Assessment in Blended and Online Learning Environments

Thursday, August 6, 2020
Location: Virtual, using Zoom
9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Pictured, left to right:
Megan Bounit The Park School, Pamela Penna, The Park School, Kate Reardon, Dedham Country Day School, and Jonathan Schmid, The Meadowbrook School of Weston


  • Welcome and Introductions, facilitated by Becky Biggs, Director, Professional Development, AISNE: 9:00 - 9:15 a.m.
  • The Role of Assessment: Key Considerations: 9:15 - 9:30 a.m.
  • Formative Assessment and Supportive Technology: 9:30 - 10:15 a.m.
  • Summative Assessment and Supportive Technology: 10:15 - 11:00 a.m.
  • Break: 11:00 - 11:15 a.m.
  • Feedback and Supportive Technology: 11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Hands-on Practice, Reflections and Q&A: 12:00 - 12:25 p.m.
  • Farewell: 12:25 - 12:30 p.m.

AISNE Workshops include takeaway content, tools and resources. Program recordings will also be provided to support asynchronous and follow-up participant engagement. These resources are summarized and provided on a password accessible web page.

Registration Options

To order this workshop for asynchronous learning:

Please use this form. In advance of completing the form, please prepare a spreadsheet you will attach as part of your submission. It should list each person who will be asynchronously participating. Columns: First Name, Last Name, Title (Role), School Name, Email Address. AISNE will invoice you and deliver the assets to your participants upon receipt of your payment.

Virtual Format Rates:

  • Member Schools: $99 per person, or $89 per person for 3-4 participants and $75 per person for 5+ participants*
  • Non-Member Schools: $149 per person, or $139 per person for 3-4 participants and $125 per person for 5+ participants*

*To utilize our Group Savings Rates, please designate one person from your school to register all participants at the same time. If you have a question about this, please contact Betsy O'Brien, Manager, Program & Communications, AISNE.

About This Workshop

Assessment is key to learning, enabling students and teachers to know where they are and where they need to go next in their personal learning and development. Whether in a brick and mortar, blended learning, or online learning environment, assessment will and should retain its value. Educators strive to provide students with this “next-step” knowledge with a balanced approach to assessment, which includes helpful feedback that offers formative, non-evaluative check-ins along the way, and summative feedback that leaves students able to set goals for the next demonstration of learning.

This workshop will support you in three key areas for launching the new academic year:

  • Formative Assessment
  • Summative Assessment
  • Feedback

In this program you can expect to:

  • Gain techniques for grounding assessment decisions in best practice
  • Learn how to use a variety of technology tools to design assessments and enable rich feedback
  • Explore new assessment ideas, ready-to-use this fall
  • Experience examples of technology-infused feedback models, leveraged with independent school students across grades and subject areas

About Our Speakers

Megan Bounit
Megan is Director of Academic Technology at The Park School in Brookline, MA. She is an educator and lifelong learner who is committed to supporting equity and inclusion in school communities. She has spent the past seventeen years working in technology in independent schools. Before joining Park Megan worked at Buckingham Browne & Nichols School in Cambridge, MA and the King & Low-Heywood Thomas School in Stamford, CT. She has presented at AISNE, MassCUE, and ISTE and has been published in SmartBrief, eSchoolNews, and Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education ACM SIGCSE.

Learn more about Megan, here.

Pamela Penna
Pamela is the Director of Instructional Practice at The Park School in Brookline, MA. She supports and coaches teachers in the practices of instruction and assessment. Pamela has presented on coaching at AISNE, consulted with schools throughout Massachusetts on a variety of topics including assessment, differentiated instruction, and learning communities, doing this both independently and through Teachers21, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the professional practice of pre-K through grade 12 educators and to creating supportive schools where students and adults are able to learn, grow and achieve.

Learn more about Pamela here.

Kate Reardon
Kate is the Director of Academic Technology at Dedham Country Day School in Dedham, MA. She has published and hosted workshops across the country on topics related to best practices for integration of education technology, digital citizenship and social emotional learning, and school-family partnerships. Kate believes it is important to give back to the community and works with non-profit institutions to improve educational programming, including the Museum of Fine Arts and the New England Aquarium. She and her 8-year-old daughter also volunteer within the DIY artificial pancreas community and support the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s efforts in leveraging technology to improve health and well-being. Kate received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Classics & Political Science from the College of the Holy Cross, and her Juris Doctor degree in Comparative & International Business Law from the Catholic University of America.

Learn more about Kate here.

Jonathan Schmid
Jonathan is the Director of Innovation & Technology at The Meadowbrook School of Weston which was recently recognized as an exemplar school by the Partnership for 21st Century Learning. He has presented at numerous conferences such as ISTE, NAIS, MASSCUE, and AISNE on subjects including Digital Citizenship, Design Thinking, 3D Printing and Making. Jonathan contributed to "Design for 3D Printing”, a STEM K-12 Module by the MIT Edgerton Center and was featured in the MITx Course 11.155x “Design Thinking For Leading and Learning”.

Learn more about Jonathan here.