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Contents



PROJECT COMPONENTS AND DESIGN
The project includes four components:
Subject Matter Knowledge:
The professional development modules focus on enhancing and growing conceptual understanding of subject area teachers and what they are expected to teach. Each of the professional development courses focus on subject area core content for the particular grade cluster 9-12 from an advanced standpoint based on an examination of the Next Generation Mathematics Standards. A departmental approach to the subject areas is utilized to group teachers and to identify the focus areas of the professional development.
Subject-Specific Pedagogy:
The new Math standards provide a rich context for deep exploration of subject matter. To help teachers view their role in the classroom differently, the program provides model instructional practices using the latest classroom technologies being used in Broward County (e.g. GeoGebra software, promethean boards) that actively engages teachers in the learning content at an advanced level. The program infuses the pedagogy used to teach the content and the related theoretical perspectives with advanced technological teaching methods based on research of how students think and learn particular content. Teachers are engaged in thinking differently about how they teach students, how students may provide evidence of their understanding, and how technology can support deeper student learning.
Advancement in Certification:
Through professional development, the program further enhances the knowledge of these highly qualified teachers and help to advance their certification levels. · For example, after completing the professional development modules, these already highly qualified mathematics teachers certified in grades 6-8 will take the Subject Area Exam to become certified in grades 6-12. The program will provide reimbursement for certification test fees for those participants desiring to advance their certification. In addition, the District offers (through the Teaching and Leadership Center) additional assistance to teachers for subject area preparation in mathematics 5-9, 6-12; Science 5-9.
Leadership:
The program prepares participants to serve as Next Generation Facilitators to serve as Teachers of Teachers at their school and serve as NGSSS trainers for the District. Participants’ classrooms are utilized as a model for the school where the participant share their experience and new knowledge with other teachers at the school and potentially their Innovation Zone. In addition, the knowledge, skills, and performance competencies demonstrated by participants affords them the opportunity to engage in the District’s Teachers as Leaders Program.


PD Focus: Algebra II/Geometry II

Internet Resources for Modules
Competencies and Skills – Secondary Math Florida DOE Course Descriptions PD360Geogebra