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Open Up Resources 6-8 Math

Summer Professional Learning

Implementing the Open Up Resources 6–8 Math can be a lift—in all the right ways. Because of that, many of our school and district partners seek professional learning opportunities where educators who are new to the curriculum can get a jump start and educators with experience teaching the curriculum can dive deeper.

To help support you with your implementation, we offer professional learning events for both Year 1 (new users) and Year 2 (all veteran users). If you’re unsure about which event will best fit your needs, your field specialist will be happy to make recommendations.

HIVE 2019

We’re all worker bees in the work to increase education equity; HIVE is our hub for the mission.

HIVE is a three-day professional learning event with the following:

  • Year 1 and Year 2 pathway options
  • Two full days of professional learning, facilitated by K–12 experts
  • One day of enlightening keynotes and panel discussions by K–12 experts such as:
    • Fawn Nguyen
    • Phil Daro
    • Caroline Hill
  • Ability to connect with other practitioners implementing the Open Up Resources 6–8 Math curriculum
  • Access to the Open Up Resources community which serves as a national professional learning network throughout the school year
  • Free reception
  • And more!

Year 1 Summer Academy

Designed for first-year Open Up Resources Math implementers

Tracks

  • Instructional track for Teachers
  • Leadership track for Coaches and School Leaders

Goals for Year 1 Academy

  • Creating a vision for implementation, student outcomes, and growth in your instructional practice
  • Focusing in on the design principles, methodologies, and pedagogies within the curriculum in order to internalize a successful approach to lesson planning and unit planning
  • Experiencing an OUR 6-8 Math lesson and applying the learnings to your own planning process
  • Adding new strategies and math practices to your toolbelt that align with facilitating a problem-based math curriculum

All Academies are 8:30am to 3:30pm.

Day 1

Session 1: Defining Student Centered and Problem Based Learning
Participants independently and collaboratively define student-centered mathematics and learn about the impact of the Open Up Resources 6-8 Curriculum. Using a lesson as a learning tool, we experience, collaborate, and reflect on problem based learning, and how the structure of Open Up Math contributes to deep understanding of the math and increased student ownership.

Session 2: Understanding the Structure of Open Up Math
In this session, participants engage in a collaborative scavenger hunt to develop familiarity and comfort with the structure of the curriculum and the curriculum’s resources. The goal of this session is to support participants to go deeper with the core elements of the curriculum in future sessions.

Session 3: Backwards Planning from Unit to Activity
As a community, we will explore unit assessments to develop an understanding of the content within the unit and how understanding develops throughout a unit. Coaches will model best practices for assessing and planning to support participants to understand how to best utilize assessments to effectively backwards plan instruction from the unit level.

Session 4: Understanding the Anatomy of a Lesson
Participants will experience an Open Up Math lesson task and engage with lesson narratives to deepen participants’ understanding of the anatomy of a lesson. The hands-on, collaborative nature of this session supports participants for upcoming lesson implementation.

Session 5: Understanding Key Components of Student Discourse: Mathematical Language Routines and the 5 Practices
Participants learn by doing as they engage in student discourse supports that are embedded within the curriculum. Participants will, as a group, understand the important role that discourse plays in this problem-based curriculum and will plan for lesson implementation.

Session 6: Synthesis
In the synthesis, we share some of the key takeaways from the day to support participants to reflect on which track would best support their implementation of the curriculum.

Day 2

Warm Up: Math Time!
As a community, we engage in a math task from the curriculum! We debrief this task, and the modeling to make connections back to our learning pathways as the focus of our day.

Session 1: How the Math Unfolds
As a community, we track how a mathematical concept unfolds over the course of the year, and how the curriculum is structured to build conceptual understanding over time.  Using a structure that can be replicated, we see how the curriculum builds an idea and nudges students to mastery.

Session 2:  Introduction to Learning Pathways
Utilizing small groups, we will engage in a learning fair that will take participants through each of the pathways through the lens of one aspect of  that pathway. For example, Math Language Routines for Math Discourse, the power of Cool Downs in Planning and Assessment. Participants will have dedicated time to understand what the pathways entail, and make a selection for the pathway they want to prioritize.  They will create a vision for this pathway, and name how it will push them to go deeper with the curriculum in 2019-20.

Sessions 3 – 5:  Learning Pathway Breakout Sessions
During this time, participants will have options to attend sessions aligned with the pathways.  Each breakout session will be hands-on, collaborative, and focused on a specific aspect of teaching, learning, and leading within the curriculum.  Example sessions include ‘Anatomy of an Activity’, ‘Planning with the 5 Practices as a Framework’, and ‘Meeting Learners Diverse Needs’ among many others.  Sessions will always follow the structure of tasks in the curriculum (Warm Up, Activity, and Synthesis) and leverage real examples and modeling from instructional coaches.  Sessions are also designed as processes that can be replicated when planning back at the school.

