Announcing the 2015 Dream Team!

LearnZillion, the first open, cloud-based curriculum and professional learning platform for the new standards, convened its 2015 Dream Team of 138 talented K-8 math teachers in Potomac, Maryland from May 13-16.  The 138 teachers participated in TeachFest, a unique professional development event that kicked-off a rigorous summer-long collaboration. Following TeachFest, Dream Team members returned to […]

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How to Choose and Use Worthwhile Math Tasks: Q & A with Steve Leinwand & The LearnZillion Dream Team Coaches

In this hour-long session, Steve Leinwand and his fellow LearnZillion Dream Team math coaches explain why math tasks matter, answer other pre-submitted questions, and give practical suggestions for implementing tasks in your classroom.   “How to Choose and Use Math Tasks” (or click here to access the recording)   Need to save time?  Fast forward to […]

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State Announces Members of the Second Common-Core Focused Delaware Dream Team

We are delighted that the Delaware Department of Education has announced the 40 members of its 2014-15 Delaware Dream Team. This talented group of educators will participate in a lesson study-inspired professional development program that we have partnered with them to run for the second year. Members of the 2014-15 Delaware Dream team were selected through a […]

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Tips for implementing the new math standards from Jason Zimba, a lead author of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Jason Zimba, a lead writer of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics, explains the thinking behind the standards and shares practical resources for teachers.   Webinar: Q & A with Jason Zimba Q & A with Jason Zimba, a lead author of the Common Core State Standards of Mathematics (9/16/14) Here’s a quick guide to […]

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The Delaware Dream Team: PD that actually impacts your practice

The Problem with Unfocused PD Professional development, for me, has rarely been productive. Though other professional development sessions I attended provided a basic understanding of the Common Core math standards (shifts, content standards and mathematical practice standards), I often left those sessions unsure of how to apply these concepts to student learning. Generally, my PD experiences did […]

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