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NWAIS Conferences, Workshops and Events

Fall Educators Conference

Date: Friday - October 09, 2020
Time: All Day
Location: Charles Wright Academy, Tacoma, WA

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 Fall Educators Conference

Virtual Conference - October 9, 2020

Every Student Counts:

Assessment for Growth and Equity


The age of covid-19 and remote learning challenged independent schools in important ways.  It also allowed independent schools to shine; together we learned that good online teaching and learning is based on many of the same values as good teaching and learning in person. It is personal, it is reflective, it is equitable, and it is rooted in community. Distance learning also exposed areas that are rife for innovation. Remote instruction may just be the catalyst we needed to help us reexamine assessment, equity and the interplay between them.

In this Fall Educators Conference, we will spend time with some of the leading voices and thinkers, digging into the work of equity and assessment in their broadest terms. In the course of the conference, attendees will be asked to think about assessment as a tool for driving reflection, interaction, growth, and equity. Come join your NWAIS colleagues for an interactive virtual program filled with opportunities to connect with national thought leaders as well as other educators from across the association for a rich day of reflection and learning.





Featuring Keynote Speaker:



Leading National Expert in Assessment and Grading and author of the award-winning book Meet Me in the Middle as well as the best-selling books: Day One and Beyond and Fair Isn’t Always Equal: Assessment and Grading in the Differentiated Classroom, Differentiation: From Planning to Practice among many others.


Featured Speaker News Coming Soon



NWAIS Attendees 

Early Bird $95 by Sept 6, 2020

Regular $135 after Sept 6, 2020 and before Sept 27, 2020

Late $155 after Sept 27, 2020



$195 Anytime 


Registering a Large Group?  

Contact Cindy Steele, NWAIS Registrar, for a faster and simpler way to register groups of 20 or more. 

Registration Will Open in August 2020

TO RECEIVE THE REGISTRATION DISCOUNT: Your registration must be complete and payment must be postmarked or received by the appropriate deadline. 

• For online registrations with payment by check, payment must be postmarked by deadline date. 

• Online registrations paid by credit card must be completed by 11:59pm on the deadline date. 


Cancellation Policy  

Substitutions may be made any time prior to the conference. Written cancellations received by October 1, 2020 are eligible for a refund after a $25 cancellation fee. Cancellations received after October 1, 2020 are ineligible for any refund.  



Attendees Will Be Eligible For 5 Clock Hours And / Or STARS Credits  

There is no cost for professional credits for attendees affiliated with NWAIS schools. There is a $10 processing fee for Clock Hours and for STARS for all other attendees. The original clock hours form or your STARS certificate will be mailed back to you for your records. If you need to petition another agency for credits or you would like a certificate for your files, NWAIS is happy to provide one upon request at no charge. 


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