Mathematics Professional Learning

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Mathematics SOL Institutes 

VDOE continues to provide professional development for school divisions and teachers to support the implementation of the Mathematics Standards of Learning. School divisions and teachers are encouraged to utilize professional development resources to improve student achievement through quality instruction.

  •  2019 Developing Deeper Learning through Rich Mathematical Tasks – Mathematics Institute – The 2019 Institutes provided teachers and mathematics leaders with professional development focused on the implementation of rich mathematical tasks to support deeper learning opportunities for students and to strengthen locally-designed curricula. The materials from the Institutes have been included for use by teachers and teacher teams.
  • 2018 Mathematics Standards of Learning (SOL) Institutes – The 2018 Mathematics Standards of Learning Institutes provided training that focused on implementing the 2016 Mathematics Standards of Learning; strengthening the teaching and learning of mathematics through facilitating meaningful mathematical discourse; and supporting equitable mathematics learning opportunities for all students. A product of the 2018 Mathematics Institutes is a set of online professional development modules designed to be used by a group of teachers of a specific grade level or course, facilitated by a member of the team.
  • 2017 Mathematics Standards of Learning (SOL) Institutes– VDOE provided professional development for school divisions and their teachers to support implementation of the 2016 Mathematics Standards of Learning and the use of effective mathematics teaching practices as outlined in the NCTM Principles to Actions: Ensuring Mathematical Success for All executive summary.

Mathematics Resources to Support Bridging to New Learning 2021-2022

From August to October 2021, the Virginia Department of Education’s Mathematics Department offered a webinar series for teachers titled “Addressing Unfinished Learning in the Mathematics Classroom - Building Bridges for Student Success.” View recordings and notes below.

Webinar 1: Addressing Unfinished Learning in the Mathematics Classroom

This webinar focused on how teachers can utilize VDOE resources to assist them in both long-term and day-to-day planning for instruction this school year. This webinar highlighted how the VDOE Mathematics Standards of Learning Tracking Logs, Mathematics Bridging Standards Documents, and Just in Time Mathematics Quick Checks can support effective instruction and assist in building bridges for students' success.

Webinar 2: Bridging for Math Strength

The Part 1 webinar introduced Bridging for Math Strength Resources that will assist in bridging concepts from prior grade level content to the current grade level content. Starting with a focused look at the learning progression, each module helps to identify students’ strengths and provide strategies to advance mathematical learning through engaging bridging activities (i.e., routines, tasks, and games).

Participants then had the opportunity to take a deeper dive into the research, strategies, and resources included in the Bridging for Math Strength website.

Webinar 3: Using Small Group Instruction to Address Unfinished Learning

These sessions highlighted strategies and structures for implementing small group instruction and using classroom routines to differentiate instruction to meet student needs. Emphasis was placed on the use of formative assessments to identify student strengths and unfinished learning to ensure grade level content is the target of instruction.

Webinar 4: Planning Intervention Strategies to Bridge to New Learning

These sessions are built on the information shared in previous webinars of this series. The sessions highlighted how to differentiate mathematics instruction using evidence from formative assessment to identify student strengths, as well as provided actionable ideas on how to effectively structure and implement student intervention.