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IME_March_2007_workshop_Virginia - Virginias Mathematics...

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Virginia’s Mathematics Specialist Initiative
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Virginia’s Mathematics Specialists: Building from Past Initiatives NSF: V-QUEST Lead Teacher Program SCHEV Eisenhower Professional Development Grant Projects ExxonMobil Leadership Projects Virginia Mathematics and Science Coalition Task Force
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Strong Statewide Collaboration Virginia Mathematics and Science Coalition Virginia Institutes of Higher Education Virginia Department of Education Virginia Council of Teachers of Mathematics Virginia Council of Supervisors of Mathematics
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Overarching purpose for Mathematics Specialists To increase the mathematics achievement of all the students in their schools.
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. What Mathematics Specialists Do Provide leadership and content expertise for practice- based and job-embedded professional development Collaborate with school-based administrators to coordinate the school’s mathematics program Co-plan and co-teach with classroom teachers Coach teachers Mentor novice teachers Collaborate to assess student learning and to plan for remediation or extension Facilitate parent workshops
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Classroom Teacher’s Quote “I think of a Math Specialist not so much as a resource but as a mentor. I am being coached on math delivery. This is my first year teaching Investigations . Without the Math resource teacher, I honestly would be fumbling.” 5 th Grade Teacher 2006
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Classroom Teacher’s Quote “There are more math phobic teachers out there than you realize. I know because I was one of them. I never made it to the top of multiplication mountain myself. Last year when I moved from grade 3 to grade 5, I was particularly scared about teaching a higher level of math. By supporting my mathematics instruction, (mathematics specialist) has made me enthusiastic and confident about the challenge. I am able to share my excitement about math in the classroom.” Classroom Teacher 2005
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Elementary School Principal’s Quote Having a Mathematics Specialist in my building has enabled me to gain valuable insight into how children process math concepts. More importantly, this knowledge has facilitated a
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This note was uploaded on 11/11/2011 for the course MATH 112 taught by Professor Jarvis during the Winter '08 term at BYU.

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