Parent K-5 Math Audit Response #1

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Parent K-5 Math Audit Response #1

  1. 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. 2. When you leave tonightplease…• Hand in your survey• Pick up theinformation packet This  presenta,on is  available on  Slideshare.net! 
  3. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 8. A New Adventure For K-5 MathPhase 1: Professional LearningPhase 2: Program DevelopmentPhase 3: Implementation (Staff Development Day September 3, 2010)
  9. 9. Learning About Commercial Math Programs Construc,vist Program  Tradi,onal Program  Hybrid Program 
  10. 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 

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