A multitude of factors go into a child’s success in school. At a minimum, academic success takes dedicated teachers and administrators, adequate resources, and a rich curriculum. Parents, as their child’s first and most important teachers, also play a critical role by supporting their child’s academic life.
To do this key job, parents must know what their children are expected to learn by the end of each academic year. Clear, consistent and rigorous standards are key to increasing student achievement and readiness for college, career, and life.
The webinar provides an overview of Academic Standards, what they are, as well as how they influence curriculum, instruction, and assessment. Understanding the standards enables parents to be partners in the education of their children. Information to help engage and support student learning will be shared.
Erma Anderson is a former high school physics and mathematics teacher and Albert Einstein Distinguished Fellow in the US Senate. She was a Senior Program Officer with the National Research Council assisting in the development of the National Science Education Standards and a Christa McAuliffe Fellow with the National Foundation for the Improvement of Education.
She has worked with the National Science Teachers Association on several projects including the Mentoring Initiative e-Mentoring for Student Success (eMSS), development of sciLINKS (www.sciLINKS.org), and Project Manager of Scope, Sequence, and Coordination of Secondary School Science.
She was Associate Project Director for the Council for Basic Education’s Schools Around the World project, developing and implementing the Evidence to Excellence protocol, professional development that used student work from nine participating countries to enhance the teaching and learning of mathematics and science. Ms. Anderson worked with the Council in the writing of state and district curriculum frameworks and benchmarking of state standards to NAEP and Japanese standards.
Ms. Anderson has considerable experience developing and facilitating workshops, on site and online with multiple national entities. Currently, she is a Mathematics consultant working with international schools on implementing the AERO Mathematics Standards. She also facilitates the Math Specialist in International Schools (MSIS) and Math Fellows in International Schools (MFIS) initiative.
In the past 14 years, she has facilitated conversations about the K-12 math and science curriculum, instruction, and assessment in over 120 international schools and facilitated over 500 parent presentations on the teaching and learning of mathematics.