educators, as well as the innovative ideas and practices in development by some of North America’s leading assessment thinkers. 

Please join host Terry Godwaldt, national representative, College Board, Canada, and the following panelists:

  • Kristen Sutherland, Associate Registrar and Director of Recruitment, Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia
  • Ron Felsen, Superintendent of Education, Toronto District School Board, Ontario
  • Vicente Bustamante, Author and Consultant, ECSD, Alberta
  • Jacob Tran, Instructor and Consultant, Crofton House School, British Columbia

    On-Demand Recordings of Past Workshops

    AP 2021: Update on AP Exams and Research in Canada

    Feb. 11, 2021

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    This national webinar looks ahead to all that will take place over the first six months of 2021, including:

    • 2021 AP Exam support and logistics
    • The release of the new AP research with Canadian universities
    • The release of Final Provincial Curriculum Alignment Documents
    • Updates on new developments and supports in AP

    Supporting K12/Postsecondary Transitions in the Age of Covid

    Nov. 5, 2020

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    This panel discussion focuses on K12 and postsecondary policies and initiatives that are helping to assist with the transition between grade 12 and higher education, given the realities of covid. Panelists include: 

    • Meaghan Blight, Vice-President, University Growth, Huron University (Western), Ontario
    • Leslie Grant, Superintendent, Peel District School Board, Ontario
    • Melissa Padfield, Registrar, University of Alberta
    • Dan Seneker, Director of Student Recruitment and Retention, Bishop’s University, Quebec

    Online Learning Environments: Inspiring Learning Beyond Worksheets

    Dec. 4, 2020

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    This panel discussion focuses on innovative practices and programs in which educators are going beyond merely delivering content and engaging their classes as citizens, researchers, and cocreators of the world around them. Panelists include: 

    • Michael Furdyk, Cofounder and Director of Innovation, TakingITGlobal
    • Dr. Peter Holowka, Director of Educational Technology, West Point Grey Academy, Vancouver
    • Natasha Peddle, AP Capstone Diploma Program Teacher, St Malachy’s Memorial High School, New Brunswick
    • Anne-Marie Scott, Deputy Provost, Academic Operations, Athabasca University


    If you have questions, please email: [email protected].