UMLN February 2015 Retreat

Held in San Antonio, Texas, February 9-11, this retreat provided a valuable opportunity for our members to:

  • Improve the capacity of districts to provide high-quality, coherent professional development for CCSS-M implementation.
  • Improve the capacity of districts to monitor and adjust implementation activities and supports to ensure fidelity to the vision of CCSS-M.
  • Improve the capacity of districts to deliver common and effective messages about CCSS-M to educators and families.
  • Improve communication between content-area leadership and district administration in support of CCSS-M.

The retreat sessions are listed below, with links to presentations and other materials.

DAY ONE

Retreat Welcome, Introductions, and Updates

Carolyn Landel, Managing Director, Charles A. Dana Center, UT
Katey Arrington, Manager of K–12 Services, Charles A. Dana Center, UT

Session Materials:

Intentionality Around Standards of Mathematical Practice Through the Lens of Rich Tasks

Katey Arrington, Manager of K–12 Services, Charles A. Dana Center, UT
Brian Newsom, Business Development Specialist, Charles A. Dana Center, UT

Session Materials:

DAY TWO

Optional Breakfast Session: A Solution for the Algebra Problem: Intensified Algebra [presentation not available]

Kathi Cook, Manager of Online Course Programs, Charles A. Dana Center, UT
David Savage, National Director of Professional Services, Agile Mind

Teaching Matters! NCTM Tools to Support Implementation of Effective Mathematics Teaching Practices

Diane Briars, President, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Cathy Martin, NCTM Board Member and Director, Mathematics and Science, Denver Public Schools
Jeff Ziegler, Curriculum Supervisor 6-12 Mathematics, Pittsburgh Public Schools

Presentation and Session Materials:

Assessment Consortia Panel: The Current Landscape

Twianie Roberts, Senior Mathematics Associate, PARCC Instructional Supports & Educator Engagement
Judy Hickman, Director of Mathematics, Smarter Balanced
Moderated by Jodie Flint, Manager of Organizational Learning, Charles A. Dana Center, UT

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Consultancy Sessions

Team Planning Time

DAY THREE

Intentionality Around Standards for Mathematics Practices: Through the Lens of Rich Tasks (Continued)

Katey Arrington, Manager of K–12 Services, Charles A. Dana Center, UT
Bill Hopkins, Professional Learning Facilitator, Charles A. Dana Center, UT
Brian Newsom, Business Development Specialist, Charles A. Dana Center, UT
Ann Roman, Professional Learning Facilitator, Charles A. Dana Center, UT

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Reflection and Debrief

Brian Newsom, Business Development Specialist, Charles A. Dana Center, UT