SUMMIT Resources

The SUMMIT grant is a Title II Math Science Partnership (MSP) grant through Northwest Colorado Board of Cooperative Educational Services (NW BOCES). SUMMIT stands for Supporting Understanding of Meaningful Mathematics Instructional Tasks. The SUMMIT grant  partnered University of Northern Colorado (UNC) and NW BOCES school districts (East Grand- Granby Elementary School and Indian Peaks Charter School; Hayden Elementary; Moffat County- Craig Middle School, East Elementary, Ridgeview Elementary, Sandrock Elementary, and Sunset Elementary; Steamboat Springs- North Routt Community Charter School; and South Routt Elementary) with a goal to improve content knowledge and cognitive demand level of tasks for Colorado Academic Standards. The grant started August 2014 and ended in June 2017.

SUMMIT Resources Table of Contents

The SUMMIT grant has compiled and created resources as part of a sustainability project throughout the last year of its life. This resource will direct you to a table of contents that includes: the SUMMIT Handbook, High Cognitive Demand and/or Low Floor/High Ceiling Tasks aligned to almost all evidence outcomes in grades K-8, and videos of SUMMIT ambassador teachers giving LFHC tasks to their students.

SUMMIT Handbook:
A compilation of all of the resources the SUMMIT grant has utilized over the course of the three year grant.  The handbook also provides an overview of the sequence of the grant, and the grant team members who have contributed to this work.
To allow non-SUMMIT teachers to access the material the grant has provided over the course of three years, and to also allow administrators to continue the grant ideas and concepts now that it has come to an end.

High Cognitive Demand and LFHC Tasks:
Examples of high cognitive demand level or LFHC tasks aligned to the Colorado Academic Standards evidence outcomes for grades K-8.
It is not always easy to create these tasks on your own as a busy teacher.  Start with these tasks and you will quickly be adding to them on your own!

Videos of LFHC tasks in action:
Videos of Northwest BOCES member district teachers giving examples of low floor/high ceiling tasks to their students.
To help non-SUMMIT teachers see how low floor/high ceiling (or high cognitive demand) tasks can be beneficial to their students, and also to get an idea of what the process looks like in various grade level classrooms.

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