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  1. 1. Five Oaks Middle School Beaverton, OR
  2. 2. <ul><li>Population 1160 </li></ul><ul><li>70+ teachers </li></ul><ul><li>56% Free/Reduced </li></ul><ul><li>52% Minority </li></ul><ul><li>13% Special Ed. </li></ul><ul><li>16% ELL </li></ul><ul><li>28% Mobility </li></ul><ul><li>Met AYP 2007-08 </li></ul>
  3. 3. Five Oaks Math Department <ul><li>16 math teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Trained in Best Practices </li></ul><ul><li>Total years of teaching experience </li></ul><ul><li>Total years of experience at Five Oaks </li></ul><ul><li>Connected Math </li></ul><ul><li>Includes Rachel Carson magnet school </li></ul><ul><li>Gorgeous group </li></ul>
  4. 4. Five Oaks OMLI Leadership Team <ul><li>Mike Chamberlain </li></ul><ul><li>Kathy Cleavenger </li></ul><ul><li>Kevin Corwin </li></ul><ul><li>Debbie Silva </li></ul><ul><li>Same team for all years! </li></ul>
  5. 5. What we have accomplished . . .
  6. 6. Math dept. meetings are Professional Development <ul><li>Discourse about and doing math are the norm </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher Quotes: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ I love the current format of our meetings. Sharing problems kids have solved. Talking about best practices and bringing ideas back to meetings.” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Our meetings are about math, not the nuts and bolts of the department.” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ We are sharing the leadership in the meetings. It is not just the OMLI leaders doing the PD. </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Student Discourse <ul><li>Student Quotes: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>My teacher is always asking “why” and making me explain my work. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>I really like working in groups to get my work done. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>I understand it better. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Math is more fun now. </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Student Discourse <ul><li>During this lesson we heard: justification </li></ul><ul><li>generalization </li></ul><ul><li>student questioning </li></ul><ul><li>multiple representations </li></ul>
  9. 9. Teacher Practice <ul><li>How are you teaching differently now than three years ago? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Students were talking three years ago, but now they are talking about math. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>I am doing less direct teaching and more facilitating. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>My questioning has moved from procedural to asking for justification. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>I am doing much more group work. </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Administration Support <ul><li>Mike supports the math goals and leads by example </li></ul><ul><li>Mike comes to math department meetings </li></ul><ul><li>OMLI team did math with the Site Council and invited parents into classrooms </li></ul><ul><li>Mike came to every OMLI summer institute </li></ul><ul><li>Money was “found” for staff observations & full math department meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Mike attended and funded Best Practices for our entire math staff </li></ul><ul><li>OMLI model is affecting school-wide decisions </li></ul>
  11. 11. Deprivatization <ul><li>Student work shared at department meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Video of student discussions shared </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher peer observations </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers volunteered for OMLI observation and debrief </li></ul><ul><li>Parents invited to visit math classes </li></ul>
  12. 12. Leadership <ul><li>OMLI school team improved leadership skills by co-leading professional dev. </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers helped to lead PD </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers helped to plan parent information sessions. </li></ul><ul><li>OMLI quotes: </li></ul>
  13. 13. Where we are going . . . <ul><li>Build leadership capacity and shared responsibility across the department </li></ul><ul><li>Continue to increase the quality and quantity of student discourse </li></ul><ul><li>Increase teacher understanding of proficiency based assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Educate and involve community in district and school mathematics goals </li></ul>
  14. 14. Build leadership capacity and shared responsibility across the department <ul><li>Involve more teachers as leaders of grade level PLC’s </li></ul><ul><li>Open time at department meetings for teachers to lead discussion </li></ul><ul><li>Invite teachers to share in the planning of department meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Invite teachers to plan parent informational sessions </li></ul>
  15. 15. Continue to increase the quality and quantity of student discourse <ul><li>Continue to share student work and strategies that improved discourse in the classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Share worthwhile problems that have potential for high quality discourse </li></ul><ul><li>Continue to “Do Math” together and discuss questioning techniques to bring about enhanced discourse </li></ul>
  16. 16. Increase teacher understanding of proficiency based assessment <ul><li>Establish an understanding of the Proficiency-based system. </li></ul><ul><li>Doing math together to discover what proficiency means </li></ul><ul><li>Hold site moderations to “look at” proficiency and sufficiency </li></ul><ul><li>Begin creating a common assessment bank </li></ul>
  17. 17. Educate and involve community in district and school mathematics goals <ul><li>Design parent informational meetings to share strategies for improving student understanding. </li></ul><ul><li>Continue to do math with Site Council and PTO </li></ul><ul><li>Invite parents to observe math classrooms in action </li></ul>
  18. 18. Message from Mr. OMLI <ul><li>Give me an O </li></ul>
  19. 19. <ul><li>Give me an M </li></ul>
  20. 20. <ul><li>Give me an L </li></ul>
  21. 21. <ul><li>Give me an I </li></ul><ul><li>What’s that spell? </li></ul><ul><li>OML…III </li></ul>