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Illustrative Mathematics 6-8 Curriculum and Instruction Training

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 called 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; and Built-in support for English Learners and Students with Disabilities within each unit, rather than in supplemental materials.

The initial three-day training is an opportunity to learn all the curriculum has to offer and the instructional strategies paired with it. The training continues with follow-up support during the school year to ease the transition from professional development to implementation in the classroom with real students. Support will be customized for each school based on your expressed needs for your students. Participants will register for follow-up support separately.

This curriculum offered by Open Up Resources is funded by a grant from the Gates Foundation. Curriculum for Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2 are being piloted FY19 and will be available FY20. Open Up Resources plans to provide K-Algebra 2 vertically aligned curriculum in the near future.

TESS Components: 1a, 1c, 1d, 1e, 1f, 2a, 2b, 2c, 3a - e, 4d, 4e, 4f

Important Session Information:

Handouts (if applicable) will be available within five days prior to the session date and can be accessed at the Crowley’s Ridge Educational Service Co-op website. http://crowleys.crsc.k12.ar.us/handouts

There is a $25 fee per day for all participants outside the CRESC area.  No professional development credit will be given until fee is paid.

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Session ID:
Credits Available:
(18) Hours
Seats Filled:
16 / 30
Contact Person:
Retha Gipson
Dianne Bounds
Retha Gipson
Audiences:  6-8, Administrators, Asst. Principals, Counselors, Principals, Special Ed, Instructional Leaders, Instructional Facilitators, Curriculum Coordinators
Date Time Location
6/18/2018 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM CRESC - Harrisburg School District - Harrisburg High Room 103
6/19/2018 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM CRESC - Harrisburg School District - Harrisburg High Room 103
6/20/2018 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM CRESC - Harrisburg School District - Harrisburg High Room 103