Welcome to the 2009-10 school year in the Palo Alto Unified School District. Our staff has been very busy preparing for the implementation of the new math program, Everyday Math (EDM).
Close to 200 teachers attended a 3 day Summer Math Institute, in which they had time to be trained on the program and begin collaborating with their colleagues. In addition, all of the teachers attended differentiated professional learning workshops on the August Staff Development Day.
And the principals, with district office curriculum staff, spent a day with an EDM administrative consultant learning about the program and discussing ways to support teachers in implementing the new materials. We have a number of on-going professional learning days planned throughout the school year for teachers, as well as parent information nights. We will have a Fall “EDM Author Evening” for the community to hear from the authors from the University of Chicago School Mathematics Project who developed this program over the past twenty years. All of these meetings will be posted within the next few weeks so that the community can mark their calendars to attend.
"A Conversation with Everyday Mathematics Authors" Sept. 30th at Nixon School at 7pm - 9 pm
Palo Alto Adopts Everyday Math! Suckers! Meeting Tonight!!
From the Palo Alto Unified School District: