Successful Mathematics Instruction with Formative Assessment Through Enhanced Learning Maps
This session will explore how to best utilize formative assessment techniques with learning progressions and resources designed by the Enhanced Learning Maps (ELM) project, a research-based project developed to enhance student progress. ELM resources include a concise summary of current and relevant research for targeted professional development, instructional activities grounded in best practices, and formative assessment strategies to help teachers identify and diagnose student misconceptions. These tools are designed to supplement curriculum currently used by teachers. Session participants will experience the dynamic nature of the learning map model and learn how teachers can use project resources to enhance and guide instruction and assessment in mathematics. Session participants will engage in interactive activities and discussions that can be implemented in the classroom. We will practice questioning strategies that elicit student thinking and develop a stronger insight of how to support students' conceptual understanding. Participants will learn how each of the components of ELM can be coordinated to develop reflective instruction that yields lasting understanding.
Learning Outcomes/Next Steps
- Understand how learning maps can enhance and guide instruction and assessment
- Consider and engage in questioning strategies that elicit student thinking
- Develop a stronger insight of how to support students' conceptual understanding
- Explore how the components of the project interconnect to promote engaging instruction and yield lasting understanding