Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Assignments Matter Task Jam Workshop

The RRVWP is sponsoring an Assignments Matter Task Jam Workshop in conjunction with the Summer Institute. This workshop is free and open to all Minnesota and North Dakota teachers.

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.

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.

The Assignments Matter Task Jam Workshop will be held on Thursday, July 16, from 9:00 am - 2:30 pm at 310 Minard Hall on the NDSU campus. Those attending will receive a certificate of participation. Contact Karen Taylor at <ktaylor[at]moorheadschools[dot]org> if you have any questions.