MƒA DC Newsletters
MƒA DC in the News
March 7, 2016-
Master Teacher Bill Day participated in a panel discussion hosted by National Commission on Teaching and America's Future (NCTAF) and Learning Forward called "Moving from Compliance to Agency: What Teachers Need to Make Professional Learning Work."
The discussion focused on how to include teacher experience in professional learning. The discussion, as well as the white paper that was released after the talk, emphasized the importance of teacher engagement in ensuring the quality and usefulness of professional learning.
Education Week had this follow up to the presentation.
February 12, 2016-
Master Teachers Bill Day and Julia Penn presented at the Critical Issues in Mathematics Education workshop at the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute in Berkeley, CA.
They discussed their use of classroom videos to reflect on and refine teaching strategy. Bill and Julia lead monthly MfA DC professional development sessions on improving group work in the classroom.
The full video of heir talk can be found here.
Feb 10, 2016-
Math for America DC Master Teacher David Tansey was featured in a Washington Post article about the transition in DCPS teacher evaluation from IMPACT to LEAP.
“We can hopefully move beyond the narrative that the teacher is the problem, and we can start developing a system that allows us to listen to teachers to identify what their struggles are.”
November 10, 2015-
Master Teacher Bill Day participated in a discussion hosted by National Commission on Teaching and America's Future (NCTAF) and Alliance for Excellent Education.
The webinar called "Maximizing Teacher Agency in Professional Development" focused on how to include teacher experience and institutional knowledge in conducting professional development.
Bill highlighted his work with Math for America DC leading monthly professional development sessions on effectively implementing group work in math classrooms.
Here is the full webinar.