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May 4-5, 2017
Pre-Conference May 3, 2017
Green Lake Conference Center
Empower others - submit a speaker proposal
The Wisconsin Mathematics Council 2017 Annual Conference will bring together state and national educators to participate in a dynamic professional development experience. The 49th Annual Conference, Empowering Mathematical Learning through Assessment, will highlight best practices in mathematics education. We are looking for you to become an integral part of the conference by sharing your own experiences that have empowered your mathematical classroom. Click here to submit your proposal; proposal deadline - October 1, 2016.
May 3, 2017 Full Day Pre-Conference — with Dylan Wiliam
Embedding Formative Assessment in the Math Classroom
There is now a large and growing evidence base that helping teachers develop their use of minute-to-minute and day-by-day assessment is one of, if not the most powerful ways to improve student learning. However, adopting formative assessment, or assessment for learning as it is sometimes called, involves far more than adding a few “quick fixes” to teachers’ classroom repertoires. It involves a fundamental shift in focus, from what the teacher is putting in to the process to what the students are getting out of it. In this interactive one-day workshop, participants will learn:
- Why we need to increase educational achievement, what's been tried, and why it hasn't worked;
- Why formative assessment needs to be the priority for every school;
- What formative assessment is (and isn't);
- Practical techniques for implementing formative assessment; and
- How to sustain the development of formative assessment with teacher learning communities.
Dr. Dylan Wiliam is emeritus professor of educational assessment at University College London. One of the United Kingdom's leading experts on assessment, Dylan is an experienced international presenter who specializes in introducing educators to the principles and practice of assessment for learning.
Dylan Wiliam will be presenting a day-long session on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 (see info on left) and two keynote sessions on Thursday, May, 4, 2017.