Identifying Your Problem of Practice
The Innov8 experience is designed to support teachers and teams in identifying, analyzing, and planning for instruction and intervention around a self-identified problem of practice related to learners who struggle in mathematics. Before the conference, it's important to think about your own challenges and problems of practice to help guide your conference experience.
Think about a professional or pedagogical challenge that your team/school is facing related to learners who struggle in mathematics. The challenge your team wants to work on may be directly related to or support a school-wide improvement goal or the work of a Professional Learning Community or be driven by school data. Part of the work your team does at this conference will involve unpacking the challenge to better understand what root issue is causing the challenge, what factors can be influenced through instruction, and what steps your team can take toward supporting students impacted by the challenge. Here are some examples of challenges teachers of mathematics may be facing: