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Strengthen your teaching practices to get the most out of each lesson, engage every student, and ensure every child achieves success in mathematics. Designed for secondary math teachers with three or more years of experience, who are ready to refine their skills and gain classroom-ready strategies targeted to get results. Click the links below to find out more about available and upcoming professional learning events in the Master Math Teacher's Path.

The workshops can be taken in any order, but completion of one path results in benefits toward the next path. Digital badges will be earned upon completion of each path workshop. Badges can earn discounts and access to additional resources and special events.

Sessions are from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the San Diego County Office of Education, 6401 Linda Vista Road, San Diego, CA 92111, unless otherwise noted. Click the dates to register. 

Technology that Transforms Learning

  • What is an Activity Builder?
  • How do I implement technology in my classroom without wasting time?
  • I already have a lesson for that – why should I use technology instead?

If you haven't had time to look into, or you are wondering how to get the most out of these activities – this workshop is designed for you! This one-day session will provide an in-depth look at the offerings in the teacher side of Desmos, which is a free, online resource. Participants will leave with a rationale and plan for implementing technology in the classroom and access to an abundance of exciting and rigorous class activities.

Feedback for Growth: A New Look at Evaluating Student Understanding

  • What does feedback look and sound like in a math class?
  • What makes feedback meaningful to students?

In this session, participants will learn how to reinvent their scoring practices through actionable feedback, empowering students to give each other feedback and providing opportunities for students to self-assess. Participants will look at types of feedback, when to give feedback, and how to provide meaningful feedback that informs both students' learning and teachers' decision-making.

Collaborative Work  

  • How do I design group work to be more effective?
  • How do I design group work that uses class time efficiently?
  • What's the difference between cooperation and collaboration?

This one-day session is designed for teachers who are looking to begin or improve upon collaborative student groups in their classes. Participants will learn about key components of collaborative group work and will take away strategies for implementing efficient and effective group work.

Mar. 20

Questions and Questioning

  • How do I create questions that support and deepen student understanding?
  • How do I plan and sequence questinos to best capitalize on student thinking?
  • How do  support students in asking and answering questions?

In this one-day session, teachers will explore the role of quality questions and questioning skills in promoting students' mathematical understanding and investigate strategies that engage students as the questioner and authority.

Jan. 10

Assessment: From Design to Delivery

  • How to I know what my students know?
  • How do my students know what they know?

In this session we will go beyond homework quizzes and chapter tests to assess students' mathematical understanding. During this workshop, teachers will begin to develop an assessment plan for the year. Participants will examine rubrics, learning continuums, and student self-assessments as an alternative, or in addition to, traditional assessment strategies.

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Down the road in the Master Math Teacher's Path

Progressions (2018-19)

Modeling (2018-19)

Literacy (2018-19)

Contact SDCOE Mathematics Coordinators Mindy Shacklett or Audrey Mendivil for content questions, or reach out to Denise Falkenthal at 858-569-5418 for registration questions.


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