July 13, 2021

Reimagining Your Math Adoption: Selecting New Materials for a Generation of Learners

News

CalCurriculum is offering a year-long, FREE  math adoption professional learning experience for California districts and Charter Management Organizations (CMOs). 

Why:Why: The Mathematics Framework Revision Timeline has recently been re-extended through May 2022. With the state-adopted list of math materials scheduled to be finalized in November 2024, selecting a high-quality math curriculum for your district is an urgent priority.

As recent research demonstrates, adopting and effectively implementing high-quality, standards-aligned materials can be a relatively low cost, high impact method of improving student outcomes. We also know that each district has a unique context so we aim to support school systems develop  high-quality adoption processes based on their unique goals, needs, and priorities. 

What: The Math Adoption Cohort will meet six times (four days in-person and two days virtually) over the course of the 2021-22 school year. Districts will develop a plan for the adoption of standards-aligned, high-quality math materials, including a change management strategy, instructional vision, and definition of quality in instructional materials. 

Details: California Local Education Agencies (LEAs) must be able to send a team composed of site and district-based instructional leadership, including teachers, to all sessions. Teachers are an integral part of the adoption process and due to the limited number of spots, we will be selecting districts based on their ability to commit to the team described above.. 

This workshop series is free and during in-person sessions lunch will be provided. Participants will need to cover their own travel, hotel, and other incidental costs.

Session Logistics:

  • Tuesday-Wednesday, October 19-20 (In-person; Burbank, CA)*
  • Tuesday, November 16 (In-person; Burbank, CA)*
  • Tuesday, December 14 (Virtual; via Zoom)
  • Tuesday, February 8, 2022 (Virtual; via Zoom)
  • Tuesday, March 1, 2022 (In-person; Burbank, CA)*

*Currently, we are planning to host the workshops in-person, on the four specific dates listed above. However, especially during the global pandemic, we encourage you to follow your district’s travel policies and understand that all districts may not be able to attend in-person. If that is the case, we can work with your district to find an alternative so that you can still fully participate in the cohort. Please email us at info@calcurriculum.org. Due to the evolving nature of the global pandemic, we will update all registrants if there are any potential changes in format by September 8. We also commit to following all local COVID-19 related guidelines and mandates (i.e., social distancing and mask usage) for any in-person engagements.

You can learn more about the math adoption cohort and its requirements here.

Apply Now

Applications are due August 31, 2021. Selected participants will be notified by September 15, 2021.