Aligning Elementary Mathematics Teacher Preparation Courses Across Departments
Speakers: Crystal Kalinec-Craig, Raquel Vallines Mira, & Priya V. Prasad
In this talk, we will present our purposeful design and alignment of the mathematics preparation course sequence for elementary teacher candidates (TCs). We use the two mathematics content courses (MAT 1153&1163) and one methods course (C&I 4403) as a means of helping TCs learn about divergent formative assessment (DFA), which seeks to explore what students understand rather than only if they understand a concept or skill. We leverage the research on pedagogical stances (such as using groupworthy tasks and establishing the Rights of the Learner) to align our sequence conceptually. We will describe three common strands across the courses: 1) Shifting from implicit to explicit and informal to formal practices of DFA that reflects teaching through problem-solving; 2) Using DFAs to transition TCs’ identities from learners to teacher-learners; and 3) Supporting TCs’ self-assessment through DFAs in multiple ways.
Date & Time: Sep 14, 2020, 1:00 PM-2:00 PM, Central Time
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