SFUSD Math Conference & Community Presentations
San Francisco Detracking: One District's Story
Lizzy Hull Barnes and Angela Torres
California Math Council Central Symposium Keynote
SFUSD shared our work on secondary math sequencing as we have eliminated tracking for all students. This keynote addressed key implementation approaches and our most recent 4th year course-taking data. We shared our successes and learnings along this journey as we work for equity for all students.
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A similar version of this presentation was shared at:
Oregon Department of Education Webinar March 2019
Assessment Conference at the Lawrence Hall of Science Spring 2019 California Collaborative on District Reform December 2018
Monterey County Office of Education December 2018
California School Board Association in November 2018
Council of Great City Schools in October 2018.
Supporting Detracking Through Professional Development
Angela Torres, Alisa Brown, and Emma Trevino,
NCSM National Conference
We described our professional development principles and structures that built and shifted our district mathematics culture to support our detracking efforts. We discussed the connections between professional development, curriculum, and coaching across programs such as Complex Instruction and the Problem Solving Cycle. Download a copy of the presentation
Improvement by Design: Wisdom from Teachers Drives Revision of San Francisco's Mathematics Core Curriculum
Noam Szoke, Lizzy Hull Barnes, and Jim Ryan
NCSM National Conference, April 2018
How do we design for curriculum that balances innovation with a coherent experience for students? In this interactive session, we will share the processes that San Francisco Unified School District has used to develop and iterate on a curriculum that meets the needs of our diverse population in an ever changing digital world. Participants will also delve into SFUSD’s Digital Math Teaching Toolkit, including video podcasts describing the units and PD modules. Bring a device! Download a copy of the presentation.
Fostering PreK–Elementary Alignment in Mathematics: San Francisco Unified School District and the COHERE Study
Lizzy Hull Barnes, Meenoo Yashar (SFUSD Early Education), Cynthia Coburn (Northwestern University)
Council of Great City Schools Conference, October 2018
How can practitioners and researchers create partnerships that improve mathematics teaching and learning at scale? Researchers and SFUSD mathematics leaders describe SFUSD's unique approach to bridging PK and elementary mathematics, researchers' approach to analyzing SFUSD's efforts, and ways that researchers and district leaders foster mutual learning, problem solving, and curriculum improvement over time. Download a copy of the presentation.
Supports for Students with Disabilities in the Math in Common Districts
Ada Wolff (Sanger Unified), Jennifer Hein deMause, Margaret Farruggio (SFUSD Director, Special Education), and Dona Meinders (WestEd),
California School Board Association
WestEd has released a report that highlights some promising practices that support students with disabilities, and features two districts, Sanger and SFUSD. Download a copy of the presentation
Math Update Curriculum Committee
Lizzy Hull Barnes and Brent Stephens
SFUSD Curriculum Committee
Leaders of the Curriculum and Instruction Math Department gave an update to the Curriculum Committee of the SFUSD School Board. This update included data of early indicators of success, including the dramatic decrease of students repeating Algebra 1. The update also included summary data from most recent SFUSD Math Validation Test and summer SFUSD CCSS Geometry course, as well updates on professional development and curriculum. Download a copy of the presentation.