Learning Point Associates offers the following resources and links to information on mathematics and science:
- Choices: A Curriculum Portfolio for Professional Developers
Choices is a Web-based and customizable collection that contains facilitator notes, PowerPoint presentations, handouts, forms, and a searchable bibliographic database. Suites include sections on curriculum framework development and understanding, curriculum alignment and mapping, effective instruction, opportunity to learn, classroom assessment, curriculum materials and supplemental resources, using data to inform curricular decisions, and curricular planning and reflection.
- Exemplary Lessons for Mathematics and Science Classrooms
This online resource of projects in mathematics, science, inquiry, engaged learning, and using technology in the classroom is suitable for teachers, students, education classes, education professors, and curriculum committees.
- Mathematics Framework Website
In collaboration with Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) mathematics and science staff, Learning Point Associates staff members codeveloped the MPS mathematics online curriculum frameworks websites. The Mathematics Framework was a result of many efforts focused on the struggle that teachers and districts have in aligning state standards with curricular materials and documenting that students have the appropriate opportunities to learn content.
- Pathways to School Improvement Critical Issues
Synthesizing research, policy, and best practices on issues critical to educators, Pathways Critical Issues examine topics such as mathematics and science.
- Project REAL (Rural Education Aligned for Learning), Ohio—Lesson Plans
Project REAL was an initiative to improve the mathematics and science learning of students in the Appalachian region of southern and south-central Ohio. The Ohio Department of Education had classified each of these districts as under academic emergency or academic watch. Unless these districts improved, they risked state takeover. By the end of the fourth year, all districts were off both academic emergency and academic watch lists, and two of the districts were recognized for their exemplary academic performance. One of the most positive dissemination outcomes was the exemplary lesson plans and units developed by Project REAL teachers. These lessons were used as models for lesson development projects in other states.
- Quick Key No. 4, "Understanding the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001: Mathematics and Science" (print version)
This brochure helps educators in schools and districts understand the fundamentals of what the legislation means regarding mathematics and science. Other Quick Keys focusing on NCLB issues such as teaching quality, scientifically based research, English proficiency, and other topics are available through the Learning Point Associates Product Catalog.
Mathematics Education Websites
Science Education Websites
Professional Development Organizations