1 Elementary Mathematics Specialists: What do they do? Francis (Skip) Fennell, McDaniel College.

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<ul><li><p>*Elementary Mathematics Specialists:What do they do?</p><p>Francis (Skip) Fennell, McDaniel College</p></li><li><p>*Existing District ModelsDistrict contact info.Position titleHow many?Level(s)# of schools &amp; students impacted%-age of time spent on dutiesProgram summaryProgram impact (student and teacher data)</p></li><li><p>*Caroline County (MD) Public Schools Specialist/Leader Responsibilities% of timeStudent Intervention87Professional Development10Assessments3 Factoid: - 6 specialists; 5 schools; 2,500 students served- 74-82% proficiency rate on state assessment</p></li><li><p>* Frederick County (MD) Public Schools Specialist/Leader Responsibilities% of timeMentoring Teachers50Co-Planning/Co-Teaching15Data Discussions/Student Achievement10Professional Development20Working with Families5 Factoid: - 10 specialists; 36 schools; 18,200 students served- 94% schools making AYP</p></li><li><p>* Riverside (OH) Local Schools Specialist/Leader Responsibilities% of timeCo-Planning/Co-Teaching5Data Discussions/Student Achievement15Professional Development45Student Intervention20Working with Families15</p><p>Factoid: - 3 specialists; 6 schools; 1,100 students served- 93% of Kindergarteners on grade level</p></li><li><p>*Spotsylvania County (VA) Public Schools Specialist/Leader Responsibilities% of timeMentoring Teachers40Co-Planning/Co-Teaching 40Professional Development15Working with Families5</p><p>Factoid: - 10 specialists; 23 schools; 14,000 students served- 88% schools making AMO</p></li><li><p>*</p></li><li><p>*Howard County (MD) Public Schools Specialist/Leader Responsibilities% of timeMentoring Teachers50Co-Planning/Co-Teaching15Data Discussions/Student Achievement10Professional Development20Working with Families5 Factoid: - 32 specialists; 31 schools; 19,550 students served- 94% schools making AYP</p></li><li><p>*Howard County (MD) Public SchoolsAnother Look Grades 3-5*MSA test for grades 3-5; baseline where the school started re: % of students proficient + advanced</p><p>Year (n of Math Specialists)% over baseline*1 (19)102 (23)93 (11)12. 74 (9)20.35 (6)26.56 (2)52.6</p></li><li><p>* Summary (9 School Districts) Specialist/Leader ResponsibilitiesFreq; % of time R, MMentoring Teachers7 of 9; 25-75%; 47%</p><p>Co-Planning/Co-Teaching7 of 9; 15-40%; 21%</p><p>Professional Development6 of 9; 10-45%; 23%</p><p>Data Discussions/Student Achievement 5 of 9; 10-30%; 15%</p><p>Working with Families5 of 9; 5-15%; 7%</p><p>Student Intervention4 of 9; 20-87%; 38%</p></li><li><p>Alexandria City (VA) Public Schools* Specialist/Leader Responsibilities% of timePlanning80Co-Planning/Co-Teaching Planning and facilitating PDBuilding Leadership CapacityMath coach PD, and instructional rounds 20Factoid: - 11 specialists; 15 schools; 8,000 students served- 12 of 13 schools now fully accredited by the state</p><p>*</p></li><li><p>Montgomery County (MD) Public Schools*Specialist/Leader Responsibilities% of timeMentoring, supporting teachers50Co-planning and co-teaching15Data discussions10Direct work with students20Work with community/families5</p><p>Factoid: 51 specialists; 49 schools; 35,000 students servedTitle I schools with a MCC performed at least as well as, and often surpassed their peers in non Title I schools.</p><p>*</p></li><li><p>*</p><p>Howard County Public SchoolsSpecialists and Professional DevelopmentA Deeper Look</p><p>Wednesday MeetingsProvide Professional DevelopmentDevelop resources for the districtSolve problemsProvide a Community of Learners for each other.</p></li><li><p>*Professional DevelopmentOutside Consultants PD from Internal Leadership PD from the Math Support TeachersProfessional Conferences and Symposiums</p></li><li><p>*ConsultantsOutside consultants to discuss current issues and topicsNational Math PanelCommon CoreProcess Standards ResourcesState SupervisorNumber SenseTechnology</p></li><li><p>*Internal PDTechnology - Wikis, ibooks, Web 2.0 tools, Google docsCoaching StrategiesBrain ResearchArticle SharingHispanic AchievementELL Strategies</p></li><li><p>*PD for the DistrictDevelop PD presentations forTitle I teachersNew TeachersSchools without MSTsTeachers at their schools</p></li><li><p>*PD From/For Each OtherVan de Walle ChaptersSharing from Conferences, seminars and symposiumsBook Studies</p></li><li><p>*Professional Conferences</p><p>Submit presentation proposals to local, state, regional and national conferences.Attend commercial PD conferencesUniversity sponsored symposiumsJHU - Why Children Struggle in MathematicsUMCP - Helping Teachers Become Culturally Relevant EducatorsMcDaniel College - Participate in the EMS&amp;TL </p></li><li><p>**</p><p>*8:30-9:00Maggie:Thanks Barbara. Before we actually look at the Standards for EMS, We are pleased to have representatives from two EMS projects here today to share the work they are doing. Well begin with Skip Fennell and Jon Wray to tell us about the EMS &amp; LT Project. **</p></li></ul>


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