About the webinar

The role of assessment in the learning process cannot be overemphasised. Incidentally, many teachers focus on summative assessments at the expense of formative assessments. As teachers, 'learning' is the primary objective of every lesson. AFL (Assessment for learning) needs to be prioritised more than AOL (Assessment of learning). With various AFL techniques, learners become grounded in knowledge and skills. AOL takes it rightful place as a check on learning. This webinar exposes participants to the learning opportunities in AFL and explore the strategies and techniques for effective AFL.

About the speaker

Ayotomi Olayinka Fasuyi (Mrs) is a dedicated English language teacher and teacher trainer with over thirty years of classroom experience across different levels of learners – primary, secondary, A-levels, and tertiary. Her passion lies in teaching the four language skills of reading, writing, speaking, and listening, and supporting fellow teachers to improve their classroom practices.

She began her teaching career as a graduate assistant at Ondo State University, Ado Ekiti (now Ekiti State University) in 1991 and has since grown as an educator, specialising in teacher training. From September 2011 to September 2018, Ayotomi worked as the Lead Trainer for the Discovery Learning Alliance, the non-profit arm of Discovery Communications, USA, on the 'Video in the Classroom' project. She also served as a school administrator and principal for a top-notch international secondary school in Nigeria.

Ayotomi is a consultant trainer and facilitator for teacher training projects for the British Council on the Cambridge teacher development programmes, particularly the Cambridge Teaching Knowledge Test (TKT) and IGCSE English as a Second Language. Currently, she works as an independent education consultant, facilitating workshops and training for primary and secondary school teachers in public and private schools across Nigeria on 21st-century teaching skills and learner-centered pedagogy.

In addition to her work with teachers, Ayotomi prepares students for international examinations such as the SAT, TOEFL, and IELTS. She is the Director and Lead Trainer of Vyvas-First Education Services.

Date recorded

Saturday 27 May 2023