HQIM In Practice: District Leaders on the Carnegie Learning Texas Math Solution
It is no secret that implementing new instructional materials can be a challenge! Here at Carnegie Learning, we want to suppport you in your implementation of the Texas Math Solution.
The webinar at the bottom of this article focused on hearing from 3 different school leaders on the challenges, successes, and reflections they had after implementing the Texas Math Solution for one year! We hope that their stories and experiences provide insight if you are just beginning your journey with the Texas Math Solution or moving into your second or third year of implementation.
Kimberly Axtell: Director of Mathematics at ILTexas, Dallas
Machaela Henderson-Briones: Math Specialist at Harlingen CISD
Christy Barnett: PK-12 Math & Science Coordinator at Levelland ISD
Dr. Stephanie Doran: Senior Director of Customer Success at Carnegie Learning
- Focus on leaders first.
- Create structures and formal roles to create ongoing collaborative professional learning.
- Adopt a research based instructional rubric to guide conversations about teaching and learning.
- Anchor coaching and feedback in a curriculum.
- Recognize the stages of curriculum implementation and what teachers need to progress to higher stages.
- Ensure the districts work closely with schools to plan for, communicate, and implement school based professional learning that blends support for curriculum and instructional practice.
Reframing thinking to understand that successful implementation is cyclical by nature is vital to a successful implementation. A district, coaches, and teachers should create a plan that sets your overall implementation goals. After that, craft your onboarding to be aligned to your goals and begin your implementation. During this time it is important to monitor how successful the implementation is going and to adapt your strategies as needed. Finally, by taking a look at hard data (test scores, assessments etc.) you can assess what worked and what needs you may still need to address, which will bring you back to the ideating phase!
- Course level documents can help you when planning out your year. The Texas Math Solution offers 3 different pacing options to best suit your needs. We offer a 180-day, 165-day, and 150-day pacing options.
- Budgeting Your Year
- Topic Internalization Process
- Lesson Internalization Process
- Story of the Mathematics