On November 29, 2017, ESU 11 hosted a Professional Learning Community meeting for 7-12 grade math teachers. PLCs are an ongoing process in which educators work collaboratively to achieve better results for the students they serve. During this session, the teachers analyzed the 2015 Nebraska Geometry Math standards, held professional conversations to identify essential learnings, and researched and shared resources and lessons that could be used to help students master these essential learnings. Teachers also heard from the representatives from the Nebraska Department of Education regarding the new Nebraska Statewide Summative Assessment and best practices for helping students develop the necessary skills to be successful on that assessment. The next PLC will be held in the spring. Between now and the next meeting, teachers will engage in action research to determine if the shared resources are effective in teaching and assessing the learning targets.
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