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Elementary Mathematics Liaison Learning Community

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1. September/October,2013 Elementary Mathematics Liaison Learning Community Dialogue 1

2. AGENDA • Learning in Context • Six Mathematical Shifts at Work • Professional Development: A New Direction • Effective Teacher Development: What Does the Research Show? • Current Efforts on Professional Learning Communities • FIU Certificate Program • STEM • Lunch • Effective Implementation of a Blended Curriculum • How to Use the District Elementary Mathematics Pacing Guides • HMH Go Math! Florida Technology Resources • Supporting Learning Differences • Elementary Mathematics Updates

3. Learning in Context Diminishing Return Some classes are going out for a picnic lunch. The teachers bought drinks in packs for their classes. Thirty-three students are in Mrs. Browne’s class. Mrs. Browne bought six-packs for her class. She needs helpers, so she picks students to carry one six-pack each. Twenty-two students are in Mrs. Robinson’s class. Mrs. Robinson bought four-packs for her class. She needs helpers, so she picks students to carry one four-pack each. Which teacher had to pick more helpers? Show how you found your answer. http://insidemathematics.org/problems-of-the-month/pom-diminishingreturn.pdf

4. Six Mathematical Shifts at Work

5. Six Mathematical Shifts of the Common Core State Standards Focus, Coherence, and Rigor

6. Mathematical Shifts FOCUS:deeply on what is emphasized in the Standards COHERENCE: Think across grades, and link to major topics within grades RIGOR:Require Fluency Deep Understanding Model/Apply Dual Intensity

7. Shift 1: Focus • Significantly narrow the scope of content and deepen how time and energy is spent in the math classroom. • Focus deeply on what is emphasized in the standards, so that students gain strong foundations. Spend more time on Fewer Concepts – Shelbi Cole & Jason Zimba

8. Priorities in Math Priorities in Support of Rich Instruction and Expectations of Fluency and Conceptual Understanding K–2 Addition and subtraction, measurement using whole number quantities 3–5 Multiplication and division of whole numbers and fractions 6 Ratios and proportional reasoning; early expressions and equations 7 Ratios and proportional reasoning; arithmetic of rational numbers 8 Linear algebra Achievethecore.org

9. Shift 2: Coherence • Carefully connect the learning within and across grades so that students can build new understanding on foundations built in previous years. • Begin to count on solid conceptual understanding of core content and build on it. Each standard is not a new event, but an extension of previous learning. Keep Buildingon learning year after year Shelbi Cole & Jason Zimba

10. Shift 3: Fluency • The standards require speed and accuracy in calculation. • Teachers structure class/homework time for students to practice core functions/operations. • Students are able to apply a variety of appropriate procedures flexibly as they solve problems. Spend time Practicing Shelbi Cole & Jason Zimba

11. Key Fluencies Achievethecore.org

12. Shift 4: Deep Conceptual Understanding • Teach more than “how to get the answer” and instead support students’ ability to access concepts from a number of perspectives. • Students are able to see math as more than a set of mnemonics or discrete procedures. • Conceptual understanding supports the other aspects of rigor (fluency and application). UnderstandMath, DoMath, andProveit Shelbi Cole & Jason Zimba

13. Shift 5: Applications (Modeling) • Teachers provide opportunities at all grade levels for students to apply math concepts in “real world” situations. • Students can use appropriate concepts and procedures for application. Apply math in Real World situations Shelbi Cole & Jason Zimba

14. Shift 6: Dual Intensity Equal Intensity • Students need to both practice and understand mathematics. • There is more than a balance between these two priorities in the classroom – both are occurring with intensity. Thinkfast and Solveproblems Oregon Department of Education

15. Let’s test your knowledge some Mathematical Shifts . . . • Choose whether it meets: • Fluency • Conceptual Understanding • Application YOUR TURN

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22. Professional Development: A New Direction

23. FRAYER MODEL

24. Three A’s Protocol • The group reads the text silently, highlighting it and writing notes in answer to the following three questions: • What do you Agree with in the text? • What parts of the text do you Aspire to? • What parts of the text give you the most Anxiety? • In a round, have each person identify one statement they agree with in the text, citing the text as evidence. • Continue the rounds with each of the remaining “A’s”, taking one at a time. Try to move seamlessly from one “A” to the next, giving each “A” enough time for full exploration. • End the session with an open discussion framed around a question such as: What implications does this have for professional development in my school? • Debrief the text experience. Adapted from National School Reform Faculty

