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Accomplishments Year 6

August 2008

  • On August 1 and 2, Dr. Henry Kepner, Professor of Curriculum and Instruction at UWM and President of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, attended the Mathematical Association of America’s 2008 Mathfest in Madison, WI.

  • The Milwaukee Mathematics Partnership held the annual Math Teacher Leader Kickoff on August 26 at South Division High School.  Approximately 150 Math Teacher Leaders (MTLs) were in attendance.  The event kicked off with presentations by William Andrekopoulos, MPS Superintendent of Schools, who discussed MPS’s continual goal toward improving the quality of its classroom instruction and Chris Thiel, MPS Office of Governmental Relations, who discussed the development of the Governor’s funding initiative for mathematics in MPS.  The remaining breakout sessions, presented by Math Teaching Specialists, Teachers-in-Residence, and Math Education Faculty from UWM, focused on relevant topics of the 2008-2009 school year –  Math Content: The Same, Yet Smaller; The Learning Team Continuum: A Guide to Focus Discussions and Provide Direction in Mathematics; and MMP Leadership Development: The PRIME Leadership Framework.

September 2008

  • September 1 marked the first MMP Planning Retreat which was held at MPS Central Services.  Math Teaching Specialists and members of the leadership team met to plan and discuss the upcoming events for Year 6 of the Milwaukee Mathematics Partnership.

  • On September 10, over 30 Math Department Chairs, teachers, and others were in attendance for the High School Math Department Chair Meeting.  Dan Lotesto opened the meeting by explaining his role as facilitator /liaison between the department chairs and district as well as between the department chairs and the MMP.  Dan distributed a letter outlining his vision for the high school department chairs for the coming year.   Laura Maly reviewed the functioning of the 8th/9th Grade group.  Mary Mooney announced that the Algebra and Geometry labs would be continued during Year 6 of the MMP grant. 

  • On September 23, UWM offered the first class of the course titled Geometric Knowledge for Teaching (GKT) to approximately 33 teachers for the start of the 2008-2009 school year.  The course, taught by DeAnn Huinker, Janis Freckmann, Connie Laughlin, and Pandora Bedford will focus on geometric content knowledge, formative and summative assessment, and analysis of student work.

  • On Wednesday, September 24 or Thursday, September 25, the cohort of MTLs met for the first time to collaborate about the implementation of the Big 5 Strategies at their schools during the 2008-2009 school year.  Cohort members discussed which strategies they are currently implementing, their vision for implementing each strategy across the year, resources they need to implement strategies, and how to use their action plan monies to accomplish their goals.  

  • UWM offered the course Lenses on Learning (LOL): Thinking about Mathematics Instruction to approximately 15 K-8 Administrators and School Instructional Leaders.  This course started on September 25 and continues throughout the school year. The course is taught by Math Teaching Specialists Sharonda Harris and Astrid Fossum.  Lenses on Learning is designed to provide administrators and school instructional leaders an opportunity to experience a standards-based, inquiry-rich classroom embedded in powerful discourse.

  • A Milwaukee Partnership Academy Partners meeting was held on September 26.

  • The 8/9 Assessment Pilot group had two opportunities to meet on Monday and Tuesday, September 29 and 30 at the Marshall High School Complex.  Each meeting consisted of three sections: 1) math content taken from the new Discovering Algebra or Discovering Geometry textbooks; 2) leadership training based on the book The PRIME Leadership Framework; and 3) formative assessment, including looking at new CABS and creating new CABS based on the new textbooks, and reviewing student work.

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October 2008

  • On October 8, approximately 25 Math Department Chairs, teachers, and others were in attendance for the High School Math Department Chair Meeting at the Marshall High School Complex.  Dan Lotesto led the meeting covering: eDevelopment, learning team action plans, participation of 8/9 MTLs in Summits, Algebra and Geometry Labs, math department chair communication between meetings, textbook needs, and math content needs. 

