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Tuesday, August 20
 

8:30am EDT

Opening Plenary & Keynote
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
BC

Brenda Cassellius

Superintendent, Boston Public Schools
JC

Jaime Casap

Google Chief Education Evangelist, Google
JT

Jessica Tang

BTU President, Boston Teachers Union


Tuesday August 20, 2019 8:30am - 9:45am EDT
Morse Auditorium 602 Commonwealth Ave. Boston, MA 02215

10:00am EDT

DIY Coaching: Using Video Reflection to Advance Equitable and Rigorous Instruction
Limited Capacity seats available

Facilitating cognitively demanding tasks is a complex and challenging endeavor for any teacher. Our session will focus on one way teachers can improve their practice in this area: by using video as a tool to engage in self reflection and peer-to-peer coaching.

Speakers
LS

Luisa Sparrow

Teacher, Teacher, Data Inquiry Facilitator, Perry, Russell, Office of Data and Accountability


Tuesday August 20, 2019 10:00am - 11:45am EDT
218

10:00am EDT

Exploring Bias and Media with Digital Natives Using Critical Thinking in the Art Room
Limited Capacity seats available

Attendees will examine the curriculum "Media and Bias". Stereotyping will be analyzed through the lense of student involvement/empowerment in examining advertisements. Participants will engage in discussions using critical thinking to engage in a mini critical evaluation of an advertisement to address stereotype perpetuation in advertising. Also supporting Art/Science curriculum.

Speakers
AS

Amy Sallen

ViSUAL ARTS SPECIALIST K1-8, BOSTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS/ LYNDON SCHOOL
I have been teaching Art in BPS for 25 years. I am also a painter and received a Fund For Excellence Grant in 2006. For two years, I have been taking Level one and two of a Visual Thinking Strategies Professional Development at the Gardner Museum. I was very excited to finally find... Read More →


Tuesday August 20, 2019 10:00am - 11:45am EDT
203

10:00am EDT

Free Notes: Risk and Rigor in a Learner-Centered Classroom
Limited Capacity filling up

Too often teachers unintentionally confine student thinking with worksheets and formulaic note templates. Students learn best when pushed to create systems of note taking that are reflective and useful. This session will provide strategies for reimagining how students consolidate information in any classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Damian Aufiero

Damian Aufiero

Teacher, Edward M Kennedy Academy for Health Careers
avatar for Chris Madson

Chris Madson

English Teacher, John D. O'Bryant School of Mathematics and Science
Chris Madson, PhD, MEd, NBCTChris is a high school English Language Arts teacher at the John D O'Bryant School of Mathematics and Science, a Boston Public school, where he serves as a lead teacher, works to imagine innovative hybrid instruction, and advocates for and implements inclusion... Read More →


Tuesday August 20, 2019 10:00am - 11:45am EDT
314

10:00am EDT

Linking Data and Interventions to Grow Engaged Readers
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.


Building on the research and best practices of Fountas and Pinnell, Kylene Beers, Jennifer Serravallo, and Lucy Calkins' TCRWP, we will learn how to match reading interventions to the reader. Meet your students where they are and guide them to where they need to be, efficiently.

Speakers
BM

Beth McLean

Teacher/LATF, Harvard/Kent Elementary School , 4280
Teacher of children, including English Learners and Students with Disabilities. Serious Reading Nerd.


Tuesday August 20, 2019 10:00am - 11:45am EDT
222

10:00am EDT

Project Based Learning- More Accessible Than You Think
Limited Capacity filling up

Important: This session is for middle school teachers, and teachers at the following schools: Another Course to College; Boston Green Academy; Burke High School; Dearborn STEM Academy; Excel High School; Fenway High School; Murphy School; New Mission High School; O'Bryant; Perkins Elementary; PJ Kennedy Elementary; Snowden Elementary; Winthrop Elementary. Other schools/teachers do not have access to the Defined STEM platform, and will not be able to access the tool.
Teachers will explore a task using the Defined STEM platform, engaging first as students. Teachers will then learn how to use the Defined STEM platform as teachers and modify a task that they can use in the fall.

