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1 Tools for Building Strong Vertical Teams Kathi Cook Charles A. Dana Center at The University of Texas at Austin Conference for the Advancement of Mathematics Teaching July 2002

2 Five Benchmarks of Vertical Team Success Establishing a functioning team Collaboration between vertical team members Team awareness of vertical/horizontal alignment Team members’ confidence in leadership roles Team members’ belief in equity and access

3 Sequence of Tasks YearTask(s) 1Building the team 2Curriculum alignment/content study 3 Content study/curriculum alignment/ dissemination 4Content work/dissemination

4 Year 1 Tasks Choose team facilitator Train district leadership Train team facilitator Form team Hold initial meeting/retreat to communicate vision and set goals Build functioning team Assess district capacity Assess team progress

5 Year 1 Tools Advanced Placement Program ® Mathematics Vertical Teams Toolkit Vertical Teams for Leaders: Support and Facilitation institute Advanced Placement Capacity Assessment Tool (APCAT) Vertical Teams Assessment Tool

6 Year 2 Tasks Continue to build and support functioning team Begin vertical curriculum alignment work Begin vertical content study Begin initial dissemination beyond team Assess team’s progress

7 Year 2 Tools Advanced Placement Program ® Mathematics Vertical Teams Toolkit The K–12 Mathematics TEKS Foundations of Functions institute TEXTEAMS institutes K–12 TEKS  Success in Calculus materials TEKS TRAILS ® Vertical Teams Assessment Tool

8 Year 3 Tasks Continue to support functioning team Continue vertical curriculum alignment work Begin horizontal curriculum alignment work Begin horizontal content study Continue dissemination beyond team Assess team’s progress

9 Year 3 Tools Advanced Placement Program ® Mathematics Vertical Teams Toolkit The K–12 Mathematics TEKS Foundations of Functions institute TEXTEAMS institutes K–12 TEKS  Success in Calculus materials TEKS TRAILS ® Vertical Teams Assessment Tool

10 Year 4 Tasks Continue to support functioning team Continue vertical curriculum alignment work Continue horizontal curriculum alignment work Continue horizontal content study Begin work on assessment Continue dissemination beyond team Assess team’s progress

11 Year 4 Tools Advanced Placement Program ® Mathematics Vertical Teams Toolkit The K–12 Mathematics TEKS TEXTEAMS institutes K–12 TEKS  Success in Calculus materials Algebra I and Geometry Assessments TEKS TRAILS ® Vertical Teams Assessment Tool

12 Visit the Dana Center booths in the CAMT exhibit hall behind NCTM booth and #1519


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