Date(s) - Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - Wednesday, December 5, 2018
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Creating a Culture of Authentic Formative Assessment in the Mathematics Classroom – How to Respond to Students in Ways that Improve their Learning
Most current assessment systems rely on generating data in order to identify, sort and label students, as well as educators. But, this approach is at odds with what has always been the true purpose of effective, real-time formative assessment, which should be used to build students’ self-esteem, develop a positive growth mindset about their ability to do mathematics, promote a culture of learning that shifts the focus from “the right answer” to thinking and reflective practices, and support educators decisions as they relate to re-teaching, small group discussions and classroom discourse. In this five-day institute, participants will learn how to collect and use evidence to adapt the teaching work to meet the needs of students using practical steps that will create a more positive assessment culture in individual classrooms, campuses and/or districts.
Full Academy dates are October 24, 2018; December 4-5, 2018; and January 16-17, 2019.