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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Paid PD opportunity for grades 7-12: Project PRIME

Project PRIME participants have the opportunity to receive free professional development. You must act immediately. The PD dates are set for
  • Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012
  • Monday, Mar. 5, 2012
  • Friday, Mar 23, 2012
  • Monday, Apr. 23, 2012
  • Friday, May 11, 2012
Project PRIME goals: Michigan secondary teachers of mathematics (Grades 7 – 12) will
  1. a deeper understanding of mathematics content and pedagogy;
  2. the ability to integrate the appropriate standards of practice in classroom instruction;
  3. the capacity to utilize an Inquiry approach to instruction;
  4. the skill to utilize formative assessment data to guide and differentiate instruction;
  5. an understanding of new content expectations (CCSS); and
  6. the ability to help students develop the quantitative skills needed to be successful in the 21st century.
To accomplish this goal, PRIME will help teachers understand and incorporate into their practice:
  • the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for Mathematics;
  • the CCSS Eight Standards of Mathematical Practice;
  • the SMARTER Balanced Assessment process and the types of items on the test;
  • the developmental process involved in Mathematical Thinking;
  • the use of “Inquiry” as a means to help students construct their understanding; and the importance of “collaboration” with other professionals to enhance practice.
Think you may be interested? Check out the flyer for more information and to register.
HURRY - spots are limited.

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