More Information about the Integers PD Program
Summer PD Program: Workshop + Online Course
A. Introductory Workshop
|Dates: Thursday, June 26, 2014
||Times: 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
|Food: Coffee, lunch, and snacks will be provided
||Location: EDC, 43 Foundry Ave, Waltham, MA Directions
What will you do in the workshop?
- Focus on 6th and 7th grade integer standards from Common Core State Standards.
- Explore two models: number line representation and chip model.
- Use multiple approaches including visual representations and kinesthetic activities.
- Learn to use formative assessment probes for finding out about studentsí misconceptions.
- Try research-based strategies for addressing student misconceptions.
- Examine and discuss student work samples.
B. On-Line Course: Differentiated PD for Teachers
Dates: June 26 - July 31. 2014 (with time off for July 4th weekend)
Format: 4 one--week sessions
Expectations: Spend about 4 hours per session.
No prior experience with on-line courses needed.
What will you do in the online course?
- Explore integer standards in-depth by using a variety of approaches to solve math problems.
- Learn about research on student misconceptions and effective instructional practices.
- Use formative assessment probes and examine student work samples.
- Watch and discuss video clips of math lessons and student math interviews.
- Participate in on-line discussions.
- Individualize your learning by choosing activities and topics to focus on.
II. Fall Follow-Up: Workshop + Apply Ideas with Students
C. Workshop: Identifying Misconceptions & Targeting Instruction
|Dates: Thursday, October 2, 2014
||Times: 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
|Food: Coffee, lunch, and snacks provided
||Location: EDC, 43 Foundry Ave, Waltham, MA
What will you do at the follow-up Workshop?
- Build diagnostic approaches for identifying studentsí math strengths and difficulties.
- Apply diagnostic findings to plan targeted instruction.
- Explore different models for differentiating math instruction.
- Collaborate with colleagues to plan follow-up actions for applying ideas with students.
D. Project: Apply Ideas with Students
Dates: When you teach integers—any time during the school year!
What does the project involve?
- Use a formative assessment probe with students.
- Analyze findings to identify studentsí strengths and difficulties.
- Use findings to plan targeted instruction and then use the strategies/activities with students.
- Write a summary and reflection on your experiences to submit to instructors.
To fill out an application for your district to participate in the PD program, select this link.
Applications are due May 22, 2014.
Note: This application is intended for math leaders to fill out for their districts.
- Each district needs a minimum of 2 teachers to apply.
- Individual teachers should not fill out this application. Please contact your math coordinators/leaders about participating.
- Deadline for applications: May 22, 2014
- We will let districts know whether or not they have been accepted by June 6, 2014.