A Collection of Four Standards-in-Action Classroom Videos and Two Video Resource Packages for Mathematics

These four classroom videos and accompanying materials are designed to provide adult educators with models of effective standards implementation. Through these Standards-in-Action (SIA) videos, adult educators can identify instructors employing effective teaching and learning practices in mathematics required by challenging academic standards.

StandardsWork, Inc.
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These four SIA classroom videos and associated lesson materials are designed to support adult educators in implementing the instructional shifts required by college and career readiness (CCR) standards in mathematics. The videos can be used for independent study or as part of a professional learning community or professional development program. They can also accompany the SIA classroom observation system.

The SIA Video Resource Packages for Mathematics accompanying the videos provide additional guidance and concrete, visible evidence of CCR standards-aligned lessons.  They include:

  • Completed evidence-based observation rubrics that include descriptive annotations identifying observed lesson elements as well as instructor and student actions that support high levels of learning; 
  • Detailed mathematics lesson plans that identify targeted standards, learning goals, and a sequence of planned activities;

The classroom videos have been carefully reviewed and annotated by experienced educators and content experts using the SIA Classroom Observation Tool for Mathematics. The videos show students' productive and active engagement in effective, standards-based lessons. This includes, for example, peer-to-peer and small group discussions and deliberations. English learners are represented in two of the mathematics classroom videos. Educators can also use all four videos and the accompanying materials as models to support their teaching and lesson design to ensure they reflect the necessary shifts in instruction.

Benefits and Uses

Through these videos and accompanying materials, adult educators can: 

  • See examples of strong, standards-aligned lessons in a variety of settings;
  • Hear from the videotaped instructors and participating students about the teaching and learning;
  • Use the annotated instructional examples to better understand the video lessons and the evidence of desired instructor and student actions;
  • Guide targeted professional learning for instructors working with students in various standards-based contexts;
  • Support the use of the SIA classroom observation system in all programs statewide.
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