You're doing all of the right things for meaningful mathematical instruction! You're teaching through powerful and meaningful context by using rich problems from children’s lives. You understand your students' needs and developmental processes. You use dynamic, formative assessments! As you know, it's important to document each student's developmental journey.
How do you document this journey? Your documentation is probably time consuming and most likely involves lots of paper work. Your time is valuable and your knowledge is resourceful! Documenting this journey no longer needs to be so time consuming. We have a way for you to save time and deepen your knowledge of your students' development.
INTRODUCING a new way of assessing and a new way of documenting a student's journey:
This chapter is written by Judy Storeygard, Janan Hamm, and Catherine Twomey Fosnot
Available for the 2016-2017 school year!
New Perspectives on Assessment
With New Perspectives on Assessment, you can easily document each student's strengths, struggles, and journeys.
EVEN MORE SPECIAL FEATURES:
Cathy Fosnot is Professor Emerita of Childhood Education and the Founding Director of Mathematics in the City, a nationally recognized center for professional development at the City College of New York. She has authored numerous books and articles on mathematics education, most recently the Contexts for Learning Mathematics series, the Young Mathematicians at Work series, and she is the co-author with Cathrine Kellison of A Parent's Guide to Math Education in Today's Schools. Currently she serves as the senior content consultant for the award-winning internet math environment, DreamBox Learning (www.dreambox.com), is the CEO of www.NewPerspectivesOnLearning.com and is the President of www.NewPerspectivesOnline.net.
Bryan has over 15 years experience in Information Systems and Technologies, 12 of which have been spent delivering enterprise technology solutions leveraging Microsoft technologies. Bryan has been a consultant with industry leading technology firms, including Microsoft, Accenture, and Avanade. He specializes in web technologies, service oriented architectures, and solution development and delivery.
Melissa Becerra is a 3rd grade teacher in Shaker Heights, Ohio. Throughout her 17 years of teaching, she has taught 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th, and 6th grades. She attended Kent State for her undergraduate degree and got her master's in administration at John Carroll University. Melissa is passionate about equal rights for children around the world. She volunteered at Rift Valley Children's Village in Tanzania, Africa. While there, she lived in a house with 10 girls, taught preschool, and wrote the curriculum and assessments for the Pre K and Kindergarten programs.
We bring a unique collection of knowledge to the world of math assessment. Our experience with teaching, math curriculum and instruction, child development, and technology make our product effective and useful.