## Professional Development Goals

The professional development and other support that Teacher Leaders and sites receive from the C&I Mathematics Department are based on these three goals, that hold true for both central and site-based professional development.

**Goal 1: Plan using the SFUSD Math Core Curriculum.**- Meet as a course or grade-level team at the start of each new unit to discuss the Big Idea, Unit Objectives, Unit Description, Content Standards, and Progression.
- Develop lesson plans based on the SFUSD Scope and Sequence, Core Curriculum units, and Mathematics Teaching Toolkit.
- Do the math tasks together as a means to better understand the mathematics, as well as to anticipate student strengths and misconceptions.

**Goal 2: Promote student discourse and reasoning.**- Provide opportunities for all students to collaborate on the math tasks in the Core Curriculum units.
- Allow students to struggle with problems productively and construct mathematical ideas with their peers.
- Use strategies described in the Core Curriculum units and Mathematics Teaching Toolkit that promote the Standards for Mathematical Practice.

**Goal 3: Collaborate regularly with peers to build a professional learning community.**- Meet regularly with grade-level colleagues to work toward understanding of the CCSS-M content and practice standards and to plan collaboratively.
- Meet as a site throughout the year to analyze student work, identify common mathematical understanding and misconceptions, and reflect upon strategies to address them.
- Promote collaborative discussion around formative assessment using student work from the Core Curriculum math tasks and Interim District Assessments (IDAs). Formative assessment focuses on re-engagement versus reteaching.