Empowerment and Engagement: Unlocking the Learning Vault by Myron Dueck

When someone truly desires to challenge, question, participate, overcome and inquire, it is quite likely that learning will occur.

In this session Myron Dueck will address some leading theories around engagement and will cover a few of the most important portals to peeking human interest and its by-product - learning.

Engagement can occur when any one of following portals exist: ownership, relevance, relationships, expertise and exploration/inquiry. The tools that educators have at their fingertips center on assessment and instruction, and it is in these realms that we wield underutilized potential and power.

By making decisions that increase the key engagement catalysts, teachers can truly change the face of education.

Myron Dueck

Over the past 22 years, Myron has gained experience in both Canada and New Zealand in subjects ranging from grades 4 to 12.

Beginning in 2006, Myron developed a number of assessments and grading systems with his classes in which students have greater opportunity to show what they understand, adapt to the feedback they receive and play a significant role in the reporting of that learning. Myron has been a part of district groups, school committees and governmental bodies that have further broadened his access to innovative steps taken by others. Myron has shared his stories, tools and first-hand experiences with public, charter and international school educators from around the world.

In recent years Myron’s presentations have diverged to include global education trends and broader socio-economic realities that impact learning. Myron has twice been published in EL Magazine. His best-selling book, 'Grading Smarter, Not Harder – Assessment Strategies that Motivate Kids and Help Them Learn' was released by ASCD in July 2014 and in 2015 ASCD released a video project from in his own school district entitled ‘Smarter Assessment in the Secondary Classroom’.

Additional Info

  • Timetable: Friday, Session 3, 14:30-16:00 Congress Hall A