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Site-Based Math Professional Development: Where to Begin?
Posted on May 24, 2017
  • John Woodward
Tags
  • Assessment
  • Math
  • NCTM Standards
  • Professional Development
  • State Standards
Site-Based Math Professional Development: Where to Begin?

Is there a more efficient way to begin PD or coaching, one where the teachers’ needs are more common than they are divergent? Can this be done in a way that is nonthreatening, at least in comparison to in-class coaching with feedback?

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How Should Principals Take the Lead on Math Professional Development?
Posted on May 10, 2017
  • John Woodward
Tags
  • Math
  • NCTM Standards
  • Professional Development
  • State Standards
How Should Principals Take the Lead on Math Professional Development?

Where does a principal start today in a world awash with new teachers, many of whom struggle to teach to state or national standards? As co-authors of the K-8 mathematics professional development program, NUMBERS, Michele Douglass, Mary Stroh and I have done a lot of thinking about how principals can orchestrate successful change.

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The Future of Work: Robots, Artificial Intelligence, and What They Mean for Math Education Today
Posted on Mar 1, 2017
  • John Woodward
Tags
  • Education Technology
  • Math
  • NCTM Standards
  • Professional Development
  • State Standards
The Future of Work: Robots, Artificial Intelligence, and What They Mean for Math Education Today

Much has been said about the state of American manufacturing in the last year, and a series of recent reports present an intricate picture that takes us beyond some of the confusion and common misconceptions. Except for the understandable decline in manufacturing during the recent recession, manufacturing productivity since 2000 has been surprisingly robust. Ball State University’s report even suggests that growth in manufacturing going forward is steady and on an upward path. With all of the news of outsourcing in areas such as textiles, furniture, and apparel, how can this be?

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The Kids Do Care: The Importance of Student Input on Testing
Posted on Feb 1, 2017
  • Michelle George
Tags
  • Assessment
  • Common Core
  • General Education
  • State Standards
The Kids Do Care: The Importance of Student Input on Testing

A common complaint about standardized assessments in this time of high-stakes testing is that while teachers and administrators are held accountable, students are not. Of course, teachers must be responsible, but by leaving learners out of the conversation, students often are not vested in the process.

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Exploring Formative Assessment in the Mathematics Classroom
Posted on Sep 14, 2016
  • Bea Moore Luchin
Tags
  • Assessment
  • General Education
  • Math
  • State Standards
  • Struggling Students
Exploring Formative Assessment in the Mathematics Classroom

When correctly incorporated into classroom practice, the formative assessment process provides information needed to adjust teaching and learning while they are happening. The process serves as practice for the student and a check for understanding during the learning process.

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What did you learn today?
Posted on Apr 20, 2016
  • Bea Moore Luchin
Tags
  • Common Core
  • Math
  • NCTM Standards
  • State Standards
What did you learn today?

As we implement higher standards across the country, it has become increasingly important that we identify and use a variety of strategies to assess student learning so that the appropriate interventions may be provided.

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