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Strategic Planning with Instructional Routines: Formative Assessment in Mathematics

Registration closed.
Dates: May 4, 2019 – June 8, 2019 (in-person meetings May 4 and June 1)
Time: 5/4: 10:00 – 2:00 pm; 6/1: 10:00 – 12:00 pm
New Visions’ Fee: $25*
Related Materials: Syllabus


Participants will also learn how this instructional routine connects to five formative assessment strategies defined in Dylan Wiliam’s book, “Embedded Formative Assessment.” During the initial session, participants will be introduced to an instructional routine. In the subsequent four weeks of the blended portion of the course, participants will use the five formative assessment strategies to plan their enactments of the routine, each week reflecting on the impact on their classroom practice. In the final session, participants will explore how to embed instructional routine in a full year of mathematics instruction in order to consistently support students as mathematical learners.

Participating teachers will have the opportunity to rehearse this instructional activity within the context of the functions strand across grades 6 through 12.

Participants will demonstrate understanding of “Connecting Representations,” an instructional routine which supports students with Standard of Mathematical Practice 7: Look for and make use of structure, by planning, carrying out, and reflecting upon the routine.

This class will be taught by

Russell West Jr.

Russell West Jr. joined New Visions in 2011. He directs the Astor Center for Public School Libraries and the MicroCert professional development program for teachers, leaders and school-based staff; Russell also provides legal counsel to the management team. He came to New Visions after serving as director of Humanities College Preparatory, a small learning community at Hillcrest High School in Queens. He is an alumnus of both the New York City Teaching Fellows and the New Visions/Baruch College SAM program. He holds degrees in history, English, law, mathematics and educational leadership. Russell is an Ed.D. candidate at Hunter College School of Education.


Connecting Representations in Action

Watch a pair of high school mathematics teachers, Harris and Maria, enact Connecting Representations with their 9th grade students.

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New Visions for Public Schools
205 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10017

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