STANDARDS, STANDARDS, EVERYWHERE…: DO STANDARDS= “STANDARDS-BASED INSTRUCTION”?. “Multiplying the Options” conference Everett Community College June 2010. Bill Moore, Policy Associate, SBCTC Director, Transition Math Project (TMP) [email protected] 360-704-4346. WHY STANDARDS?.
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Key areas of emphasis:
1. What do you find surprising
2. How are these standards
reflected in the math courses
at your school?
We put an enormous amount of energy into changing structures and usually leave instructional practice untouched…
Richard Elmore, 2002Meaningful standards-based instruction
“The standards come alive when teachers study student work, collaborate with other teachers to improve their understanding of subjects and students’ thinking, and develop new approaches to teaching that are relevant and useful for them and their students.”
Linda Darling-Hammond, 1997
Teacher support through professional “communities of practice”