EDC/Center for Children and Technology & Bank Street

In this session we will share a child-centered approach to engage teachers in learning about new ways of thinking about and teaching math. The Math for All professional development program, a collaboration between the EDC/Center for Children and Technology and Bank Street College of Education, engages teachers from grades K–5 in multiple cycles of planning and adapting math lesson, with a focus on one focal child they have questions about. We will describe how Math for All embeds and motivates learning of math content and pedagogy in the context of making instruction more accessible for a particular focal child, and discuss the impact of this approach on teachers' comfort, preparation, and pedagogical content knowledge for teaching math and their students' math achievement.