Monday, January 12, 2015

Assignments Matter Task Jam Workshop

All Red River Valley Writing Project Teacher Consultants and colleagues are invited to an Assignments Matter Task Jam Workshop on Saturday, January 24, 2015, from 8:30-3:30 at the Probstfield Center for Education, 2410 14th St. S., Moorhead, MN, facilitated by RRVWP TC Karen Taylor, ELA teacher at Horizon Middle School in Moorhead, MN.

Assignments Matter is a collaborative, knowledge-building and sharing experience that supports teachers in creating effective writing prompts for grades 6-12 across the curriculum based on the understanding that meaningful classroom tasks create powerful student results. At the Assignments Matter Task Jam Workshop, participants will be introduced to a framework for developing assignment prompts that are clear, concise, and connected with the Common Core State Standards.  Participants will generate and discuss classroom writing prompts paying particular attention to key concepts in the areas of reading, writing, synthesizing, and the application of content from all academic areas. Participants will also learn how developing effective prompts directly connected with the CCSS makes it easier to grade student work and how data from such assignments can help refine their teaching approaches. 

There is no charge for this workshop, but participation will be limited to the first 25 people who register.  Online registration needs to be completed by Wednesday, January 21. Those attending will receive a certificate of participation for five clock hours.

For more information about this opportunity, please see the listserv post or contact Karen Taylor at <ktaylor[at]moorheadschools[dot]org>.