Speakers
avatar for Nicolette Pocius

Nicolette Pocius

Environmental Science Teacher


Tuesday August 20, 2019 10:00am - 11:45am EDT
229

10:00am EDT

Scratch & Makey Makey: Coding and Making in Content Areas
Limited Capacity seats available

This creative and fun session will allow participants to gain a beginner level understanding of Scratch coding. In addition, they will also learn how to use the Makey Makey and bring student projects to life! Participants will code and make during this session and will then share projects and ideas on how they may use it in various content areas in their classroom.

Speakers
JD

Jeff Durney

SpEd/STEAM Teacher, Perry K-8


Tuesday August 20, 2019 10:00am - 11:45am EDT
212

10:00am EDT

Strategies that Allow for Student-Choice to Develop Student Agency
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

It can be challenging for a teacher to give up some of their power in the classroom, but by creating an environment of shared power, students can build their own agency. This session will introduce up to four strategies that help create more choice in the classroom.

OBJECTIVES FOR SESSION
  • Understand the importance of sharing power in the classroom.
  • Experience at least two strategies that promote student choice and agency in the classroom.
  • Learn up to four strategies that help create more student choice in the classroom.
  • Draft a plan to implement at least one of the strategies in your classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Francis Pina

Francis Pina

Mathematics Teacher, Boston Public Schools
Talk to me about student-centered instruction, mathematics, video games, spoken word poetry, standards-based grading, CBE, and SEL.



Tuesday August 20, 2019 10:00am - 11:45am EDT
235

10:00am EDT

Supporting Undocumented Students in Our Schools
Limited Capacity seats available

Current discourse about immigration and rapidly changing policies have increased fear and anxiety for undocumented students and families. When young people are unsupported and afraid, they cannot learn. Come and explore strategies to make your school and classroom a safe and welcoming space for undocumented students and families.

Speakers

Tuesday August 20, 2019 10:00am - 11:45am EDT
221

10:00am EDT

3 Signature SEL Practices for Classrooms
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

The Three Signature SEL Practices session will provide concrete examples of social emotional learning strategies that educators can readily infusing into their day to day practices. The Three Signature Practices are inclusive and culturally responsive and taught intentionally to build a habit of practice through which students and adults enhance their SEL skills.


Speakers
avatar for Carla Burley

Carla Burley

Director of Social Emotional Learning, Boston Public Schools


Tuesday August 20, 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm EDT
227

10:00am EDT

Be Safe! Be Smart!: Navigating your students through an evolving digital world
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session, participants will discuss practices around digital literacy and citizenship and engage in hands-on activities to explore strategies and resources for introducing these topics to their students. Topics will include internet safety, cyberbullying prevention, healthy screen time, and identifying credible sources.

Speakers
avatar for Haruna Hosokawa

Haruna Hosokawa

Program Director for STEM & Robotics, Boston Public Schools
avatar for Anita Lavakumar

Anita Lavakumar

Program Director for Computer Science, Boston Public Schools


Tuesday August 20, 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm EDT
324

10:00am EDT

Building Discourse Communities: Rigorous Student-centered Learning through Evidence Based Argumentation
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will help participants design EBA lessons for their own classes that are designed to engage students through student academic discourse as the center of the learning. This takes the same content teachers want to deliver but reframes the role of the teacher and poses questions in a way that will prompt students’ critical thinking and collaborative work.This workshop will show how EBA activities transfer cognitive demand from teacher to student and increase academic discourse. Participants will leave with three EBA activities to help students speak, write, and read critically in a student-centered classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Mary Dibinga

Mary Dibinga

English Teacher, Boston Latin Academy



Tuesday August 20, 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm EDT
233

10:00am EDT

Funds of Knowledge: Understanding families and shaping the learning environment
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will guide participants through identifying their biases, recognizing their core beliefs for engagement, and understanding family funds of knowledge as a tool for creating culturally sensitive classrooms where teachers know who their students and families are and use that knowledge to create safe and rigorous learning experiences. Participants will leave with strategies to improve two-way communication, therefore increasing an understanding of student culture, and a commitment to action.

