Professional learning for assessing 21st century skills and mindsets

Now is the time to equip and empower educators to assess 21st century deeper learning. Participants experience a flipped classroom approach through a blend of flexible, self-paced online courses and interactive, virtual sessions. Our national experts coach participants and model practices for virtual learning.

Assessment21 is practical and relevant for every educator today. It is ideal for teachers, principals, and other system leaders at all grade levels and subject areas throughout the K–12 system.


Learning Outcomes 

Assessment21 is built on decades of field-based experience to help educators:  

  • Understand deeper learning competencies  

  • Design assessment for deeper learning   

  • Use rubrics to score complex student work  

  • Utilize student-engaged assessment practices    

Participants are supported in adapting their current units of study to implement new and innovative practices. Throughout this six-week experience, participants will develop a Portfolio of Learning for reflection and professional growth.

This experience helped me clarify how more authentic assessment practices can be woven into classroom experiences meaningfully and still uphold the academic rigor we know students need.
Justin Houck, Director, Instructional Assessment and Research, Jeffco Public Schools, CO

Learning Schedule 

This six-week blended learning experience is designed to adapt to today’s busy educator.   

  • The flexible, self-paced online courses are 2-4 hours per week.   

    • Fall: October 12 – November 20, 2020

    • Winter: January 18 – February 26, 2021

    • Spring: April 12 – May 21, 2021

  • The interactive, virtual sessions are 2 hours per week and provide live interaction, coaching, and feedback.  These sessions will meet every Wednesday during the cohort window.

Online courses and recorded virtual sessions are easily accessible via an online collaboration platform.



Register as an individual or a professional learning team for any of the virtual cohorts this school year: 

Fall: October 12 – November 20, 2020 

  • Monday, October 12, 1:00PM-3:00PM (EST) 
  • Wednesday, October 21, 1:00PM-3:00PM (EST)
  • Wednesday, October 28, 1:00PM-3:00PM (EST)
  • Wednesday, November 4, 1:00PM-3:00PM (EST)
  • Wednesday, November 11, 1:00PM-3:00PM (EST)
  • Wednesday, November 18, 1:00PM-3:00PM (EST) 

Winter: January 18 – February 26, 2021 

  • Wednesday, January 20, 2021
  • Wednesday, January 27, 2021
  • Wednesday, February 3, 2021
  • Wednesday, February 10, 2021
  • Wednesday, February 17, 2021
  • Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Spring: April 12 – May 21, 2021

  • Wednesday, April 14, 2021
  • Wednesday, April 21, 2021
  • Wednesday, April 28, 2021
  • Wednesday, May 4, 2021
  • Wednesday, May 12, 2021
  • Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Assessment21 can also be scheduled for larger, school- or district-wide professional learning and to fit calendar needs.


Cost per person: $649 

EdLeader21 Network Members: $499 per person  


Assessment21 provides a practical introduction to the assessment of deeper learning. The blended model provides valuable opportunities for learning and sharing with colleagues at various levels. It is propelling us forward with greater focus and intentionality.
Michael Duncan, Superintendent, Pike County Schools, GA

Download the Assessment21 overview