College and Career Readiness Standards-in-Action Professional Development: Mathematics Advanced Unit 3: Observing College and Career Readiness Standards-in-Action (SIA)
In the Advanced Mathematics Unit 3 training, participants will explore the relationship between the key instructional advances for mathematics and the elements of the College and Career Readiness (CCR) Classroom Observation Tool. The CCR Classroom Observation System—and the effective teaching and learning practices at its heart—enables directors or coordinators and other instructional leaders to recognize the components of good standards-based instruction. It is designed to assess how well instructors are teaching to CCR standards and employing effective standards-based instructional strategies. This includes the extent to which lesson content, instructional practices, and classroom assessments are effective and consistent with the demands of CCR standards. Participants will view videotaped lessons to learn how to:
- Recognize instructor and student actions that are indicative of CCR standards-aligned lessons;
- Capture evidence from observations to generate highly specific data on those core actions; and
- Use an uncomplicated reporting system that permits easy aggregation and disaggregation of information collected from observations of numerous instructors.