The Owl Hunt: Building Authenticity and Classroom Culture into Math Assessment

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In this video, Julie Litwin, an experienced preschool teacher and Assistant Director of Noah’s Ark Preschool in Albany, New York, uses an owl hunt as an example of immersive learning for elementary students.

While watching this video, you’ll learn about:

  • Incorporating vocabulary and literacy into an interactive, math assessment
  • Helping young students secure numbers through experiential learning
  • “Purposeful play” and establishing routines that allow for such instruction
  • What students gain socially and emotionally through immersive learning
  • How students build community and self-confidence through interactivity
  • Why using this type of instruction as a tool of assessment can pinpoint students who need additional practice

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What to Ask Yourself

“‘How can I create opportunities in my instruction to empower and assess my students?”

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