Speakers
avatar for Lori Greenwood

Lori Greenwood

Engagement Facilitator, Boston Public Schools
avatar for Christina Louis

Christina Louis

Engagement Facilitator, Boston Public Schools


Tuesday August 20, 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm EDT
201

10:00am EDT

History/Social Studies Consultation
Limited Capacity seats available

This session offers educators one-on-one or small group curriculum and instruction consultation. Plan to have your questions answered and to be inspired with new ideas.

Speakers
avatar for Natacha Scott

Natacha Scott

Director of History/Social Studies, History & Social Studies Department


Tuesday August 20, 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm EDT
316

10:00am EDT

Introduction to MAP Reading Fluency
Limited Capacity seats available

The MAP Fluency assessment is a computer-based assessment of early literacy skills and oral reading for students in K-5.    In this session, participants will learn how to administer assessments for the first time, access MAP Fluency data, and use data to engage students and optimize learning. 

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Jay

Sarah Jay

Liaison - Data & Accountability, Boston Public Schools


Tuesday August 20, 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm EDT
216

10:00am EDT

Leveraging mindfulness to enhance equity
Limited Capacity seats available

This sessions is designed to help educators begin to determine points of internal conflicts or biases that are either oriented towards themselves and/or students/families, which prevent them for achieving high levels of efficacy and affirmation of students' assets. Through self-awareness and mindfulness work, educators can develop ways to monitor and correct habitual positions to instead nurture an asset-based approach towards themselves and students.


Tuesday August 20, 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm EDT
228

10:00am EDT

Teaching Biology with MIT Edgerton Center"s DNA/RNA and Protein Sets
Limited Capacity seats available

The MIT Edgerton Center DNA/RNA and Protein Sets were specifically designed to demonstrate key concepts in cellular biology. The models are made to be manipulated so they can kinesthetically teach cellular processes that are difficult to understand, such as replication, transcription, and translation. The models also teach multiple levels of DNA and protein structure, including protein folding and how it determines protein function. The lessons are easily adjusted for different learning levels and we have new advanced lessons for both DNA and proteins. BPS high school teachers will have access to a set to use within their buildings.

Speakers
AM

Amanda Mayer

Instructor, MIT Edgerton Center
SG

Suzanne Gill

Teacher, Science Department


Tuesday August 20, 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm EDT
322

10:00am EDT

Think,Talk,and Manipulate Numbers and Words
Limited Capacity seats available

The session will be two-folds with members from the math and literacy team working in alignment together to facilitate Text-talks, and interactive Read-aloud, with a mathematical emphasis on students engaging in productive struggle through standard aligned CDTs. The session will focus on lesson structure to facilitate a CDT with research based approaches.

Speakers
avatar for Stacie Withington

Stacie Withington

Liaison - Opportunity Gaps/ART, Boston Public Schools
avatar for Nonye Obiora

Nonye Obiora

Liaison - Opportunity Gaps/ART, Boston Public Schools
K-5 mathematics


Tuesday August 20, 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm EDT
213

10:00am EDT

Introduction to Investigations 3
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
PT

Peter Thorlichen

Liaison - Academics, Boston Public Schools


Tuesday August 20, 2019 10:00am - 3:30pm EDT
208

10:00am EDT

Physical Literacy: Setting the Standard in Physical Education
Limited Capacity seats available

Welcome to Physical Literacy: Setting the Standard in Physical Education! This session is a summer learning experience for BPS physical educators provided by the Health and Wellness Department. SHAPE America’s goal for PE programs across the country is physical literacy--- providing students with the competence, confidence and desire to be physically active for a lifetime. This interactive session will provide PE teachers with research-based practices, resources and curriculum designed to develop the physical literacy of all students.
Bring your laptops and dress to MOVE!

Speakers

Tuesday August 20, 2019 10:00am - 3:30pm EDT
CGS 527 Fitness and Recreation Center 915 Commonwealth Ave.

11:00am EDT

OPEN EVENT-Get Out of Your Classroom: Place-Based Learning Expo
Looking to get out of your classroom? Come to the expo and meet a variety of organizations that provide standards-aligned learning experiences around the city of Boston. Many organizations provide free or reduced admission fees as well as transportation options for Boston Public Schools. This is an open event. You do not need to register.

