The OUR 6-8/IM 6-12 Math Curriculum is creative, engaging, and language-rich. A key characteristic of the curriculum is that students share their thinking with each other and learn through this discourse. Inspired by the work of researchers at the Stanford Graduate School of Education, the curriculum authors embedded specific Math Language Routines that help students develop their communication skills and make sense of new math concepts at the same time. These routines were designed with the needs of students who are English Language Learners in mind, and are useful for all math students.
This workshop is designed for educators who have already had a structured opportunity to explore the basics of the OUR 6-8/IM 6-12 Math curriculum design and have begun teaching with the curriculum materials. Teachers must be familiar with the day-to-day experience of the curriculum in order to benefit from “going deeper” into this kind of exploration. Those who are currently implementing the curriculum materials will get the most out of this experience.
I integrate supports that enable all students to access key math concepts.