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High School Mathematics Unit Planning Design in Such a Time as This!

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT

High School Mathematics Unit Planning Design in Such a Time as This!

Presented by Dr. Timothy D. Kanold, Professor, Presenter, Speaker, and Co-Author of Into Math and HMH AGA
Hosted by Denise Singleton, Product Marketing Director, Core Mathematics Marketing at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Sponsored by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

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In this edWebinar, Timothy D. Kanold, Ph.D. explores the essential elements of high school mathematics month-by-month unit planning. How do we deliver a college and career readiness curriculum during a pandemic? How do we, as high school mathematics teachers, work together to overcome the potential for a lack of coherence, focus, and equity within our mathematics departments? In a time of socially distanced on-site and remote learning, the courageous mindset requires a laser-like focus on both the high school math curriculum and a culture of learning and belonging through meaningful formative student feedback. This engaging edWebinar is based on Dr. Kanold’s books co-published with NCTM from The Every Student Can Learn Mathematics series (2020).

Dr. Kanold shares a seven-step, research-affirmed unit-design criteria essential to student equity, access, agency, perseverance, self-efficacy, and sustained effort in learning high school mathematics every day. He also shares how to manage the effective use of each of these seven criteria, and invites participants to self-rank their current progress using his unit-design evaluation tool! Viewers use his PLC mathematics unit-design model to:

  • Differentiate between need-to-know vs. nice-to-know mathematics standards, including prior knowledge standards
  • Design effective elements of unit calendars, including flex days, common assessment days, and pacing days for the balanced use of rigorous tasks and activities
  • Identify technology and tools for student learning (resources are provided)
  • Examine the critical role of technology-based team notes and team reflection during each unit of study

This recorded edWebinar will be of interest to high school teachers, school and district leaders, math curriculum directors, math coaches, and math department chairs.


Timothy KanoldAbout the Presenter

Timothy Kanold, Ph.D. is a past president of NCSM and received the NCSM Ross Taylor/Glen Gilbert National Leadership Award in 2017. He was Superintendent at the award-winning Adlai E. Stevenson High School District 125 in Lincolnshire, Illinois, where he also served as Director of Mathematics and Science and a mathematics teacher. He currently serves as an adjunct professor with Loyola University Chicago and as the director of the Mathematics in a PLC at Work professional development group. Dr. Kanold has been a co-author of mathematics textbooks for grades 6–12 since 1991 and has published numerous mathematics and school leadership articles. Dr. Kanold is an internationally recognized presenter and inspirational speaker on issues of effective school leadership, professional learning communities, and K–12 mathematics education curriculum and instruction reform. Dr. Kanold is co-author of Into Math, HMH AGA, and other HMH math programs. He obtained his B.S. in education with a major in mathematics and a master’s degree in applied mathematics from Illinois State University. He received his Ph.D. in educational leadership and counseling psychology from Loyola University Chicago.


Denise SingletonAbout the Host

Denise Singleton has over 25 years of experience as a mathematics educator and educational content marketer. Her conversational style and enthusiasm will engage and entertain you!




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Tuesday, September 15, 2020
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
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