I saw an article in the Seattle Times recently sharing some amazing growth that an elementary school in Renton has seen over the past three years. The school has been partnering with a team led by Professor Elham Kezami from the College of Education at the University of Washington.
The team worked closely with school administration and teachers to dramatically improve the performance in math classes at Lakeridge Elementary. They did so in part by working with teachers to implement a pedagogical approach rooted in a commitment to developing conceptual understanding in students, along with procedural fluency. They also implemented many strategies that strive to create and maintain equitable participation structures for students, allowing them to take ownership over the learning process.
Check it out!
Math concepts + teamwork = big gains at struggling school in Renton - The Seattle Times - July 14, 2014