Improving our Practice
Improving Instruction by Improving Assignments
Assignment Analysis Workshop -- a Method to Improve Instruction
"Students can do no better than the assignments they are given. And with new, high-level standards, that’s truer now than ever before. But what makes a high-quality assignment, and how do we know?"-Equity in Motion
March 13, 2017
Meeting Challenging Standards Takes Rigours Assignments--What are educators doing to improve assignments?
Throughout this workshop we will analyze classroom assignments using the “Literacy Assignment Analysis Guide.” The goal is to spark conversations around assignment engagement, rigor and expectations during the learning process. A Common Core-aligned assignment has essential features that this workshop will explore and promote a calibrated vision of instruction.
The research behind this workshop is grounded in The Education (Ed) Trust. The Ed Trust is a national non-profit advocacy organization that promotes high academic achievement for all students at all levels, particularly for low-income students.
You are encouraged to bring classroom assignments to this workshop, for relevant application to your district/school instruction. Expect to leave with an arrray of ideas to support your assignments.
Intended Audience: Special Education Teachers, General Education Teachers, Counselors, Administrators
Framework for Assignment Analysis Guide
This workshop will take an in-depth look at this guide and modify as needed to meet the unique needs of each school.