A team of teachers and administrators from across the District’s elementary schools are engaging in a series of mathematical leadership cadres at the Peoria Regional Office of Education’s Professional Development Center (PROE Center). The Leadership Cadre is intended to support conceptual understanding and best practices of the Common Core State Standards for teacher leaders who will serve as resident experts and support personnel within their schools. The first session is devoted to exploring Math Common Core Shift #1: Focus. Information and activities addressed specific content standard focus areas at each grade level for major, supporting, and additional skills. Instructional leaders also explored the Illinois State Board of Education math model curriculum.
Future dates will include work to address the other shifts in math. The three shifts in Common Core Math include Focus, Rigor and Coherence. The team will serve as teacher leaders and lead professional development opportunities in their respective buildings during District Professional Learning Community and School Improvement days.
Information and resources about the PROE center and Common Core Math can be found at http://www.theproecenter.info/math-foundational-services1.html
Submitted by: Mandy Ellis
Dr. Lisa Parker, Interim Superintendent