Professional Development for Middle School Novice Math Coaches

By Mary Sarli.

Published by The International Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology Learning

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Many high schools are failing to prepare their students for college and careers. Providing mathematics coaches in schools assists mathematics teachers in assessing student understanding and addressing student needs. Many organizations currently are providing secondary mathematics coaching facilitated through grant funds, state funds, or local funds. The purpose of this paper is to discuss professional development offered to novice mathematics coaches in regard to preparing them for coaching duties; recommendations for improving the professional development based on research about professional development for educators are included.

Keywords: Coaching, Mathematics, Professional Development, Staff Development

The International Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology Learning, Volume 19, Issue 3, pp.33-44. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 166.929KB).

Mary Sarli

Walden University, USA

Mary Sarli has been a public school educator for over 30 years and has worked at several levels of public education including school, district, and regional levels. In addition, Ms. Sarli has experience at all levels including elementary, middle school, high school, and post-secondary education. Ms. Sarli previously was a project manager working with a mathematics grant project for public and charter middle schools in Texas and she is interested in coaching and the effects on participants.