Posted August 25, 2022
by Cyndia Acker-Ramirez, Director, Professional Learning, CORE Learning
In August, CORE Learning convened the inaugural meeting of our newly formed CORE Math Advisory Board, a group of teachers, instructional leaders, and researchers with expertise spanning math instruction, assessment, teacher education, and professional learning. This advisory board brings to CORE deep knowledge and expertise about the challenges and successes of math professional learning and curriculum implementation.
“At CORE Learning, we are striving to be the preeminent K12 educator development organization in the country,” shared CORE President Robert Sheffield. “We are convening the Math Advisory Board to learn how CORE can improve the learning experiences of teachers. We know that this group of advisors comes with the know-how to lead us in the right direction!”
The CORE Math Advisory Board is designed to ensure the work of CORE remains well connected to the realities of the field. Educators come together to discuss teachers’ greatest needs, identify areas of learning that will be most impactful for teachers and students, and offer professional development guidance for instructional leaders. Throughout the next school year, members will engage with CORE staff to provide current knowledge, critical thinking, and analysis of professional learning programs and their impact on student learning.
Specifically, the board will help CORE:
During the first session, we discussed shifts in thinking around math teaching and learning that have endured over the past ten years, as well as critical needs for students, teachers, and instructional leaders in helping all students be successful in math.
Three key trends emerged:
The next board meeting, during which we will be collectively reviewing and revising our CORE service offerings with a focus on classroom, school, and district needs, is scheduled for October 28, 2022. We look forward to sharing more insights with you then.
Math Advisory Board Members: