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Partnering with Principals and Teacher Leaders:  Mathematics Leadership Institute

March 25-26 and June 5


PARTNERING WITH PRINCIPALS TO RAISE THE CEILING AND THE FLOOR IN THE ERA OF NEW MATHEMATICS STANDARDS

When Principals and Teacher Leaders work in a coordinated way to improve mathematics instruction, th​e results for students can be significant. This institute is designed to guide the team's thinking about the characteristics of high-quality mathematics instruction, and to provide them with strategies to support mathematics instruction school-wide.

The Institute will answer these questions:

  • What should good mathematics instruction look like?
  • What supports are needed?
  • What is the connection between high quality mathematics instruction and student performance?
  • How can school-based mathematics leaders lead and improve instruction and student learning?

Institute Agenda:

Day 1 (9:30- 4:30):  Explore the mathematics your students should be doing in order to meet more rigorous standards.

Day 2 (9:00- 3:00): Use the SOL process goals (communication, reasoning and proof, representation, connections, and problem solving) as benchmarks for observing mathematics instruction. Learn how to build and support mathematics leadership in your school.

Day 3 (9:30- 3:30): Develop a new leadership vision for the mathematics program in your school based on what students, teachers and leaders should be doing to promote quality math instruction.

When and Where?

March 25-26 at the Smoot Memorial Library in King George   Area Hotels

 and 

June 5 at a nearby location (TBA)

Registration fee $490 for the Principal/Teacher Leader team

$290 for Principal only

$780 for a three-person team

Register here

Registration fees for VASCD conferences and events are not refundable. However, they are transferable. Please contact Judy at (434) 466-7466 or vascd1@verizon.net if you are transferring your registration to someone else. 


Online Course: Designing Performance Assessments

Online and asynchronous


Explore how to unpack standards and design performance assessments so that students produce products or performances that demonstrate their knowledge, skills, and ability to apply what they have learned. The course consists of modules that include pre and post understanding checks, video examples, and optional journal prompts. The course should be completed within six weeks of the enrollment date. Course completion time is approximately 20 hours.

Register here.


Using Rubrics to Guide Instruction and Grading

February 24, 2015, Online with Sue Brookhart


Sue Brookhart's presentation will focus on essential components of high-quality rubrics. You'll learn how to design rubrics that tap into student learning, not just completion of activities and tasks. Further, you will see examples and learn guidelines for creating clear descriptions of student performance across a continuum of quality. 

Those who register for the webinar will receive directions and a link to join the session via email.. 

REGISTER HERE for the February 24 webinar ($45)

Active VASCD members receive a 10% discount; use the promo code VASCDMEMBER at checkout

One-day access to the recorded session is $25 for individuals (REGISTER HERE) and $100 for groups of up to 15 people (Contact Laurie McCullough at  vascd1@gmail.com to register a group).

You may also purchase access to the recorded version of the previous webinar, Varying Performance Tasks to Target Higher-Order Thinking for $25 here.

We regret that registration fees are not refundable. However, your registration may be transferred to someone else if you find that you are unable to attend. Please contact Judy Lam at 434-466-7466 or vascd1@verizon.net if you need to transfer your registration.