ABOUT US

We are a group of practicing BC teachers interested in assessment. Join us on our journey.

FOUNDERS

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Born and raised in Vancouver by immigrant parents from South Korea, Nina has been a B.C. educator since 2005. Prior to teacher education, she taught in the middle years and was also a high school guidance counsellor and career education department head. In 2018, Nina joined teacher education full-time at Trinity Western University. She currently teaches pre-service teachers and the focus of instruction is around curriculum design and values-aligned and evidence-based assessment practices. In 2020, Nina was nominated by students and faculty and won the Provost Innovative Teaching Award for Scholarly Experimentation and Innovation. This award acknowledges a faculty member who is researching and adapting new methods to improve student learning - ASSESSMENT! Nina draws from the works of Grant Wiggins and Jay Mctighe as well as Jan Chappuis and Rick Stiggins. Additional influencers of her pedagogy include: Katie White, Dr. Thomas Guskey, Dr. Benjamin Bloom, Dr. Dylan William, Dr. Susan Brookhart, Dr. Lorna Earl, Dr. Gillian Judson, Dr. Leyton Schnellert, Shelley Moore, Ken O’Connor, and Tom Schimmer. Nina also supports educators (K to 12 & faculty at the university) by sharing her learning and resources at conferences and professional development opportunities. She has a keen desire to re-write and co-write narratives of hope, equity, and joy. For these reasons, she is excited to be part of this grassroots Assessment Consortium of BC. When Nina is not engrossed in all things related to teaching and learning, she finds refuge and restoration by spending time in nature with family - life partner and fellow teacher in SD#35, Jason Lui and beloved children, Yuna (10 years old) and Jonah (8 years old).