Effective & Equitable Practices and Improving Mathematics Instruction through Sound Assessment Practices: A Series for Mathematics Teachers
SESSION 1: January 12, 2024 | 9:00am - 2:30pm | Pilgrim School
SESSION 2: April 12, 2024 | 9:00am - 2:30pm | Pilgrim School
ABOUT THIS PROGRAM SERIES
This program series will provide an opportunity for mathematics educators to learn or enhance their knowledge and skills in facilitating high-quality mathematics learning in an independent school setting. This series is open for educators across grades Pre-K to Grade 12. It is ideal for elementary classroom teachers, middle and upper school math teachers, math specialists and coaches, and other leaders of mathematics who are eager to collaborate and grow professionally. Throughout both sessions, educators will also explore how evidence demonstrates a shift in mathematics teaching practice and how educators can sustain this shift in teaching and learning. Educators will have the opportunity to celebrate and reflect upon shifts in their own teaching by modeling practice(s) and exhibiting evidence of the impacts on student learning.
- Investigate and engage in effective teaching practices in mathematics that ensure access to high-quality mathematics for all students.
- Learn how to use assessment to motivate and support students, and to make mathematics instruction more effective.
- Have opportunities to apply concepts and skills shared throughout the program, as well as the opportunity to receive feedback and support from the facilitators and fellow participants.
- Effective & Equitable Teaching Practices in Mathematics
What are the essential practices that invite all students into meaningful learning experiences in mathematics? In this two-day deep dive workshop, educators will learn and develop effective teaching practices in mathematics that ensure access to high-quality mathematics for all students. Educators will learn about teacher and student mindsets that develop cultures of mathematical thinking, reasoning, and problem-solving. They will analyze their belief systems about learning mathematics and understand how their beliefs impact student learning. Educators will then learn how to implement rich mathematical tasks that promote inquiry and problem-solving, and how to build from deep conceptual understanding toward essential procedural fluency.
- Improving Mathematics Instruction through Sound Assessment Practices
How can we ensure mathematical success for all students through the effective use of assessment for learning? In this one-day workshop, educators will learn how to use assessment to motivate and support students, and to make mathematics instruction more effective. Educators will develop strategies for assessing conceptual understanding, procedural fluency, and mathematical reasoning, while also using formative assessment as a means to improve learning for all students in mathematics.
This program is designed for elementary classroom teachers, middle and upper school math teachers, math specialists and coaches, and other leaders of mathematics who are eager to collaborate and grow professionally.
COVID-19 SAFETY PROTOCOLS
CATDC and Pilgrim School will be working together to do all we can to ensure your health and safety during our in-person session, monitoring closely nationwide, state, and local updates and recommendations. We ask that you do not attend if you are infected with Covid, have Covid symptoms, or have had close contact with someone who is infected in the last 10 days.
Starting February 2023, we will no longer check vaccination status at the first session of our workshops, but we strongly encourage all CATDC participants to be fully vaccinated.
Given the nature of our in-person programs which gather individuals together from a variety of schools and regions, CATDC may require or strongly recommend masking indoors and/or testing on a program-by-program basis. A host school/venue may require additional protocols which we will communicate to participants via email in a timely fashion prior to a program or session. All Covid-related refund requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Thank you for your understanding and your cooperation.
ABOUT THE FACILITATORS
Director of Innovation at Pilgrim School and Independent Consultant with MathSpeakGlobal
Megan currently splits her time between Pilgrim School and partnering with international schools around PK-G12 mathematics teaching & learning. Previous to her current work, Megan was an Instructional Coach in PK-8 Mathematics at the American School of Dubai. Over the course of her 23 years in education, she spent 13 years in the classroom, teaching at a variety of grade levels, before moving into curriculum & instruction and coaching. Megan was also an adjunct faculty member at Loyola Marymount University’s Center for Math & Science Teaching, working with public schools in Los Angeles to develop teacher-leadership in elementary mathematics. It was at LMU that Megan and Ryan connected over PK-G12 mathematics teaching and learning. Over the course of her career in the States, Megan participated on an Instructional Materials Adoption Panel (California, 2005), as well as Teachers Mathematics Advisory Panel (California, 2009-2010).
Director of Secondary at Pilgrim School
Ryan has worked extensively in developing a coherent K-12 mathematics program grounded in the principles of active learning and student-involved assessment. He has spent more than fifteen years in the classroom teaching mathematics ranging from sixth-grade math to undergraduate-level calculus. Ryan has worked extensively with a wide range of teachers. He has taught graduate-level Methods of Teaching at Loyola Marymount University, where he also served as adjunct faculty in the Center for Math and Science Teaching, working with Los Angeles-area Catholic schools to improve their instruction in math and science. Ryan and Megan both served on the Professional Services Committee for the California Association of Independent Schools, where they helped organize professional development opportunities for teachers across Southern California. Ryan has presented at the Fall and Winter Training Institutes and the Spring Educators Conference for NESA. Ryan and Megan collaborated to design the annual Summer Retreats for Educators at Pilgrim School.
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