SUDDS at the 2019 Annual Conference for the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics (NCSM) and 2019 American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting

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NCSM April 1, 2019: Engaging Students as Partners in Personalized Learning based on Learning Trajectories Drs. Confrey, Shah, and Persson presented at the NCSM conference in San Diego, CA in April, 2019. Their talks focused on leveraging learning trajectory-based classroom assessment data to engage students as partners in personalized learning and drive data discussions at PLC meetings. AERA 2019: Working at Scale to Conduct Ongoing Validation of Learning Trajectory-Based Classroom Assessments for Middle Grade Mathematics Drs. Confrey, Toutkoushian, and Shah presented the results from the first round of validation work in a symposium at the AERA annual meeting. The symposium "Validating Theories of Learning for Classroom Assessment Design: Sources of Evidence" showcased how qualitative and quantitative methods that can be used to empirically evaluate the sufficiency and accuracy of the…
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STEM Entrepreneurship Competitions

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Are you an innovator? Do you like using science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) to invent solutions to messy problems? If so, the SUDDS team needs your help! Who: We’re looking for middle graders to help us test a new type of activity that we’re calling STEM entrepreneurial challenges. Students will use math in solving these challenges, but there is no prerequisite knowledge required to participate in the challenge. All who are excited about using STEM to solve real and messy problems are welcome! What: STEM entrepreneurial challenges encourage students to use their knowledge of STEM to invent solutions to pressing issues. What makes these challenges different from other STEM challenges is that we want students to think like entrepreneurs, including developing business plans, because without money, even the best…
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SUDDS Presentation at PME-NA 2018, Greenville, SC

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Michael Belcher is presenting a talk at 40th Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME-NA) in Greenville, South Carolina on November 18, 2018. His talk focuses on the ratio learning trajectories in Math Mapper. He will report on how a design-based implementation research (DBIR) study at one of our partner schools supported the development of a new framework for curriculum enactment, the “agile curriculum framework,” and will explore how such a framework can productively blur lines among curriculum designer, user, and researcher. When: Sun, November 18 8:30am to 9:10am Curriculum and Related Factors Brief Research Reports Where: Hyatt Regency, Studio 220 @ NOMA A
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SUDDS Team presents at the NCCTM 2018 Annual Conference in Greensboro, NC

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Meetal Shah and Michael Belcher presented four talks at the North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCCTM) in Greensboro, NC on November 1-2. Mike's first presentation discussed the top ten misconceptions based on an analysis of over 45000 diagnostics assessments of students’ progress along learning trajectories. He also presented a learning trajectory-analysis of Open Up and Big Ideas curricula for middle grades ratio and percents topics. Meetal presented the implications of teaching geometric similarity based on the qualitative data gathered for her dissertation study. She also shared productive ways of engaging students in discussions of data, with examples from actual classrooms at our partner sites.
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Presenting at the 2nd Annual NCME Special Conference on Classroom Assessments

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Jere Confrey, Meetal Shah, and Emily Toutkoushian presented four talks at the NCME Special Conference on Classroom Assessment held at the University of Kansas at Lawrence from October 8-10. Jere led a panel discussion on "Why Purpose and Grain-Size Matters in the Design of Learning Trajectories/Progressions- -Based Classroom Assessment". Meetal presented the results from her dissertation study centered around the assessments in Math Mapper that measure geometric similarity. Emily and Jere presented validation results for classroom assessments from contrasting learning trajectories within Math Mapper. Jere was also part of invited panel discussion with other researchers who have developed or used organized learning models (learning progressions or learning maps). 
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Informing Global Leaders in Education at the OECD

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Dr. Jere Confrey addressed an Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) meeting in Paris on September 12, 2018. She discussed the purposes and uses of learning trajectories and their potential for contributing to the OECD Learning Framework and the Draft Mathematics Competencies Framework 2030. She is currently in the process of writing a review of the literature on learning trajectories for the OECD.
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