Embedding Formative Assessment Within an Instructional Routine

Instructional routines allow educators to iteratively improve their practice by discussing teaching with their colleagues. Purposeful instructional routines structure inquiry-based lessons in ways which support all students in having access to mathematical ideas and learning from each other’s thinking. This workshop will utilize math content from middle school and the formative assessment nature of instructional routines but the core ideas are applicable at any grade level.

Target Audience

8-9 & 6-7

Sessions

Saturday 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Room Callaghan (Westin)
The Westin Resort & Spa, Whistler

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Presenter

  • David Wees

    David has been involved in education in some way, shape, or form for nearly 30 years, starting with peer tutoring back in 11th grade. He has long experience working with technology as he started programming at the age of 8 because his first computer was a Wang PC and it only had a word processor and a BASIC interpreter and at 8 he wasn’t into writing. David has taught mathematics at all levels in New York City, London, Bangkok, and Vancouver. Now he lives back where he grew up in the beautiful Comox Valley with his family. He works remotely and is grateful for being able to continue to do interesting work in these challenging times. In a recent role, he was the formative assessment specialist for an NYC-based non-profit where he coached mathematics teachers, ran workshops for teachers, and wrote curriculum for them to use in their classroom.

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