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Unformatted text preview: Leading Mathematics in Urban Districts Opportunities and Challenges Cathy Seeley [email protected] Charles A. Dana Center The University of Texas at Austin November 3, 2009 Leadership • Communicating a Vision • Using the Power of People • Pacing Yourselves Communicating a Vision STANDARDS All students doing meaningful mathematics using appropriate tools All students doing meaningful mathematics using appropriate tools • Equity and access • Engagement • Important mathematics • Resources • Learning Customizing the Vision • State and federal mandates • Community issues • How big? How many? • Where the schools are in the process • Resources available Common Core Standards corestandards.org • Council of Chief State School Officers and National Governors Association • National, state-led process (48 states + DC + terr.; voluntary implementation/consideration) • College and career readiness ‘standards’ first, then K-12 ‘standards’ • Ten standards (mathematical practice, number, quantity, expressions, equations, functions, modeling, shape, coordinates, probability, statistics) Common Core Standards corestandards.org • Fewer, clearer, higher • Evidence (includes sources of evidence…) • Internationally benchmarked (informed by the content/rigor/organization of high-performing countries and states) • Special populations • Assessment (standards will lead to a system of high quality assessments) • Curriculum (will continue to be local and state decision) • 21 st century skills Using the Power of People Using the Power of People • It’s not just your job. • If/when you’re gone, who will be left? • What will make it sustainable? Using leadership networks • Give them opportunities • Arm them • Support them • Trust them Pacing Yourselves Things I have learned about life as a leader and change facilitator… • Opportunities rarely present themselves in ideal...
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This note was uploaded on 11/11/2011 for the course MATH 110 taught by Professor Staff during the Winter '08 term at BYU.

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