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    OESD Mathematics Education
    Leadership 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, tsmith@oesd114.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

    Current Programs:

    • 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 Smith
    Tamara Smith
    Mathematics Education Coordinator,
    Regional Math Coordinator
    Bridgette Golden-Oakden
    Bridgette Golden-Oakden
    Administrative Assistant,
    Curriculum Instruction & Assessment,
    Teaching & Learning