On September 16, 2014 Dana, Correia, and Point Loma High School Math teachers came together to listen to a known speaker, Dr. Patrick Callahan. Dr. Patrick Callahan is Co-Director of the California Mathematics Project. He is also a content leader for Illustrative Mathematics, the national project to illustrate all of the Common Core standards with sets of tasks, student work, and other resources. He has been working with other national leaders in mathematics on a design project to organize the high school standards into coherent units. A mathematician who has been deeply involved with improving education for the past two decades, Dr. Callahan offers broad experience, a California perspective, and relevant, practical content for teachers and administrators.
Many who attended said it was the best Professional Development they had ever had because of its transfer-ability to the classroom. Focus included Common Core Purpose and Focus along with practices that can be directly used in the classroom.