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Author:Carpenter et al.
Description: Download a PDF of a research report that clarifies the meaning of the phrase "learning with understanding," describes the nature of successful professional development, and outlines how to scale successful practices. The research by Thomas P. Carpenter, Maria Lynn Blanton, Paul Cobb, Megan Loef Franke, James Kaput, and Kay McCain "suggests that professional development and the organizational support required for successful professional development is [sic] key to creating classrooms in which students learn with understanding.... [Understanding] how professional development has succeeded in one setting does not provide a clear roadmap for implementing professional development in new settings.... [It] cannot simply be transported intact.... We have, however, learned valuable lessons about what can and does travel ..." Sections include "Understanding as a Community Activity," "Designing Professional Development to Foster Teaching for Understanding," "Sustaining and Generating Reform," "What Do Teachers Need to Know to Teach for Understanding?" and "What Is Necessary for Travel to Occur?" With refences to Powerful Practices in Mathematics and Sciences, video examples of primary, middle, and secondary students' learning and instruction.

Levels: Elementary, Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)
Languages: English
Resource Types: Articles
Math Ed Topics: Staff/Prof Development, Reform

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