Using Student Thinking to Inform Instructional Decisions

In This Webinar

Eliciting student thinking requires teachers to shift their role to facilitators of learning and position students as sense-makers and the architects of their own understanding. When we know how to uncover student thinking and leverage it to make instructional decisions to deepen understanding and advance learning, we can facilitate meaningful mathematical discourse in our classrooms. In this prerecorded webinar, Grace Kelemanik and Amy Lucenta unpack processes for eliciting and using evidence of student thinking and discuss strategies for making instructional decisions in the classroom.


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About Our Mathematics Education Experts

Grace Kelemanik

Grace Kelemanik, cofounder of Fostering Math Practices, has more than 30 years of mathematics education experience. A frequent presenter at national conferences, her work focuses on fostering mathematical thinking practices in all students. She is a former urban high school mathematics teacher and project director at the Education Development Center. Kelemanik has also worked extensively with new and preservice teachers through the Boston Teacher Residency program. She is the coauthor of Routines for Reasoning: Fostering the Mathematical Practices in All Students, a mathematics education consultant, and professional development provider.

Amy Lucenta

Amy Lucenta, cofounder of Fostering Math Practices, has extensive Grades K–12 mathematics experience with a focus on developing the standards for mathematical practice in all students, particularly in striving learners. She supports teachers, districts, and educational collaborative organizations as they transition their curriculum and pedagogy to reflect current mathematics education research through professional learning and coaching. A former middle school and high school teacher and elementary math coach, Lucenta recently worked as a secondary mathematics clinical teacher educator for the Boston Teacher Residency program. She is the coauthor of Routines for Reasoning: Fostering Mathematical Practices in All Students.

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