Preconference Workshops

  • Preconference Workshops

    November 1, 2018 • Kansas City

    Don't miss attending one of these additional workshops to round out your conference experience! Preregistration is required. Reserve your space now when you register by selecting a workshop in the Optional Events step or log in to add it to an existing registration.

    Workshop 1 

    Games to Develop Number Sense, Problem Solving, and Fluency

    9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


    • Barbara Dougherty, University of Hawaii 
    • Karen Karp, Johns Hopkins University

    Audience: Grades 2 – 5

    Games provide elementary students (grades 2-5) who struggle with ways to capture their interest and engagement while enhancing their mathematical thinking and reasoning. Join us to learn ways to develop students' fluency, use of problem-solving strategies, and number sense. You will walk away with ideas that involve students in "doing mathematics" and ready-to-use games!


    8:00 a.m.–9:00 a.m. Materials Pickup
    9:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m. Part 1: Games with Number and Operations
    10:30 a.m.–10:45 a.m. Break
    10:45 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Part 2: Games with Place Value, Fractions, and Decimals

    Workshop 2

    Informing YOUR Mathematics Teaching & Learning Everyday 

    1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.


    • Francis (Skip) Fennell, McDaniel College
    • Beth McCord Kobett, Stevenson University
    • Jonathan A. Wray, Howard County Public Schools

    Audience: Elementary

    Do you really know what your students are thinking when doing mathematics? How can you find out? What will you do next? This preconference workshop addresses teachers' challenges and questions in using formative assessment to guide planning and teaching, and monitor student progress in mathematics. This session will present teacher and classroom-tested formative assessment techniques that are doable—every day—and that make a difference. The Formative 5 is a palette of the techniques that research shows provide the most effective assessment "game plan" for any mathematics classroom. Come explore how Observations, Interviews, "Show Me" strategies, Hinge Questions, and Exit tasks can transform your planning and teaching. 

    Participants will:

    • ​​Understand the impact of formative assessment as a part of the assessment spectrum, and how to use it instructionally day by day
    • Understand the importance of an everyday "plan" for the use of formative assessment.
    • ​Engage in formative assessment (Observations, Interviews, Show Me, Hinge Questions, and Exit Tasks) techniques that can be used each day to guide planning and teaching and monitor student progress.
    • Explore and use formative assessment tools for everyday classroom use. 
    • Get answers to common questions/issues about use of formative assessment including, but not limited to, tools to help guide the use of each of The Formative 5 techniques, providing feedback, grading, and actual in-the-classroom strategies for using The Formative 5.​


    12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m. Materials Pickup
    1:00 p.m.–1:15 p.m. Introduction: Challenges and Opportunities - Formative and Summative Assessment
    1:15 p.m.–1:25 p.m. The Formative 5
    1:25 p.m.–2:30 p.m. Part 1: Observations, Interviews, and Show Me
    2:30 p.m.–2:40 p.m. Break
    2:40 p.m.–3:40 p.m. Part 2: Hinge Questions and Exit Tasks
    3:40 p.m.–4:00 p.m. The Formative 5 and you - planning, teaching, feedback, and more...

    Registration Information

    Preregistration required. No lunch is served.

    Rates per half-day workshop: 
    With Conference: $50   
    Workshop Only: $75