Grad Credits: 3    Term End Date: Sep 17, 2021
Teachers will explore real instructional challenges that many teachers face in their classrooms, and will identify strategies to address such complex issues. This professional development is teacher-directed and student-centered. Throughout this course include many classroom video segments which will allow teachers to engage in a virtual lesson study process. Teachers will reflect on their instructional strategies and collaborate with peers to work toward refining your model for high-quality mathematics instructional practices within your classroom. This research-based course provides guidance on how to examine your math instruction and its impact on student learning. Through the lens of today's more rigorous math content standards, professional teaching standards, you will set instructional learning goals for your math lessons, and define how students will demonstrate evidence of achievement within today's state standards. This comprehensive instructional course provides educators and administrators proven methods to implement a rigorous mathematics culture which will help students to achieve better results and mastery. This course takes a deeper look into how the current more rigorous mathematics state standards can easily be integrated into today's classroom lessons. Through the use of a lesson study process, teachers will address the question of what should instruction look like with rigor in mind? Through a combination of lesson activities, online discussions, and instructional reflection processes, participants will gain insight into a wide range of strategies and resources to incorporate into their instructional practices. This course is divided into the following modules: 1. Skilled Instruction in Mathematics 2. Focusing on Student Learning 3. Support for Problem Solving 4. Seamless Differentiation 5. Effective Assessment Practices for Math 6. Classroom Environments Conducive for Learning
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