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1 TRANSITIONS TO COMMON CORE: ONE DISTRICT’S JOURNEY Northwest Mathematics Conference, Portland, Oregon October 11, 2014 Cristina Charney, NBCT, and Janeal Maxfield, NBCT

2 Welcome!

3 North Thurston Public Schools  What we did  Why we did it  What was the impact  How does our journey connect with yours? Lacey, WA

4 Three Arenas of Change  Curriculum  Standards  Personal

5 Curriculum Origo Stepping Stones  Year 1: Most of K-2  Year 2: All of K-2, and 3 rd  Year 3: 4 th and 5 th  New adoption?  Retrofit existing? NTPSYour setting

6 Common Core Math Standards: Shifts in Focus, Rigor and Coherence  Familiar or New?  Different grade?  Models  Strategies  Connections between Domains  Deliberate progression  reasoning  fluency  algorithms  Depth over time ContentIntent

7 How well does the curriculum emulate the standards?

8 Grade 2, Module 6

9 2 nd Grade: Operations & Algebraic Thinking 2 nd Grade Winter nd Grade Winter 2013

10 Personal  New teachers  Veteran teachers  School Climate  What are you experiencing? NTPSYour setting

11 Switch by Chip Heath & Dan Heath

12 Direct the Rider Find the Bright Spots “Anytime you have a bright spot, your job is to clone it.”

13 Year 1 User Support: Build Clarity  6-hour initial training  Monthly Grade-level Meetings  Half-Day Release with team  Half-day District PD  Building Math Leader support  4 building K-5 meetings  4 New User classes

14 Direct the Rider Script the Critical Moves “ Uncertainty makes the Elephant anxious…the most familiar path is always the status quo.”

15 All Users: Create Capacity to Guide  Structuring the math block  Timing  Engagement  Differentiation  Problem-Solving

16 Motivate the Elephant Grow Your People “What looks like laziness is often exhaustion.”

17 All Users: Cultivate Identity  Fidelity and Innovation  Valued Voice

18 Shape the Path Rally the Herd “If you want to change the culture of your organization, you’ve got to get the reformers together.”

19 Shape the Path: Build Leadership  Math Leader Cadre  4 Leader Meetings  4 Leader-facilitated Building Meetings

20 Where we are now…  Continuing the work with K-3  Starting over with 4 th and 5th

21 Reflection  3 Arenas:  Curriculum  Standards  Personal  Switch:  Rider, Elephant, Path  Find the Bright Spots  Grow Your People  Rally the Herd  How does this connect with your journey?  What are the implications for your next steps?

22 Thank you! Questions?


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