Professional Development for Mathematics Teachers

Implementation of the new common core state standards in mathematics and research surrounding the skills 21st century students need to be successful has demanded a shift in how mathematics is taught. Teachers are life-long learners and require effective professional development in order to help them better their teaching practices to meet the needs of 21st century students. This project provides a curriculum for a professional development workshop to support mathematics teachers in learning best teaching practices. The curriculum was created by reviewing relevant literature about both teaching practices as well as effective professional developments, attending professional developments myself, and collaborating with staff at my school site. Included in the curriculum are two seven-hour workshop activities, a commitment to change, and a feedback survey.