  • October 10 marked the first meeting of Algebra Lab participants while Geometry Lab participants met for the first time on October 24.  Construction of these labs included the mathematical knowledge and collaboration of several MMP leaders.  Kevin McLeod of UWM collaborated with Gary Luck (UWM), who ran the Geometry labs, Bill Mandella (UWM) and Marta Magiera (Marquette), who led the Algebra labs.  Sessions included content knowledge based on the new textbooks, assessment for teachers to take back to their students, and a review of student work.

  • The grades 8/9 Pilot met at the Marshall High School complex on October 21 and 22.  The 40 MTLs in attendance took the MKT; participated in the Leadership session focused on teaching practices highlighted by Dr. Stiggens; deepened their understanding of math tasks by “Assessing the Assessment”; broke up into four groups discussion groups on topics: Non-released MTLs, Released MTLs, Collaborative Planning Time, Textbook Implementation; and engaged in the content session entitled “The Shoelace Problem – Big Ideas of Linearity”.

  • The MTLs met October 23 and 24 at the Marshall High School Complex.  Melissa Hedges and Connie Laughlin led the content session entitled “Growing Algebra Eyes and Ears” which built on understanding of how algebraic reasoning surfaces from computational experiences and using relational thinking to understand arithmetic.  Carl Hanssen, the external evaluator for the MMP presented Year 5 evaluation results.  Janis Freckmann led the session on leadership which focused on answering questions related to the nature of formative assessment.  Lastly, Shannon Gordon from MPS explained the new eDevelopment program, and MTLs met in cohort groups.

  • On October 28, UWM offered the first class of the course entitled Standards-based Mathematics: Instructional Strategies to approximately 30 teachers.  The course, taught by Rosann Hollinger and Laura Maly focused on deepening content knowledge of state standards in mathematics, developing familiarity and comfort using research-based instruction strategies, and reflecting on strategies and their relationship to teaching mathematics to meet individual student needs. 

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November 2008

  • On November 6, Carl Hanssen presented Social Network Analysis for Evaluation:  Open and Closed Approaches at the annual American Evaluation Association conference in Denver, Colorado which took place from November 5-8.

  • Algebra and Geometry Lab participants met on Saturdays, November 8 and 15 respectively.    Kevin McLeod, Gary Luck, Bill Mandella of UWM and Marta Magiera of Marquette led sessions that covered content knowledge based on the new textbooks, assessment for teachers to take back to their students, and a review of student work.

  • Hank Kepner and Sharonda Harris attended the annual Benjamin Banneker Association Conference titled “Teaching, Learning, and Research of African American Students: Unlocking Doors of Excellence in Mathematics for African American Students” on November 13-14.

  • High School Department Chairs met the evening of the 19 with Shannon Gordon from the Technology Support Center who explained the eDevelopment process.  This process allows users to keep an online record of professional development activities that occur in their buildings in an effort to replace paper records of such events.

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December 2008

  • MPS High School MTLs chose either December 1st or 2nd to meet for content, leadership, and assessment sessions followed by a forum session and presentation of Year 5 results by Carl Hansson, the external evaluator for the MMP.  Content focused on (1) recognizing the structure of operations within the context for whole numbers, fractions, and decimals and (2) developing general understandings of the operations and recognizing that the same structure exists for other number systems.  The Leadership session focused on understanding the system of formative assessment practices guided by the Prime Leadership Framework.  The Assessment session focused on linking Stiggins’ principles to classroom practice and introduced a student survey.  Lastly, a portfolio session strove to deepen understanding of the essential characteristics of portfolios, explore portfolio types and their purpose, and gain insights about the benefits of a portfolio system.

  • Algebra and Geometry Lab participants met on Fridays, December 5 and 12 respectively.    Kevin McLeod, Gary Luck, Bill Mandella of UWM and Marta Magiera of Marquette led sessions that covered content knowledge based on the new textbooks, assessment for teachers to take back to their students, and a review of student work.

