Middle School 7th Grade math teachers, Hallee Harrison and Ellen Anne Yanik worked together with Instructional Coach Jill Santee to secure a Power Teaching Math grant from the Southeast Iowa Regional STEM Advisory Board of the Iowa Governor's STEM Advisory Council.
Power Teaching Math is an instructional approach that links Common Core, state standards and school curriculum to research-proven instructional strategies and classroom resources, promoting rigor and student engagement. The teachers are excited to co-teach by combining classes and allowing the students and teachers to gain the most from the on-site coaching, real life application and team work that comes with this opportunity.
Ellen Anne and Hallee will be gaining some strong professional learning and new ways to teach through the Power Teaching Math Outcomes:
Rigorous lesson materials that help each student think like a mathematician.
Routines, rubrics and structures to guide powerful discussions and teamwork.
Instruction that helps students learn to think flexibly, articulate solutions and use mathematical practices to master objectives.
Professional development for teachers, including online resources.
Interactive whiteboard compatibility.
Online data tools and analysis.
Alignment with 21st century standards.