2/1/17- Mid Cycle at Eatonville
2/7/17- PLU Math Content Training at PLU and (Virtual at all sites)
2/8/17- Mid Cycle at Steilacoom
2/9/17- Administrator Training @Rochester
2/10/17- Mid Cycle at Rochester
2/23/17- Math Peer Visit at Eastonville
2/27/17- Pre-Studio Math at Steilacoom
2/28/17- Math Studio at Steilacoom
2/28/17- Science Peer Visit at Eatonville
3/6/17- Pre-Studio Math at Rochester
3/7/17- Math Studio at Rochester
3/9/17- Pre-Studio Math at Eatonville
3/10/17- Math Studio at Eatonville
3/13/17- Math Peer Visit at Rochester
3/14/17- PLU Math Content Training at PLU and (Virtual at all sites)
3/16/17- Pre-Studio Science at Eatonville
3/17/17- Science Studio at Eatonville
3/20/17- Pre-Studio Science at Rochester
3/21/17 -Science Studio at Rochester
3/22/17- Pre-Studio Science at Steilacoom
3/23/17- Science Studio at Steilacoom
3/27/17- Science Peer Visit at Steilacoom
Links to Standards
On November 15th the math teachers from our three districts met and collaborated in a math workshop led by partner Dr. Ksenija Simic-Muller, a professor at Pacific Lutheran University. The focus of the workshop was to dive into making sense of algebraic thinking through collaborative problem solving. The key learnings from the workshop included teachers’ creation of a definition of algebra, noticing of patterns, general rules, and specific rules for algebraic problems, and creating and presenting visual representations of thinking. The partnership successfully used SKYPE as a live online format to allow the Rochester teachers to participate without having to travel long distance to Tacoma in a night of nasty weather an traffic.
Steilacoom, Eatonville and Rochester (SER) school districts, are
the recipients of a large Department of Education/Office of Superintendent of
Public Instruction (OSPI) Grant for secondary math and science professional
The Federal Title IIB Math and Science Partnership (MSP) Grant supports
projects across the state to provide high-quality, content-based math and
science professional learning for teachers in an effort to help increase
student achievement in math and science.
competitive proposals were received, which made the selection process extremely
challenging. Each proposal was independently and objectively scored by a team
of 19 reviewers from OSPI, based on a scoring rubric. The review process
consisted of 2 rounds—the First Review and the Second Review; overall strengths
and areas of concern were noted.
Steilacoom, Rochester and Eatonville School
Districts (Soaring Toward Educational Rigor, SER2) have been
one of the recipients of the Math and Science Partnership Grant for
2015-2018. SER2 is partnering with Teacher
Development Group (TDG),
Pacific Lutheran University (PLU), University of Washington Tacoma (UWT), The Boeing
Company, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Association of Washington
School Principals (AWSP), and others.
Brief Summary of the Focus and Goals
Steilacoom, Eatonville, Rochester – Soaring toward Educational Rigor
Content Areas: Math
Partners: Steilacoom, Eatonville, Rochester
School Districts, PLU, UWT, TDG and AWSP.
Grade Level: 6-12
- Collaboration for teachers in three districts that are isolated by
location and size.
- Professional learning that blends content knowledge and pedagogy
provided by TDG, UWT, and PLU; with emphasis on inquiry-based learning.
- Tie to Open Educational Resource development for sharing lessons,
projects, and professional learning modules.
- Three, 3-day summer institutes hosted by each district
- Quarterly Studio professional learning cycles with TDG and
inservice provided by TDG and higher education (PLU and UWT) partners.
- Leadership training for principals to support improved math and