Setting Goals: Setting Directions

Ensures the vision is clearly articulated, shared, understood and acted upon by all.

Select strategically from these documents in articulating the vision for mathematics teaching and learning in your school.

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Administrator Look-Fors for Effective Mathematics Instruction
Five guiding questions for principals, each with suggested look-fors and questions you might ask the teacher whose classroom you have observed
PDF 31 K
Collaborative Learning: Gains in Gr.9 Math
Impact of a system-wide collaborative professional learning strategy. EQAO results at one high school showed dramatic improvements. Interviews with coordinators, administrators, teachers and students illustrate the need for a system-wide focus and will.
Adobe Presenter
Evidence of Math-Talk Learning Community:
Action Trajectory for Teachers and Students.  A 3-page research synopsis that includes a four-stage action trajectory with respect to four indicators, and samples of evidence for teachers and students
PDF  118 K
Framework for Effective Teaching and Learning using Interactive Whiteboards
Based on research in Ontario classrooms, the framework describes how teachers and students are using Interactive Whiteboards.
Includes video clips of teachers and students using the IWB as well as accompanying lesson plans and notebook files.
Guide for Administrators and other Facilitators of Teachers’ Learning for Mathematics Instruction
This guide provides a framework to inform implementation of effective mathematics classroom practices. The six broad organizers – Equity, Curriculum, Learning, Assessment and Evaluation, Learning Tools and Teaching – are essential dimensions of a high quality program
PDF 43 K
Managing Group Dynamics in Classrooms and Schools: Professional Growth Chart
Samples of evidence of four stages of growth against four indicators.
PDF 74 K
Mathematics Agenda for Action: K-12, 2009-11
A 2-page overview of:
       The Ontario and Global Context: An Environmental Scan
       Our Vision and Goals for Grades K-12 Education in Ontario
Paying Attention to Mathematics Education K-12 Foundational Principles
This publication shares seven foundational principles from the work to date of the Mathematics Working Group. These principles will serve as a guide for planning and implementing improvements in mathematics teaching and learning.
PDF  390 K
Posters and Teaching Resources
These reproducible posters can be displayed to message the vision of mathematics for the students or staff at a school or board office.
TIPS Posters
Sample Board, School and Classroom SMART Goals
Sample SMART Goals to help teachers plan their units, to help Principals with their annual school improvement plans, and to help boards complete their Board Improvement Plans.  
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