Oregon Department of Education

Mathematics - Professional Development

Protractor, Angle and Ruler

Professional Development As the result of reform efforts that began with the Oregon Act for the 21st Century expectations for students, and consequently teachers, have been raised. To meet these new expectations educators are being asked to master new skills and responsibilities and deepen their content knowledge. Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is one way to meet these needs.

ODE Supported Professional Development

  • Moving Math Education Forward (MMEF)

  • Mathematics and Science Partnerships - Title II-B
    The Mathematics and Science Partnership (MSP) program is intended to increase the academic achievement of students in mathematics and science by enhancing the content knowledge and teaching skills of classroom teachers. Partnerships between high-need school districts and the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) faculty in institutions of higher education are at the core of these improvement efforts. Other partners may include state education agencies, public charter schools or other public schools, businesses, and nonprofit or for-profit organizations concerned with mathematics and science education.

Ongoing Opportunities

On-line Learning Opportunities for Teachers

  • Oregon Online (Southern Oregon Education Service District)  External Link  
    Oregon Online is a program of the Southern Oregon Education Service District that provides online courses to students, professional development for educators, and helps schools support and accommodate online teachers and learners. The teachers are Oregon licensed and highly qualified, and the program is accredited through the Northwest Association of Accredited Schools.

Other Professional Development

  • The Oregon Math Teacher Update    
    A monthly e-newsletter providing teachers and other educators with updated information about professional development opportunities, teacher and student competitions and awards, and lectures, concerts, and exhibitions. Distributed by listserv, the current issue and past issues are posted here. To learn about subscribing to the Math Teacher Update, please visit the Content Area Teacher Newsletters web page.
  • National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)  External Link  
    NCTM is dedicated to providing professional development for teachers to ensure mathematics learning of the highest quality for all students. NCTM offers a schedule of e-workshops that provides quality professional development via the internet.
  • Education Northwest Professional Development
    Since 1966, Education Northwest has provided educators with top-quality professional development, technical assistance, evaluation, and research services. We continue to offer services that address relevant needs of the region and that are informed by more than 40 years of community-based work in Northwest schools.
  • Annenberg Media Learner  External Link  
    Annenberg Media uses media and telecommunications to advance excellent teaching in American Schools. Annenberg Media's multimedia resources help teachers increase their expertise in their fields and assist them in improving their teaching methods.

  • Mark Freed Email    (503) 947-5610
    Standards and Instructional Support - Education Program Specialist