Speakers
avatar for Natacha Scott

Natacha Scott

Director of History/Social Studies, History & Social Studies Department


Tuesday August 20, 2019 11:00am - 1:00pm EDT
Backcourt Dining- George Sherman Union

12:00pm EDT

Open Conversation: Teacher Leadership in Boston Public Schools
Limited Capacity seats available

BPS has been invited by the Nellie Mae Education Foundation to submit a grant proposal to develop a Teacher Leadership strategy for the district and to create a plan for implementing and sustaining it over time. We are committed to teacher input at every stage of the planning and process. Join us for this informal conversation to learn about the grant and give feedback on a draft of the proposal.  Come on by, no reservation required.

Speakers
avatar for Paul Tritter

Paul Tritter

Director of Professional Learning, Boston Teachers Union


Tuesday August 20, 2019 12:00pm - 12:45pm EDT
BU Academy Dining Room, George Sherman Union

1:00pm EDT

Adventures in Innovation and Invention in an ESL Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

This workshop will introduce participants to the role the study of Invention and the concepts of the having of ideas and innovation played in creating learning experiences for students in an ESL classroom. Participants will have an opportunity to explore invention through a project-based learning activity and reflect on application to one's own classroom practice for creating cognitively demanding, authentic and accessible learning for all students.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa LLORENTE

Lisa LLORENTE

ESL Teacher
I have worked as an early childhood educator in general education, special education, inclusion, and SEI classrooms. I am currently working as an ESL teacher with K2 and first grade students. I am interested in arts integration and project-based learning and promoting student "voice... Read More →


Tuesday August 20, 2019 1:00pm - 2:15pm EDT
228

1:00pm EDT

Community-Based Instruction (CBI): Not Just for High Schoolers! Preparing Students of All Ages for Independent Living
Limited Capacity seats available

Community-based instruction (CBI) is a powerful way to prepare students in special education settings for living independently. In this session, we will examine how to implement CBI activities with students of all ages to set them up for success in developing critical functional living skills.

Speakers
LS

Luisa Sparrow

Teacher, Teacher, Data Inquiry Facilitator, Perry, Russell, Office of Data and Accountability


Tuesday August 20, 2019 1:00pm - 2:15pm EDT
218

1:00pm EDT

Deepening Personal and Professional Identity through Teacher Research: The BTU Inquiry Project
Limited Capacity seats available

What question is important to you? What change in your practice are you hoping to make that is important to you and your students? How can you pursue social justice through research? In collaboration with UMASS Boston and the Boston Writing Project the BTU offers this deeply personalized action research graduate course. In this session, participants will reflect on their practice and their personal identity. Former Inquiry Project participants will present their research and then work with attendees to develop research questions that are meaningful and relevant personally and professionally.

Speakers
avatar for Colleen Mason

Colleen Mason

Teacher, East Boston Early Education Center, 4450



Tuesday August 20, 2019 1:00pm - 2:15pm EDT
223

1:00pm EDT

High School/Elementary School Project-Based Learning Partnership-Using PBL in a Cross-School Model
Limited Capacity seats available

Session will examine basic components of PBL and examine a real-life cross-school project that positively impacted engagement, verbal interaction, attendance, and community ownership in a high school/elementary school partnership.

Speakers
BP

Bruce Pontbriand

lead teacher, TechBoston Academy
This is my 28th year in education. At the present time, I am a lead teacher and also coordinate human capital at TechBoston Academy. My interest in project based learning was the focal point of my doctoral research at Boston College. My content interests are government and civics... Read More →


Tuesday August 20, 2019 1:00pm - 2:15pm EDT
314

1:00pm EDT

Supporting Students in Learning to Write
Limited Capacity filling up

Have you always wanted to integrate the teaching of writing in your classes but were not sure how to proceed? This session will cover a. designing prompts for on-demand writing, b. assessing student writing samples, and c. organizing classrooms for feedback, conferencing and sharing.

Speakers

Tuesday August 20, 2019 1:00pm - 2:15pm EDT
222

1:00pm EDT

Teaching without Lecturing - Shifting the focus to the students
Limited Capacity seats available

Often teaching is seen as lecturing. However, to learn, students must be active participants, thinking critically about the content. In this workshop, participants will be students. They will design devices to measure their own speed while learning about speed, measuring and units.

