Closing the Achievement Gap through Professional Development Partnerships. Nadine Bezuk, San Diego State University. NCTM Kansas City Regional October 2007. Southern California Fires. 300,000+ acres burned 1,250 homes destroyed or damaged 500,000+ people evacuated.
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Closing the Achievement Gap through Professional Development Partnerships
Nadine Bezuk, San Diego State University
NCTM Kansas City Regional October 2007
300,000+ acres burned
1,250 homes destroyed or damaged
500,000+ people evacuated
Our professional development blends mathematics content and pedagogy.
Loucks-Horsley et al. (2003), p. 44
Mission of the SUHSD/SDSU Math Professional Development Partnership
To improve students’ understanding of and achievement in algebra in order for students to pass the CAHSEE and successfully complete algebra requirements for graduation, with special populations experiencing similar success.
Teachers report that they now:
Balboa Elementary School was named as the 2007 Intel School of Distinction in Elementary School Mathematics, the only elementary school in the nation to receive this recognition.
“Our . . . partnership has been extraordinary. The administration and professors have provided on-target leadership, adjusted program details according to our needs, and provided excellent professional development--exactly in the manner in which we co-designed it. Early evidence indicates that our teachers are becoming more effective in their math instruction and that kids are experiencing greater mathematical success.” --Bob Graeff, Asst. Superintendent, Ramona USD