The school committee is insane and decided it made perfect sense to have a full day of PD for the district on a Wednesday. I have no idea what made them decide to break up the week like that, tomorrow is going to be a challenge. However, the PD we had today was awesome. Andrew Chen is working with the district this year and he ran a full day with the high school math teachers. He was on the developing team for common core so he knows that inside out. We started the day big picture on the state of math education but then got to spend most of our time digging into rich tasks. The best part? I think my colleagues are now convinced that rich tasks are worthy of their attention. I look forward to some fruitful conversations.