Teacher-Led Professional Development
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Math Teachers' Circles
Math teachers circles are a model of professional development where teachers do math together to learn math together.
The Teachers Investigating Adult Numeracy (TIAN) Bundles are free, downloadable resources for ABE math teachers developed by the Adult Numeracy Center at TERC. Each bundle is designed for teachers to explore math together with their peers, have examples of activities that can be used with students, and read and reflect on research on numeracy instruction. The bundles are (1) Number Sense: Flexibility & Fluency, (2) Operation and Symbol Sense, (3) Number Sense: Integers, (4) Algebraic Thinking, (5) Geometric Thinking.
ANN Under 10
Since 2017, the Adult Numeracy Network has given ABE/HSE math teachers a platform to take 10 minutes and share their experiences, their lessons learned, and something they are passionate and curious about in their teaching. Each talk ends with a call-to-action to explore the ideas in our own classrooms. Those talks are recorded and the recordings are available on this site - Watch the ANN Under 10 talks.
Watch the video with a colleague.
If you don't have any colleagues, that's ok too. There is a link to an ANN Forum discussion next to each ANN Under 10 video. Share what you're thinking there and connect with teachers in our community, including the teachers giving the talks!
Japanese Lesson Study in ABE
Japanese Lesson Study is a model for teachers to collaborate and focus on and learn from student thinking.
“The idea is simple: teachers come together with a shared question regarding their students’ learning, plan a lesson to make student learning visible, and examine and discuss what they observe. Through multiple iterations of the process, teachers have many opportunities to discuss student learning and how their teaching affects it.” - Aki Murata, 2011
Here are some resources for organizing a Japanese-style Lesson study in ABE/HSE: