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Parent K-5 Math Audit Response #1

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Parent Nights in May 2011

Parent Nights in May 2011

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  • 1. K-5 Math Nights: iPods•Individualization•Innovation May 3 @ 7:30 pm May 4 @ 7:30 pm Jefferson School Seth Boyden School Welcome! We have so much Try the to share! Math Olympiad problems we gave you!Kimberly Beane Katie CostelloK-5 Supervisor of Math & Science K-5 Math Specialist
  • 2. When you leave tonightplease…• Hand in your survey• Pick up theinformation packet This  presenta,on is  available on  Slideshare.net! 
  • 3. Tonight you will see the district’splan to respond to the math audit. We will share… •Innovations already in motion • Our plan of action through 2014
  • 4. Before the audit, our concerns were…  • District consistency (sequence and expecta,ons)  • Number sense, including frac,ons  • Founda,onal math concepts and skill deficits  • Resources for high performers  • Problem solving strategies and reasoning  • Procedural and “front of room” teaching  • Effects of teaching to NJASK  • Materials or curriculum‐specific usability issues 
  • 5. In mo,on before the audit response…  2008‐2009‐Consistency  • Progress report shading (for sequence)  • Consistent assessments & scoring guides (expecta,ons)  2010‐2011‐Professional Development  • Current math ed. research and programs  • “On Demand” internet professional development  • Individualized Math Instruc,on Time (+iPod pilot)  • District‐wide differen,a,on training in all subjects 
  • 6. 60 Minute Math Lesson  25 Minute  Differen,a,on   Individualized Math Instruc,on  Follows curriculum  Meets child where he/she is  Covers all standards  Focuses on foundaAonal skills  New content  Familiar content  Similar, Aered tasks  Individualized tasks Same concept for all  Concepts individualized  (From October 2010 Parent Curriculum Nights) 
  • 7. The math audit recommended…  • BOE and Central Office ac,ons (not math specific)  • Narrow the achievement gap, including differen,a,on  • Less pencil and paper work  • Integra,on of technology  • Alignment with standards & tes,ng (new standards)  • Assessment system; using data to inform instruc,on  • Planning & communica,on of curriculum process  • Specific elements to include in the curriculum guide 
  • 8. A New Adventure For K-5 MathPhase 1: Professional LearningPhase 2: Program DevelopmentPhase 3: Implementation (Staff Development Day September 3, 2010)
  • 9. Learning About Commercial Math Programs Construc,vist Program  Tradi,onal Program  Hybrid Program 
  • 10. • 2009‐2010 We met with vendors and previewed  samples of 6+ math programs.   • Spring 2010 Ms. Beane narrowed it to 3 programs  that are widely used and representa,ve of  different types   • 2010‐2011 All K‐5 teachers saw presenta,ons on  the 3 representa,ve programs Math Program  Selec,on  • May 2011 All teachers will provide feedback  Timeline  • May‐June 2011 Teacher commifee will do a  compara,ve analysis of standards alignment and  how well each program develops key concepts  (number sense and place value, frac,ons, facts/ computa,on, & problem solving)  • Summer 2011 Selec,on & Administrator Training  • Fall 2011 Begin teacher training