Assessment

Standards-Based Grading — Practical Strategies

Leaders: Elizabeth Dowdell (physics teacher, Urban Assembly Maker Academy, Manhattan)  Sarah Prendergast (math teacher, NYC iSchool) Standards-Based Grading (SBG) begins with standards that teachers author/choose/revise and that they apply in their classrooms.

Developing Metacognitive Skills Through Reflective Journaling in Science and Math Classes

Leaders: Kelly O’Shea and Chris Vicevich We want our students to do more than just apply a set of procedures. How do they develop the skills to be able to identify and solve new problems? Journal writing can help. Writing about one’s process makes reflection an explicit activity, gives students a chance to revisit a

Writing Practice Exam Questions for Physics AP1

Leaders: Jesus Hernandez (Manhattan Center for Science and Math) Zhanna Glazenburg (Croton-Harmon High School) Participants in this workshop will consider how the redesigned Physics AP1 expectations differ from AP Physics B and how that affects the practice questions we use in our classes to help students meet the new expectations.

Making Sense of Word Problems in Math Class (Grades 7-12)

This workshop will explore a variety of student-centered approaches to problem-solving in the math classroom.

Three Dimensional Unit Planning Using NGSS

In this workshop we will be using all three dimensions of NGSS to design a coherent and conceptual unit plan that will foster enduring understanding of not only content but the big ideas in science.

Getting Students to Ask Good Questions in the Middle School Math Classroom

This workshop is geared toward middle school Math teachers and will explore the Question Formulation Technique (QFT), developed by the Right Question Institute.