CA CCSSM:

    • (Blueprint Feb 2014) All students need a high-quality mathematics program designed to prepare them to graduate from high school ready for college and careers. In support of this goal, California adopted the California Common Core State Standards: Mathematics (CA CCSSM) in August 2010, replacing the 1997 statewide mathematics academic standards. As part of the modification of the CA CCSSM in January 2013, the California State Board of Education also approved higher mathematics standards organized into model courses.

    8 Mathematical Practices:


    Math Staff Development 2017:

    Making Connections Through Number Talks:

    Link to the District Office


     SBAC Targets:

    • Commoncore/math/High_School_Math_Targets_Acheivement_Level_Descriptors_Course_Standards_Labeled_Color.pdf
    •  “The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) has created a hierarchy comprised of claims and targets that together can be used to make statements about student achievement. The claim is a broad statement that will outline the outcomes achieved with mastery of the standards within it. Within each claim are a variety of assessment targets that further clarify the knowledge and specific skills that cross over a cluster of standards.
    • The following tables layout the claims and targets for claims 1-4. Each target may feature a standard or a variety of standards that make up the skill(s) of the target. Each target features a Depth of Knowledge level(s) and item type(s) in which the target may be assessed and the achievement level descriptors for each.”


    Digital Library:

    • https://www.smarterbalancedlibrary.org/
    • The Digital Library provides subject- and grade-specific resources intended to help educators apply the formative assessment process during daily instruction. In addition, the Digital Library has collaboration features that allow users to rate materials and share their expertise with educators across the country.


    Big ideas Textbook resources:

    • Bigideasmath.com; Teachers and students will now create and manage their own usernames and passwords.


    Dan Meyer Presentation:

    • Mathematical Surprise article 
    • brentwood15.mrmeyer.com (All the resources that he talked about are found here)
    • Ask yourself, “If this skill is aspirin, then what is the headache and how do I create it?”
    • Ask yourself, “How would a mathematician’s life be worse if they didn’t have this skill?”
    • Start a fight, Think pair share., Turn the math dial up slowly. “Delete your textbook.” Create a headache.
    • "If __________ is aspirin, then how do I create the headache?"
    •     Why did some mathematician initially invent ______?
    •     How can I put students in a position to feel that headache?


     “The Three Act by Dan Meyer”

    • The Three Act by Dan Meyer 
    • Check this out if you have time, Dan did not have time to talk about this, but so worth it, “The Three Act”



    MARS tasks, FAL or POM: 

    • http://www.svmimac.org/memberresources.html
    • Click on “MARS” (Mathematics assessment resource service) tasks or "FAL" Formative Assessment tool or "POM" (Problem of the month); email me to get user name and password.   


    County resources:

    •   Educational Services Tab

                            California Standards



    Khan academy:

    • Khanacademy.org, Khan Academy (KA) contains more than 5,500 tutorial videos in various subjects. Its instructional mathematics videos are aligned to practice problem sets and a real-time discussion board. The practice problems are available in a variety of interactive formats. Student progress on the practice problem sets is displayed in a colorful dashboard. Teachers, parents, and students can at a glance determine progress on any learning topic, including the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. Users also accumulate points and badges as an incentive for participation.


    My role as coach:

    My main Goal/Purpose is to support you in Increasing student achievement this year. What can I do for you?  I can……

    •Collaboration: Collaborate individually, or as a team, to develop, discuss and strategize

    •Classroom Coverage: Cover your class to provide you with the opportunity to observe other colleagues in action.

    •Data Discussion: Help you analyze assessments/ data to make instructional decisions

    •Help you create common assessments

    •Co-Plan: Help you plan instruction

    •Provide you with feedback- variety of areas

    •Provide you with instructional strategies

    •Assist with differentiating instruction

    •Gather Resources: Identify and provide resources on those hard to find lesson components, hands-on activities, manipulatives etc.

    •Help you map out your curriculum

    •Enrichment: find and support getting professional development

    •Tech Support: Help you find interactive programs that enhance student engagement.

    •Side by Side Teaching:  After planning cooperatively teach a lesson together

    •Model a Lesson:  Model a lesson in your classroom so you can observe a specific skill, strategy, standards etc.  

    •Listening and Support: Provide an open confidential ear on a topic of your choice.

    •Networking: Help you network with other teachers in the school or county.

    This can be done either individually and or as a team.  I am here to support you.