c-TaP Common Core Mathematics Toolkit
Application to host c-TaP Common Core Toolkit

About this Opportunity

Are you interested in hosting a professional development day in your school, district, or state focused on the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics? Request the Common Core toolkit!

The Common Core Mathematics Toolkit is a one day professional development based on the Common Core in Mathematics. The toolkit includes facilitators and a full day of activities, discussions, videos, and tasks for a specific grade band (elementary, middle, or high school). Facilitators are classroom teachers trained at Park City Mathematics Institute, ready to engage fellow teachers in a day long PD focused on the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics.

Activities within the PD day vary by grade band but are interactive and focus on four goals:

This PD is aimed at an audience of teachers, was developed by teachers, and is facilitated by teachers. The development teams received feedback from other teachers, PD professionals, mathematicians, and teacher educators. Authors of the Common Core were consulted and provided feedback on materials.

If your application to host the Toolkit is successful you will receive trained facilitators at your PD site with all the materials necessary for a day program at a specific grade band (elementary, middle, or high school). Ideal workshop size is between 20 and 30 participants, all in the same grade band. More than one grade band program could be run simultaneously for groups with at least 10 participants in each grade band. We cannot accomidate requests for less than 10 participants. All participants should be full time classroom teachers or coaches. Venue, refreshments, tables, chairs, an easel with chart paper, and AV equipment including computer projecting equipment with sound (either external speakers or connection to a sound system), and a projection surface (screen or blank wall) are the responsibility of the hosting organization.

The cost of the day long Common Core Toolkit is $200 per participant.


Steering committee

The Ad Hoc Committee of CBMS on Teachers as Professionals (c-TaP) representing:

Contact Ellen Whitesides, director of Common Core projects at IM&E with questions.