This course reviews the basics of teaching mathematics under the Common Core State Standards. Math teachers in Common Core states will find this session useful, but it is relevant to any math teachers who want their students to engage deeply with math content.
The course begins by analyzing the major shifts in math instruction with the Common Core. After reviewing the shifts, the course continues with a brief lesson explaining how PARCC tests assess math standards. Next, the course offers instruction on how to integrate the new Common Core practices into your current teaching plan. Finally, the course moves into a hands-on workshop format. Teachers use our instruction, guidance, and downloadable resources to begin a new lesson plan that is centered on teaching the Common Core Math Standards. Teachers continue to work with this lesson plan throughout the workshop, identifying math standards that are addressed or could be addressed, linking content math standards with Mathematical Practice Standards, and integrating CCSS practices into their teaching. See the Table of Contents tab for more detailed information.
Throughout the course, participants will have access to useful downloadable resources that they can refer as often as needed, even after the course is complete. Teachers will gain a new outlook on teaching math in the Common Core classroom. Participants will also leave the course with a new lesson plan made as part of our hands-on workshop. Upon upload of that finished lesson plan, we will issue a certificate that can be submitted to administrators as proof of completed professional development hours.