Lesson Study Teams are Forming Now New lesson study groups are happening now! If you would like to be part of a small group of teachers to plan and observe lessons together on a schedule that you choose. To find out more see our Lesson Studies page or email Ryan Dent!
Video-Based Reflection on Teaching Video-Based Reflection on Teaching (VBRT) is a cyclical professional learning opportunity for teachers eager to transform their vision and understanding of effective teaching into daily practice. Research supports evidence of increased student achievement with VBRT, particularly when done in multiple cycles. It is critical that teachers engage in 2-3 VBRT cycles in a six-week period. Email Ryan Dent to participate.
TMT K-5 June 14-18, 2021 The Teaching Mathematical Thinking (TMT) course fulfills the 3 credit MTI course requirement for Idaho teachers. This course provides an opportunity to study fundamental mathematical theory underlying the content area of number and operation and student reasoning of number and operation topics within a framework of a student-centered, problem-based classroom. Topics will include number systems, ways of representing numbers, meanings of operations and how they relate to one another, and computation within the number system as a foundation for algebra. Pedagogical topics will focus on attending to student thinking and reasoning through the use of discourse and questioning, professional noticing, and the effective use of manipulatives or other mathematical tools.
Supporting Student to Student Mathematical Discussions June 28-29, 2021 The Standards for Mathematical Practice are calling for students to do the reasoning and problem-solving as they make sense of mathematical ideas. This also implies that students need to be talking to each other, not just to the teacher. In this 2-day, action-packed workshop, teachers will be exploring several resources, routines and research-based teaching practices that will support mathematical reasoning and argumentation on a daily basis.
Progressive Development: Responding to Unfinished Learning (K-3) August 9-10, 2021 In this 2-day workshop designed for K-3 teachers, we engage in mathematical tasks and examine classroom video clips to gain a deeper understanding of how we can use rich problem-solving balanced with thoughtful practice to develop the most important big ideas, strategies and models for addition, subtraction, place value and number sense that starts with students’ ideas.
Progressive Development: Responding to Unfinished Learning (Gr. 3-5)August 12-13, 2021 In this 2-day workshop designed for 3rd-5th grade teachers, we engage in mathematical tasks and examine classroom video clips to gain a deeper understanding of how we can use rich problem-solving balanced with thoughtful practice to develop the most important big ideas, strategies and models for multiplication, division and number sense that starts with students’ ideas.