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Your BlueJay is learning at an MDC school! Kirksville Elementary classrooms are implementing strategies and activities based upon the research of the Math Design Collaborative (MDC). Teachers partner with a math instructional coach, the administration team, and district leadership, to look at teaching data and set goals that impact student achievement. 

Teachers participating in the MDC work are working to:
  • Ensure that students are aware of WHAT they are learning, WHY they are learning it and HOW they will be successful.
  • Increase student engagement through the use of:
    • Discovery lessons
    • Rich tasks
    • Multiple learning strategies
    • Student chosen tools & manipulatives
    • Student self-assessment & self reflection
    • Student discourse