Fundamentals of Educational Assessment

Release Date: Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Member Pricing: FREE
Non-Member Pricing: $25.00
Duration: 60 minutes


How do you determine if students are learning what they’re supposed to be learning? Assessing this can be a very meaningful activity for educators and students and it can also improve the quality of learning in the classroom. This webinar will provide opportunities for dental hygiene educators to design formative and summative assessment strategies to support student learning.

Learning objectives

Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Design one formative assessment strategy and explain why the assessment is formative
  • Design one summative assessment strategy and explain why the assessment is summative


Presenter: Dr. Michael Link, PhD, Med, PBD, Bed

Dr. Michael Link, PhD, Med, PBD, Bed

Michael Link is currently an educational developer at the University of Manitoba. He has served as an elementary school teacher for 13 years in British Columbia, as well as an instructor for seven years in the Faculty of Education at the University of Manitoba. His research focuses on well-being and outdoor education. Michael can be reached at


Moderator:Paula Benbow, MPH, RDH

Paula Benbow, MPH, RDH

Paula Benbow is a registered dental hygienist and senior manager—policy, research, and government relations at CDHA. Her role involves identifying and responding to key issues relating to oral health and working with the association’s Education Advisory Committee, Research Advisory Committee, and Leadership Alliance to build capacity of the dental hygiene profession to meet the evolving and complex oral health needs of the public.

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