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Virginia’s Mathematics
Specialist Initiative
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View Full Document Virginia’s Mathematics Specialists:
Building from Past Initiatives
NSF: VQUEST Lead Teacher Program
SCHEV Eisenhower Professional
Development Grant Projects
ExxonMobil Leadership Projects
Virginia Mathematics and Science Coalition
Task Force
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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View Full Document 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 jobembedded professional development
Collaborate with schoolbased administrators to
coordinate the school’s mathematics program
Coplan and coteach 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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View Full Document 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
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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View Full Document 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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