Cost: FREE to Multnomah                

             County Schools!


    - Provide networking and professional support for instructional coaches, intervention specialists, and mathematics leaders
    - Provide the opportunity to review research-based instructional strategies and best coaching practices
    - Provide discussion time around hot topics in mathematics education, professional development tips, and Common Core resources
    Come enjoy networking opportunities with others who have common work responsibilities or leadership roles focused on improvement in mathematics education!
    Overview of meeting topics (detailed agendas are sent prior to each meeting):

    October 28th: Using Technology to Teach Problem Solving – A special presentation from Think Through Math
    Using Data to Inform Instruction – A special presentation from i-Ready/Ready Math

    January 5th : Save the date! Dynamic and engaging mathematics educator, Robert Kaplinsky, will help educators explore Depth of Knowledge and Problem-Based Learning. Attend the full day or a half-day session. This is a free event sponsored by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

    April 14th: Topic to be determined

    Multnomah ESD

    11611 NE Ainsworth Circle

    Portland, Oregon 97220

     Dates 8:30-11 am    12:30-3:00 pm 
     October 28, 2016 registration closed registration closed
    January 5, 2017   registration closed registration closed
    April 14, 2017   registration closed  registration closed

    Who Should Attend:

    • Instructional Coaches
    • TOSA’s
    • Intervention Specialists
    • Mathematics Leaders



    Roxanne Malter


    503 257-1772


    Jackie Cooke


    503 257-1702


    PDU Certificates Provided


    Registration is required

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    Mathematics Professional Development Opportunities


    Smarter Balanced Overview:

    Examine the types of assessment items used in the Smarter Balanced Assessment. Practice scoring sample Constructed Response assessment items using a 2-point rubric.


    Smarter Balanced Performance Tasks:

    Practice scoring Smarter Balanced Performance Tasks for a variety of grade levels.


    Common Core Math Practices:

    Build an understanding of the Common Core Mathematical Practices. Enhance skills in identifying students exhibiting the mathematical practices. Integrate the mathematical practices with instruction to support student proficiency.


    Common Core Math Practices Revisited:

    Solve a task to look at the Common Core Math Practices used. Create summary posters of each of the Common Core Math Practices.


    Unpacking the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics:

    Learn a process for an in-depth analysis of grade level Common Core Math standards. Identify the focus standards for each grade level.


    Essential Skills and the Oregon Scoring Guide:

    Learn the ins and outs of Oregon’s State Scoring Guide to score student work samples to meet Essential Skills requirements for the Oregon Diploma.


    Data Teams and Common and Formative Assessments:

    Learn to use formative assessment and data collected from administering them to guide instruction around the CCSSM. Explore the purposes of different forms of assessment.


    Planning for a Math Block:

    Understand the components of a math block. Transform lessons to a Math Workshop style lesson plan.


    Increasing Productive Math Talk in the Classroom:

    Engage students and drive their thinking from fragile conceptualization to solid understanding with good math questions and questioning strategies. Learn strategies for increasing productive math talk.


    Differentiation and Intervention:

    Understand the difference between differentiation and intervention. Lift students’ engagement and achievement with tools for anticipating student responses, sequencing student sharing, and looking at possible student misconceptions. Learn to recognize and adapt the cognitive demand of math tasks for higher order thinking. Understand and learn possible structures for intervention.


    Fluency Development:

    Look at a variety of lesson structures for increasing student fluency in computation skills.


    Understanding and Writing Good Math Tasks:

    Learn to engage students in tasks and experience the process of becoming proficient at “applying math in a variety of settings”. Create/alter tasks.


    Lesson Study:

    Participate in the Lesson Study Cycle: As a team, plan a research lesson, develop a data collection plan, observe the teaching of the lesson, use the data to illuminate student learning.

    For more information contact:

    Jacqueline Cooke, Elementary Math Facilitator    jcooke@mesd.k12.or.us                                

    Roxanne Malter, K-12 Math Specialist    rmalter@mesd.k12.or.us