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PD Focus: Algebra Concepts



New Elementary Big Idea Modules

Blocks
In Progress
Ready For Review
Review Completed
Revisions Needed
Revisions Made
Date Completed
Block 1-3
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Block 4-6
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Block 7-9
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Block 10-12
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Block 13-15
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Block 16-18
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5/17/10
Block 19-21
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5/9/10
Block 22-24
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Block 25-27
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Block 28-30
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Block 31-33
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Block 34-36
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Block 37-39
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Block 40-42
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05/05/10
Block 43-45
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Block 46-48
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Block 49-51
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Block 52-54
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Block 55-57
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Examples of sample math questions: (The math questions begin on page 25 in this linked document.)

**Florida DOE** Course Descriptions** **PD360** **Geogebra**

PROJECT COMPONENTS AND DESIGN
The project includes four components:
Subject Matter Knowledge: The professional development modules will focus on enhancing and growing conceptual understanding of subject area teachers and what they are expected to teach. Each of the professional development courses will focus on subject area core content for the particular grade cluster 3-5 from an advanced standpoint based on an examination of the Next Generation Mathematics Standards. A departmental approach to the subject areas will be utilized to group teachers and to identify the focus areas of the professional development.
Subject-Specific Pedagogy: The new Math standards provide a rich context for deep exploration of subject matter. To help teachers view their role in the classroom differently, the program will provide model instructional practices using the latest classroom technologies being used in Broward County (e.g. GeoGebra software, promethean boards) that will actively engage teachers in the learning content at an advanced level. The program will infuse the pedagogy used to teach the content and the related theoretical perspectives with advanced technological teaching methods based on research of how students think and learn particular content. Teachers will be engaged in thinking differently about how they teach students, how students may provide evidence of their understanding, and how technology can support deeper student learning.
Advancement in Certification: Through professional development, the program will further enhance the knowledge of these highly qualified teachers and help to advance their certification levels.

Leadership: The program will prepare participants to serve as Next Generation Facilitators to serve as Teachers of Teachers at their school and serve as NGSSS trainers for the District. Participants’ classrooms will be utilized as a model for the school where the participant will share their experience and new knowledge with other teachers at the school and potentially their Innovation Zone. In addition, the knowledge, skills, and performance competencies demonstrated by participants will afford them the opportunity to engage in the District’s Teachers as Leaders