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Friday, February 27 • 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Mastery Learning in the Math Classroom: A Differentiated Instructional Approach FULL

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Mastery Learning illustrates a means to accomplish a Holy Grail of math instruction: differentiating the lesson for as many students as need it. Mastery Learning explicitly recognizes students' need to have parts of a math unit retaught in a different way and then assessed after a reteaching opportunity. It also recognizes that mathematics has a "building block" structure with key concepts needing to be integrated at different stages. 

Mastery Learning centers on the idea that you must teach, assess, reteach, and then reassess. The most critical step is not in the initial assessment, but in the reteaching that follows the assessment, allowing the teacher the opportunity to go more deeply into why a student is struggling. Mastery Learning teachers plan their instruction based on past performance, current needs, and future requirements.

Join team members from Truesdell Middle School in Wichita, Kansas to learn how they are using Mastery Learning to turn a school once labeled the "worst-performing Middle School in the state." Experience a simulation of a Mastery Learning classroom, from lesson to assessment to reteaching opportunity to reassessment, and learn how to implement Mastery Learning in your school.

 BYOD: Attendees are encouraged to bring a laptop, tablet, iPad or smartphone to this session.

Looking for additional sessions exploring Differentiated Instruction techniques? Click on the "Differentiated Instruction" tag, found below the Presenter profiles!

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Terrell Davis

Principal, Truesdell Middle School - Wichita Public Schools
I am currently the principal at Truesdell Middle School. I was asked to take over the leadership of the building after the school received the dubious accolade of being the worst-performing Middle School in the state of Kansas. I have supported my Mathematics department in the adoption, training, and use of the Mastery Learning strategy in their classroom. This is the third school in which I have implemented Mastery Learning. Math teachers have... Read More →
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Mark Erickson

Dean of Data and Innovation, Truesdell Middle School
Mark Erickson is the Dean of Data & Innovation at Truesdell Middle School. He has worked with the Mastery Learning strategy at three different middle schools and has had success at all three.

Friday February 27, 2015 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Sweeney C Santa Fe Community Convention Center

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