K-12 Professional Development & Resources

Mission

The Learner FIRST Math Center provides training, coaching, resources and support to leaders and teachers so that math instruction is systemically aligned and intentionally designed in order to improve student learning for ALL students.

Vision

The Learner FIRST Math Center will develop teachers and leaders to have confidence in their math skills and implement math best practices to provide opportunity for all students to experience high levels of growth and achievement.

Our Story

The Learner FIRST Math Center was developed to support educators in their implementation of high quality and high impact math instruction in order to meet the needs of today’s math learners.  Math instruction has changed from traditional more procedural knowledge to requiring students to construct viable arguments, solve problems using multiple strategies and collaborate with each other which require a conceptual understanding of mathematics today.  This is a vast pedagogical shift from how most teachers were taught to teach math.  Our entire team of math consultants are currently in roles just like yours.  We understand the challenges schools face today in educating our math learners.  We have a proven track record of success in implementing high quality curriculum and instruction, coaching and achieving desirable student outcomes.  We will work to develop and strengthen your math pedagogy by listening, collaboration, and working alongside you and your team to create a high quality, high impact math environment by providing practical and meaningful support to your teachers and leaders to bring about real sustainable change.

 

For more information on receiving support from the Learner FIRST Math Center, please contact Shelly Daun, Director at (shelly@firsteducation-us.com)

Services Available

Math Data Analysis and Goal Setting

Collaboratively, we work with you to analyze your math data and your current instructional practices using a needs assessment process.

School and/or District-Wide Math Plan Design

With support from our team, clearly defined actions and outcomes for staff, students, and leaders will be developed to put you on a path toward meeting your goals.

Resource Adoption and Implementation Support

Assist your school and/or district in evaluating your current math data and resources.  Develop a resource adoption plan which includes evaluating resource materials based on math standards and best practices in instruction.  Assist in the creation of an implementation plan which includes training and sustainability of training for new staff each year.  Assist in the evaluation of the effectiveness of the resources adopted on student outcomes.

Institutes and Workshops

We can partner with your organization in offering cost-affordable and customized institutes and/or webinars in which your professional learning communities (PLCs) can not only learn about math topics aligned to your goals, but also apply what they are learning to their own context. The content is designed to move you toward excellence in math instruction and leadership at all levels in your organization (e.g. system leaders, school leaders, and/or classroom educators).

On-Site or Virtual Coaching 

Our team can provide onsite coaching designed to help guide teams through the change process. Coaches are experienced facilitators and have guided teachers and leaders in schools for many years. Our math team will work side-by-side with your team and/or leaders to collaborate, build teacher capacity,and help ensure real sustainable change.

FREE Resources

From additional support  for leaders and classroom teachers, visit our resources page to access supports from the Learner FIRST Math Center.

Help All Students Achieve High Levels Of Learning!

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