Mountain View High School: Improving Algebra Instruction Through Professional Development

Mountain View High School: Improving Algebra Instruction Through Professional Development

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The lesson cycle process, as it was implemented at Mountain View High School, produced positive results. Teachers reported that the lesson cycle led them to a more student-centered approach, and caused them to reflect more frequently on their instructional practices. Within the structural and cultural constraints of a large suburban high school, the lesson cycle created collaborative model for teachers to reflect on their instructional practices in the context of a well-planned lesson. Change is gradual, and the lesson cycle process facilitates the first step in the changes in teacher thinking necessary for teachers to become sophisticated researchers in their own classrooms. The positive impact on student learning, in contrast to teachers' perceptions that students are unable to learn algebra at grade level, provides a ray of hope---the study participants moved away from believing that their qat-riskq students would inevitably fail, toward the belief that all of their students could, in fact, learn.... topics for research lessons for each participant/pair o Refer to curriculum map/ pacing guide o Topics may overlap, depending on teacher preferences o Calendar dates for meetings and for teaching lessons a€c Present the lesson template.


Title:Mountain View High School: Improving Algebra Instruction Through Professional Development
Author: Laura U. Herman
Publisher:ProQuest - 2008
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