This half-day event, featuring the IES Practice Guide Assisting Students Struggling with Mathematics: Response to Intervention (RtI) for Elementary and Middle Schools and implications of the National Math Panel Report, brought together members of the California Algebra Forum to discuss building interventions early so that all California students will be prepared to master algebra.

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Meg Livingston Asensio


Building Foundations for Algebra: Research and Resources

October 18, 2010

Santa Clara County Office of Education
1290 Ridder Park Drive
San Jose, CA 95131-2304

NEW! REL West and the Santa Clara County Office of Education invite you to view the following speaker presentations from this event:

REL West partnered with the California Comprehensive Center to sponsor this event. The invited audience was the California Algebra Forum Professional Learning Community, a collaborative effort among the California Department of Education, California Comprehensive Center at WestEd, California Mathematics Council, California Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators, Curriculum and Instruction Mathematics Subcommittee (CSSESA), California Subject Matter Project, Silicon Valley Initiative, and TODOS.

The keynote speaker, Sybilla Beckmann, professor of mathematics at the University of Georgia, was a panel member for development of the featured practice guide published by the U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences. Her presentation provided an overview of the seven recommended practices and their implications for developing a coherent model of mathematics instruction and intervention.

Following the keynote, a panel moderated by Nikola Filby, Senior Program Director at WestEd, reflected on how the practice guide strategies are currently being implemented in California, roadblocks and possible solutions, and support that California schools need to implement the recommendations. Filby also demonstrated the Doing What Works (DWW) website and its related resources.

Participants had opportunities for Q&A with the researcher and the panel, as well as time to discuss how districts and technical assistance providers can best support implementation of the practice guide recommendations.

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