Developing Leadership Capacity in Math
This workshop is designed to give math teams, coaches, and mentors the tools they need to support their colleagues in implementing Exemplars effectively in their schools.
- Learn what to look for in an Exemplars classroom
- Review of the Exemplars Standards-Based Math Rubric
- Assess student work to build reliability and validity with the assessment rubric
- Assess student work at the individual/class/grade school/district level to determine:
- What do we know our students know?
- How well are our students performing?
- Why are our students performing this way?
- What do our students need to relearn, practice?
- What do we learn about our teaching?
- What are our next steps for these students?
- Discuss possible actions for supporting peers
- Use Apprentice-level samples of student work to share strategies (questioning, connections, representation, mathematical language, etc.) necessary to raise students to the Practitioner level (meeting the standard) and beyond
- Begin/develop an assessment system
- Select performance tasks for working portfolios
- Select performance tasks for assessment portfolios
- Select grade-level/school/district anchor papers
- Discuss calibration/scoring sessions
With the increasing rigorous demand of high-stakes testing, Exemplars is a "must have" component to any mathematics program. I have been in education for over 18 years and have seen programs come and go. Exemplars is one of the few initiatives that has proved effective time and time again!
I've used Exemplars in the past and find they are very useful for developing problem-solving strategies and mathematical communication.