APS Math News Update
*FAQ on Resource Pilot Process
*Summer Professional Learning Opportunities
*Teacher's Development Group
*Exit Criteria Update
"Resource Adoption" Process
Deadline Extended for Resource Pilot Teacher Teams!
New Deadline: THURSDAY MAY 5th at 4 pm.
FAQ for Resource Pilot Teacher Teams and "Adoption" Process
Yes. We will try to work around summer schedules to the extent we are able. We may do some of our work virtually as well.
2) If I am on the pilot team, but I usually plan with a PLC at my building, can my teammates pilot the resource as well?
Yes. We want to see how each potential resource performs when used in authentic ways, so we will want you to include your team if that is how you usually work.
3) Will we consider digital, open source resources?
Yes. We are open to any resource that has the potential to support a classroom experience that develops 21st Century Skills and deep mathematical reasoning in our students.
4) How is this process different than book selection in the past?
The educational landscape has changed since the last time APS looked at math resources - new standards, standards of math practice and a focus on 21st Century learning has shifted the criteria for resources to meet. This time we are viewing resources as a lever to encourage engaging, relevant learning experiences, but also recognize it is only a part of the system of support needed for all teachers to bring this kind of instruction to all students. Therefore, we will be forming teams of teachers to learn about the classroom culture of thinking needed. Then as they are implementing that culture in their classrooms, they will try on different resources to see which best support the planning and enactment of rich learning experiences for our students. During this process, we will be paying attention to the kind of support needed by these teachers so we can begin to design ways to scale that support for all teachers.
Summer Professional Learning
Creating a Culture that Promotes Reasoning, Problem Solving and Productive Struggle
Coaching for a Classroom that Creates a Culture that Promotes Reasoning, Problem Solving and Productive Struggle
Windows into Student Thinking
Please invite anyone who might be interested in mathematical thinking - a science teacher, your ELA teacher leader, the ESS team and your administration. This is a great opportunity to get a quick introduction to changes in math instruction.
Kathy Richardson Math Perspectives Summer Courses
We are pleased to once again offer three different courses from Kathy Richardson/Math Perspectives:
Developing Number Concepts K-2 June 6-7-8
Developing Computational Fluency 3-5 June 6-7-8
Number Concepts in Pre-K June 6-7
Breaking Down the Content Silos
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