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Titel: Mathematics Curriculum Topic Study: Bridging the Gap Between Standards and Practice

ISBN: 1412926432
EAN: 9781412926430
Sprache: Englisch.
Herausgegeben von Page D. Keeley, Cheryl Rose Tobey
CORWIN PR INC

April 2006 - gebunden - 229 Seiten

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'This book addresses the needs of teachers at every level in their teaching careers, as well as those who support and work with teachers. The processes can be used individually to guide professional learning and teaching, or within almost any professional development structure for facilitating group learning' - Katherine E. Stiles, Senior Program Associate, WestEd
'This resource supports continual professional growth of both content and pedagogical knowledge and will help teachers focus on the appropriate research. What a time saver this is!' - Rhonda Naylor, National Board Certified Mathematics Teacher Campus Middle School, Englewood, CO
Becoming an accomplished mathematics teacher requires not only a thorough understanding of content, but also a familiarity with mathematics standards and research. However, a strategy for translating standards and research into instructional practice has been lacking since the advent of standards-based education reform.
Mathematics Curriculum Topic Study provides a systematic professional development strategy that links mathematics standards and research to curriculum, instruction, and assessment. Developed by authors Page Keeley and Cheryl M. Rose of the Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance, the Curriculum Topic Study (CTS) process can help educators align their practice with research-based concepts and skills. Successfully field-tested with hundreds of teachers, maths advisors and teacher trainers, this book contains 92 ready-to-use CTS guides arranged in seven categories.
Designed to work in a variety of contexts, the CTS process will help teachers:
o Increase their content and pedagogical knowledge
o Better understand and access mathematics research
o Translate standards to the classroom in a conscious, scholarly way
o Learn to recognize and address learning difficulties
o Increase opportunities for all students to achieve mathematical literacy
An essential investment toward improving student achievement in mathematics for primary and secondary maths teachers, teacher trainers, department heads and maths advisors, this innovative resource is also appropriate for trainee teachers and higher education lecturers.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

List of Curriculum Topic Study Guides
Foreword, by Joan Ferrini-Mundy
Preface
About the Authors
1. Introduction to Curriculum Topic Study
What Is Curriculum Topic Study?
Why Study a Curriculum Topic?
Why Focus on Topics?
The Underlying Knowledge and Research Base
The Origin of Curriculum Topic Study: From Science to Mathematics
Research on Readers' Interaction With Text
Mathematics Teachers and Teaching
The Teacher Professional Continuum
2. Examining the Components of a Curriculum Topic Study
The CTS Guide
Common Resources for Study and Reflection
3. Engaging in Curriculum Topic Study
Getting Started
The CTS Learning Cycle: Inquiry, Study, and Reflection
Using CTS Alone or With a Group
4. Contexts for Using Curriculum Topic Study
CTS and Mathematics Content Knowledge
CTS and Curriculum
CTS and Instruction
CTS and Assessment
CTS and Preservice and Novice Teacher Support
CTS and Leadership Development
CTS and Professional Development
5. Images From Practice: Curriculum Topic Study (CTS) Vignettes
Vignette 1: A Team of Primary Teachers Uses CTS to Clarify Disctric Curriculum Goals for Addition and Subtraction Concepts
Vignette 2: A High School Teacher Uses CTS to Guide Implementation of a Unit on Functions
Vignette 3: A Department Chair Uses CTS to Help Guide a Discussion on Quadratic Factoring
Vignette 4: A Multi-Grade Elementary Team Uses CTS to Examine Alignment of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment
Vignette 5: A Middle School Teacher Uses CTS to Understand Concepts of Surface Area and Volume
Viggette 6: A Team of Middle and High School Teachers Uses CTS to Identify Goals for Learning About Decimals, Fractions, and Percents
Vignette 7: An Intermediate Teacher Uses CTS to Prepare for a Unit on Probability
Vignette 8: Teachers Use CTS to Analyze Student Thinking on Area Measurement
Vignette 9: A Teacher Leader Uses CTS to Prepare for a Professional Development Session on Proportionality
6.Curriculum Topic Study Guides
Organization of CTS Guides
Description of CTS Categories
Reasource A: Additional Resources to Support Curriculum Topic Study
Reaource B: Worksheets for Curriculum Topic Study
References
Index

Portrait

Page Keeley is the senior science program director at the Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance (MMSA). She directs projects in the areas of leadership, professional development, standards and research on learning, formative assessment, and mentoring and coaching, and consults with school districts and organizations nationally. She has been the principal investigator on three NSF-funded projects: the Northern New England Co-Mentoring Network, a school-based mentoring program that supported science and mathematics professional learning communities for middle and high school mentors and new teachers; Curriculum Topic Study- A Systematic Approach to Utilizing National Standards and Cognitive Research; and PRISMS- Phenomena and Representations for Instruction of Science in Middle School, a National Digital Library collection of Web resources aligned to standards and reviewed for instructional quality. In addition she is a co-PI on two statewide projects: Science Content, Conceptual Change, and Collaboration (SC4), a state MSP focused on conceptual change teaching in the physical sciences for K-8 teachers and a National SemiConductor Foundation grant on Linking Science, Inquiry, and Language Literacy (L-SILL). Keeley is the author of ten nationally published books, including four books in the Curriculum Topic Study series (Corwin Press), four volumes in the Uncovering Student Ideas in Science: 25 Formative Assessment Probes series (NSTA Press), Science Formative Assessment: 75 Practical Strategies for Linking Assessment, Instruction, and Learning (Corwin and NSTA Press), and Mathematics Formative Assessment: 50 Practical Strategies for Linking Assessment, Instruction, and Learning (in press).
Keeley taught middle and high school science for 15 years. At that time she was an active teacher leader at the state and national level. She received the Presidential Award for excellence in Secondary Science Teaching in 1992 and the Milken National Educator Award in 1993. She has served as an adjunct instructor at the University of Maine, is a Cohort 1 Fellow in the National Academy for Science and Mathematics Education Leadership, served as a science literacy leader for the AAAS/Project 2061 Professional Development Program, and has served on several national advisory boards. She is a frequent speaker at national conferences and served as the 63rd President of the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) for the 2008-09 term.


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