Programs and Support
Just as the CCSS-M define content and practice standards, successful implementation requires changes to both the materials and the pedagogy used in classrooms. The SFUSD Math Core Curriculum units provide the new materials, while professional development provided by the Curriculum and Instruction (C&I) Mathematics Department will support the new pedagogy.
The purpose of math PD is to build a shared, district-wide understanding of mathematics instruction and assessment that aligns with the CCSS-M, using the standards as both the catalyst and the vehicle for change. Teachers, site leaders, and district leaders must grapple with what rich mathematics looks like in the classroom, in student work, and in curriculum and assessments. This learning is ongoing.
2016-2017 Professional Development Plans
Click here for a calendar of the latest Professional Development offerings from the Math Department. More information about math professional development structures at Elementary (including PreK), K–8, Middle, and High Schools is available here:
Every site, PreK-12, has a teacher leader team. Teacher Leaders work with site administrators to support ongoing collaborative planning and professional learning at their sites. Teacher Leaders foster an understanding of the development of mathematical concepts in the Core Curriculum units and pedagogical structures that support the Standards for Mathematical Practice. They receive professional development on curriculum, pedagogy, and supporting peer collaboration from the Curriculum and Instruction Department.
Each SFUSD School, K-12 has a Math Content Specialist (TSA) liaison attached to them as a resource. Download the Elementary and K-8 TSA Liaison list here. Download the Secondary TSA Liaison list here.
In addition, each site receives a bank of substitute release days or extended hours so that teams of teachers can collaborate on curriculum planning or practice math instructional strategies in the classroom. This differentiated support allows for sites to identify their specific needs and receive support that is aligned with their goals.
Other support opportunities, by grade band, are listed below: