In August 2017, Dinwiddie County Public Schools was awarded the Programs That Works award from the Virginia Mathematics & Science Coalition (VMSC) for building capacity for improving mathematics instruction.
Dinwiddie County Public Schools’ central office staff created a professional development program designed to build capacity among mathematics teachers at the secondary level to improve the quality of mathematics instruction. The program consists of professional development sessions, collegial conversations, professional learning community activities, curriculum development sessions, and lesson study. Professional development focused on Principals to Action, sessions created by the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) Mathematics Office on Principals to Action, and additional sessions created by the VDOE Mathematics Office on process standards (5 sessions). Other professional develpment focused on worthwhile tasks; mathematics discourse; Concrete to Representation to Abstract learning sequence; and discuss issues, concerns, or problems related to teaching and learning.
More information on the 2017 Programs That Work is available on the Virginia Mathematics & Science Coalition website.