25. Professional Learning Communities Professional learning communities can support the long-term professional learning efforts in your school or district. ASCD

26. Three Big Ideas You believe the fundamental purpose of your school or district isto ensure all students learn at high levels and you are committed to become a lifelong learner to make this a reality. You think collaborative teamwork and interdependence among teachers and administrators is a great way to continuously improve your school or district. You are hungry for evidence that students are learning and are ready. Richard DuFour, Robert Eaker, Rebecca duFour

27. What is a Professional Learning Community? In education, the term professional learning community describes a collegial group who are united in their commitment to student learning. http://www.ncpublicschools.org/profdev/resources/proflearn/

28. In the mid eighties, Rosenholtz (1989) found that teachers who felt supported in their own ongoing learning and classroom practice were more committed and effective than those who did not receive such confirmation. • Effective schools provide structure time for teachers to work together in planning instruction, observing each other's classrooms, and sharing feedback. • These are the very attributes that characterize professional learning communities. • Collaborative inquiry • Shared decision making • Joint planning of instruction • Rosenholtz, S. (1989). Teacher's workplace: The social organization of schools. New York: Longman. http://www.ncpublicschools.org/profdev/resources/proflearn/

29. What do PLC’s look like in schools and districts? Professional learning communities can “look” lots of ways, but they must include participants who share the following beliefs and behaviors. • Caring deeply about learning. • Feeling free to take risks. • Challenging each other and raising the expectations of everyone. • Respecting and valuing perspectives other than their own by seeking and valuing every member’s input. • Intentional in seeking to do the work better. • Aggressive in continually building capacity of each member to work smarter. http://www.ncpublicschools.org/profdev/resources/proflearn/

30. PROTOCOLS A protocol consists of agreed upon guidelines for a conversation. This type of structure permits very focused conversations to occur. We use protocols for looking at student and adult work, giving and receiving feedback, solving problems or dilemmas, observing classrooms or peers, to push thinking on a given issue and to structure a discussion around a text. http://www.nsrfharmony.org/

31. A PLC is characterized by: Shared, Mission, Vision, and Values 2. Collaborative Teams 3. Collective Inquiry 4. Action Orientation/experimentation 5. Commitment to Continuous school improvement 6. Results Oriented 7. SMART goals

32. Team Collaboration four essential questions: What is it that we want children to learn? How will we know when they have learned it? How will we respond when they don’t learn? How will we respond when they have learned?

33. SMART Goals Strategic and Specific Measurable Attainable Results-Oriented Time-Bound

34. A PLC model

35. Important points to remember: • Develop a common language • Learn from each other • Develop action plans • Reconvene and reflect • Find the time to meet regularly

36. Key Points for a Successful PLC • Building Trust • Mastering Conflict • Achieving Commitment • Embracing Accountability • Focusing on Results

37. Scenario 1 The school year starts on a very different note at Fremont Elementary School. Instead of the normal large school professional development day that involves a presentation, Frieda Jackson leadsthe teachers through an analysis of student achievement. The meeting lasts all morning, as teachers dig through various data sets and work in a variety of different configurations to learn how their students performed on state tests. At the end of the meeting, teachers begin to think about some actions the school will take… They agree to meet each Tuesday and Thursday during their team planning time to continue their discussions about how to improve student writing. At their next professional development day meeting, they plan to bring their writing samples for scoring and analysis to identify areas in which to concentrate… Collaborative professional learning in school and beyond: A tool kit for New Jersey educators

38. Scenario 2 Teachers identify issues related to students’ motivation, high absenteeism, lack of basic study skills, and general lack of interest in science. Teachers agree there are some significant issues to study. They agree to use their professional development time to gather data and examine the problem they identify as underenrollment of underrepresented students (mostly blacks and Hispanic) and female students in upper-level science courses. This problem becomes the focus of a four-month inquiry by the science teachers that involves the curriculum coach, counselors, the district’s science specialist, the assistant principal for curriculum and instruction, the school’s reading specialist, and a physical education teacher… Collaborative professional learning in school and beyond: A tool kit for New Jersey educators