We currently have three professional development modules –
Geometric Measurement and Spatial Reasoning in Elementary Mathematics Teaching
We are recruiting professional development facilitators who are interested in piloting our new module with groups of practicing elementary teachers in university courses, teacher institutes or workshops, school/district professional development, teacher study groups, or other comparable settings.
Supporting Reasoning and Explanations in Elementary Mathematics Teaching
We are preparing a new version of our second module based on feedback and data from earlier pilots. The revised module will be available for use in Fall 2016.
Representing and Comparing Fractions in Elementary Mathematics Teaching
We are preparing a new version of our first module based on feedback and data from earlier pilots. The revised module will be available for use in Fall 2016.
Our materials share common features.
Our materials are designed to integrate four core elements of mathematics teaching to help elementary classroom teachers develop knowledge and skills that are useful and usable in the classroom.
Mathematics: mathematics geared to the demands of teaching
Student thinking: students' ideas and ways of thinking about mathematics
Teaching practice: instructional skills and strategies for meeting the needs of diverse classrooms and contexts
Learning from practice: approaches to systematically learning from and improving teaching
Ten 90-minute sessions
Integrated content tied to the work of teaching
Records of elementary classroom practice
Opportunities for teachers to collaborate and study records from their own teaching
Professional development for practicing elementary teachers
Teachers working with a facilitator in real time, either in-person or remotely