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Middle School Mathematics Professional Development Series
June 1, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Join OSSE and Math Solutions for an intensive three-day content-based professional development course designed to help middle school math instructional coaches and middle school math educators develop classroom learning experience instruction aligned to the vision of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. Each day will focus on a different area of the middle school math experience. All sessions will be held at OSSE. Participants are expected to attend all three sessions.
Register online here. The registration deadline is Friday, May 11, at 12 p.m. Space is limited to 35 participants. Please see below for an outline of the professional development series.
Middle School Mathematics – Integrated Math PD Series (Grades 6-8)
Monday, May 14, 2018, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Expressions, Equations, and Functions
This course focuses on how students develop algebraic reasoning and an understanding of the different representations for functions. Teachers and coaches explore the progression of middle school content that develops an understanding of expressions, equations, and functions, and prepares students for success in high school and beyond.
Tuesday, May 15, 2018, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
This course focuses on strategies and tools that build on students’ thinking and spatial reasoning skills developed in elementary school. Teachers gain an understanding of levels of geometric thinking and the types of learning experiences that promote rigorous thinking. Specific attention is paid to area, surface area, volume, congruence, the Pythagorean Theorem, coordinate geometry, and transformations.
Friday, June 1, 2018, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Coaching the Middle School Math Classroom
This course focuses on the disposition, skills, and knowledge math coaches need to support teachers’ understanding and application of new content knowledge and effective instructional practices. Participants learn strategies to effectively partner with teachers in analyzing and reflecting on student data for the purpose of enhancing student learning.