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Thursday, July 27 • 4:00pm - 5:05pm
Rogers - The ABCs of Designing Rigorous Assignments that Students Love

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Too often, students are tasked with cookie-cutter assignments. These tasks provide little motivation for students to complete or to learn from their work. Changing the way teachers think about and plan assignments can have a powerful impact on student learning.
It's easy as ABC...
A. Align the assignment to grade-level standards.
B. Big ideas and higher-order thinking.
C. Choice. Let students have a voice and choice.
A group of elementary and secondary teachers from the Carlisle Area School District in Pennsylvania are a part of the district’s Model Classroom initiative. Over the past three years, they have designed implemented rigorous assignments that the students have loved and will share their successes and challenges using the ABC method. As a endorsement from a former student, “My favorite part of my day was history class. I loved all your projects. You taught me new ways to analyze text and take in all perspectives of something. You challenged me to think outside of my comfort zone.”

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Christine Rogers

Grade 6 Teacher, Carlisle Area School District
Dr. Christine Rogers is a sixth-grade science and social studies teacher in the Carlisle Area School District in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. She has 11 years of public education experience. Christine is passionate about teaching young learners to use technology for the purposes of expanding... Read More →

Thursday July 27, 2017 4:00pm - 5:05pm EDT
Beacon Hill Boston Park Plaza
  Main Conference Session
  • BLC Strand Designing Rigorous and Motivating Assignments
  • Intended Audience General - All Audiences
  • Session Level All