2016 Good Teaching Conference (North) Virtual Pass

Friday – April 15

Mathematics: Using Formative Assessment Practices to Support Student Learning


This session will include tools for supporting student learning by using formative assessment practices in mathematics. Tune in and learn more about the Formative Assessment Cycle: Clarify, Elicit, Interpret, and Act and various formative assessment practices to support your students.

Saturday – April 16

How to Create a Happy Productive Classroom


Bonus Session with Rick Morris, award-winning educator & author.

Implementing NGSS in the High School Science Classroom and Support STEM Education


This presentation will expose teachers to a methodical and practical way to implement the NGSS & CCSS in their Science classrooms at the High School level. The information presented will allow teachers to address STEM education through inquiry labs, close reading, mathematical applications and essay writing.

Digital What?!? …. A Digital Library for all Teachers to Use!


The Smarter Balanced Digital Library is a resource database that provides all teachers with resources in instruction, curriculum and assessment practices. It includes many resources specific to formative and summative assessments. It also includes instructional resources in the form of lesson plans, units, and videos. Participants will leave knowing more about the abundance of resources spanning all subjects and grade levels in the Digital Library.

How to Teach Your Students to Think Like a Mathematician


Have you ever wondered just what those Math Practice Standards are really saying? Where can you find support and resources to help you successfully implement California’s new standards? Come to our interactive workshop to get some answers! You will engage with the Mathematical Practice Standards while doing math. You will also interact with portions of the California Mathematics Framework and other resources, some new and some familiar, that support mathematics teaching and learning.

Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking in the Mathematics Classroom


Literacy development is every teacher’s responsibility. Learn how California’s new English Language Development (ELD) standards connect to California’s new math standards. All students are expected to learn the language of mathematics in order to effectively read a math text, respond to a word problem, explain their answer or approach to a problem, and critique another’s reasoning. All of these activities require the development of reading, writing, listening and speaking skills…in math! Participants will explore the new ELD standards as they relate to math teaching and learning.