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SXSWedu 2016

Fractions! Fractions! Learn All About ‘Em

As we look at the next generation of education for our students, we also have to look at the next generation of development for our teachers. In this session, we dive into an innovative professional development structure that increases teachers' pedagogical content knowledge in mathematics while supporting its application in the classroom. Attendees will experience a research-based instructional sequence on fraction concepts designed to improve teachers’ content knowledge, instructional practices, and student engagement. Participants will learn the research behind CGI (Cognitively Guided Instruction) and how it can be incorporated to increase understanding.

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  1. Participants will better understand how the science of learning can be embedded into professional development to increase student understanding.
  2. Participants will learn a structure that supports implementing rigorous, Common Core State Standards-aligned, problem solving.
  3. Participants will experience one complete lesson and then analyze work from other lessons in the sequence.



Megan Mead, Growth Services Mgr, Getting Smart

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