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ERIC Number: EJ1001507
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Apr
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 6
ISSN: ISSN-0276-928X
Problem Solved: Middle School Math Instruction Gets a Boost from a Flexible Model for Learning
Jacobs, Jennifer; Koellner, Karen; Funderburk, Joanie
Journal of Staff Development, v33 n2 p32-34, 39 Apr 2012
Education researchers frequently seek out districts, schools, and teachers as partners for professional learning projects. They share their ambitious vision--a new model of professional learning that will support an empowered community, instructional improvement, and student achievement. The authors, along with other members of their research team, designed and piloted a model of mathematics professional development called the problem-solving cycle. At its core, the problem-solving cycle provides a focus and structure to school-based professional development, such as professional learning communities. Beginning in fall 2008, researchers partnered with administrators in the Cherry Creek School District in Centennial, Colo., to implement the problem-solving cycle in the district's middle schools. Results of the implementation of the problem-solving cycle are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Colorado