Equity Leadership: What is your vision for this Common Core stuff?
Mission, Vision, Values and Goals template Link to tool
With many states adopting the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSS-M), mathematics teachers are in a flux of change. To meet the demands inherent in the CCSS-M, (more…)0 comments
Equity Leadership: How to create access to rich mathematical tasks?
Modified Lesson Study – A Pathway to the Selection and Implementation of Rich Tasks
Teachers often work in isolation. In order for them to “step out of the box” and plan to implement rich tasks, collaboration is necessary. (more…)0 comments
Assessment Leadership – How are teachers preparing for the new national assessments in 2015?
Smarter Balanced Practices Test and Park City Institute resource for Standards for Mathematical Practice
DESCRIPTION and IMPLEMENTATION
Upon entering into my position as principal on special assignment, one of my tasks was to deliver professional development to all teachers of mathematics, kindergarten through high school. We agreed that our focus for the year would be on the Standards for Mathematical Practice for all, with an emphasis on how they would be assessed on the Smarter Balanced assessment. I was able to meet with all secondary teachers, middle school and high school together, four times throughout the year; additionally, I met with all high school teachers six times. (more…)0 comments
Equity Leadership: How do we create equity with grading?
Fair Isn’t Always Equal Book study by Rick Wormeli
Equity Leadership: How do leaders encourage conversations about grading? Grading has always been personal- seemingly based on how we have been graded. (more…)0 comments
Teaching and Learning Leadership: How do you engage adults in meaningful collaboration?
The Adaptive School: A Sourcebook for Developing Collaborative Groups By Robert J. Gamston and Bruce M. Wellman (Christopher-Gordon Publishers, Inc., 2009) http://www.thinkingcollaborative.com
By its very nature, our work is leading others. We lead others through collaborative conversations and professional learning experiences. These events, whether spontaneous or planned, are opportunities to model best practice in regards to inquiry-based conversations as well as meaningful and engaging professional learning events.