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Professional Development

Bridges to Excellence: Achievement in Mathematics (BEAM)

BEAM is a three-year staff development project being implemented throughout California. BEAM is creating an exemplary staff development model to better prepare elementary school teachers to deliver high-quality mathematics education with equally high outcomes for English language learning students. The project combines effective staff development practice, research and theory on second-language acquisition, mathematics standards, and structures for discussing equity issues. Other components of BEAM include an innovative online assessment module and a family learning model, based on the highly successful Family Math program.