Barrett Elementary School, Morgan Hill
This team of six elementary school teachers aims to change the way they teach math using the new NCTM effective teaching practices, and ultimately, to teach math in a more student-centered way. They will study what Jo Boaler refers to as the “mathematical mindset” and Carol Dweck calls “growth mindset” to develop effective ways to engage students as mathematically-curious learners. The team will attend their chosen professional development opportunities/classes, and use time to collaborate and develop lessons with activities. Over the course of two years, team members will build math units and try them out with their students. They will design lessons where students learn to construct knowledge instead of relying on the teacher to model one way to find solutions.