Susan Million’s work focuses on creating a continuum of support for math teachers. She mentors new math teachers for the Content Specific Mentoring Program (CSMP) and directs the Lesson Design Project in Santa Clara Unified School District. She also assists in a CSET project with the Lawrence Hall of Science and Oakland Unified School District, analyzing and researching discourse in science instruction. Her background includes teaching secondary mathematics, working as a school and district administrator, and serving on the State Board of Education for the California Mathematics Project. She holds a BS in Mathematics from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Arts in Teaching (Mathematics) from Stanford University.
Come explore the eight Common Core Standards for Mathematical Practice to develop a better understanding of what it means to teach, learn, and know mathematics. The adoption of the Common Core State Standards both increases the demand for and broadens the conception of what it is to be mathematically skillful, and it provides new opportunities and challenges to improving our ability to assess what students understand and can do. Using classroom videos, rich mathematical tasks, instructional strategies, and sample Common Core assessments, teachers will have the opportunity to work collaboratively with other participants to develop materials to be used in their own classrooms. We encourage you to bring a school colleague with you.