An Agency of the Regional Offices of Education for Will and Grundy - Kendall Counties
Phone: (815) 744-8334   Fax: (815) 744-8396  
Wednesday, January 22, 2020


District staff will increase their knowledge and understanding of shifts in the Math Illinois Learning Standards by interacting with tools, resources, and strategies to determine appropriate grade-level expectations and aligned curriculum resources. .


Introduction to Math Standards and Resources: (2 full days, 1 full day, 3 2-hour sessions, or 6 1-hour sessions)

  • Participants will be introduced to the new Illinois Learning Standards in Math addressing the language of the new standards, PARCC Model Content Frameworks, the three Key Shifts, Mathematical Practice Standards, PARCC Math assessments overview and Practice Tests along with other ISBE resources.

Model Math Curriculum Resources: (1 full day, 3 2-hour sessions, or several 1 hour sessions)

  • Participants will receive an overview of the optional curriculum units created by Illinois educators.  Districts may choose to adopt or adapt the optional materials to aid in modifying their current curriculum. All of the unit outlines were developed in accordance with the information from the November 2012 PARCC Model Content Frameworks.  Training includes: how the materials were developed, explanation of resources used, review of example units, lessons and assessments, connection to key shifts, and a walk-through of the website.

EQuIP Rubric (1 full day, 1 half-day, or (if participants pre-read lesson) 1 2-hour session)

  • Participants will be able to locate and use EQuIP (Educators Evaluating the Quality of Instructional Products) resources that Illinois educators are utilizing to align multi-day lesson plans and units to the Illinois Learning Standards in Math. EQUIP is an initiative of the American Diploma Project (ADP) Network designed to identify high-quality materials aligned to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS).

Implementation (1 full day, 2 half days, or 3 2-hour sessions)

  • Participants will be able to identify what it means to be fully implementing the New Illinois Learning Standards including Implementation Guides, activities to highlight the Math Practice Standards, PARCC Model Content Frameworks, PARCC Informational Guides, Scope and Sequence alignment considerations, Formative Assessments, Connection to Evidence Statements, Feedback, and other ISBE created or vetted resources.

Mathematics Instructional Design, Delivery, and Assessments
(1 full day, 2 half days, or 3 2-hour sessions)

  • These training sessions, separated out by grade bands, will focus on the instructional shifts at the heart of the New Illinois Learning Standards for each grade band (K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12). Each individual session will model and explore mathematical instructional design, delivery and assessment, highlighting specific strategies and resources for each grade level and allow participants time to plan for how they will utilize these strategies and resources in their classrooms.

Networking for FS Math:

Participants will engage in discussion around shared experiences and expertise related to implementation of the Math ILS. Each gathering is initiated for a deeper look into a topic included in the currently approved materials.

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