About the Workshop
For each workshop, we have provided viewers with multiple
tools to make the best of this learning opportunity.
We offer two options: a two-hour and a four-hour workshop.
have developed two levels of homework: one for the two-hour
workshop, one for the four-hour workshop.
For each lesson, we have suggested topics that would be useful
for viewers to consider preferably in conversations with
colleagues during your workshops and in a reflective journal
that we urge all viewers to maintain during this series.
Why This Topic Matters
each of the four topics, we offer suggestions for making
the subject more relevant to middle school students.
of the Discovery workshops (Workshops 1, 3, 5 and 7)
includes between two and four lesson plans featuring:
goals/purposes, connections to the NCTM standards, advice
for teaching the lesson (including comments from Learner
Teachers about what to expect from your students), and
handouts and overheads that you can use in your classrooms.
Make sure to do these lessons yourself, either as part
of the four-hour Discovery workshop or as homework between
the Discovery and In Practice workshops on each topic.
We strongly encourage viewers to teach these lessons
in their own classrooms if not during the eight-week
broadcast schedule, then sometime during the year.
Links & Resources
recommend numerous resources to help viewers access the
best available information on several topics: standards,
lesson plans and curriculum, professional development
ideas, the TIMSS research, and more.
and templates to help teachers plan lessons; score student
work; and develop problems, lessons and performance
Share your own lessons, tools, templates, advice and reflections
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