Calculating risk – designing performance tasks for Math assessment in the MYP
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Stephanie Chin & Geraldine De Fazio
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About the talk

As students move through the MYP program, student assessment often becomes increasingly focused on tests and may preclude more authentic opportunities for feedback and iterative learning. By changing how we think about the traditional forms of assessment in Math, students can engage in small, daily assessments. This will allow for consistent opportunities for the teacher and students to identify areas of growth that can be addressed immediately. This shift in focus opens up more available time to engage in culminating, interdisciplinary projects that become part of the feedback loop.

In this talk with MYP educator Stephanie Chin, explore various ways to introduce daily assessments and create culminating tasks that can lend themselves to interdisciplinary units.

Key objectives 

  • Explore different ways to introduce daily assessments in Math
  • Design culminating tasks that can lend themselves to interdisciplinary units
Talk hosts
Stephanie Chin
MYP educator
Geraldine De Fazio
Director of Learning, Strategy and Innovation at Montcrest School

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Stephanie Chin
Teaching was always at the back of Stephanie's mind but always an idea. A graduate of Bishop's University, she holds an honours degree in Fine Arts and Mathematics. It was only upon completion that teaching held so much appeal. From there she attended SUNY Potsdam to earn a Masters of Teaching and then the University of Waterloo for a Masters of Mathematics for Teachers. Stephanie has been a teacher for 15 years, first at a boarding school with a focus on the AP program and then at Elmwood School as the head of the department in mathematics in an IB World School. In that time she has been fortunate to work with many creative and talented educators to develop and explore different methods of assessment.
Geraldine De Fazio
Gerry helps amplify innovation in education using her superpowers of kindness, curiosity and enthusiasm. Currently she serves as the Director of Learning, Strategy and Innovation at Montcrest School. Drawing on her experience as teacher and coordinator (PYP/MYP), she has worked with schools all over the world facilitating workshops, coaching and consulting for organizations including the IB and NoTosh.
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Calculating risk – designing performance tasks for Math assessment in the MYP
As students move through the MYP program, student assessment often becomes increasingly focused on tests and may preclude more authentic opportunities for feedback and iterative learning. By changing how we think about the traditional forms of assessment in mathematics, the aim is to engage in small, daily assessments that allow for feedback and consistent opportunities for the teacher and students to identify areas of growth that can be addressed immediately. This shift in focus opens up more available time to engage in culminating, interdisciplinary projects that become part of the feedback loop. In this workshop with MYP educator Stephanie Chin, explore various ways to introduce daily assessments and create culminating tasks that can lend themselves to interdisciplinary units. To take away learnings from this session, make sure you have a pen and paper handy.