2021 National Harbor Area Conference

November 11-13, 2021

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FILTERS APPLIED:Sharing Authentic Assessment Strategies, Engineering


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Pop Culture's Relevancy in Authentically Assessing Students

Thursday, November 11 • 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center - Chesapeake I

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Pop Culture’s Relevancy in Authentically Assessing Students

STRAND: Sharing Authentic Assessment Strategies

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Using pop culture references creates relevant opportunities for teachers to authentically assess students' ability to design/speculate models to revitalize endangered species and vulnerable ecosystems.

Learn about the intersection between project-based learning, anchoring phenomena and authentic assessments Learn about a model that uses pop culture to create anchoring phenomena and opportunities for authentic assessments Collaboratively identify examples of pop culture that can be used as anchoring phenomena and/or authentic assessment and link them with NGSS standards

Jennifer Chambers (The Siena School: Silver Spring, MD)

Problem Solving by Design for Every Classroom

Friday, November 12 • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center - Baltimore 3

STRAND: Sharing Authentic Assessment Strategies

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The challenges presented to our students by the world in which they will live require committed problem solvers with the academic, life, and social skills promoted through an education utilizing design learning.

Attendees will learn how each step of the design process can promote essential skills in their classroom. Attendees will learn where effective and appropriate technology use enhances the design process and problem solving. Attendees will learn how design learning fosters leadership skills in those facilitating the learning and in those participating in the challenges.

Dr. Chad LeDune (Southwest School Corporation: Sullivan, IN)

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