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  • 1. Urban Mathematics Education Leadership Academy May 19, 2009 Dottie Whitlow, Ph. D. and the Atlanta Public Schools team
  • 2. Atlanta Public Schools UMELA Team Atlanta Public Schools UMELA Team Dottie Whitlow, Ph.D. Arica Johnson, Ed. D Linda S. Smith Neva Rose Mesha Greene Craig Ogden Kathy Griffin Diamond Jack Raquel Rimpola Kami Benson Luigs Executive Director, Mathematics & Science Program Administrator, Mathematics & Science Master Instructional Coach, Mathematics Program Director, Georgia Tech CEISMC Model Teacher Leader, SRT 1 Model Teacher Leader, SRT 2 Model Teacher Leader, SRT 3 Model Teacher Leader, SRT 4 Model Teacher Leader, Math, Office of HS Program Leader, GE
  • 3. Atlanta Public Schools Demographics Atlanta Public Schools Demographics Student population African American Caucasian Hispanic Multiracial Asian American Indian/Alaskan Students eligible for free & reduced meals Teachers School facts Traditional schools Elementary Middle Schools Single gender High Schools Non-traditional Charter Schools Adult learning centers Total APS learning sites 49,142 86% 8% 4% 0.93% 0.59% 0.3%                          76.14% +3,200 95 57 17 2 19 2 7 1 105 Superintendent tenure: 10 years Beverly L. Hall, Ed.D. – 2009 National Superintendent of the Year
  • 4.
    • Atlanta Public Schools ’ strategic plan is to create a 21st Century mathematics and science educational experience that provides APS students with the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to allow them to become competitive in the global market place.
    Atlanta Public Schools Vision for 2012 math and science
  • 5. Atlanta Public Schools Math & Science initiative Quality Professional Learning Experiences Aligned Curriculum & Resource Materials Enhanced Leadership Capacity Deep Teacher Capacity Standards-based Classroom Instruction Deep Data Use for Assessment & Instruction APS 21 st Century Learning Experience
  • 6. APS ’ math and science PD design considers 4 interconnected outcomes Increasing science & math content knowledge Adapted from Loucks-Horsley, Love, Stiles, Mundry, & Hewson in Designing Professional Development for Teachers of Science and Mathematics Increasing pedagogical content knowledge Building a professional learning community Developing leadership
  • 7. APS ’ math & science PD design Professional Development is like an … … because it covers all Plan Context Do Set Goals Commit to vision and standards Analyze student learning & other data Knowledge & Beliefs Critical Issues EVAULATE Strategies
  • 8. How do we know the PD is working? Each PD strategy is evaluated … some strategies are evaluated more deeply than others ‘ House of PD ’ Scope of Evaluation Adapted from Loucks-Horsley, Love, Stiles, Mundry, & Hewson in Designing Professional Development for Teachers of Science and Mathematics taken from T. Guskey in Evaluating Professional Development Developing awareness Building knowledge Translate new knowledge into practice Practicing teaching Reflect deeply on teaching and learning
    • Participants ’ reactions
    • Participants ’ learning
    • Organization support & change
    • Participants ’ use of new knowledge or skills
    • Student learning outcomes
  • 9. How are we evaluating Layer 1? Developing Awareness APS PD action Level of evaluation 2 2 2 2 3 2 2
    • District-wide focused training
    • Math Misconceptions
    • Vertical planning teaming
    • Department planning teaming
    • District-wide coaching conversations
    • Reflective teacher model intro May 2008
    • Math I Professional Learning Community (PLC)
    APS PD action Level of evaluation
    • New Teacher Orientation training
    • Quarterly math & science SRT trainings
    • Noyce Foundation content coaching
    • Science leadership training
    2 13 22 Developing awareness Building knowledge Translate new knowledge into practice Practicing teaching Reflect deeply on teaching and learning
  • 10. How are we evaluating Layer 2? Building knowledge APS PD action Level of evaluation 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
    • District-wide focused training
    • Science leadership series
    • Spelman partnership
    • GE summer conference
    • NASA, APQC
    • Urban Math Education Leadership Academy
    • GA Tech CEISMC GIFT
    • Math I PLC
    • Summer Science academies
    • Science labs and materials
    • Math Solutions
    • NSTA sci-paks and sci-objects
    • PLCs (robotics, integrated science, physics)
    • GSTA, NSTA, GCTM, NCTM
    • Benjamin Banneker Series
    • Quarterly math & science SRT trainings
    • Exemplars math training
    APS PD action Level of evaluation 2 2 3 2 3 2 2 1 2 Developing awareness Building knowledge Translate new knowledge into practice Practicing teaching Reflect deeply on teaching and learning
  • 11. How are we evaluating Layer 3? Translate new knowledge into practice
    • District focused training
    • APS Coaching Foundation
    • Carnegie and Agile Mind
    • 8 th grade math curriculum improvements
    • Noyce Foundation content coaching
    • National Advisory Panel
    • Math I & II supplements
    • Science framework and task enhancements
    • Data conversations/ data talks PLC
    APS PD action Level of evaluation 2 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 Developing awareness Building knowledge Translate new knowledge into practice Practicing teaching Reflect deeply on teaching and learning
  • 12. How are we evaluating Layer 4? Practicing teaching APS PD action Level of evaluation 2 3 2 2 2 3
    • District-wide focused training
    • APS Coaching Foundation
    • Noyce Foundation content coaching
    • Reflective teacher model introduction May 2008
    • PLCs (all esp. data conversations/data talks)
    • Math Solutions
    Developing awareness Building knowledge Translate new knowledge into practice Practicing teaching Reflect deeply on teaching and learning
  • 13. How are we evaluating Layer 5? Reflect deeply on teaching and learning APS PD action Level of evaluation 2 3 2 2
    • District-wide focused training
    • APS Coaching Foundation
    • Science Leadership series
    • PLCs (all)
    Developing awareness Building knowledge Translate new knowledge into practice Practicing teaching Reflect deeply on teaching and learning
  • 14. Partnerships & resources Georgia Tech CEISMC University of Georgia Georgia State University Spelman College (SMSEA) University of Texas – The Dana Center University of California Santa Cruz GE & GE Foundation Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Panasonic Foundation NCTM / NCSM Noyce Foundation Partners Resources
    • (Susan Loucks-Horsley, et al) Designing Professional Development for Teachers of Science and Mathematics
    • (Van De Walle) Elementary and Middle School Mathematics
    • (Mary Kay Stein, et al) Implementing Standards-Based Mathematics Instruction 1 st edition
    • (Robert Ashlock) Error Patterns in Computation
    • (Kasser, Mundry, Stiles and Loucks-Horsley) Leading Every Day
    • (Tom Guskey) Evaluating Professional Development
    • GDOE website www.georgiastandards.org
    • Urban Mathematics Leadership Network
    • WestEd
  • 15. Challenges / Opportunities
    • Building the foundation of APS Coaching Model among APS instructional leaders (eg, common language and practice)
    • Efficient use of planning days – we always can improve
    • Follow-up and monitoring of PD opportunities
    • Channel energy re Math & Science Initiative
    • Embedding and supporting all district initiatives seamlessly

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