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Closing the math gap intro

  1. 1. Professional Development Workshop Hosted by: Lakita Reese Closing the Math Gap: Fostering Math Achievement Using 21st Century Skills and Technology
  2. 2. Goals •Identify characteristics of effective math instruction •Explain the value of 21st century skills and technology in education. •Identify technology tools that can be used in high school math courses to enhance instruction. •Give examples of how technology can be used in math lessons. •Create a teacher blog. •Create a math lesson incorporating 21st century skills and technology.
  3. 3. Focus Questions 1. Why is it important to incorporate 21st century skills and technology in education? 2. What is interactive instruction? 3. What are some technology tools that can support interactive instruction? 4. How do you currently incorporate technology into your instruction? 5. How can 21st century skills and technology promote math achievement?
  4. 4. NETS-T Standards II. Design and Develop Digital Age Learning Experiences and Assessments V. Engage in Professional Growth and Leadership
  5. 5. The Issue "Our nation's graduating high school class of 2011 had a 32 percent proficiency rate in math and a 31 percent proficiency rate in reading, leaving many to question whether schools are adequately preparing students for the 21st century global economy." "U.S. students fall behind 31 countries in math proficiency" according to a recent study. - SLJ Staff (2011, August 23) School Library Journal.com
  6. 6. The Governor’s Office of Student Achievement. (2011) SHS EOCT Math Data
  7. 7. SHS EOCT Math Data Spring 2010 Double-click to enter text Savannah-Chatham County Public School System
  8. 8. SHS GHGT Math Results The School of Liberal Studies at Savannah High School The Governor’s Office of Student Achievement. (2011)
  9. 9. Workshop Overview Duration: 3 Weeks Workshop Website: www.closingthemathgap.weebly.com Earn 2 PLU Units 3 Assessment Activities (Extension Activity)
  10. 10. References SLJ Staff (2011, August 23). U.S. Students Rank 32 in Math Proficiency, 17 in Reading, Study Says. Retrieved June 28, 2012, from http://www.schoollibraryjournal.com/slj/home/891733-312/ u.s._students_rank_32_in.csp The Governor’s Office of Student Achievement (2011). The School of Liberal Studies at Savannah High-EOCT All Students. 2010-2011 State of Georgia K-12 Report Card. Retrieved June 28, 2012, from http://reportcard2011.gaosa.org/(S(hpoqu0n2yalry045j1gvcn55))/k12/ reports.aspx? TestType=QCC&ID=625:210&OrgId=50006 The Governor’s Office of Student Achievement (2011). The School of Liberal Studies at Savannah High-Georgia High School Graduation Tests (GHSGT). 2010-2011 State of Georgia K-12 Report Card. Retrieved June 28, 2012, from http://reportcard2011.gaosa.org/(S(vlhlfe55vmaeplmzdboxnz45))/k12/reports.aspX? ID=625:210&TestKey=HS&TestType=qcc

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