PRIMEd Principal Blog

Equity Leadership: What is your vision for this Common Core stuff?

PRIMEd Principal
September 2014

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Mission, Vision, Values and Goals template  Link to tool

Description

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…)

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Equity Leadership: How to create access to rich mathematical tasks?

PRIMEd Principal
June 2014

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Modified Lesson Study – A Pathway to the Selection and Implementation of Rich Tasks

Link to PowerPoint 
Link to Description of Lesson Study
Link to Lesson Study Video Modules

Description

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…)

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Assessment Leadership – How are teachers preparing for the new national assessments in 2015?

PRIMEd Principal
May 2014

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Smarter Balanced Practices Test and Park City Institute resource for Standards for Mathematical Practice

http://ime.math.arizona.edu/2011-12/FebProducts/Mathematical%20Practices%20Rubric.pdf

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…)

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Equity Leadership: How do we create equity with grading?

PRIMEd Principal
March 2014

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Fair Isn’t Always Equal Book study by Rick Wormeli
www.vashonsd.org/mcmurray/science/justin/Resources/Wormeli/FIAE_Teacher_Study_Guide.pdf

Description

Equity Leadership: How do leaders encourage conversations about grading? Grading has always been personal- seemingly based on how we have been graded. (more…)

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Teaching and Learning Leadership: How do you engage adults in meaningful collaboration?

PRIMEd Principal
February 2014

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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

Description

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.
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