Learning Opportunities

Assessment in the Thinking Classroom

Presented By

Kyle Webb

Series Sessions

Date Time
Thursday, February 22, 2024 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM


Basement Conference Room (GPCSD Central Office) 9902 101 St, Grande Prairie, AB

Grade Levels

Grades 7 - 9, Grades 10 - 12

It is recommended that teachers have attended an Introduction workshop prior to the assessment workshop.  


The assessment workshop is designed for teachers who have been implementing Thinking Classrooms practices and are ready to delve into assessment. In addition to the assessment practices laid out in Building Thinking Classrooms, participants will revisit and explore advanced teacher moves relevant to the other practices explored in the Introduction workshop.

Problem solving is an effective way for students to learn to think mathematically and to acquire deep knowledge and understanding of the mathematics they are learning.  Simply problematizing the mathematics curriculum, however, does not help constitute the practice that teachers want or students need.  Equally, infusion of problem-based learning into the mathematics curriculum does not help with the transformations we want to see in our classrooms.  What we need are a set of tools that, along with good problems, can build thinking classrooms.

In this day of professional learning, we look at a series of such tools, emerging from research, that can help to build an environment conducive to problem-based learning. We will unpack the research behind Thinking Classrooms which demonstrates that a problem-based learning environment and culture can quickly be established, even in classrooms where students resist change.

These topics will be covered in the assessment workshop:

Without Intermediate

  • Consolidation
  • Autonomy
  • Evaluate what you value
  • Formative assessment
  • Summative assessment

With Intermediate Before

  • Evaluate what you value
  • Formative assessment
  • Summative assessment

*Topics of each workshop are tailored to meet specific needs and may be revised.

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