Upcoming Events

DUSD First Best Instruction Conference

We are excited to announce that Downey Unified is hosting an Elementary First Best Instruction (FBI) Conference.  Sessions will be focused on our district initiatives: Balanced Literacy, Cognitively Guided Instruction (CGI), and Technology/STEAM. The conference will run from 8:30am-1:30pm, which includes lunch. Teachers will attend two breakout sessions, with a variety of sessions to choose from. The opening keynote is …

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CGI Workshop – Orchestrating Math Talks to Develop Number Sense – January 2020

This professional learning opportunity is designed for K-5 teachers and administrators interested in delving into the topic of engaging students in math talk routines that help develop number sense.  Learn daily routines based on Cognitively Guided Instruction research that develop the rich mathematical thinking and number sense of the Common Core. We will explore number talks and other routines. When: …

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CGI Workshop – Desiging Rich Tasks – February 2020

During this professional learning opportunity we will discuss how to get students engaged in multi-step, rich, possibly multi-day mathematics problems. If you feel like you are ready to push your students to deeper levels of problem solving, this is a session for you.  Time will be given to work on creating our own problems, including multi-step problems, based on goals. …

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