Are you looking for a new curriculum that meets the rigorous demands of our state standards and supports the Arkansas Department of Education's vision to lead the nation in student-focused education? This training will introduce you to a NEW, FREE resource provided by Open Up Resources call Illustrative Mathematics 6-8 Math Curriculum (IM).
This curriculum provides
- Vertical alignment information (K-HS) and differentiation strategies in the easy-to-follow teacher notes.
- Student-friendly learning targets at the beginning and end of each lesson to encourage students to take ownership in their own learning.
- Diagnostic and End-of-Unit Assessments, as well as Mid-Unit assessments for longer units.
- Built-in support for English Learners and Students with Disabilities within each unit, rather than providing in supplemental materials.
The initial training is an opportunity to learn all the curriculum has to offer and the instructional strategies paired with it:
Day 1: A Focus on the Resource - A Look at the Curriculum and its Coherence
Day 2: A Focus on Pedagogy - Implementing the Curriculum
Optional Day 3 (JUly 31, 2018) For those schools planning on implementing: A Focus on YOUR - Curriculum Deep Dive and Planning (Note Day 3 will be a combined training with other coop area teachers.)
The training continues with follow-up support during the school year to ease the transition from professional development to implementation i