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Closing the Factory: Productive Struggle and the New Math Model
This event takes place on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016, 2 to 3 p.m. ET.
It's common knowledge that our school system was built on a factory model, where students were prepared for rote jobs that didn't require innovation, critical thinking, or creative problem solving. But students today need cognitive challenges, not tasks or memorization. Using various techniques, teachers can help students see that hard work and incorrect answers—the "productive struggle" crucial to real knowledge acquisition—represent steps on the path toward mastery, rather than seeing them as signs of failure.
Join us for a webinar where we'll details ways to help learning move into the 21st century, with a special emphasis on K-12 mathematics. We'll cover concrete practices to help students develop a growth mindset through productive struggle, tactics for developing deeper conceptual thinking in mathematics and beyond, and strategies for moving past rote tasks in homework and in-class assignments to work that actually engages students' intellects and challenges them to think creatively.
Cindy Bryant, director of learning, LearnBop; former member of NCTM's board of directors; former Presidential Awardee; and former head of K-12 math for the state of Missouri
John Carver, superintendent, Howard-Winneshiek Community School District, Cresco, Iowa, and co-chair of the STEM Advisory Council's Broadband Committee
Ross Kasun, superintendent, Freehold Township School District, Monmouth County, N.J.
This webinar will be moderated by Zacc Dukowitz, school services specialist, LearnBop
Source: Education Week