Session 6: Synthesis
We will debrief key learnings across the tracks using participants’ own voices and experiences, helping everyone understand the value of the resources and experiences that will remain available to all.

Session 7: Cool Down
At this point, participants will have had 2 days of learning, and have named a vision for implementation that includes a focus area.  Participants will have an opportunity to backwards plan from that vision, and name concrete next steps for them as they prepare for the coming school year.  We will celebrate this learning as a community, and name the ways in which we can all continue to support each other.

*Year 1 Leaders will attend Year 1 Day One and morning of Day 2; Year 2 Leaders will attend Year 2 Day One and morning of Day Two. Leaders will be have the option to attend Leader specific sessions in the afternoon of Day Two.

Day 1

Session 1: Defining Student Centered and Problem Based Learning
Participants independently and collaboratively define student-centered mathematics and learn about the impact of the Open Up Resources 6-8 Curriculum. Using a lesson as a learning tool, we experience, collaborate, and reflect on problem based learning, and how the structure of Open Up Math contributes to deep understanding of the math and increased student ownership.

Session 2: Understanding the Structure of Open Up Math
In this session, participants engage in a collaborative scavenger hunt to develop familiarity and comfort with the structure of the curriculum and the curriculum’s resources. The goal of this session is to support participants to go deeper with the core elements of the curriculum in future sessions.

Session 3: Backwards Planning from Unit to Activity
As a community, we will explore unit assessments to develop an understanding of the content within the unit and how understanding develops throughout a unit. Coaches will model best practices for assessing and planning to support participants to understand how to best utilize assessments to effectively backwards plan instruction from the unit level.

Session 4: Understanding the Anatomy of a Lesson
Participants will experience an Open Up Math lesson task and engage with lesson narratives to deepen participants’ understanding of the anatomy of a lesson. The hands-on, collaborative nature of this session supports participants for upcoming lesson implementation.

Session 5: Understanding Key Components of Student Discourse: Mathematical Language Routines and the 5 Practices
Participants learn by doing as they engage in student discourse supports that are embedded within the curriculum. Participants will, as a group, understand the important role that discourse plays in this problem-based curriculum and will plan for lesson implementation.

Session 6: Synthesis
In the synthesis, we share some of the key takeaways from the day to support participants to reflect on which track would best support their implementation of the curriculum.

Day 2

Warm Up: Math Time!
As a community, we engage in a math task from the curriculum! We debrief this task, and the modeling to make connections back to our learning pathways as the focus of our day.

Session 1: How the Math Unfolds
As a community, we track how a mathematical concept unfolds over the course of the year, and how the curriculum is structured to build conceptual understanding over time.  Using a structure that can be replicated, we see how the curriculum builds an idea and nudges students to mastery.

Session 2:  Introduction to Learning Pathways
Utilizing small groups, we will engage in a learning fair that will take participants through each of the pathways through the lens of one aspect of  that pathway. For example, Mathematical Discourse, Planning and Assessment, Diverse Learner Needs, Leadership. Participants will have dedicated time to understand what the pathways entail, and make a selection for the pathway they want to prioritize for the remainder of Day 2.  Participants will create a vision for this pathway, and articulate how it will support them to go deeper with OUR curriculum implementation in SY 2019-20.

Sessions 3 – 5:  Learning Pathway Breakout Sessions
During this time, participants will have options to attend sessions aligned with the pathways.  Each breakout session will be hands-on, collaborative, and focused on a specific aspect of teaching, learning, and leading within the curriculum.  Example sessions include ‘Anatomy of an Activity’, ‘Planning with the 5 Practices as a Framework’, and ‘Meeting Learner’s Diverse Needs’ among many others.  Sessions will always follow the structure of tasks in the curriculum (Warm Up, Activity, and Synthesis) and leverage real examples and modeling from instructional coaches.  Sessions are also designed as processes that can be replicated when planning back at the school.

Session 6: Synthesis
We will debrief key learnings across the OUR Learning Pathways using participants’ own voices and experiences, helping everyone understand the value of the resources and experiences that will remain available to all.

Session 7: Cool Down
At this point, participants will have had 2 days of learning, and have named a vision for implementation that includes a focus area based on an OUR Learning Pathway.  Participants will have an opportunity to backwards plan from that vision, and name concrete next steps for them as they prepare for the coming school year. We will celebrate this learning as a community, and name the ways in which we can all continue to support each other.

