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Unlock Learning Potential with a Strong Math Culture
Thursday September 27, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
Presented by David Woods, Director of Curriculum and Reporting, DreamBox Learning
Sponsored by DreamBox Learning
In a study conducted by the Raytheon Company, 56% of students surveyed indicated they would rather eat broccoli than do math homework. To top it off, research from the National Assessment of Education Progress reveals pervasive low performance and proficiency in mathematics in the U.S. Many education leaders are reimagining how to design learning experiences and systems in a way that helps students and teachers develop a deep connection to–and love for–mathematics.
In this edWebinar, David Woods, Director of Curriculum and Reporting, shares strategies for fostering a school-wide culture that provides students with the mathematical freedom to engage in big ideas and develop skillsets that encourage them to persist and grow, and ultimately reach their potential. Topics of discussion include:
- Elements of a math program that empowers the development of a math mindset
- Strategies to celebrate the diversity of each student’s unique mathematical thinking, strengths, and interests
- Ways to structure professional learning to support educators and drive alignment
- Best practices for assessing and improving the effectiveness of your culture
PreK through middle school district and school leaders will benefit from watching this recorded event.
About the Presenter
David Woods earned a BA in elementary education with endorsements in reading and middle level mathematics and a minor in Spanish from Whitworth University, and a master’s degree in integrating technology in the classroom from Walden University before joining the DreamBox Curriculum team. Throughout his teaching career, David reviewed new curricula, interpreted assessment data, and was a leading member of his professional learning community of math teachers. For the last six years he has been a curriculum designer at DreamBox Learning, currently serving as the director of curriculum and reporting, where he can apply his passion for building an effective, individualized math curriculum.
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