The Teachers Professional Continuum has been engaged in creating support materials to use the problem sets from the 8:30-11:00 morning class for professional development. The intent is to provide sufficient information about the philosophy of the approach, an overview of the mathematics and a guide for implementation to allow districts, schools and other groups of interested teachers to achieve maximum gain in expanding, deepening and strengthening teachers' mathematical knowledge.
The materials will begin with an introductory chapter which outlines the EDC philosophy and presents the rationale for working through the problem sets in a collaborative manner. EDC will prepare a chapter which offers a deeper explanation of the mathematics encountered in the problem sets. There will then be Facilitator's Notes, which are designed to guide the daily work of the facilitator in managing the professional development on a daily basis. Then there are two reflective pieces, the Facilitator's Journal and the Participant's Journal, designed to give a series of vignettes of the work from two distinct perspectives.
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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0314808 and Grant No. ESI-0554309. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.