  • Cincinnati, OH — June 3–4  
    • Super Early Bird pricing – valid through April 3 – $650
    • Early Bird pricing – valid from April 4 to May 3 – $800
    • Standard Pricing – valid after May 3 – $1000
  • Atlanta, GA** — June 17–19
    • This is one of many tracks offered at the First Annual OUR HIVE Conference.  For more details, or to register for HIVE, go here.
  • Kansas City, MO —  July 16–17
    • Super Early Bird pricing – valid through May 16 – $650
    • Early Bird pricing – valid from May 17 to June 16 – $800
    • Standard Pricing – valid after June 16 – $1000
  • Boston, MA — August 13–14
    • Super Early Bird pricing – valid through June 13 – $650
    • Early Bird pricing – valid from June 14 through July 13 – $800
    • Standard Pricing – valid after July 13 – $1000

Year 2 Summer Academy

Designed for second-year Open Up Resources Math implementers.

Tracks:

  • Instructional track for Teachers
  • Leadership track for Coaches and School Leaders

At the OUR | BL Summer Academy, you’ll prepare for Year 2 of Open Up Resources 6–8 Math by:

  • Reflecting on your first year of implementation, sharing wins and places to grow
  • Going deeper into the design principles of the curriculum, such as the MLRs and the 5 Practices
  • Adding new strategies to your toolbelt to support you going deeper into problem-based math
  • Creating a vision for Year 2 of implementation

All Academies are 8:30am to 3:30pm.

Day 1

Warm Up: Community Activity
As a community, we engage in a design challenge that helps frame the curriculum’s core principles and key understandings, as well as naming the learning pathways that will guide our work over the conference.  We will name our common goal of supporting each participant to go deeper with the curriculum and to celebrate their successes.

Session 1: Reflecting on Problem Based Learning
Using a lesson as a learning tool, we experience, collaborate, and reflect on problem based learning, and how the structure of Open Up Math contributes to deep understanding of the math and increased student ownership.  Coaches will support participants to look back and identify signs of progress and places to push forward.

Session 2: Going Deeper with OUR Math
Our learning community identifies key areas in which we can go deeper with our implementation:  Math Discourse, Planning and Assessment, Problem-Based, and Leadership. We will use these learning pathways as lenses with which to uncover more of the meaning behind the design of the curriculum.

Sessions 3 – 6:  Breakout Sessions
During this time, participants will have options to attend sessions aligned with the pathways.  Each breakout session will be hands-on, collaborative, and focused on a specific aspect of teaching, learning, and leading within the curriculum.  Example sessions include ‘Anatomy of an Activity’, ‘Planning with the 5 Practices as a Framework’, and ‘Meeting Learners Diverse Needs’ among many others.  Sessions will always follow the structure of tasks in the curriculum (Warm Up, Activity, and Synthesis) and leverage real examples and modeling from instructional coaches.  Sessions are also designed as processes that can be replicated when planning back at the school.

Session 7:  Synthesis
In the synthesis, we share some of the key takeaways from each of the learning pathways, and give participants time to reflect on their own learning from their collaboration and learning.

Day 2

Warm Up: Math Time!
As a community, we engage in a math task from the curriculum! We debrief this task, and the modeling to make connections back to our learning pathways as the focus of our day.

Session 1: Going Deeper with OUR Math
As a community, we track how a mathematical concept unfolds over the course of the year, and how the curriculum is structured to build conceptual understanding over time.  Using a structure that can be replicated, we see how the curriculum builds an idea and scaffolds students to mastery.

Session 2:  Revisit Breakout Session Topics:  Select a Learning Pathway
Utilizing small groups, we will engage in a learning fair that will take participants through each of the pathways through the lens of one aspect of  that pathway. For example, Math Language Routines for Math Discourse, the power of Cool Downs in Planning and Assessment. Participants will have dedicated time to understand what the pathways entail, and make a selection for the pathway they want to prioritize.  They will create a vision for this pathway, and name how it will push them to go deeper with the curriculum in 2019-20.

Sessions 3 – 5:  Learning Pathway Breakout Sessions
During this time, participants will have options to attend sessions aligned with the pathways.  Each breakout session will be hands-on, collaborative, and focused on a specific aspect of teaching, learning, and leading within the curriculum.  Example sessions include ‘Anatomy of an Activity’, ‘Planning with the 5 Practices as a Framework’, and ‘Meeting Learners Diverse Needs’ among many others.  Sessions will always follow the structure of tasks in the curriculum (Warm Up, Activity, and Synthesis) and leverage real examples and modeling from instructional coaches.  Sessions are also designed as processes that can be replicated when planning back at the school.

Session 6: Synthesis
We will debrief key learnings across the tracks using participants’ own voices and experiences, helping everyone understand the value of the resources and experiences that will remain available to all.

Session 7: Cool Down
At this point, participants will have had 2 days of learning, and have named a vision for implementation that includes a focus area.  Participants will have an opportunity to backwards plan from that vision, and name concrete next steps for them as they prepare for the coming school year.  We will celebrate this learning as a community, and name the ways in which we can all continue to support each other.

