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Wednesday, July 15 • 2:35pm - 3:40pm
Creating 'Choose Your Own' Authentic Multi-Modal Assessments

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Educators will be given ideas and examples for creating choose your own assessment tasks. Multi-modal learning principles and student research are key components of this entry to mid-level assessment task for educators interested in gaining further insight into student understanding through student explanation, something seldom found on written exams. These tasks foster creativity through the use of choice and culminate with open ended problem creation and solving by students. Staff involved in these tasks have been reinvigorated by the level of detail shown by students, creating lecture videos, acting out james bond scenes and creating detailed explanation notes, as well as witnessing a level of enthusiasm by students who have seemingly developed a learned helplessness for mathematics come to life, finding themes that relate to their passions in everyday life outside school.

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Craig Verbruggen

Head of Mathematics, eLearning Coordinator, Bishop Druitt College
Craig is Head of Mathematics (7-12) and also the eLearning Coordinator (K-12) at Bishop Druitt College, Coffs Harbour, Australia. He is passionate about creating and implementing authentic assessments in Mathematics and sharing these ideas with other subject areas to adapt. Craig... Read More →

Wednesday July 15, 2015 2:35pm - 3:40pm EDT
Berkeley Room Boston Park Plaza

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