This course is a 5.0 CEU option for registered participants of the UC Davis Math Project institute. Participants will investigate the role of teacher-leaders in the process of transitioning to the CCSS-M and in working to ensure mathematical success for all students. Participants will examine how the adoption of college- and career-readiness standards can be directed into a reality in classrooms, schools and throughout districts. The emphasis of this course will be to support teacher-leaders in implementing eight key mathematics teaching practices within their schools/districts. Topics include:
- Discuss the various roles of a teacher-leader in mathematics, and explore effective strategies and resources
- Develop skills to cultivate and facilitate meaningful discourse among teachers and administrators to build shared knowledge and understanding of mathematical ideas
- Examine the role that beliefs play in the teaching and learning of mathematics, and discuss strategies for changing unproductive beliefs
- Explore research, including a variety of research-based strategies, focused on increasing the mathematics achievement of all students
- Discuss the classroom implications of the eight key mathematics teaching practices from "Principles to Actions: Ensuring Mathematical Success for All"
For additional information visit http://education.ucdavis.edu/uc-davis-math-project.