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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
12 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 in 2021.

College Board Canada Pre-Summit Workshops

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Beyond the Bubble Sheet: Assessment Innovations in the Age of Covid

March 4, 2021 10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m. PST

Even at the best of times, comprehensive assessments of students’ skills and competencies can be a challenge, let alone in the midst of a pandemic. 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. Panelists have yet to be confirmed.

    We chose these topics based on our ongoing dialogue with College Board member institutions, including many of Canada’s top universities, and feedback from some of the 700+ Canadian high schools that use our programs.

      On-Demand Recordings of Past Workshops

      Supporting K12/Postsecondary Transitions in the Age of Covid Watch the Replay

      Nov. 5, 2020

      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 Watch the Replay

      Dec. 4, 2020

      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].