Problem Solving for Instruction and Assessment: Performance Tasks, Rubrics, and Anchor Papers, K–5

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Date: May 29, 2020
Presenter: Suzanne Hood, M.Ed.
Time: 8:30am to 3:30pm
Cost: $225
Location: EdAdvance, 355 Goshen Road, Litchfield, CT 06759

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Through the lens of problem solving, this introductory session will provide participants with methods to support and guide mathematics assessment and instruction to support the CCSS for Mathematical Content and Mathematical Practice. At this workshop, individuals will learn how to identify what constitutes a good problem and a good problem solver, to assess student work with proficiency using the Exemplars math rubric and to use assessment results to guide instruction, and improve student performance.

The Broad Agenda

In this session, participants will:

  • Explore the essentials of performance-based assessment and instruction for the CCSSM
  • Learn instructional techniques that promote the Mathematical Practices, students' higher-order thinking skills and mathematical communication
  • Use Exemplars rubrics and anchor papers to assess student work
  • Review problem-solving tasks that enrich learning opportunities and supplement district-adopted math programs
  • Make the link from assessment to instruction to improve teaching and learning
  • Define the language of assessment, mathematics, problem solving, Depth of Knowledge, Universal Design as well as types of portfolios
  • Understand the fundamentals of problem solving and strategies for implementation
  • Use differentiated problems to personalize instruction to meet individual student's needs
  • Help students become proficient in self-assessment