PITTSBURGH--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Carnegie Learning, Inc., a leading provider of innovative, research-proven math products and services, has announced that it has expanded its partnership with The School District of Philadelphia to provide additional professional learning for the district’s math educators.
The School District of Philadelphia, the eighth largest district in the nation, is committed to investing in training, coaching, and support for its teachers. One example of this commitment is its partnership with Carnegie Learning, which began in June 2016 with a week-long MathCounts Institute. The innovative professional learning Institute included breakout sessions to support teachers’ mathematical content knowledge and enhance their capacity to deliver math lessons infused with the Standards for Mathematical Practice. A second week-long institute is currently being planned for Summer 2017.
During the school year, Carnegie Learning provides ongoing, sustainable in-classroom support focused on best practices and math content to more than 750 Philadelphia teachers, as well as content and leadership training for over 200 math lead teachers.
By actively engaging in discourse and productive struggle with their peers, Philadelphia teachers have been able to develop a clear vision of what a student-centered math classroom looks, sounds and feels like. They left the first MathCounts Institute with a toolbox of best practices and instructional strategies, connections to their own classroom practice, and an increased level of confidence in delivering engaging lessons. One of the teachers who attended said simply, “With Carnegie Learning, you will be excited to teach again.” Hear them share their stories at carnegielearning.com/services.
"Carnegie Learning has really helped us in promoting conceptual understanding of mathematics, broadening the range of tools that teachers have available to them, and thinking about math in new and exciting and fun ways," says Joshua Taton, Director of Mathematics for The School District of Philadelphia. “They have been incredibly flexible and incredibly open to communication. The willingness and ability to adjust on the fly has been just an amazing experience."
“Teachers today have a lot of responsibilities and expectations, and true transformation is only possible when they’re given ongoing support every step of the way,” says Barry Malkin, CEO of Carnegie Learning. “The School District of Philadelphia is providing an excellent example of what’s possible when a district is fully committed to giving this support. We are very proud to work with them in preparing their students for successful futures, one teacher and one classroom at a time.”
For more information on Carnegie Learning’s unique approach to transforming math learning, visit www.carnegielearning.com.
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