Tuesday, April 16, 4:00–5:00 PM ET
The demands on teachers have grown exponentially in the last decade in all subjects, but especially in mathematics.
- Teachers are expected to have a deep understanding of the mathematics they are teaching.
- They are asked to design lessons that develop both conceptual understanding and procedural fluency.
- They are expected to ask thoughtful questions that stimulate peer-to-peer discourse and develop mathematical reasoning.
- They must account for individual differences in the classroom.
In the past, these needs were addressed through professional development, but teachers still face these questions on a daily basis.
During this webinar, Chris Coyne and Andy Clark will share examples of Math in Focus®: Singapore Math® by Marshall Cavendish® and how teachers are supported in daily lesson plans and how professional development is built into the curriculum so that every teacher can create classrooms focused on mathematical thinking.
Chris is a veteran educator with more than 20 years of exemplary service. He has taught at the elementary and middle school levels at suburban as well as urban schools. Chris also has experience in school building leadership, having served as principal at the elementary level. Chris has worked with teachers in the country of Brunei as they implemented Singapore Math® and has visited schools, classrooms, and teachers in Singapore.
Andy Clark is a U.S. Consultant and Writer for Math in Focus Grades 1–8, which introduced the renowned Singapore curriculum to the United States. He is the former K–12 Math Director for Portland Public Schools, which outperformed the state and closed the achievement gap in mathematics. As director, he was principal investigator of the last Urban Systemic Grant authorized by the National Science Foundation. He has taught all levels of the K–12 system and has conducted professional development in more than 40 states. He is the author of Algebra Readiness; Summer Success: Math; Partner Games 6; and Practice Counts Grades 1–6.