California’s most recent mathematics standards have changed what teachers and students are doing in the classroom, incorporating more performance and modeling tasks than ever before.
As a result, teachers are faced with the task of assessing student learning in a way that aligns with the current standards.
To address these challenges, K-12 teachers are encouraged to attend a four-day series of professional learning and collaborative planning sessions called the “Mathematics Boot Camp with Dr. Patrick Callahan.” The training event is scheduled to take place from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sept. 23, Oct. 20, Jan. 20 and April 21 at National University in Costa Mesa.
The Orange County Department of Education has collaborated with Dr. Callahan in developing the boot camp. The goal is to assist teachers in creating, implementing and analyzing student assessments that are aligned to the California mathematics standards.