We are offering training in the Art of "Seeing" to Elementary School teachers in Oakland. The training consists of two - two hour sessions and in-class follow-up. Session one covers 0 - 9. Teachers attend session two, which covers 10 - 18, after they have demonstrated mastery of session one material.
On February 8 this year, Allyson Lightbody, our Education Director, presented the Art of Seeing for the first time to seven teachers at Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School in West Oakland. Principal Roma Groves commented "This Professional Development is an excellent way to teach our kids the foundations of math. I'm really impressed with the way Allyson teaches ..."
This summer we hope to offer session one of "the Art of 'Seeing'" to 200 Oakland elementary school teachers, subject to working out the logistics and funding. This would be followed with classroom support and session two during the school year. We will try to sign up the teachers from as many of Oakland's approximately 60 schools elementary schools as we can.
Ultimately, we would like to get it added to the curriculum of the multi-suject credentialling program at Cal State University, East Bay.