Literacy, Metacognition, and Math Tasks

First things first…

This is a virtual experience. You will need to use the Zoom platform on your computer, coupled with a working webcam and microphone, to fully engage with this experience. If you have any technical difficulties you should reach out to your facilitator ASAP. Please plan to arrive at least 5 minutes before the session begins to account for any technical difficulty.

Session-Specific Information: For relevant assignments, links, and resources, please see the appropriate headings under each session. These will be updated prior to each session.

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Login Address: https://teachforamerica.zoom.us/j/2040787348

Call-in Number (Optional): 646-558-8656 or 408-638-0968

Collaborative Work Space: Here

Meeting ID: 204 078 7348


Student and Teacher Series Outcomes:

Students will persevere to solve math problems and will be able to explain their metacognitive thinking verbally and in writing. Students will be prepared to problem solve around the design of their MAP performance task, ACT items, or other more rigorous tasks.

Teachers will focus on growing metacognitive, reading comprehension, and writing skills for students through consistent engagement with open-ended problems. Teachers will use the scope and context of the MAP tasks, ACT items, or other relevant grade-appropriate tasks to create opportunities to build metacognitive skills and problem-solving persistence with students.

Session 1: What Are You Thinking?

Tuesday, January 31, 6:00-7:30 PM

Assignment

  • We have an amazing new web meeting app that we will use starting this quarter, Zoom. Make sure that you download this software ahead of time!
  • We will be designing a lesson built around using a number of rich tasks. To prepare,  find 1-2 exemplar tasks (use the “I am looking for exemplar performance task” sources in our math resource primer) aligned to an upcoming standard, then share the links to those tasks in our collaborative document at least 24 hours before the session.
  • Make sure to select tasks which offer complexity and ambiguity, rather than typical worksheet problems.

Outline 

  1. Open – Talking Points About Talking
  2. Discuss – Communication, Metacognition, and Our Progress
  3. Explore – Developing Student Voice and Metacognition
  4. Practice – A preliminary Math Workshop
  5. Plan – Math Workshops in My Class

Session Resources

Session 2: Literacy as Reading and Comprehension

Tuesday, February 14, 6:00-7:30 PM

Assignment

  • Finish planning your math workshop lesson
  • Conduct this lesson by Friday, 2/10 and have the lesson plan, a few samples of student work, and a brief description of how it went/what you learned shared by EOD 2/10.
  • Receive and read feedback from Nicole by EOD Sunday, 2/12.
  • Find another task to conduct in the next two weeks after Session 2 on 2/14. Link to this in collaborative workspace.

Outline 

  1. Open – Workshopping the Workshop
  2. Learn – Language and Learning
  3. Practice – Vocabulary Instruction
  4. Learn – Structures of Reading
  5. Collaborate – Reading Genres of Math Texts
  6. Close – Writing is Thinking

Session Resources

  • Coming soon!

Session 3: Literacy as Speaking, Writing, and Metacognition

Tuesday, February 28, 6:00-7:30 PM

Assignment

  • Coming soon!

Outline 

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Session Resources

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