What’s Working: Smart Assessments

with Academy Fellows Kim Dempsey, Alice Lurain, and Tamanna Shahid
Monday, February 8, 2021
4:30 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.

Online assessment has been tough. Three seasoned science teachers share their inspired tactics for assessments that not only assess, they teach. And their strategies are adaptable to any subject. Join us! 

Kim Dempsey teaches chemistry at East Side Community High School in Manhattan. She holds a Math for America Master Teacher Fellowship and has participated twice in the Columbia University Summer Research Program for Science Teachers. 

Alice Lurain teaches chemistry and organic chemistry at Packer Collegiate Institute in Brooklyn. She teaches students to work collaboratively, solve creatively, and never give up. She has them assess their own progress and is famous for her high expectations, unrelenting commitment to chemistry puns, and eccentric love of capybaras and the fax machine.

Tamanna Shahid teaches living environment and AP biology at Eleanor Roosevelt High School. She leads an advisory program in which students discuss racial equity in the school system, work to build an engaged community, and process current events.

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