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Algebra Connections :  A Professional Development Model That  Links Middle School Preservice and  Inservice Teachers Facilitated by Linda Phillips and Dr. Linda Sheffield This session details a professional development project  of a university class of preservice teachers and the  mathematics staff of an urban junior high school that  focused on algebra instruction and rich learning tasks.  This project influenced the training component of a  large math and science initiative currently underway  in Northern Kentucky.
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 Dedicated to the memory of Tara Greene
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Who is involved. .. Linda Phillips, educational consultant, Myrtle  Beach, SC  Dr. Linda Sheffield, Regent’s Professor at  Northern Kentucky University in Highland  Heights, KY 9 pre-service teachers from NKU 6 in-service teachers from Holmes Junior High  School in the Covington, KY school district
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The Dilemma. .. Pre-service middle grades mathematics  students needed some “real” teachers to  work with… Junior high school mathematics teachers  needed new instructional ideas as well  as encouragement for working with  their urban students in a low- performing school. ..
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The Solution. .. Professional development that spanned the fall  semester Once a month at the junior high school After school for 1.5 hours with preservice and in- service teachers together University preservice class held in the junior high  library on those days for an hour before the joint  session. Preservice and inservice teachers received needed  credit for their time.  Linda Sheffield and Linda Phillips co-facilitated the  sessions.
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Project Objectives Examine where algebra fits in the curriculum Experiment with instructional and assessment strategies Engage in mathematics dialogue with preservice and inservice teachers
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The Content of the Professional Development Sessions Rich Learning Tasks - Non-routine algebraic
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This note was uploaded on 01/12/2011 for the course MAT/116 mat/116 taught by Professor Unknown during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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