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Thank you for your interest in MidSchoolMath! The 2017 MidSchoolMath National Conference has concluded but attendees can still find Session Handouts and Resources in the Conference Dropbox at: http://bit.ly/MidSchoolMath2017 Attendees may also want to print a copy of their personalized agenda, using this site, so they have a record of the specific sessions they attended. 

We look forward to returning to Santa Fe next year!  Save the date for March 2-3, 2018 and visit our website at http://www.midschoolmathnationalconference.com/ for updates on the Call for Presenters (late spring 2017) and Early Bird Registration specials (early fall 2017). 


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Saturday, March 4 • 1:25pm - 2:10pm
Integrating Assessments for Spiral Learning: Supporting Students' Continued Growth FULL

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Have you observed students that don’t remember the material from last year or even last month? We call it Etch A Sketch memory: you shake the box and the learning disappears. In this session teachers experience a proven, research-based method of responsive bi-weekly assessments based on a spiraling curriculum. Teachers will develop assessments with mixtures of current and past topics with a focus on learning that is still developing. This adaptive mixture of formative and summative assessment develops a growth mindset in students and supports the notion that all students will master the math concepts with varying rates. This effective approach to feedback is a tool for both teachers and students so that students develop and sustain deeper understanding of middle school math topics.

The session will utilize examples from the 6th and 7th grade middle school CCSS math curriculum using the College Preparatory Math (CPM) curriculum. Teachers experience examples of learning and assessment pathways that are responsive to the results of the prior assessments, and they will begin to develop the pathway for their students. Participants will create a sample assessment, a tracking sheet to monitor student growth, and sample tools for students for one or more two-week periods. This method develops a positive assessment culture with shared responsibility for learning.

 

Presenters
avatar for Lauren McGrath

Lauren McGrath

MID TEACHER, CUSD
I am a 6th grade math and science teacher at Kennedy.   I have been teaching mostly 6th grade for 22 years.  Yikes!   I love 6th graders.  In my free time I enjoy traveling, especially in our RV, and flying to see our children that are all spread out in the western half of the... Read More →
avatar for Karen Sierra

Karen Sierra

MID TEACHER, Kennedy Middle School
This is a co-presentation given by myself and my colleague Lauren McGrath. We are both 6th grade math and science teachers. We have been teaching math for over 17 years each, or 34 years combined! Our classrooms are very student centered with lively math discussions on a daily ba... Read More →


Saturday March 4, 2017 1:25pm - 2:10pm MST
DeVargas Santa Fe Community Convention Center