Northshore School District is excited to enter our second year of NSD Secondary Math Fellows! Secondary math teachers in the Northshore School District seeking professional learning and leadership opportunities in Common Core State Standards (CCSS) implementation are encouraged to participate.
The 2015-2016 Secondary Math Fellows program will engage teachers in a blended learning environment that provides online learning opportunities on a flexible schedule and face-to-face learning through job-embedded peer coaching and collaboration. In designing next year's program, I researched best practices for teacher professional development and have taken suggestions from current Math Fellows into consideration to create a professional learning model that:
- is collaborative
- is job-embedded so that much of our professional learning occurs within the school day
- is directly applicable to your daily work of instructing students
- supports implementation of new strategies into daily instruction, rather than a one-shot meeting or workshop that leaves it up to the teacher to figure out how to put new learning into practice.