PLAN ~ TEACH ~ ASSESS
Damian Cooper is an independent education consultant who specializes in helping schools and school districts improve their instructional and assessment skills.
In his varied career, Damian has been a secondary English, Special Education, and Drama teacher, a department head, a librarian, a school consultant and a curriculum developer.
has specialized in student assessment since 1986.
Damian served as assessment consultant to the School Division of Nelson Education where he worked on the development of assessment principles and strategies for a wide variety of K-12 resources.
Prior to that appointment, he was Co-ordinator of Assessment and Evaluation for the Halton District School Board in Burlington, Ontario.
In 1997, Damian was a member of the Canadian delegation invited by Nelson Mandela's government to establish a national curriculum and assessment framework for South Africa.
has worked in all Canadian provinces, many U.S. states, as well as in India, Greece, the U.K.,Thailand, Australia, Malaysia, Egypt, Brazil, and Dubai helping educators improve their planning, instructional and assessment practices.
In Ontario, Damian
has worked under contract to the Ministry of Education and the Assessment Training Consortium
on a variety of projects.
After studying with Rick Stiggins and Grant Wiggins, Damian
was instrumental in introducing qualitative and performance-based assessment to Ontario educators.
served on the executive of the Association of Educational Researchers of Ontario
(AERO) from 1997-2002.
In 2013, Damian
and his colleagues, Lorna Earl and Ken O'Connor, launched The Canadian Assessment for Learning Network (CAfLN)