Lawrence Public Schools
Boston Collegiate Charter School
In Spring 2013, Lawrence Public Schools (LPS) reached out to BCCS regarding support for middle school math teachers. The district recognized that Lawrence teachers needed support developing cohesive curricula that respond to student needs while also moving towards Common Core alignment. BCCS and LPS have developed a three-stage project to meet this need. In Phase I, two BCCS teachers are working to post curriculum online so that LPS teachers have access to their materials. In addition, the BCCS Math Coach is reviewing the curriculum and giving targeted feedback to ensure product quality. In Phase II, the BCCS Math Coach will facilitate professional development opportunities to help LPS Math Coaches implement the newly-designed curricula. In Phase III, BCCS will partner with LPS to craft the math planning meetings (approximately 12) throughout the year. Video from BCCS math teachers, including planning and instructional strategies, will be used. The focus of these meetings will be on understanding the connection between standards and lesson design.
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