Every participant will receive a copy of “Principles to Actions”.

**Two-Day In Person Class**

**Introduction and history behind the Eight Effective Practices.****Establish mathematics goals to focus reasoning**. Effective teaching of mathematics establishes clear goals for the mathematics that students are learning, situates goals within learning progressions, and uses the goals to guide instructional decisions.**Implement tasks that promote reasoning and problem solving**. Effective teaching of mathematics engages students in solving and discussing tasks that promote mathematical reasoning and problem solving and allow multiple entry points and varied solution strategies.**Use and connect mathematical representations**. Effective teaching of mathematics engages students in making connections among mathematical representations to deepen understanding of mathematics concepts and procedures and as tools for problem solving.**Facilitate meaningful mathematical discourse**. Effective teaching of mathematics facilitates discourse among students to build shared understanding of mathematical ideas by analyzing and comparing student approaches and arguments.**Pose purposeful questions**. Effective teaching of mathematics uses purposeful questions to assess and advance students’ reasoning and sense making about important mathematical ideas and relationships.**Build procedural fluency from conceptual understanding**. Effective teaching of mathematics builds fluency with procedures on a foundation of conceptual understanding so that students, over time, become skillful in using procedures flexibly as they solve contextual and mathematical problems.**Support productive struggle in learning mathematics**. Effective teaching of mathematics consistently provides students, individually and collectively, with opportunities and supports to engage in productive struggle as they grapple with mathematical ideas and relationships.**Elicit and use evidence of student thinking**. Effective teaching of mathematics uses evidence of student thinking to assess progress toward mathematical understanding and to adjust instruction continually in ways that support and extend learning.**Putting it all together**

**Periodic e-mails/messages for the following year**

At least two times per month for eight months, participants will receive a message related to the practice of the month. These messages will give more detail, reminders and recommendations designed to keep them on track towards a stronger understanding of the best practices of math education.

**Final Meeting**

After eight months, participants will be invited to participate in an online meeting where they can share reflections and experiences in their journey.