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NEW AND NOTEWORTHY
**SUMMER 2012 INSTITUTE**
MATH TASK LIBRARY
ANNOUNCEMENT & EVENTS
Calendar & Event Submissions
Highline Community College
Everett Community College
Lower Columbia College
North Seattle Community College
Northwest Indian College
Spokane Falls Community College
Cascadia Community College
WAMAP and Other Online Resources
Game Principles & Math Learning
Data_Research Issues (SAI)
Open Course Library Work
Student Attributes Work
Student Refresher Courses
Assorted Web Links
AMATYC 2010 Report
2011-12 ACADEMIC YEAR EVENTS
WINTER 2012 INSTITUTE
SUMMER 2011 INSTITUTE
Year 2 (2010-11) College Reports
**Final Team Assignments**
2010-11 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:
WIDE World TfU Online Course
Winter 2011 Project Gathering
SUMMER INSTITUTE 2010
1. I Used to think.../Now I think...
2. Noteworthy.../Please consider...
Action Plans/Data Reactions**
1. Action Plan Year 1
2. RPM SAI Data
Resources for Working with Wikis
Expectations of Project Colleges
Brief Descriptions of College Projects
Theory of Change Principles
Other Funding Opportunities
Northwest Indian College
*Northwest Indian College**
has used the grant resources to host four all-site meetings of math faculty in September of 2010 and 2011, and January 2011 and 2012; we have revised the catalog descriptions for our two pre-college algebra courses, and revised their course outcomes, aiming to reduce the breadth of the curriculum and increase the depth with which topics are covered. We have also begun to confronted the issue of the current catalog description and course outcomes for our college algebra class, which currently do not match each other.
We also used the time to meet to share classroom strategies suggested by Ruth Parker, the ones developed at the complex instruction workshop from October 2010, and to assist to a presentation by Elese Washines, a Native Math instructor from the Yakama Nation who now teaches teacher preparation classes at Heritage University. She gave a workshop on culturally responsive teaching practices.
We created a Faculty Inquiry Group (FIG) and connect the full- and part-time faculty who teach pre-college math at the main campus with the pre-college math faculty who work at the five extended campus sites, both face to face and through ITV and other technological means, such as an
internal discussion blog
Given the geographical distance and the many time commitments that the faculty have, we have developed an initial process for doing reciprocal observations through videos. Using the FlipCam, we film class sessions, post them online and then watch the videos separately, so that we can then discuss them as a group during our FIG meetings. Initially we asked the faculty to focus on questions suggested by the faculty who were being observed, in part to build trust and practice. In September of 2011 we practiced using an observation protocol suggested by Emily Lardner. We practiced using the protocol on a video of a model lesson taught by Elese Wasines here at NWIC in May of 2011; we using the protocol, reflected on the process and made revisions to the protocol itself.
After some discussion at the RPM summer institute in 2011, at our fall gathering we collectively created our first common assessment on linear equations, with the idea that it would be implemented in all sections at all sites. We have had some partial success in this matter. Mickey and Gillies attended one of our FIG meetings and shared with us a protocol for the evaluation of tasks and student work on those tasks, which we have successively used to revise and refine our common assessment.
We have also begun the work of writing a "dev-ed math instructor packet" similar to and inspired by the one produced by Highline Community College, reflecting our context and class content; and, with the opening of a new site at Nisqually, we look forward to being able to share it with the faculty who will get hired to teach there.
Some of the materials we have created:
Real Data Graph 2010.docx
Real Data Word Problem (winter 2011).docx
Dean Acad & Dist. Learning
Faculty Mathematics Dept
Learning Assistance Center
Site Mgr Swinomish
PT Faculty Mathematics
Tutor Math/ Writing Center
Tutor Math/ Writing Center
Summer 2010 Action Plans
RPM Action Plan 3A1 NWIC.doc
RPM Action Plan 3A2-1 NWIC.doc
RPM Action Plan 3B NWIC.doc
RPM Action Plan 3C NWIC.doc
Spring Retreat 2010 Vision Exercise
"Post-It" Note Key Comments/Questions:
1. Can we come up with problems that are structured for the students to work on on their own? Would changing classroom dynamic affect student understanding? Hypothesis: yes, depending on the teacher.
2. Can you remove traditionally significant parts of curriculum from Dev-Ed math and not negatively impact college level math success? Hypothesis: yes, depending on the teacher.
3. For students who “drift-off” after 2,3,4…weeks in the quarter, are the reasons classroom related or not? Hypothesis: yes, a myriad of reasons.
4. After 50 years of research, does the teacher make the difference in the classroom of student success?
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