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Taking Action Book Study: Chapter 9 (Cohort C)
Saturday, May 01, 2021, 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM MDT
Category: CCTM Book Study

Taking Action Book Study: Chapter 9 (Cohort C)

Taking Action Chapter 9 promo graphicChapter 9, "Support Productive Struggle in Learning Mathematics," discusses how engaging students in productive struggle is essential to developing conceptual understanding in mathematics. Book study participants will learn to support productive struggle by providing probing guidance and affordance without taking over the thinking for students by telling or providing too much direction. Teachers will apply the principle of productive struggle in the classroom by asking questions, encouraging reflection, providing time, and acknowledging effort.

The objectives of the Taking Action book study are:

  • To increase teacher's understanding of the key features of the eight effective mathematics teaching practices
  • To examine how the teaching practices interact as a framework for equitable mathematics instruction
  • To recognize how the teaching practices support deeper learning of mathematics
  • To provide a variety of actives, strategies, and resources to assist teachers in applying the ideas discussed in the book to their own practices.

Workshop Agenda:

  1. 15 minutes of reflection
  2. 30-40 minutes on the Analyzing Teaching and Learning (ATL)
  3. 15 minutes Focus on Equity
  4. 12-20 minutes- Taking Action- How am I taking what I learned back to my classroom?

Homework Assignments

  1. Read
  2. Take action in classroom- gather an artifact
  3. Participate on the course discussion board 
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