Assessment Practices in Mathematics, Grades K-4
|Date:||October 26, 2011|
|Time:||9:00 am – 3:30 pm|
Edmonton (Hilton Garden Inn)
17610 Stony Plain Road
Who should attend
Grades K-4 Math Teachers and Leaders
About this learning opportunity
The new landscape of mathematics teaching and learning is vastly different from the way we have become accustomed to thinking about mathematics. There is now a focus on process over product, understanding and self authored procedures are given prevalence, and even what constitutes mathematical knowledge is changing. In the midst of all of this change one thing is becoming blatantly obvious - our traditional methods of assessing students are no longer adequate. We need to rethink and reorient our assessment practices to better align with the changing curriculum and our evolving teaching practices. In this session we will begin this reorientation. You will leave with a greater insight into the need and use of progressive assessment, as well as some of the tools to begin to design and utilize alternate assessment practices in your own teaching.
About the facilitator(s)
Dr. Peter Liljedahl is an Associate Professor of Mathematics Education at Simon Fraser University. He is a former high school mathematics teacher who has kept his research close to the classroom. He consults regularly with schools, school districts, and ministries of education on issues of teaching and learning, assessment, and numeracy. Dr. Liljedahl is also a member of the executive of the British Columbia Mathematics Teachers Association (BCAMT) and co-editor of their flagship journal Vector.