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Welcome to SD Counts 2015!

About SD Counts


South Dakota Counts is a focused statewide professional development program designed to build broad-based expertise and leadership for improving grades 4-8 mathematics instruction. South Dakota Counts will leave the statewide educational community with a cadre of very skilled professionals to serve as resources and trainers in the ongoing effort to improve mathematics instruction.

SD Counts Expectations

SD Counts Expectations

1. MATH CONTENT PROFESSIONAL LEARNING- Summer Institutes
  • Rational Numbers and Ratios (Year 1): July 14-17, 2015
  • Algebraic Reasoning and Expressions (Year 2): June 14-17, 2016
  • Data, Statistics and Probability (Year 3): June 13-16, 2017

2. INSTRUCTIONAL PRACTICES PROFESSIONAL LEARNING
A minimum of 24 hours per school year of professional learning.
Year 1 ED641 Instructional Practices
  • Growth Mindset and a in-depth study on the book Teaching Mathematics Today.
  • This is a self-paced course. All assignments are due by April 15, 2016.
Year 1 ED 671 (Optional Class). This class will be offered at the TIE office in Rapid City May 31-June 3. The cost is $40 per credit. Those teachers in the MSCI cohort have the option to take the course online or face-to-face.

Year 2 - ED 651 - Instructional Practices
Spring Class (optional)

Year 3 - TBD
Summer Institute
Fall Class
SD Counts Course Schedule

3. DATA USE
Each participating school will conduct three data digs (Fall, Winter, and Spring). Discussions will be on grade level work and benchmark assessments.

4. COACHING VISITS
Each participating teacher will receive a minimum of eight coaching visits. Coaching visits will include a pre-conference, classroom observation and post-conference.
SDCounts Coaching Summary Worksheet

We are excited to begin the school year with 66 teachers in 8 school districts. Please visit this page often. It will contain Fall class information, math resources, documents and help to keep you up-to-date with SD Counts information.


Bailey Kowalski and Kim Clark

Class Dates for Masters, K12 Math Endorsement and SDCounts


Additional SDCounts Information-

Enrollment forms, Class Information