This panel provides various perspectives on recommendations needed to ensure successful implementation of the Common Core Standards for Mathematics, with a focus on professional development. *This is a one-hour session with the option to stay in the room for informal discussion afterwards.
This panel addresses the need for professional development in light of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. Composed of researchers and practitioners, participants in the panel will share what research has to say about the need for offering teachers quality professional development at scale, as well as what practitioners have to say about current efforts to support and prepare teachers who are ready for the implementation of the new standards. The presentation builds on the work that resulted in the March 2012 publication of the report Supporting Implementation of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics: Recommendations for Professional Development. Following a description of the process through which the recommendations were generated in the project and a presentation of the resulting recommendations, practitioners who were engaged in the project will present their perspectives on what is actually happening in professional development in their districts.