Using Learning Maps and Diagnostic Assessments to Scaffold Digital Learning
The talk introduces the idea of a digital learning system (DLS), which is an innovative digital container, where students and teachers can navigate the content of middle school mathematics around big ideas and research-based learning trajectories, select and sequence aligned open source curricular resources, and assess, in real time, students progress, identifying needs and next steps. The DLS is demonstrated and discussed in detail in relation to a design study around students understanding of variability in sixth grade.
Dr. Confrey is the Joseph D. Moore Distinguished University Professor. She teaches in the graduate program in mathematics education, and offers courses on learning sciences, curriculum development and evaluation, and related topics in mathematics education. Her current research interests focus on analyzing national policy, synthesizing research on rational number, designing diagnostic assessments in mathematics focused on student thinking, building innovative software linking animation and mathematics, and studying school improvement for under-served youth at the high school level in rural and urban settings. She holds multiple grants from the National Science Foundation and currently serves on the Research Council for NCTM.