Half-day professional development in Philadelphia schools to prepare for the start of the school year. The focus will be on reviewing the learning progressions, pre-assessments, the OGAP PLC format and choosing formative assessment items from the OGAP Item Bank for the first unit of the school year.
November 17, 2016
An introductory kick-off meeting for our Philadelphia schools that are receiving Ongoing OGAP Support this school year. Principals, math liaisons and grade 3-5 teachers will receive an overview of the program for the year and discuss strategies for deepening implementation of OGAP at the classroom and school level. In breakout groups, school leaders will be given tools for supporting teachers in their use of OGAP. Teachers will work on integrating OGAP into their current math curriculum and using it as a tool to analyze students work and make instructional decisions.
December 8-16, 2016
Schools who are receiving OGAP support this year will have a half-day visit from an OGAP trainer. They will facilitate a Professional Learning Community (PLC) for grades 3-5. During the PLC, teachers will examine student work, review strategies to enhance concept development, select items from the item bank and work on embedding formative assessment items into their curricular materials.
January 19, 2017
Leadership meetings for principals and teacher leaders from schools receiving OGAP support this year. Principals will review their artifacts from PLC visits and interviews with teachers about OGAP. We will continue to explore how to foster a school environment that is supportive to OGAP and the continuous learning mindset.
January 24-25, 2017
Regional teacher workshops for our schools receiving OGAP support this year with a focus on aligning OGAP to the curriculum and choosing OGAP items to use in upcoming units.
February 7-9, 2017
Schools who are receiving OGAP support this year will have a second half-day visit from an OGAP trainer. They will facilitate a Professional Learning Community (PLC) for grades 3-5. During the PLC, teachers will examine student work based on an item they chose, review strategies to enhance concept development, select items from the item bank and work on embedding formative assessment items into their curricular materials.
March 1, 2017
Leadership meetings for principals and teacher leaders at schools who are receiving ongoing OGAP support this year. Principals will discuss how to support and foster meaningful PLCs. They will also look at how OGAP fits in with the district-provided math curriculum materials.
March 1-2, 2017
Regional teacher meetings focusing on the distributive property and how to use OGAP along with your other curriculum materials.
March 23rd & 24th, 2017
The school district of Philadelphia is offering an afternoon workshop for current OGAP-participating schools.. The workshop will have several objectives: 1) continuing to connect OGAP tools with the District’s instructional resources, 2) supporting your work within OGAP PLCs, and 3) leveraging multiplicative thinking and unit-fraction reasoning to bridge the transition between multiplication and fractions. Beth from OGAP will be leading the session. In order to participate, you must sign up on the district’s PD Planner.
May 4, 2017
Meeting with all of our teachers and principals who received OGAP support throughout the year. We will reflect on what they have learned, celebrate their successes and talk about next steps going forward.
If you are a Philadelphia educator who is interested in OGAP support for your school:
Please contact us at OGAPMath@upenn.edu