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These blog posts were written by members of the Community of Practice.

Embedded Day In Oceanside
Check out the Site Visit Pages: Garden Grove, March 2015 Screen Shot 2015-03-24 at 10.31.01 PM.png mailto:sally.yoo@ousd.k12.ca.usScreen Shot 2015-03-24 at 10.31.13 PM.png mailto:scott.corwin@ousd.k12.ca.us In early March of 2015, Sally Yoo (math instructional coach) and Scott Corwin (math department chair) from Edna Brewer Middle School in OUSD, had the opportunity to participate in Embedded Day professional development in Oceanside.…
#ListenFirstDesignSecond
Check out other MiC Design & Innovation space resources and district stories: In August, as part of our partnership with the Bechtel Foundation and Math in Common, five delegates from the myPD, STEP, and Math Offices in LBUSD had the privilege to attend a two-day intensive institute on DESIGN THINKING http://mypd.blogspot.com/2014/08/designing-solutions-by-building-empathy.html. Though we had used much of the process to design and implement the myPD vision and plan,…
Screen Shot 2015-03-06 at 12.36.15 PM.png mailto:Eric.Frandsen@oside.us mailto:Eric.Frandsen@oside.usAfter our team of 23 individuals returned from the Dylan Wiliam presentation in Fresno we were "fired up." Teachers immediately began trying out various formative assessment strategies in their classrooms and reported great results. Two weeks after our event, 22 out of the 23 teachers, principals and D.O.…
Improving Formative Assessment – Learning How to Surf Cara.PNG mailto:Ckopecky@egusd.net This past week, members of the Elk Grove and Sanger teams participated in the site visit consultancy hosted by Eric and his team in Oceanside.  Our goal with this visit was to see a High Leverage Team Action (HLTA) in place and to investigate the possibility of implementing a version of Embedded Days in our districts.  We participated with some of Oceanside’s eighth grade math teachers,…
An Amazing Experience: Innovation and Design at the d.school at Stanford heather.PNG As educators we are often the worst students.  As you look around the PD room you see the adults exhibiting all of the behaviors that we would never tolerate from our students.  They are on their computers getting a worksheet made, grading papers, texting, and sometimes even searching Facebook or Pintrest.  But my recent experience at the d.…

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