Program and Presentations
University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
This session will provide teachers with an overview of the eight effective mathematics teaching practices and a more focused look at productive struggle. Participants will have the opportunity to analyze an episode of teaching and determine how the teaching practices, in combination, support productive discussions and student learning.
Next Step PlanningDrawing on your own curricular resources, you will begin to plan a lesson that incorporates the teaching practices that were discussed during the institute. Beginning with a clear goal for student learning and a task that promotes reasoning and problem solving, you will consider correct and incorrect strategies students will use to solve the task and what you will do to support their learning and engagement during the lesson.
The goal is to develop a lesson that you can use in your classroom in the fall.
Advocating for High Quality Math Instruction: Effectively Responding to Critics
The issues and arguments concerning what and how to teach mathematics today are as old as the United States itself. If we are to make progress improving the mathematics learning of each and every student we must stop recycling the same old arguments. This session will engage participants in exploring implications from the past for our work today as we create learning opportunities for each and every student and effectively communicate to parents and the public what meaningful mathematics learning looks like today and why it is important.
Next Step Planning (Facilitated)
This institute takes a deep dive with productive struggle. It develops understanding of productive struggle through the lens of mathematics. It supports the learning of teachers, coaches, school-based, and district-based administrators. Though connected, each session answers specific questions to tell the story of productive struggle.
Productive Struggle: Laying the Foundation
Productive Struggle: Establishing Goals and Selecting Tasks
Productive Struggle: Provoking and Supporting Struggle
Productive Struggle: Misunderstandings Matter
Productive Struggle: Questioning
Productive Struggle: Apply It...Live It!