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Tuesday, June 5 • 9:15am - 10:15am
"It's the Task..."

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How do we ensure that when students engage in inquiry and project-based learning that they are actually getting better at important disciplinary practices? How do we embed what parents, students, and teachers care about most in our common assessments? At Fox C-6 we have committed to developing curriculum and assessment around common complex tasks. We focus our improvement processes exclusively on the quality of the work students produce.

Can curriculum embody the values of choice, independence, and inquiry and still have common assessment that produce evidence of student growth? Building a curriculum around units that culminate in complex tasks, allow us to focus all our efforts on the quality of the work that students produce.

Often priorities from best-practice instruction, assessment, and PLC work seem to be in tension with one another. We strive to ensure that our curriculum, assessment, and PLC improvement process all emphasize the same values. We also have to ensure a guaranteed and viable curriculum that produces evidence of student growth.

In this session participants will experience engaging complex tasks from across grade-levels and subject areas. They will provide success and growth feedback for students at all levels, and practice aligning tasks with core content.

Presenter
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Declan FitzPatrick

Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Fox C-6
Declan FitzPatrick serves as the Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction for the Fox C-6 School District, in Arnold Missouri. Declan has been working with teachers to develop high quality performance tasks and scoring guides since 2005.
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Dr. Amy Zielinski

Director of Professional Development, Fox C-6
Dr. Amy Zielinski is the Director of Professional Development and Fox C-6 School District. She works to make life easier for teachers every day by integrating curriculum, teacher collaboration, and professional development.



Tuesday June 5, 2018 9:15am - 10:15am
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Attendees (30)