"What is so exciting about the Secondary Lenses on Learning materials is how the process brings together a team to collect and analyze data and form an action plan."
—Dan Chazan, Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction
University of Maryland
"To quote the principal from one school team that participated in our pilot program: 'Unlike most schools in the state, my school saw growth in our mathematics student achievement this year. The Secondary Lenses on Learning seminar was extremely valuable in improving skills for staff and learning for students.'"
—Linda Foreman, Director
Teachers Development Group
Lead a successful mathematics program to help all students realize their full potential!
This participant book, in combination with the facilitator's guide, forms a comprehensive professional development program designed to improve the efforts of site-based mathematics leadership teams for middle and high schools.
Secondary Lenses on Learning prepares leaders to explore concepts in middle and high school algebra as a window into content, instruction, and assessment. You will learn how to assess the strengths and needs of your mathematics programs, set goals, and generate plans for ongoing improvement by engaging in extended explorations and conversations based on readings, problem-based activities, cases, and videos. The participant book contains:
- Three observation and reflection tools
- Introductory essays and Big Ideas corresponding to each of the six sessions of the seminar
- Relevant, accessible, and thought-provoking readings that bring current research and knowledge into the seminar
- A comprehensive set of data collection and reflection tools designed to inform leaders' plans for improving the mathematics program at their site
This innovative program provides the tools to examine the leadership tasks and responsibilities that contribute to an effective mathematics program and authentic reform within any school district.