Academy of Best Practices - Veteran 2018
In response to teacher feedback, CPM is excited to offer The Academy of Best Practice for Veteran Teachers (ABP-V). With the Common Core State Standards for Mathematical Practice providing the framework for how students engage mathematically, and a comprehensive vision of teaching from NCTM 's Principles to Actions, the pieces are in place for effective, quality math instruction. ABP-V is an opportunity to bring together a group of veteran CPM teachers who are motivated to improve teacher practice and student understanding through best practice.

If you are a teacher willing to critically examine your pedagogy in the following areas:

- The impact of questioning
- The rigor, accessibility, and progressions of CPM lessons
- Educational technology
- Effective study teams

Then please consider applying to the Academy of Best Practices for Veteran CPM Teachers.

We are looking for teachers with more than five years of experience teaching CPM who are seeking supportive opportunities to foster best practice. A major goal of the Academy is to enhance participants’ pedagogical skills as well as provide the motivation and support to foster productive change through educational leadership.

This Academy of Best Practices for Veterans (ABP-V) is sponsored by CPM Educational Program, who will cover the cost of your travel to and from Seattle, WA, and the room and meals at Seattle Pacific University, our home-base for this adventure. Participants will have the option of earning graduate credit. Space is limited, and the application process will be thorough.

Applications and references are due by May 1, 2018 and participants will be notified by May 31, 2018.

Contact Information
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Voluntary Information
To comply with the regulations for equal employment opportunity and affirmative action (EEO/AA) we must track our applicants by gender and race/ethnicity and the position they applied for. We are an organization that values diversity and encourages women and minorities to apply. For this reason, we invite you to indicate your gender and race/ethnicity below. This information is kept secure and separate. Submission of this information is voluntary and refusal to provide it will not subject you to any adverse treatment. Responses will remain confidential within the Human Resources Department and will be used only for the necessary information to include in our Affirmative Action Plan and reporting requirements. When reported, data will not identify any specific individuals.
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Ethnicity: (Select) American Indian or Alaska Native: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of North and South America (including Central America), and who maintains tribal affiliation or community attachment. Asian: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian subcontinent including, for example, Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippine Islands, Thailand, and Vietnam. Black or African American: A person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa. Terms such as "Haitian" or "Negro" can be used in addition to "Black or African American". Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, or other Pacific Islands. White: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, the Middle East, or North Africa. Maximizing diversity in overall education and participation in this program is important to CPM’s mission. African Americans, Alaska Natives, American Indians, Asian Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders are especially encouraged to apply.
School Information
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Application, Part 1
1. Which CPM course(s) are you teaching this school year? *
2. Which CPM courses have you taught in the past 5 years? *
3. Number of years teaching mathematics using CPM *
4. Have you applied to attend the Academy of Best Practice for Veterans in the past? *
5. Have you participated in an Academy of Best Practices through CPM before? *
6. If you answered 'yes' to the previous question, in what year did you participate?
7. What is your biggest challenge as a CPM teacher? *
8. How do you differentiate CPM lessons to meet the needs of ALL students? *
9. Questioning has a strong impact on student learning. Using the scale below, please rate your use of effective questioning on a typical day in your classroom. *
My questioning is not effective
My questioning is very effective
10. Describe your strengths and challenges implementing effective questioning. *
11. Collaboration is a foundation of the CPM curriculum. Using the scale below, please rate your use of collaborative teams on a typical day in your classroom. *
I do not use study teams
High functioning
12. Describe your strengths and challenges implementing collaborative study teams. *
13. CPM collaborates with Desmos on lesson development. Please check all boxes that apply to your use of Desmos. *
14. Describe the most recent CPM professional learning you have attended and any other relevant math PD. *
15. Describe a professional learning activity that had a positive impact on your classroom practice. *
16. If you are selected to attend the Academy, how might you share your experiences in your school, district, or state? *
17. What additional information, if any, would you like to share?
Application, Part 2
Please copy and send the link below to two people as references. They must complete the form and submit by May 1, 2018. * (Note: please check with your references periodically to ensure they have written AND SENT your reference. In the past, we have had to disqualify applicants for incomplete applications when they did not have references submitted. )
Please include the names, email addresses, and phone numbers for the authors of your references.
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