*Year 1 Leaders will attend Year 1 Day One and morning of Day 2; Year 2 Leaders will attend Year 2 Day One and morning of Day Two. Leaders will be have the option to attend Leader specific sessions in the afternoon of Day Two.

Day 1

Warm Up: Community Activity
As a community, we engage in a design challenge that helps frame the curriculum’s core principles and key understandings, as well as naming the learning pathways that will guide our work over the conference.  We will name our common goal of supporting each participant to go deeper with the curriculum and to celebrate their successes.

Session 1: Reflecting on Problem Based Learning
Using a lesson as a learning tool, we experience, collaborate, and reflect on problem based learning, and how the structure of Open Up Math contributes to deep understanding of the math and increased student ownership.  Coaches will support participants to look back and identify signs of progress and places to push forward.

Session 2: Going Deeper
Our learning community identifies key areas in which we can go deeper with our implementation:  Math Discourse, Planning and Assessment, Problem-Based. We will use these learning pathways as lenses with which to uncover more of the meaning behind the design of the curriculum.

Sessions 3 – 6:  Breakout Sessions
During this time, participants will have options to attend sessions aligned with the pathways.  Each breakout session will be hands-on, collaborative, and focused on a specific aspect of teaching, learning, and leading within the curriculum.  Example sessions include ‘Anatomy of an Activity’, ‘Planning with the 5 Practices as a Framework’, and ‘Meeting Learner’s Diverse Needs’ among many others.  Sessions will always follow the structure of tasks in the curriculum (Warm Up, Activity, and Synthesis) and leverage real examples and modeling from instructional coaches.  Sessions are also designed as processes that can be replicated when planning back at the school.

Session 7:  Synthesis
In the synthesis, we share some of the key takeaways from each of the learning pathways, and give participants time to reflect on their own learning from their collaboration and learning.

Day 2

Warm Up: Math Time!
As a community, we engage in a math task from the curriculum! We debrief this task, and the modeling to make connections back to our learning pathways as the focus of our day.

Session 1: Going Deeper with the Open Up Math
As a community, we reflect on how mathematical concepts unfold in the curriculum over the course of the year.  We will dive deeper into how the curriculum introduces and reinforces concepts and scaffolds students to mastery.

Session 2:  Revisit Breakout Session Topics: Select a Learning Pathway
Participants will revisit the Breakout Session topics to select a Learning Pathway.  Learning Pathways include but are not limited to: Mathematical Discourse, Planning and Assessment, Diverse Learner Needs, Leadership.  Participants will have dedicated time to understand what each pathway entails, and make a selection for the pathway they want to prioritize for the remainder of Day 2.  Participants will create a vision for this pathway, and articulate how it will push them to go deeper with OUR curriculum implementation in SY 2019-20.

Sessions 3 – 5:  Learning Pathway Breakout Sessions
During this time, participants will have options to attend sessions aligned with the pathways.  Each breakout session will be hands-on, collaborative, and focused on a specific aspect of teaching, learning, and leading within the curriculum.  Example sessions include ‘Anatomy of an Activity’, ‘Planning with the 5 Practices as a Framework’, and ‘Meeting Learner’s Diverse Needs’ among many others.  Sessions will always follow the structure of tasks in the curriculum (Warm Up, Activity, and Synthesis) and leverage real examples and modeling from instructional coaches.  Sessions are also designed as processes that can be replicated when planning back at the school.

Session 6: Synthesis
We will debrief key learnings across the OUR Learning Pathways using participants’ own voices and experiences, helping everyone understand the value of the resources and experiences that will remain available to all.

Session 7: Cool Down
At this point, participants will have had 2 days of learning, and have named a vision for implementation that includes a focus area based on an OUR Learning Pathway.  Participants will have an opportunity to backwards plan from that vision, and name concrete next steps for them as they prepare for the coming school year. We will celebrate this learning as a community, and name the ways in which we can all continue to support each other.

  • Atlanta, GA** — June 17–19
    • This is one of many tracks offered at the First Annual OUR HIVE Conference.  For more details, or to register for HIVE, go here.
  • Cincinnati, OH — June 3–4  
    • Super Early Bird pricing – valid through April 3 – $650
    • Early Bird pricing – valid from April 4 to May 3 – $800
    • Standard Pricing – valid after May 3 – $1000
  • Los Angeles, CA —  July 25–26
    • Super Early Bird pricing – valid through May 25 – $650
    • Early Bird pricing – valid from May 26 through June 25 – $800
    • Standard Pricing – valid after June 25 – $1000
  • Boston, MA — August 13–14
    • Super Early Bird pricing – valid through June 13 – $650
    • Early Bird pricing – valid from June 14 through July 13 – $800
    • Standard Pricing – valid after July 13 – $1000