  • MMP Math Teacher Leaders chose from two opportunities to meet during the week of December 8. On the 9 and 11, MTLs were engaged in a content session led by Beth Schefelker and Connie Laughlin titled “On the Right Track to Develop Algebraic Thinking”.  The session sought to develop general understanding of operations within the context of whole numbers, fractions, and decimals and recognize structure similarities between other number systems.  This month’s Leadership session, led by Connie Laughlin and Cynthia Cuellar, continued training and conversations revolving around formative assessment linked to the PRIME Leadership Framework.  Janis Freckmann and Bernard Rahming led the session on assessment principles which focused on understanding and linking Stiggins’ first four assessment strategies to classroom practice.  Lastly, Beth Schefelker led a brief presentation on the use of student portfolios.

  • A Milwaukee Partnership Academy Partners meeting was held on December 12.

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January 2009

  • Tuesday and Wednesday, January 13 and 14 marked the 5th Annual New Wisconsin Promise Conference in Madison, WI.  The following are the titles of conference presentations by MMP leaders and participants who collaborated:  What We’ve Learned about Assessment, Part I: Classroom Assessments Based on Standards (CABS) by Beth Schefelker, Mary Mooney, and Lee Ann Pruske What we’ve Learned about Assessment, Part 2: Analyzing and Learning from Student Work – A Protocol by Rosann Hollinger, Laura Maly, and Pandora Bedford; What We’ve Learned about Assessment, Part 3: Descriptive Feedback: Moving to the Next Level by Cynthia Cuellar & Bernard ; What We’ve Learned about Assessment, Part 4:A Guide to Formative Assessment by Astrid Fossum & Sharonda Harris; and What Does Effective Descriptive Feedback Look Like in the Mathematics Classroom? by Susan Wolter, Joanie Marchillo, and MaryBeth LaHaye.

  • Approximately 20 teachers attended the High School Math Department Chair meeting on Wednesday, January 14.  Meeting topics included the high school math readiness exam, 9th grade student folders, new book distribution procedures, Moodles, and the use of new textbooks. 

  • On January 21, UWM offered the first class of the course entitled Number and Computation: Special Education Focus to approximately 29 teachers.  The course, taught by Beth Schefelker and Mary Spidell, focused on developing number sense, basic facts, and computational fluency for all learners as well as low-memory intensive algorithms.  Special attention was given to strategies for working with struggling and special education students.   

  • Math Teacher Leaders were given an opportunity to engage in professional development on January 21 and 30.  MTLs  took part in an Assessment session titled Lesson Planning with Formative Assessment Principles, a Leadership session focused on deepening understanding of the formative assessment system, and a Content session titled Paving the Way to Algebraic Reasoning: Extending our Work with Operation Sense – Two-step Problems

  • Dr. Carl Hanssen and Dr. DeAnn Huinker attended the annual Math and Science Partnership Learning Network Conference on January 26 and 27 in Washington, DC.  The duo’s presentation, titled Using Social Network Analysis to Understand Links between Teacher Leader Roles and Student Achievement highlighted the successes of the MMP.  Dr. Cindy Walker contributed by presenting Using an HLM Growth Curve Analysis to Determine the Impact of the Milwaukee Mathematics Partnership on Increasing Student Achievement in Mathematics for the MMP.  Marta Magiera of Marquette and Sharonda Harris from MPS were also in attendance.

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February 2009

  • MPS High School MTLs chose either February 2 or 3 to meet for a UWM Content session titled Kou-Ku and the Peacock’s Tail which reviewed area; explored key relationships between measurement, geometry, and algebra; and gave participants an opportunity to discuss the differences and connections between synthetic and analytic geometry.  The Assessment session covered the Unidel CABS, a new 9th grade CAB, and additional steps to be taken with previous CABS.  The Leadership session concentrated on connecting Stiggins’ first four Assessment Principles to day-to-day classroom practices.  

