APS Mathematics


“I used to do a lot of explaining, but now I do a lot of questioning,” said the teacher. “I used to do a lot of talking, but now I do a lot of listening. I used to think about teaching the curriculum, but now I think about teaching the student.”

--Catherine Gewertz

Collaborative Planning

Collaborative planning is an important structure within our daily routines. Take a look inside Peoria Elementary, where one pilot team is using time together to focus on unit planning and finds other time in the day to debrief lessons.

While there are many cultural forces at work inside this planning team, it may be helpful to consider how does their use of time communicate their values?

Are You Ready: APS Implementing New Math Resources

It is time for the much anticipated implementation of new curricular resources for mathematics in APS. For well over a year teachers, administrators, and district support have been involved in the design and execution of a plan to ensure we have the best resources available for teachers and students in APS.

Guided by APS 2020, the latest research,and the graduation requirements from CDE, we will combine sound instructional practices with relevant curricular resources to ensure every APS student has access to meaningful learning experiences. In order to support a successful launch in the Fall of 2017, please check back regularly for important updates.