After the experience, participants will consider how they can bring similar experiences to their own students.

Speakers

Tuesday August 20, 2019 1:00pm - 2:15pm EDT
229

1:00pm EDT

Technology in Music Education: What’s Does the Literature Say?
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will review scholarship, gathered from over 50 sources, about four areas of technology in music education: general technology, technology for teaching musical skills, music creation technology and assistive technology used to support music learning for individuals with disabilities. Sociocultural perspectives in this literature will also be addressed.


Tuesday August 20, 2019 1:00pm - 2:15pm EDT
212

1:00pm EDT

Trauma, Behavior & Grace
Limited Capacity seats available

  • The purpose of this session is to share unique perspectives about the effects of trauma in children.
  • The inception and escalation of behavioral challenges in children is most often associated with trauma.
  • In correlation to the power point, participants can expect: role playing, opportunities for interaction
  • through dialogue, a game and a very short film.
  • The hope is to assist all educators who encounter children with trauma to re-evaluate and become
  • more reflective about ways they can make a more positive impact on and with the child.

Speakers


Tuesday August 20, 2019 1:00pm - 2:15pm EDT
235

1:00pm EDT

Creating a SEL Journey Map for Your School
Limited Capacity seats available

SEL Journey Mapping is a tool that help educators understand what assets exist or can be developed in their school. Educators will recognize the kernels of practice that can easily activating SEL practices in their schools.

Speakers
avatar for Carla Burley

Carla Burley

Director of Social Emotional Learning, Boston Public Schools


Tuesday August 20, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
227

1:00pm EDT

Creating Sensory Friendly/Classrooms: Environments to Facilitate Self-Regulation
Limited Capacity seats available

Information will include suggestions for adapting the classroom environment, as well as ideas for incorporating sensory activities into daily routines. Use of a UDL model will be emphasized, and ideas and recommendations will have the potential to be beneficial for all students.

Speakers

Tuesday August 20, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
237

1:00pm EDT

History/Social Studies Consultation--Teaching World Geography and Ancient Culture in 6th and 7th Grade
Limited Capacity seats available

This session offers educators one-on-one or small group curriculum and instruction consultation. Plan to have your questions answered and to be inspired with new ideas.

Speakers
JS

Josue Sakata

Liaison - Academics, Boston Public Schools
avatar for Natacha Scott

Natacha Scott

Director of History/Social Studies, History & Social Studies Department


Tuesday August 20, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
316

1:00pm EDT

Improve Behavioral and Academic Outcomes through Meeting Universal Student Needs
Limited Capacity seats available

Struggling with poor student engagement? With student behaviors? Challenged by your students' social needs? Learn to use your best intentions to meet needs effectively. Learn core student needs and best practices to address them. See how this will improve your relationships with students - and their engagement, behaviors and growth!

Speakers
avatar for Mark Silva

Mark Silva

Assistant Principal, Harvard/Kent Elementary
Through 25 years experience and study as a youth worker, social worker and educator, including directing successful EI/LAB programs, I developed a thorough understanding of student needs and related best practices. I have supervised and provided SEL trainings for teachers for over... Read More →


Tuesday August 20, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
324

1:00pm EDT

Introduction to MAP Reading Growth
Limited Capacity seats available

MAP Growth is a computer-adaptive literacy assessment for students k-12 that measures student growth and what they are ready to learn next.  In this session, participants will learn how to administer the assessment, access major reports, and utilize date to optimize student learning. 

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Jay

Sarah Jay

Liaison - Data & Accountability, Boston Public Schools


Tuesday August 20, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
216

1:00pm EDT

Making the Shift to ProficiencyBased Instruction
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will explore the shift from traditional grammar-based instruction to proficiency based instruction in a world languages classroom. They will understand that students want and need to USE the language rather than learn ABOUT the language. Session will be taught through the lens of identifying one's personal biases to avoid a watered-down curriculum and to create tasks that are rigorous and engaging.

