Using an Asset Lens for a District-Wide Assessment (Open to All)
Presented by Erica Heinzman , Patrick Callahan and Alexandra Martinez
As part of a modernized vision for mathematics in the San Diego Unified School District, we designed an asset-based assessment that provided opportunities to celebrate students’ voice and agency and showcase their creativity, rather than focus on “gaps” and deficit thinking. We will share how this approach has influenced the district’s initiative to build a modern and inclusive vision of mathematics for every student.
Feb 06, 2023 07:00 PM : Pillars and Practices: A Framework to Catalyze Change at the Margins (Open to All)
Imagine the mathematics classroom where every learner is successful. In this space, every student has access to the joy, wonder, and beauty of mathematics. Attention to each student’s mathematical identity and agency are primary. I believe that the work of ensuring this is the classroom environment we build for every child begins with a change in the teacher’s mindset and actions. Join me as I share my journey designing and planning around the Pillars and Practices framework. I’ll share examples of classroom tasks, student work samples, and how I’m learning to honor students’ brilliance in my ungraded classroom.