We talk to Lizzie Hull Barnes, the Director of Mathematics for the San Francisco Unified School District, about how they created a curriculum to replace textbooks in order to best meet the needs of their students and teachers. Karen and Tim discuss the pros and cons of abandoning traditional textbooks while Tim falls over himself providing the disclaimer about how this discussion is now part of his job.
Lizzie talks about the SFUSD's curriculum, which was the result of a team of education leaders and dedicated math teachers who worked collaboratively to design a rich mathematics curriculum that is showing promising results. For more information, here are some links:
SFUSD Math Core Curriculum Page: http://www.sfusdmath.org/
Interesting Articles regarding the SFUSD Math Curriculum: http://www.sfexaminer.com/sfusd-makes-grade-new-approach-math/http://www.sfusd.edu/en/assets/sfusd-staff/Math%20Resources/ccss-math-faq.pdfhttp://www.sfusd.edu/en/news/current-news/2017-news-archive/09/policy-shifts-in-math-show-promise.html
This is our first sponsored episode, so we want to thank ConstructedEd for their support and efforts in creating a customized curriculum. For more information please go to the ConstructEd site to learn more www.createcustomizeadopt.com