Building Toward Competency

Authentically Assessing in STEM

Two Day Workshop: November 3 and December 8, 2016

Presented by the SERESC STEM Center for Innovation and Excellence

Advancing STEM Education in New Hampshire!



Southeastern Regional Education Service Center

29 Commerce Drive

Bedford, NH 03110

www.seresc.net 603 206-6800

Working with the Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance ( MMSA) to bring you this workshop.

Providing educational leadership;promoting educational excellence

http://mmsa.org

Description/Outcomes

Description

In order to assure that students achieve competency, how do we identify ‘competent’, promote depth of knowledge, and provide opportunities for students to demonstrate evidence of their learning? This two-part series will explore what is meant by academic rigor and competency in mathematics and science. During the first session, participants will begin to develop a performance task. The second session will be a working session, where participants will continue to develop and plan authentic assessments.


Teams are encouraged to attend.


Outcomes

As a result of attending this two part workshop , Participants will:

  • learn about competency-based learning and performance assessment in science and mathematics
  • design a sample performance task aligned to a competency
  • develop and plan authentic assessments in science and/or mathematics

About the Presenter, Joyce Tugel

Joyce Tugel is a K-12 STEM Education Specialist at the Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance (MMSA). Her work is primarily focused on teacher leadership, professional development in the areas of science curriculum, instruction and formative assessment, and implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards. Joyce is a co-author of two books in the NSTA Press Uncovering Student Ideas in Science series and editor of Notes from the Field – Teaching for Conceptual Change: Uncovering Student Thinking in Science Through Action Research. She partners with community-based learning initiatives to provide academic STEM support, and has served as the Project Director for multiple NOAA, Noyce, and Maine Math Science Partnership projects. Prior to coming to the MMSA in 2005, Joyce was a science professional development specialist at the TERC Eisenhower Regional Alliance for five years and taught high school chemistry and physical science for ten years. Prior to receiving her science teaching certification, Joyce was a researcher in environmental biogeochemistry at the University of New Hampshire.


Joyce serves on the National Science Education Leadership Association Board of Directors, and has served as the National Science Teachers Association District II Director and Professional Development Division Director. She is a Fellow of the National Academy for Science and Mathematics Education Leadership. During her teaching career, Joyce received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Secondary Science Teaching, the Milken Foundation National Distinguished Educator Award, and the New England Institute of Chemists Secondary Teaching Award. Joyce received her B.S. and M.S. degrees in Microbiology from the University of New Hampshire.

Schedule November 3, 2016

8:30 am.......................Sign-in, setup and continental breakfast

9:00 am.......................Welcome and Introductions

9:15 am.......................Introduction to Competency-Based Learning

10:15 am.....................Break

10:30 am....................Introduction to Performance Assessment

11:45 am....................Working Lunch and Networking at SERESC

12:30 pm....................Designing Performance Tasks Aligned to Competencies

2:30 pm......................Idea Share, Next Steps

3:00 pm..................... Feedback, Certificates, Adjourn

Schedule December 8, 2016

8:30 am.......................Sign-in, setup and continental breakfast

9:00 am.......................Welcome and (Re) Introductions

9:15 am.......................Share-Out: What have we accomplished?

10:15 am.....................Break

10:30 am....................Continued work on developing authentic assessments

11:45 am....................Working Lunch and Networking at SERESC

12:30 pm....................Small group work continued

2:30 pm......................Sharing our work; designing our next steps

3:00 pm..................... Feedback, Certificates, Adjourn

Cost and Registration Information

Participants will receive a certificate of attendance for up to

12 contact hours


Cost: $450.00 for the two day conference. Early Registration Discounted Cost: $390.00, if registered by , October 20, 2016 ---Enter discount code: early*registration


Registration ends October 27, 2016

Registration closes 7 days before event date. To inquire about available seats after this deadline, contact sabrina@seresc.net.


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