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This asynchronous, facilitated online course for adult education math instructors focuses on strategies for using student work to guide instruction.


This professional development activity/course is designed for:

  • All teachers involved in adult numeracy instruction. Instructors at all levels of math comfort are encouraged to enroll.

In this three-module online course, you will learn how to improve your ability to give productive feedback and make instructional decisions based on what students are producing in class. You will read and reflect on articles and engage in collaborative analyses of student work. 

The course runs for three weeks and requires approximately eight hours to complete. Participation involves reading assigned articles and participating in discussions through a discussion board. You do not need to be currently teaching a math class to fully participate in the course.Participants must fully respond to at least 80% of discussion assignments to receive a certificate of completion.

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Learning Objectives: 

Upon completion of this professional development activity/course, you will be able to:

  • Use the DEN process to structure your use of student work as a formative assessment
  • Perform error analysis and consider unconventional solution paths
  • Provide constructive written feedback on student work
  • Make instructional decisions based on class sets of student work


02/20/2017 - 12:15am
End Date: 
03/13/2017 - 11:45pm
PD Center: 
Topic Area: 
Mathematics and Adult Numeracy
PDP Eligible: 
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