A Leader's Guide to Mathematics Curriculum Topic Study
Designed for mathematics leaders, this guide provides a robust set of professional development materials to strengthen mathematics programs, enhance teachers’ content knowledge, and improve mathematics instruction.
The Curriculum Topic Study (CTS) process, funded by the National Science Foundation, supports teachers in improving practice by connecting standards and research to curricula, instruction, and assessment.
A companion to Mathematics Curriculum Topic Study, this comprehensive guide features:
- A solid foundation in the CTS study process
- A process-driven approach that accommodates the dynamic nature of standards—adapting easily to initiatives such as the Common Core Standards for Mathematics and National Council for Teachers of Mathematics Focal Points
- Introductory sessions
- Designs and guidelines
- Practical suggestions for applying CTS to content, curricula, instruction, and formative assessment
- Examples that illustrate how to embed CTS into ongoing professional development
- Programs for half- and full-day workshops, professional learning communities, and individual coaching
- A CD-ROM with handouts, PowerPoint slides, and reproducibles
Bringing CTS into schools and other professional development settings is a highly effective way for mathematics leaders to improve teaching practices and boost student learning.
Praise for this Resource
This book teaches the basics of linking standards and research to mathematics practice, and is a fine companion to Mathematics Curriculum Topic Study.Midwest Book Review, October 2012
Not only does this book provide the resources mathematics leaders need to improve curriculum, instruction, and assessment; it strengthens the ‘M’ in STEM professional learning. When combined with The Science Leader’s Guide to CTS, instructional leadership teams have access to a suite of standards and research-based designs and tools to foster connections and integrate the STEM disciplines.Jean May-Brett, STEM Partnership Director, Louisiana Department of Education
This book provides an indispensable set of tools to help teachers, coaches, and other curriculum leaders strengthen and improve content and pedagogical knowledge of mathematics in a variety of professional development opportunities. I encourage all mathematics leaders to add this book to their professional tool kit.Marilyn Curtis, Teacher Leader, Maine Governor's Academy
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