Speakers
avatar for Julie Caldarone

Julie Caldarone

Director of World Languages, Academics and Professional Learning
Julie Caldarone is the Director of World Languages for Boston Public Schools. In this role, she oversees World Languages programming for 70 schools, 150 teachers, 18,500 students, and 11 languages. Julie is a former Boston Public Schools high school Spanish teacher, teacher of... Read More →


Tuesday August 20, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
225

1:00pm EDT

Nurturing English Learners’ Reading Engagement with CLSP Texts and Families
Limited Capacity seats available

How do we build a community of readers and make reading fun? How can teachers better understand families’ values around education, literacy, and community? This workshop will focus on three strategies to increase reading engagement with English Learners at your school: 1) inclusive practices for ELs who are in a SEI setting, 2) high-interest and social justice themed book groups, 3) restorative justice practices to build relationships with families.

Speakers
avatar for Laura Knuttunen

Laura Knuttunen

Gr. 4 SEI Teacher, Jackson Mann School K-8


Tuesday August 20, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
201

1:00pm EDT

Professional Growth and Development with TeachPoint
Limited Capacity seats available

BPS educators will review and have a hands-on working experience with the overall performance management process and how to navigate and utilize the TeachPoint platform throughout the 5 step process of continuous improvement (Self Assessment, Goal Setting & Action Planning, Plan Implementation, Formative Assessment/Evaluation, Summative Evaluation). Participants will have the opportunity to be coached and have questions answered in real-time as they work in the TeachPoint platform.

Speakers
JD

Jerome Doherty

Director of Performance Management, Boston Public Schools



Tuesday August 20, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
226

1:00pm EDT

Student-Centered, Cognitively-Demanding Career Readiness for Every Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

This workshop provides strategies and materials to support a more engaging and demanding approach to career readiness by balancing the acquisition of knowledge and skills with the exploration of attitudes and behaviors. Attendees will participate in model activities, discuss implementation, and gain access to the Signal Success career readiness curriculum.


Tuesday August 20, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
220

1:00pm EDT

Tinker with Tech Playground
Limited Capacity seats available

Come explore tools and resources that support digital learning and digital citizenship. Our playground will feature hands-on stations on free technology tools and resources available to BPS teachers and a Tech Help Desk to help you get ready for the new school year.

Speakers
avatar for Diane Mustone Hauser

Diane Mustone Hauser

Senior Program Director, Boston Public Schools
avatar for Nikolas Gonzales

Nikolas Gonzales

Digital Learning Specialist, OIIT
Nick Gonzales has taught for over 10 years in New York City, BPS, and abroad as an ESL, EFL, and ESL/world history teacher. He has worked as a Digital Learning Specialist for the past 10 years for Boston Public Schools, is a Google certified educator, an adjunct world history professor... Read More →
KZ

Kate Ziegler

Instructional Coach, Boston Public Schools
avatar for Haruna Hosokawa

Haruna Hosokawa

Program Director for STEM & Robotics, Boston Public Schools
avatar for Anita Lavakumar

Anita Lavakumar

Program Director for Computer Science, Boston Public Schools
AP

Alberto Pina

SIS Administrator, Boston Public Schools
avatar for Rhianon Gutierrez

Rhianon Gutierrez

Digital Learning Specialist, Boston Public Schools
Rhianon E. Gutierrez's varied background includes instructional design, media production, and disability advocacy. As a Digital Learning Specialist in the Boston Public Schools, she builds district-wide partnerships around inclusive uses of technology and leads and supports blended... Read More →


Tuesday August 20, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
213

1:00pm EDT

Enhancing Student Learning in Science with Formative Assessment Practices
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will guide teachers through examining classroom talk during a formative assessment, and paying attention to both the student ideas that are posed and the different kinds of teaching moves that influence student learning during formative assessment. Participants will learn how to examine and notice the substance of student thinking, interpret the discourse to make sense of ideas and how to modify instruction to support student learning. Participants should bring a laptop or paper copies of teacher guides/curricula with formative assessments that they have or will use in their teaching

Speakers
avatar for Scott Balicki

Scott Balicki

Middle school science teacher, Boston Latin School
I have newly moved from teaching high school chemistry to teaching middle school, so I love to talk and think about strategies to engage 8th graders in scientific thinking!


Tuesday August 20, 2019 1:00pm - 3:30pm EDT
320