  • Several members of the MMP presented at the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE) Conference in Orlando, Florida February 5-7. 

    • DeAnn Huinker, Connie Laughlin, and Janis Freckmann presented a Journey in Developing Statistical Reasoning in Elementary and Middle-school Teacher Leaders
    • Henry Kepner presented The Challenges for Mathematics Education – Collaborations with and Recommendations for the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
    • Leigh Van den Kieboom and Marta T. Magiera, both from Marquette University, presented Rethinking Worthwhile Tasks: Using Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching to Inform Problem Selection for Preservice Teachers and their Field Students
    • Meg Moss from Pellissippi State University, Kevin McLeod and DeAnn Huinker from UWM, Diana White from University of Colorado-Denver, and Raven McCrory from Michigan State University collaborated on a presentation titled How Research has Informed the Design of Content Courses for K-8 Teachers
  • On February 7 non-released High School MTLs met for a Leadership Training focused on professional development planning, identifying and discussing textbook challenges, and reviewing components of the Key Curriculum.
  • February 9 marked the beginning of two sections of a five-week course offered by UWM titled Number and Computation: Addition and Subtraction.  One section, taught by Sharonda Harris and the other section taught by Penny Krafczyk, focused on developing number sense, basic fact strategies, and computational fluency for addition and subtraction.  Approximately 55 elementary teachers of grades K-4 and special education teachers of grades K-8 enrolled in this course.
  • On February 10 and 12 MTLs were given an opportunity to attend content, leadership, and assessment sessions.   The content session focused on creating, recognizing, describing, extending, and making generalizations about geometric patterns and connecting the structure of a physical representation to a general rule.  For the reminder of the February meeting, Henry Kranendonk and Sharonda Harris shared their experiences monitoring the released MTLs and Bernard Rahming led a benchmark rotation session focused on analyzing student work.
  • Algebra and Geometry Lab participants met on Fridays, February 20 and 27 respectively.  Kevin McLeod, Gary Luck, Bill Mandella of UWM, and Marta Magiera of Marquette led sessions that covered content knowledge based on the new textbooks, assessment for teachers to take back to their students, and a review of student work.
  • Tuesday, February 24 marked the first of 11 scheduled Discovering Mathematics Support Sessions.

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March 2009

  • MTLs met March 3 and 5 at the Marshall High School Complex.  Melissa Hedges, Beth Schefelker, and Kevin McLeod led a Content session which intended to connect repeating and growing patterns to functional relationships and examined the recursive and explicit function of those relationships.  LeeAnn Pruske and Bernard Rahming led an Assessment session titled Reflecting on Questions that Develop Mathematical Understanding.  During the afternoon, MTLs were offered an opportunity to choose two of six hot topic sessions in which to participate.  Topics included: Modeling Guidelines and Expectations, Successful Facilitation Tips, Do You See What I See, Supporting MKT, Creative MTL Schedules and PD Scheduling, and Sharing Resources. 

  • In place of the traditional Learning Team Week, the MMP asked Learning Teams to select three people to attend a March 7 seminar.  This Learning Team Mathematics Seminar focused on using formative assessment tools to analyze constructed response items. 

  • On March 10, UWM offered the MMP course Number and Computation: Multiplication and Division taught by Melissa Hedges and Leah Donohue.  About 28 elementary teachers grades 3-6 and special education teachers grades 3-8 focused on developing number sense and computational fluency for multiplication and division over the five-week period.

  • March 10 was also the beginning of the UWM offered MMP course Standards-Based Mathematics: Exploring Early Number Relationships taught by Sharon Zagorski and Michelle Douglas-Meyer.  This course focused on the development of early number concepts for children in K4, K5, and grade 1.  Approximately 32 MPS teachers explored number relationships using dot cards and ten frames in addition to analyzing student work samples and how MPS CABS support the development of number sense. 

  • On Tuesday, March 10 a Math Support Session was held at Custer High School.

