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The Siena School presents:

Authentic Education

A Middle States Sustaining Excellence Colloquium

November 15th, 2019     8:30am-12:30pm

This colloquium will be presented by The Siena School, showcasing the culmination of our self-study on Authentic Assessment. 

FREE to area schools, educators, and administration



Keynote Speaker:  Suzie Boss, presenting Making Assessment Meaningful

When teachers pay closer attention to assessment opportunities across the arc of learning experiences, they are better equipped to help students reach goals that matter to them. Project-based learning advocate and author Suzie Boss will share tools and strategies to expand your assessment toolkit.  Suzie has authored the following books:



    Reinventing Project Based Learning: Your Field Guide to Real-World Projects in the Digital Age. 



She is a regular contributor to Edutopia. She collaborated with award-winning Stephen Ritz to tell his inspiring story in The Power of a Plant. Her work has appeared in a wide range of publications, including Educational Leadership, Principal Leadership, The New York Times, Education Week, and Huffington Post. She is a frequent conference presenter and consults internationally with schools interested in shifting from traditional instruction to technology-rich Project Based Learning.

Attend: Collaborative workshops guided by teachers from The Siena School, designed to help you plan, implement or refine your Authentic Assessment practices in your classroom and school.  

Cost: FREE

Location: The Siena School, 1300 Forest Glen Road, Silver Spring, MD 20901

Questions: Please contact Simon Kanter, Director of Technology at or call 301-244-3600


8:30-9:00        Registration and Welcome, refreshments served

9:00-9:45        Keynote Speaker: Suzie Boss

9:45-10:15      Presentation of Siena's Findings

10:15-11:15    Breakout Session 1 - Authentic Assessment by Topics

11:30-12:30    Breakout Session 2 - Problem-Solving by Division



Notice: Attendees may be filmed, photographed, or recorded by The Siena School for promotional purposes.  The footage, photographs, or recordings may be used on the school's website and social media platforms and may be hosted by third-party sites and services.


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