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Improve Learning Outcomes Through the Math Practices, Rubrics, and Self-Assessment

Tuesday, September 14, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

Improve Learning Outcomes Through the Math Practices, Rubrics, and Self-Assessment

Presented by Jay Meadows, Chief Education Officer and Chief Executive Officer, Exemplars; and Jessica Keegan, Elementary Director of Teaching and Learning, Oceanside School District (NY)
Moderated by Jim McVety, Managing Partner, First Step Advisors, and Senior Advisor, Exemplars

Sponsored by Exemplars

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Watch Jessica Keegan, Elementary Director of Teaching and Learning at Oceanside School District (NY), for an in-depth look at how her students are making incredible strides in math through the use of rich performance tasks. Rather than having students double down on facts and figures, teachers at Oceanside are using performance-based instruction and assessment to develop confident and empowered mindsets. Along the way, their students are building math tool kits that contain problem-solving strategies, critical thinking, and communication skills.

Think this is too much for elementary students? No way! Teachers are giving students the skills they need to think deeply about math, devise strategies, assess their own work, and communicate their solution approach. And it’s really working. This recorded edWebinar features the specific tools that teachers can use to achieve the same results. We look at rubrics, problem-solving procedures, and strategies for self- and peer-assessment that are helping Oceanside teachers make lasting impacts in math.

By the end of the recorded session, educators will understand:

  • How the Mathematical Practices improve long-term learning outcomes
  • How a consistent rubric for your performance tasks can drive teacher and student focus beyond calculations in the math classroom
  • How students can utilize self- and peer-assessment to improve their quality of work

Viewers will receive sample tasks that elicit the Mathematical Practices and resources to incorporate in teaching practices, including problem-solving procedures, assessment rubrics, student rubrics, problem-solving resources, and more! This recorded edWebinar will be of interest to teachers and school and district leaders of the kindergarten through middle school levels. 


Jay MeadowsAbout the Presenters

Jay Meadows serves as Exemplars’ Chief Education Officer and Chief Executive Officer. He is a former middle school math and science teacher and has been working in education for more than two decades. Jay holds a Master of Arts in teaching from the University of Vermont. In addition to his dual role as CEO, Jay is one of Exemplars’ primary performance task writers and professional development consultants for the middle level. Leading sessions throughout the United States, he works with teachers to integrate performance tasks into their curricula. Through Exemplars, Jay dreams of teaching a generation of kids to become effective problem solvers. Prior to his career in education, Jay coordinated delegations from the former Soviet Union through U.S. State Department grants. He has also worked alongside a number of international non-profits and is a former Peace Corps volunteer.


Jessica KeeganJessica Keegan is the director of elementary teaching and learning in the Oceanside School District (NY). Prior to this, Jessica was a teacher of elementary children in grades 1-5 for 15 years and was a National Board Certified Teacher.


Jim McVetyAbout the Moderator

Jim McVety is Managing Partner of First Step Advisors. A lifelong advocate for innovation in education, Jim brings with him 20+ years of research and analysis experience. Jim has hosted numerous webinars, expert panels, and keynote presentations during his career, and his focus is on building the capacity of service organizations to better support educators and students.


Closed captioning will be added to the recording within 2 weeks of the live presentation.

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Exemplars provides performance tasks, rubrics, and student anchor papers for schools and districts in Math, Science, and Writing. Our performance material engages students and promotes reasoning, communication, and higher-order thinking. Performance tasks are classroom-tested and may be used for assessment, instruction, and professional development. Exemplars’ supplemental resources are research-based and designed to meet state, national, and Common Core standards.



Tuesday, September 14, 2021
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
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