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Simulating Performance Tasks – Teaching and Assessing Employability Skills

June 14, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm


Presenter: Marty Sugerik, School Improvement Consultant 

Time: 8:30 am – 3:00 pm (Registration: 8:00 – 8:30 am)

Location: Instructional Services Center

Cost: $25 per participant

Lunch provided

Frontloading: Scaffolding performance tasks in daily instruction that prepare students for a student-centered project.

This one-day session is designed to provide teaching methods that compliment projects in the classroom. Frontloading is the process of scaffolding performance tasks in daily instruction that prepare students for a student-centered project. Frontloading employability skills by overtly teaching and assessing those skills is necessary for students to be able to apply them in an authentic project. Academic frontloading allows the building of skill in applied math, technical writing and scientific inquiry that connect to the project.


Morning Session

Frontloading versus “Just-in Time Instruction”

Participants explore how each technique can be applied before and during student-centered projects.

Participants will assess a sample project to identify “OMG’s” (obstacles, misconceptions and gaps). They will engage in a variety of short and medium cycle performance tasks that model scaffolding to meet the obstacles, misconceptions and gaps. This process is used to design frontloading.

Afternoon Session

Participants will then self-assess their projects to identify frontloading opportunities. Protected time to complete project unit plans and frontloading will be provided with differentiated coaching. Participants will share an electronic draft to have virtual constructive feedback delivered.

Next Steps and Action Planning

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June 14, 2018
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Instructional Services Center
14 Area Development Dr.-Suite 100
Plattsburgh, NY 12901 United States
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