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Explore a series of topics designed to help you get started in teaching the right stuff in the right way. Designed for new and pre-service secondary math teachers, teachers who are new to a grade- or content-level, or those looking for a refresher. Click the links below to find out more about available and upcoming professional learning events in the 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. Digital 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 date to register. 

The Standards and Beyond

  • What am I really supposed to be teaching?
  • How do I figure out which parts of this text to teach and which parts to skip?
  • What do students really need to know when they leave my class?

Join us for an in-depth look at the California Mathematics Framework to find answers to these questions. This one-day session is designed for secondary math teachers to learn about the components of the framework and how to use the resource in designing their curriculum and instruction.

July 23, 2019

January 7, 2020

Tasks Worth Teaching

  • What is a task?
  • How do I know if it's high-quality?
  • What do I do if it isn't?

This one-day session is designed for secondary math teachers who are looking to improve the quality of the problems they assign their students. Participants will examine the components of a high-quality math task, learn ways to modify tasks to increase their quality, and leave with access to resources containing thousands of high-quality tasks.

January 9, 2020

Lesson Planning for Improved Student Outcomes

  • Are lesson plans really necessary?
  • Which components lead to student success?
  • How do I know where to begin?

Designed for new and pre-service teachers, this session offers participants an opportunity to delve deeper into lesson planning for mathematics, while learning to focus on improving student outcomes. Participants will discover essential components to every lesson plan that will help engage every student in mathematical thinking and reasoning.

Discussion to Discourse: Student Talk in Mathematics

  • How do we empower students to take ownership of their mathematical knowledge?
  • How do we move from talking at each other to discussing ideas with each other?

In this introductory session, participants will learn about protocols that support student discourse in mathematics, ensuring access and equity for all students. Teachers will explore different ways to plan for and structure conversations that will put students' mathematical thinking at the center of instruction.


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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