Next Generation Assessment

The aim of this event is to highlight seven critical competencies (critical thinking, collaborative thinking, creative thinking, communication, social competence, digital citizenship, and self-regulation) and the assessment practices and processes that make their authentic development possible.
  • Professional Learning Institutes
  • All International School Educators (administrators, teachers, teaching assistants)
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  • 9:00 am (GMT +0:00) - 4:00 pm (GMT +0:00)
  • 19 April 2024 - 21 April 2024


As schools around the world begin to shift their curricular priorities toward developing 21st-century competencies, questions abound regarding how—and even if—we should assess these competencies. Knowledge and content still matter, but they are being repositioned as a means to an end; as the way to develop the critical competencies.

Nothing is developed without assessment. Schools can’t, on the one hand, claim to be developing critical and innovative thinkers for the 21st century but then, on the other hand, assert that we don’t assess those. While some assessment fundamentals are timeless, there are others that will need to be reworked or rethought to align with these 21st-century outcomes.

This workshop will explore how teachers can take advantage of their current assessment knowledge and seamlessly transfer it to a 21st-century learning environment.

As a result of participating at this institute, attendees can expect to:

  • Learn the assessment fundamentals that remain essential and which will likely become somewhat marginalized or even antiquated
  • Learn the fundamental principles of performance assessments (including project- or problem-based learning) and how they must transform the assessment norms of every classroom, school, and district.
  • Learn the practices and processes necessary to assess critical thinking, creative thinking, collaborative thinking, and other critical 21C competencies.

Target Audience:

All international school educators (administrators, teachers, teaching assistants)

1 Fri. 19 April 2024 15:15 – 17:15 Taking Inventory of Our Assessment Literacy
2 Sat. 20 April 2024 09:00 – 16:00 Defining Seven Critical Competencies
3 Sun. 21 April 2024 09:00 – 12:30 Next-Generation Assessment Design (Performance Assessment)



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City Lodge Hotel Fourways
Montecasino Blvd &, Witkoppen Rd, Fourways, Johannesburg, 2068
Cost per night in USD –  $96 (may change due to occupancy and exchange rate)
For a discounted rate of $91 kindly email and quote “ American International School of Johannesburg  guest file no: 1017175”
From the airport to the hotel is 34 minutes
The cost of airport transfers if arranged through this hotel $27

Indaba Hotel
William Nicol Drive, Pieter Wenning Road Johannesburg, Fourways, Sandton, 2191
Cost per night in USD: $89 (may change due to occupancy and exchange rate)
No discounted rate is available
From the airport to the hotel is 41 minutes
The cost of airport transfers if arranged through this hotel $41

Registration Fees

CategoryEarly Bird ( Before 19/02/2024)Normal Rates (After 19/02/2024)
AISA Member Schools$350.00$ 380.00


  • Tom Schimmer
    Education Author, Speaker, & Consultant

    Tom Schimmer is an education author, speaker, and consultant from Vancouver, BC. Over the course of his career, he has been a classroom teacher, school administrator, and district-level leader.

    Tom is an internationally recognized leader and expert in the areas of assessment, grading, MTSS, and educational leadership. He has delivered both keynote and workshop sessions at several national and international conferences.

    Tom has worked directly with schools and school districts throughout Canada, the United States, and 21 other countries around the world. He is the author or co-author of nine books, including best-seller Grading from the Inside Out and his latest release, Redefining Student Accountability.

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