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Education news, tips, & resources for March
March 2021 | Learning and Leading Professional News: Mathematics Instruction
Welcome to the March 2021 edition of Learning and Leading.

This month we are featuring resources and professional development focused on instruction and leadership in mathematics. Whether you are a classroom teacher, instructional coach, or school administrator, Solution Tree Canada has authors and associates available to significantly improve mathematics instruction and student achievement in your school or district. Also, in this edition, we are announcing our summer Achieve Virtual Institute, designed to inspire and support you in your assessment and grading work in the math classroom and across all subject areas.

We hope you enjoy this month's Learning and Leading and encourage you to share the newsletter with your colleagues and send us your feedback at the link below.

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New and Bestselling Books
Every Student Can Learn Mathematics series
Every Student Can Learn Mathematics series
 
 
The Every Student Can Learn Mathematics series offers a comprehensive PLC at Work® approach to achieving mathematics success in K–12 classrooms.
 
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Mathematics at Work Plan Book
Mathematics at Work Plan Book
 
 
Access a wealth of ideas, activities, and planning pages for implementing research-based mathematics practices in your classroom.
 
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Making Sense of Mathematics for Teaching series
Making Sense of Mathematics for Teaching series
 
 
This user-friendly series presents an authentic look inside real mathematics classrooms and invites teachers to become learners of mathematics.
 
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The New Art and Science of Teaching Mathematics
The New Art and Science of Teaching Mathematics
 
 
Discover how to make the most of the groundbreaking New Art and Science of Teaching framework in mathematics classrooms.
 
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A Mind for Mathematics
A Mind for Mathematics
 
 
This easy-to-read text combines research, practical strategies, and examples from K–6 classrooms that will inspire and engage mathematical minds.
 
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Strategies for Mathematics Instruction and Intervention, K–5
Strategies for Mathematics Instruction and Intervention, K–5
 
 
Prepare students to move forward in mathematics learning, and ensure their continued growth in critical thinking and problem-solving.
 
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Mathematics Unit Planning in a PLC at Work®, High School
Mathematics Unit Planning in a PLC at Work®, High School
 
 
Part of the Every Student Can Learn Mathematics series, this guidebook provides high school teacher teams with a framework for collectively planning units of study.
 
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Professional Development
Mathematics at Work™ is built on the fundamental belief that every K–12 student can learn mathematics. Learn more »

DNA Mathematics empowers teachers, administrators, and coaches to master the mathematics being taught in classrooms. Learn more »
Expert Spotlight
Timothy D. Kanold
Timothy D. Kanold, PhD, is an award-winning educator, author, and national thought leader in mathematics. He is the former director of mathematics and science and served as superintendent of Adlai E. Stevenson High School District 125, a Model PLC district in Illinois.
 
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Upcoming Events
Webinar
How Do We Close Learning Gaps in Mathematics? Webinar
with Sarah Schuhl
March 30, 2021 | 3:00 p.m. ET
How do teachers and teacher teams work to ensure students learn grade- or course-level mathematics? What are best practices to close gaps in learning during instruction or intervention? Dive into these questions and more during this interactive webinar with mathematics expert Sarah Schuhl.
 
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Achieve Virtual Institute
Achieve Virtual Institute
Virtual Event | August 16–18, 2021
 
 
The last year has challenged our schools and disrupted teaching and learning as we moved between in-person and remote instruction. As we look toward the future, it's time to capitalize on the moment and transform assessment practices to foster hope, efficacy, and achievement. Join us for a variety of practical sessions that support the whole child and the whole educator.
 
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Free Resources
Free Chapter
Free chapter
Access a free chapter from Mathematics Assessment & Intervention in a PLC at Work® that dives deep into how to design high quality common mathematics unit assessments.
 
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Free Reproducible
Free reproducible
Rely on this team discussion tool from Mathematics Assessment & Intervention in a PLC at Work® to help you examine your most recent common end-of-unit assessment and evaluate its quality.
 
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Free Chapter
Free chapter
Access a free chapter from Mathematics Unit Planning in a PLC at Work®, High School that outlines how to plan mathematics units as a collaborative team.
 
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Free Reproducible
Free reproducible
Rely on this team protocol from Mathematics Unit Planning in a PLC at Work®, High School to help you unwrap and make sense of mathematics standards.
 
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The Solution Tree Blog
"Differentiating Mathematics Instruction" by Jessica Kanold-McIntyre
When I am in schools working with teachers of mathematics, the most common question I get is, "How do I use rich, higher-level-cognitive-demand tasks with each and every student? I know my students need access to more complex mathematical tasks, but how do I implement them well with all students?" The answer to this question lies in establishing…

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Videos to watch and share
Strength in Numbers: Social-Emotional Learning & Math Webinar
In our previously recorded webinar, Strength in Numbers: Social-Emotional Learning & Math, expert Alex Kajitani explores six overarching social-emotional learning skills and provides teachers with immediately implementable, high-leverage strategies to help students achieve in math.
 
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Watch as authors Juli K. Dixon, Edward C. Nolan, and Thomasenia Lott Adams discuss mathematics success for grades K–12. They touch on how to select appropriate tasks, facilitate productive questioning, collect student evidence, and more.
 
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Additional Reading & Listening
Featured Article
Closing the Opportunity Gap
Article: Closing the Opportunity Gap
A position statement from NCSM: Leadership in Mathematics Education NCSM believes that all students should have access to high-quality instruction and post-secondary educational opportunities. While we acknowledge that many factors hinder such student access, in this position statement we call for the cessation of one clear, addressable factor: the practice of…
 
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Featured Video
How to Teach Math as a Social Activity
Video: How to Teach Math as a Social Activity
In this video, a master math teacher in Anchorage, Alaska, establishes a cooperative-learning environment in an upper-elementary classroom.
 
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