Presentations and Workshops.
The Classroom of the Future
We presented Mathematics Technology Applications as an example of the Classroom of the Future. The course is a competency based, project based learning Mathematics course that is focused on answering the essential question:
How can I use Mathematical Modeling to understand the world around me?
Competency-based Performance Assessments in Mathematics
We presented how to leverage competency based performance assessments in Mathematics by developing consistent language, measures for student learning, and structures.
Creating meaningful, competency based, performance assessments aligned to the Common Core
Teachers will learn how to use Understanding by Design to define units of study and create thematic performance assessments that are rigorous, connected to the real world, and emphasize student mastery on the application of their mathematics knowledge.
We presented on developing a framework for student writing that creates common language and sets expectations for student work. We discussed the need to attach writing to the expectations for Mathematics programs in Massachusetts, connecting writing to conceptual understanding, procedural fluency, constructing viable arguments, and real-world applications.
Creating meaningful writing assessments in Mathematics
Teachers will explore ways that Twitter, Facebook, Youtube and Blogs can be used to promote Mathematical discourse and encourage students to seek extra help and support in Mathematics. The presentation will discuss options and methods that can be used to engage students in the Mathematics classroom through the use of technology. They will leave with actionable ideas on how to apply the use of social media in their course curriculum.
Leveraging Social Media to promote Mathematical Discourse
We presented the different ways teachers can flip learning in mathematics using inquiry based learning, instructional videos, and frontloading applications of mathematics spark rich discussions on mathematics and the real world in class.