  • On March 16, an Instructional Leadership Meeting titled How are We Doing in Discovering Math? took place at Custer High School.  This meeting of DIFI Supervisors, High School Math Assistant Principals, First Things First Facilitators, School Improvement Facilitators, High School Curriculum Generalists, and Released High School MTLs created a collaboration of key members to discuss, review and plan for future math programming.     

  • Algebra Lab participants met on Friday, March 20.  Kevin McLeod, Gary Luck, Bill Mandella of UWM and Marta Magiera of Marquette led sessions that covered content knowledge based on the new textbooks, assessment for teachers to take back to their students, and a review of student work.

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April 2009

  • On Thursday, April 2 or Friday, April 3, the cohort of MTLs met for the monthly meeting.  During the meeting, Carl Hanssen from Hanssen Consulting presented the Year 6 external evaluation; Beth Schefelker, Melissa Hedges, and Kevin McLeod led the content session titled Let the Numbers Do the Work; and Pandora Bedford and Astrid Fossum led the Leadership session titled What is Effective Dissemination

  • At the 90th annual American Educational Research Association (AERA) Conference which took place April 13 - April 17, 2009 in San Diego, CA Nicole Traxel and Cindy Walker presented The Impact of Including Predictors and Using Various Hierarchical Linear Models on Evaluating School Effectiveness in Mathematics.

  • This year, the work of the MMP was shared through presentations at the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics (NCSM) and National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) conferences which took place from April 20-22 and April 23-25 respectively in Washington, DC.  The following members of the MMP presented at NCSM:

    • Astrid Fossum, Mary Mooney and Beth Schefelker from Milwaukee Public Schools presented From Compliance to Commitment: Implementing a District-Wide Portfolio Initiative
    • Lee Ann Pruske, Astrid Fossum and Paige Richards from Milwaukee Public Schools presented Where in the World Are You? Supporting and Developing School-Based Mathematics Teacher Leaders
    • Laura Maly and Henry Kranendonk from Milwaukee Public Schools presented Achieve Equity in Your Classroom by Developing Effective Descriptive Feedback with Assessments Based on Standards.
    • John (Jack) Moyer from Marquette University; Jinfa Cai from the University of Delaware; Connie Laughlin from Marquette University; and Bikai Nie from the University of Delaware presented How Teachers Use Reform and More Traditional Curricula to Teach Algebraic Concepts in Middle School: Insights from a Longitudinal Study.
    • W. Gary Martin from Auburn University; Gary Kader from Appalachian State University; Henry Kepner from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; and Eric Robinson from Ithaca College presented NCTM's Focus in High School Mathematics: Reasoning and Sense Making.   
  • The following members of the MMP presented at NCTM:
    • Melissa Hedges and Beth Schefelker from Milwaukee Public Schools presented Get Them into the Ball Park! Using Estimation as a Means to Help Students Determine Reasonableness
    • Astrid Fossum and Sharonda Harris from Milwaukee Public Schools presented Descriptive Feedback and Differentiated Instruction: The Natural Connection.
    • Patrick Hopfensperger from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee presented Bridging the Gap between Standards and the Teaching of Data Analysis and Probability in Middle Grades.
    • Cynthia Cuellar, Rosann Hollinger and Sharonda Harris from Milwaukee Public Schools presented Words, Words, Words: Coming to Terms with Vocabulary Instruction.
    • Jinfa Cai from the University of Delaware, John (Jack) C. Moyer from Marquette University, Bikai Nie from the University of Delaware, and Connie Laughlin from Marquette University presented The Development of Algebraic Thinking: Insights from a Longitudinal Study.

     

  • On April 29, Pandora Bedford and Beth Schefelker presented Marvelous Math:  Ways to Help Every child Succeed in (and Enjoy) Math at the Annual Parent Leadership Conference in Madison, Wisconsin.

