NCSM has created a new resource for leaders – supervisors, coaches, lead teachers, faculty teaching mathematics methods courses – that provides PowerPoint slides and leader notes on strategies for formative assessment. Appropriate for pre-service students as well as K-16 teachers, the Jump Start series includes discussion points and activities for each strategy related to mathematics classrooms. Join the webinar for a tour through the resource and discussions about formative assessment with the educators who created Jump Start.Watch Webinar
As Director of Elementary Curriculum and Instruction for Asheboro City Schools in North Carolina, Wendy Rich, supervises instructional practices which include assisting with the use of formative assessment in the district. Wendy has more than 25 years of experience in various capacities in public education, including leadership roles in national, statewide, and regional organizations. Wendy has been involved as a writer and facilitator of mathematics professional development modules that have been shared across the state. Wendy has served on advisory boards for the TEAM II Project and the OPCHEM Project and has served on numerous committees and panels, such as the NCTM Editorial Panel Member for the 2004 Yearbook and as an NSF Teacher Enhancement Panel Reviewer and Member in Washington, NC.
Ana Floyd is the K-5 Mathematics and Science Lead Teacher for the Randolph County School District in North Carolina. As a lead teacher, Ana’s duties include providing professional development, mentoring new teachers, and coaching veterans. Ana has been a writer and collaborator on numerous state projects. The modules from these projects have been shared state-wide and have enhanced understanding of mathematical content and the use of formative assessment. Ana has been an active member of state and national organizations and has served on numerous committees for state and local organizations.
Valerie L. Mills is the Supervisor and Mathematics Education Consultant for Oakland Schools and current President of the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics.
Oakland Schools is an educational resource center serving 28 school districts and approximately 230,000 students. During her 35+ years in education she taught high school mathematics, served as Mathematics Department Chair, K-12 Mathematics Coordinator, and Director of Curriculum for the Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor school districts in Michigan.
In addition she was the Principal Investigator on five Mathematics and Science Partnership projects working with high needs districts, was a teacher author on the Core Plus Mathematics Project, President of the Michigan Council of Teachers of Mathematics, past chair of NCTM's Academy Services Committee, and has written numerous articles and professional development resources.
Mills was awarded the Michigan Mathematics Education Service Award, the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching, and the Milken National Educator Award.