This registration is to register for University credit only. The credit
is for participants of the Mindset, Mathematics & Common Core Transition 2014 workshop.Please note: There are no refunds for contract credit.
In recent years
scientific studies have demonstrated that student and teacher “mindsets”
have a profound impact on learning. Students with a “growth mindset”
(Dweck, 2006), who believe that intelligence and “smartness” can be
learned and that the brain can grow from exercise, learn more effectively,
displaying a desire for challenge and showing resilience in the face of
failure. In this workshop Dr. Jo Boaler will present recent evidence on
the brain and on learning, and on ways to encourage growth mindsets. The
workshop will also focus on Common Core mathematics, highlighting the
different dimensions of high quality teaching including classroom messages
and norms, tasks and other curricular materials, assessment, feedback and
grading that will prepare students for success with the Common Core.