Cutting to the Core: Common Core Standards for Mathematics – Grades 6-8
August 5 – 8, 2013
8:30 am – 3:30 pm
The Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSS) are here! The content standards call for a balance between understanding and procedural skills. They are focused, coherent, clear and specific about what our students should know and be able to do by the end of each grade level. The standards for mathematical practice describe what it means for students to be mathematically proficient.
What implications do these new standards have for mathematics instruction now and in the next few years? In 2015 the PARCC state assessments in mathematics will be based on these standards.
This 4 day course will help mathematics teachers of grades 6-8, principals and curriculum directors to:take a closer look at the content standards and what they mean at each grade level, (sixth thru eighth grade):
• examine the learning progressions among the grade levels;
• align your current mathematics programs to determine which content matches the common core standards included what must be changed and what must be added;
• examine additional resources for deeper teaching and deeper understanding;
• reflect on models for developing the characteristics of a mathematically proficient student as envisioned in the Standards for Mathematical Practice;
• view and consider how the Ohio’s model curriculum can support implementation of the CCSSM in your classroom;
• examine the PARCC assessment framework and exemplars of assessment items from PARCC.
Participants will receive a copy of Common Core Mathematics in a PLC at Work, Grades 6-8
Location: All summer sessions run from 8:30 am until 3:30 pm and are held at the campus of John Carroll University.
Cost: The cost for the 4 day workshop and all materials is $395 per person. Early registration is encouraged.
Non-degree graduate credit (optional): 2 credit hours @ $160 per hour (total: $320). More information on graduate credit will be offered on the first day of the course.