Elementary math specialists and secondary math teachers came together at the Professional Development day to learn several key math instructional practices presented by the Silicon Valley Math Initiative (SVMI). These math practices, which include Problem of the Month, math talks, and a variety of assessments, given before, during, and after a math unit, are key components of the math units that teachers are planning in our transition to teaching the Common Core Math Content Standards and the 8 Mathematical Practice Standards.
On October 21, many of our K-12 math teachers will attend the second of five full days of training offered by SVMI this school year. Many of the teachers who attend also are members of the K-12 Math Leadership Team and/or the Math Task Force. We are excited to be able to provide so many opportunities for our K-12 teachers to collaborate in our first year of Common Core implementation.