Presentation on theme: "TUESDAY, AUGUST 13, 2013 8:00 – 12:00 SEASCAPE GOLF CLUB Administrator Kick Off."— Presentation transcript:
TUESDAY, AUGUST 13, 2013 8:00 – 12:00 SEASCAPE GOLF CLUB Administrator Kick Off
Description of Practice Improving problem-solving in Middle School students using Complex Performance Assessment Tasks designed and implemented through cross content collaboration. Utilize this evidence of student learning to adapt teaching and learning to meet the immediate learning needs of our diverse population of students. Teach perseverance with continuing practice. Two Examples o 1. MARS tasks in the classroom @ E. A. Hall o 2. CaMSP collaborative lesson (% of a Number)
Links to Common Core Instructional Shifts Eight Mathematical Practices 1. Making sense of problems and persevering in solving them (SMP#1). 2. Reason abstractly and quantitatively (SMP#2). 3. Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others (SMP#3). 4. Model with mathematics (SMP#4). 5. Use appropriate tools strategically (SMP#5) 6. Attend to precision (SMP#6). 7. Look for and make use of structure (SMP#7). 8. Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning (SMP#8).
Tips on Implementation (Lessons Learned) The most effective use of formative assessment occurs on a daily basis. Use Socratic seminars! Quit prompting and scaffolding every step of the way – provide a foundation for autonomy. Be patient, students will flounder at first and then gradually gain skills on how to analyze a challenge, utilize prior learning, and implement a purposeful solution to a problem. Collaborate often w/ other teachers and share: English language skills Art – many common factors with math Phy. Ed. – oppty list: statistics, geometry
Resources & Tools for getting started The ‘Kithen sink’: SVMI/Mars tasks Problems of the month Videos/flipped classroom Math coaches Enroll in training (e.g. CaMSP, Critical Thinking) Utilize ‘vaulted’ lessons Other teachers & coaches Contact Information Randy Braun E.A. Hall firstname.lastname@example.org “Technology is no panacea”