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Harness the Power of Real-Time Mathematics Assessment
Thursday June 20, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
Presented by Matt Foster, Mathematics Curriculum Specialist, Waukegan School District, IL; and Elizabeth Venn, Curriculum Designer, DreamBox Learning
Sponsored by DreamBox Learning
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Assessment tools provide valuable feedback, but many traditional techniques assess mathematical thinking skills in retrospect, rather than real time. Educators, meanwhile, must gauge students’ computational thinking and learning potential, not just rote memorization and mechanical know-how. With the right learning data on student needs and accomplishments, school leaders can transform classroom practice.
In this edWebinar, the mathematics coordinator from the Waukegan Community Unit School District #60 in Illinois discusses how the district employs a continuous and connected approach to improving assessment, instruction and learning. The presenters also share strategies to bolster academic readiness using relevant data, and how to promote 21st century problem solving and create student-centered learning environments.
This recorded edWebinar will be of particular benefit to K-8 math curriculum specialists, math educators, and administrative leadership.
About the Presenters
Matthew Foster currently serves as the math coordinator for grades K-5 at Waukegan Public School District 60 in Illinois. He began teaching high school math in Waukegan. He received his undergraduate degree in Architecture at IIT, his master’s degrees in education at Trinity International University and in educational leadership at The American College of Education, and is currently pursuing his doctorate. Matt also taught developmental math at the CLC. He practiced architecture for 20 years, put groupwork to use in supervising construction trades worth over $120 million, started six businesses, and holds international patents. He is married with two adult trilingual children (German, Spanish, and English).
Elizabeth Venn earned a BA in elementary education with an endorsement in K-8 education from Washington State University, and a Master of Science in curriculum and instructional design from Western Governor’s University. She served as an elementary school classroom teacher at Seattle Public Schools for 10 years before joining the Curriculum Design team at DreamBox Learning in 2018. Elizabeth has a passion for teaching mathematics and is happy to be at DreamBox where she is able to design lessons and educator assets that will impact students and teachers in a positive way!
DreamBox Learning Math offers a groundbreaking combination of intelligent adaptive learning, rigorous elementary mathematics curriculum, and motivating learning environment. The innovative DreamBox platform captures every decision a student makes while working in the program and adjusts the student’s learning path appropriately, providing millions of individualized learning paths, each one tailored to a student’s unique needs.