OESD Mathematics EducationLeadership Building for Collaborative Learning
+ + + Calling all Middle School Math Teachers! + + +
We are launching a 3-year Middle School Math cohort, funded by a grant from College Spark. For more information, visit www.tinyurl.com/Spark114Info
To apply, visit www.tinyurl.com/Spark114 by June 9.
Questions? Contact Tamara Smith, firstname.lastname@example.org
Our goal is to improve student achievement in mathematics through:
Designing and delivering effective professional development
Generating regional shared knowledge
Aligning with statewide goals and initiatives for improving student achievement
Building leadership capacity
- Regional Math Leadership Team - this group is open to all K-12 teachers interested in sharing their ideas with others and learning how to improve instruction. In each session we explore rich mathematical tasks, instructional practices, and timely state and national updates.
- Olympic ESD Math Fellows - Math Fellows have been selected by their district to participate in a statewide professional learning opportunity focused on building leadership capacity for improved student learning in mathematics.
- Elementary Mathematics Specialist Endorsement - this program is offered through Seattle Pacific Universiy, with support from the Washington Student Achievement Council.
- Bridge to College - The Olympic ESD hosts the regional Community of Practice (COP) for new teachers of the bridge course in mathematics.
- District Support - contact us if your district is interested in future support for curriculum or instruction in mathematics aligned to the Washington State Learning Standards.
Vision of Mathematics Education:
- Everyone can learn mathematics to a high level: learning mathematics is not reserved for an elite few, instruction should use the mathematical practices to engage all students in important mathematics content as "practitioners fo teh discipline of mathematics."
- Student ideas should be elevated: Instruction should focus on making student thinking visible. Mathematical representations provide students the opportunity to make meaning of mathematics, share their developing ideas, and evaluate the ideas of others.
- Students should view themselves as problem solvers: Instruction should shift from demonstrating rote procedures to providing rich tasks for students to solve.
For more information about our programs please contact:Tamara SmithMathematics Education Coordinator,
Regional Math CoordinatorBridgette Golden-OakdenAdministrative Assistant,
Curriculum Instruction & Assessment,
Teaching & Learning