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May 2009

  • The 41st annual Green Lake Conference sponsored by the Wisconsin Mathematics Council, Inc. took place May 6-8 in Green Lake, Wisconsin.  This year’s conference was titled Pi in the Sky: Dream Big, Do Math!  The work of the Milwaukee Mathematics Partnership was shared through the following presentations at this year’s Green Lake Conference:

    • Jeanne DeHaro, Pandora Bedford, and Leah Donahue from Milwaukee Public Schools presented Differentiated Instruction in Your Math Classroom: Making It Work!
    • Daniel Pochinski from Milwaukee Public Schools presented Activation: Programming with Robots.
    • Janet Domask from Milwaukee Public Schools presented Getting the Biggest Bang from your Benchmark Buck.
    • Milton Bond from Milwaukee Public Schools presented How to Use ALEKS to Provide One-on-One Mathematics Instruction 24/7.
    • John Moyer from Marquette University and Jinfa Cai from the University of Delaware presentedA World View of Algebraic Thinking.
    • Jennifer Hans from Milwaukee Public Schools presentedIncorporate Art & Fun into Geometric Transformations with Flipbooks
    • Paige Prichard from Milwaukee Public Schools presented Not just SMART, But Wise
    • Sarah Burzynski from Milwaukee Public Schools presented Descriptive Feedback: From Learning to Leading
    • Christopher Guthrie and Sherrie Griffin from Milwaukee Public Schools presented Components of an Effective Mathematics Lesson – Grades 6-8
    • Beth Schefelker and Melissa Hedges from Milwaukee Public Schools presented Growing Algebra Eyes and Ears
    • John Moyer and Connie Laughlin from Marquette University presented Using a Research-Based Observation Tool to Help Coach for Quality Teaching
    • Astrid Fossum and Sharonda Harris from Milwaukee Public Schools presented Descriptive Feedback and Differentiated Instruction: The Natural Connection.
    • Laura Maly and Bridget Schock from Milwaukee Public Schools presented Instructional Strategies to Motivate Reluctant Students
    • DeAnn Huinker, Principal Investigator of the MMP from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee presented Beyond Counting by Ones: Essential Number Understandings for Young Children. 
    • Toya Glen from Milwaukee Public Schools presented PPEEP! Probability: A Positively Engaging Experience in Primary!
    • Paige Prichard from Milwaukee Public Schools presented SMART Geometry
    • Mary Mooney and Cheryl Brenner from Milwaukee Public Schools presented From Skip Counting to Linearity: How Do We Get There?
    • Marta Magiera from Marquette University presentedPerspectives on Problem Solving.
    • Paige Prichard from Milwaukee Public Schools presented Beginning SMART Boarding!
    • John Wamser from Milwaukee Public Schools presented Relating Physical Education to Mathematics.
    • Susan Wolter, Mary Beth LaHaye, and Joanie Marchillo from Milwaukee Public Schools presented What Does Effective Descriptive Feedback Look Like in the Mathematics Classroom?
    • Sarah Burzynski from Milwaukee Public Schools presented Number Lines Are for More than Just Counting.
    • Joe Kmoch from Milwaukee Public Schools and Sarah Huibregtse from the New Berlin School District presented Forming and Sustaining a Statewide Computer Science and Information Technology Organization Associated with the CSTA.
    • Robert Moore from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee presented Fractions: Numbers and Missing Factors.
    • Tara Raymond and Tim Meyer from Milwaukee Public Schools presented The Effect of Descriptive Feedback on Constructed Response Scores.
    • Dana Thome and Lee Ann Pruske from Milwaukee Public Schools presented Everyday Math for Everyday Students (Including ELLs!)
    • Pandora Bedford, Laura Maly, and Rosann Hollinger from Milwaukee Public Schools presented Problem Solving, Protocols and Practice through the Ages.
    • Cynthia Frankowiak from Milwaukee Public Schools presented Plan - Provoke – Prepare.
    • Bill Mandella from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee presented “Let’s Go for a Spin”: Understanding Some Important Probability Concepts through Fair Game Analysis. 
    • Sherrie Griffin and Christopher Guthrie from Milwaukee Public Schools presented Components of an Effective Mathematics Lesson - Grades 2-6.

