This event took place on Wednesday 17 June 2020, and the recording is now available on this page. 

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About the webinar

Remote learning has meant teachers everywhere have had to rapidly adapt their way of working. Formal exams for 2020 have been cancelled in many countries, replaced with teacher assessments or predicted grades. 

How can teachers know what learning has been achieved, whether pupils are retaining knowledge and skills, and whether they will be able to apply it later? 

We will hear from a range of educators on what has happened in their context and how they’ve adapted their practice.

A certificate of attendance will be made available to attendees after the event.

About the panel 

Bright Kemasuode is a second year Fellow at Teach for Nigeria and the founder of Edusort. He is currently building his leadership skills to drive long-term systemic changes in Nigeria’s educational system, with a focus on the academic and non-academic outcomes of learners from low income communities. 

Bright will share the context of lockdown and school closures in Nigeria.  Bright will describe how he has worked to make sure that teachers and learners rapidly got the equipment they need and how they are using this equipment and other tools to conduct assessment.

Sandra Underwood is Second in Faculty and Head of German at Stantonbury International School, which is an 11-18 high school and one of the largest high schools in England,  with just over 1600 students in total. Sandra coordinates the Erasmus + and Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning programmes. Sandra will talk about the context of GCSE changes due to school closures in England, and her own experiences of adapting assessment methods during lockdown. 

From Bangladesh, Maimuna Ahmad. An educator and social entrepreneur, Maimuna Ahmad is the founder and CEO of Teach For Bangladesh, an organisation working in Bangladesh’s education system since 2012, and a partner of the global Teach For All network.

Maimuna will provide an overview of the challenges of COVID-19 for students, teachers, parents, and other stakeholders in Bangladesh and share how the broader education ecosystem is currently working to support learning and assessment at home at an unprecedented scale and ensure a safe return to schooling when schools reopen.

From Spain: Pamela O’Brien is a Head of Secondary at the British Council School Madrid – students from 2-18 have a bilingual education.  She will share the experience of the approaches and technology her school has used to ensure students are learning and making progress in the Virtual School.

British Council assessment resources

Facebook Live recording: Assessment in remote teaching contexts.

Assessing learners online: assessment criteria.

Assessing learners online: noticing, self-checking and online quizzes.