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Using Student Artifacts to Facilitate Professional Learning for Math Instruction

Thursday, October 29, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

Using Student Artifacts to Facilitate Professional Learning for Math Instruction

Presented by Sheela Sethuraman, Founder and CEO, CueThink; Allison DePiro, Senior Implementation Specialist for CueThink and Lead Developer, VDOE Rich Math Task Committee; and Sara Delano Moore, Ph.D., Director of Professional Learning, ORIGO Education

Sponsored by ORIGO Education


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During this challenging time, a lot of thought has been put into how we can support students to continue their growth, but how do we support teachers? In this edLeader Panel, we share how we leverage the students’ experience to guide “just-in-time” PD for teachers. The CueThink application scaffolds the students’ problem-solving process, captures their thinking (not just their final solution) and facilitates rich math discourse among peers. By wrapping our embedded PD features and training resources around these student artifacts, we enable teachers to build on their pedagogical knowledge and contribute to the success of all students.

Learn how you can help your teachers:

  • Utilize tools that improve their capacity for teaching through problem solving
  • Make ongoing informed instructional decisions by examining student thinking
  • Foster a collaborative environment where students analyze different approaches and celebrate successes

CueThink can be purchased for school districts, but users are invited to sign up for a free 30 day trial and districts that partner on research projects will have free and full access through the duration of the project.

This recorded edLeader Panel will be of interest to teachers and school and district leaders of all grade levels.


Sheela SethuramanAbout the Presenters

Sheela Sethuraman has more than 20 years of experience in building and implementing educational technology solutions in K-12 classrooms. As Founder and CEO, Sheela has been instrumental in securing $4+M from National Science Foundation, NewSchools Venture Fund, MassVentures and angel investors. Prior to CueThink, Sheela was Project Director at Pearson Education, focusing on technologically innovative assessment items based on Common Core State Standards. Before that, Sheela was Director of Technology at CAST, where she spearheaded numerous technical products including CAST eReader and Thinking Reader. She has been a member of various consortiums such as Web Access Initiative (WAI), National Instructional Materials Accessibility Standard (NIMAS) and Open eBook Forum. Sheela has also been a podcaster for the Stanford Business School’s Center for Social Innovation.


Allison DePiroAllison DePiro is a Senior Implementation Specialist for CueThink. Mrs. DePiro is a 2018 VA state finalist for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching. She currently serves as a Lead Developer for the VDOE Rich Math Task Committee and a board member for the Virginia Council of Teachers of Mathematics. As a former Title 1 elementary math specialist and teacher, Allison worked to create and implement high quality experiences that promote curiosity and joy in learning mathematics.


Sara Delano MooreSara Delano Moore, Ph.D. serves as Director of Professional Learning and Chair of the Mathematics Advisory Board at ORIGO Education. A fourth-generation educator, Sara’s work emphasizes the power of deep understanding and multiple representations for learning mathematics. Her interests include building mathematical comprehension and operation sense, incorporating high-quality literature into mathematics instruction, and connecting mathematics with engineering design and computational thinking. Sara has served as a classroom teacher of mathematics and science, a mathematics teacher educator at the University of Kentucky, Director of the Kentucky Center for Middle School Academic Achievement, and Director of Mathematics & Science at ETA hand2mind. She has authored numerous articles in professional journals and is a co-author of the Mathematize It! series of books. She is also a member of the Visible Learning for Mathematics writing team, including two volumes of the Teaching Mathematics in the Visible Learning Classroom series.

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ORIGO EducationORIGO Education is dedicated to making learning meaningful, enjoyable and accessible for all students with Pre-K to Grade 6 print and digital instructional materials, as well as professional learning for mathematics.



Thursday, October 29, 2020
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
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