     

  • On Tuesday, May 5 a Math Support Session was held at Bradley Tech High School.
  • Geometry Lab participants met on Fridays May 1 and May 29 this month.  Kevin McLeod and Gary Luck of UWM led sessions that covered content knowledge based on the new textbooks, assessment for teachers to take back to their students, and a review of student work.
  • The 8th and 9th grade MTLs met on either Tuesday, May 12 or Thursday, May 14 for the last summit of the 2008-2009 school year.  During the meetings Content focused on exploring the mathematics content in the CABS, comparing and contrasting linear and nonlinear patterns, and seeing the connections between algebraic and geometrically results.  During this summit the MTLs reflected on their experience participating in the 8/9 Pilot through a session designed to elicit feedback Nuggets from all participants.  The Leadership session was titled Our Leadership Journey and reflected on the leadership connections made to the PRIME document throughout the course of the year.  Lastly, the Assessment session strove to increase MTLs comfortability with selected components of the formative assessment system which includes: portfolios, CABS class summary report, effective feedback summary, and the CABS themselves. 
  • On Tuesday, May 12 a Math Support Session was held at Veritas High School.
  • May 13 marked the final High School Department Chair meeting of the school year.  During the meeting chairs discussed available MMP summer courses, textbook updates, upcoming professional development opportunities, and a Green Lake share session where participants shared their experiences at the math conference.
  • On either Tuesday, May 19 or Thursday, May 21 K-7 MTLs met for their final meeting of the school year.  The sessions included a reflection of this year’s leadership journey in connection with the PRIME document, a content session reviewing and reflecting on content through the lens of the MKT, and a final constructed response session focusing on the use of formative assessment.
  • Algebra Lab participants met on Friday, May 22.  Kevin McLeod, Bill Mandella of UWM and Marta Magiera of Marquette led sessions that covered content knowledge based on the new textbooks, assessment for teachers to take back to their students, and a review of student work.
  • On Tuesday, May 26 a Math Support Session was held at Pulaski High School.

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June 2009

  • On Tuesday, June 2 a Math Support Session was held at King High School.

  • On June 22, UWM offered the first of eight summer courses offered though the MMP.  The first course titled Standards-Based Mathematics: Exploring Early Number Relationships taught by Sharon Zagorski and Michelle Douglas-Meyer focused on early number concepts and how children in K4-Grade 1 build number sense.  The second course titled Number and Computation: Multiplication and Division taught by Melissa Hedges and Leah Donohue examined how student in Grades 3-6 build their understanding of number and number relationships. 

  • On June 29, the summer MMP course titled Making Sense of Statistical Studies taught by Henry Kranendonk was held.  The week-long course focused on exploring data and statistics investigations and provided teachers with valuable experiences in designing and analyzing statistical studies. 

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July 2009

  • On July 13 and July 27, UWM offered two week-long sections of the course titled Number and Computation: Addition and Subtraction taught by Sharonda Harris and both Sarah Burzynski and Penny Krafczyk respectively.  This course, appropriate for K-4th Grade teachers, examined how students build their understanding of number and number relationships.  

  • July 6 marked the beginning of the two-week long course titled Developing Mathematical Ideas: Working with Data taught by Gretchen Kroll and Matt Stark.  This course offered by UWM focused on how key mathematical ideas of data help develop across grade levels. 

  • On July 20 the first class of a two-week course titled Teaching Fraction Concepts and Computation was held at UWM.  This course, taught by Paige Richards and James Edler, looked at the development of rational number ideas and was designed for teachers of grades 3-8.  

  • On July 27-30, Mary Mooney of the MMP led cooperative lesson planning sessions surrounding newly adopted textbooks.  Sessions included the utilization of SMART boards, best practices in classrooms, and instructional strategies to engage all learners.

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