Effective Mathematics Teaching Practices for Facilitating Productive Mathematical Conversations in the Classroom

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Credit Validation

Course Description

Credit Validation for DoDEA Participants Only

This course is designed to allow teachers and staff the opportunity to study, in-depth, the Effective Mathematics Teaching Practices (EMTP) from our District Action Plan (DAP). This course supports all math teachers in implementing and sustaining EMTP 1,2,4 and 8 to strengthen standard based instruction. This class will be utilizing The 5 Practices in Practice. Each participant will reflect on their practice, view exemplars, and link the 5 practices to their own instruction. This course will provide detailed support for ambitious teaching. Ambitious teaching requires attention to equity and to challenge the long-standing practices to provide access and opportunity for every student, so they can develop strong positive identities as learners of mathematics. At the center of ambitious teaching is a focus on classroom discourse. The core concepts of ambitious teaching in The 5 Practices in Practice aligns to DoDEA’s definition of Excellent Instruction to maximize the learning of all students. This course uses a research based text by the National Council of Mathematic Teachers available on grade bands (elementary, middle, and high) to support the professional learning of all who teach and support math.

Course Details

Number of Units: 1.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for DoDEA educators


Course Options

Course Date Units Price
EDC-X769U – 003 09 Jan 202323 May 2023 1 $79

Effective Mathematics Teaching Practices for Facilitating Productive Mathematical Conversations in the Classroom

09 Jan 202323 May 2023
Credit Validation

Section: Pacific South

Instructors: Pacific South Secondary Math ISS

Location: Online

Course Format: Virtual meetings

Audience: K-12 DoDEA educators

Refund Policy: All Credit Validation enrollments are refundable, less a $25 fee, if requested within 30 days of enrollment date. There will be no refunds for Credit Validation after the allotted 30 days.

Enrollment Open Through: February 28, 2023 (11:59pm PT)

What You Will Learn

  • Specify learning goals and choose a high-level task that align with those goals
  • Explore how the teacher expects students to solve the task and prepare questions to ask them about their thinking
  • Analyze student work to assess their understanding and move thinking forward
  • Selecting, sequencing, and connecting student solutions to highlight key mathematical ideas that will help achieve lesson goals


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Credit Validation

The University of San Diego’s Division of Professional and Continuing Education offers graduate-level extension credit for work completed in trainings, workshops, conferences, induction, credentials, and other professional development programs not offered directly by USD. Complete one of the above and a member of our division will help you earn credit for your hard work and dedication to continuing your education.

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