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Tuesday, January 22 • 3:45pm - 4:45pm
The Excellence Challenge: Five Essential Practices for Transforming Mathematics Programs
The potential for positive change in mathematics is present in all schools, even in low-income schools with many second language learners, in the form of capable students, teachers, coaches, and principals. Without a doubt educators in schools are working extremely hard. But schools' potential energy can turn into effective kinetic energy, only when resources are applied in the right direction. Chris Confer and Marco Ramirez present five essential practices that can transform an often overwhelming process into a set of comprehensible and concrete steps. Each phase of the process is brought to life through the stories and perspectives of teachers, coaches, and principals—stories that will strike familiar chords for educators.



Chris and Marco will engage participants in video analyses, challenging discussions, and application exercises designed to breathe life into these practices, and to open up new possibilities for those responsible for the educational lives of low income children.

Speakers
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Christine Confer

A long-time educator and consultant, Chris wrote 4 books and co-authored one: Teaching Number Sense: Kindergarten, and Gr 1; Math By All Means: Geometry, Gr 1-2; Sizing Up Measurement: Activities for Gr 3-5; and Small Steps, Big Changes: 8 Essential Practices for Transforming Schools... Read More →
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Marco Ramirez

Principal 14 yrs, consultant 22 yrs, Principal Coach, iMilken Educator of Year 2006; authored article in Beyond Good Teaching: Advancing Mathematics Education for ELLs, NCTM, 2012 Co-author Small Steps, Big Changes: Eight Essential Practices for Transforming Schools Through Mathematics... Read More →


Tuesday January 22, 2013 3:45pm - 4:45pm
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