In response to the recently adopted Florida B.E.S.T Standards, Mathspace has established the Florida Teacher Co-Development Consortium, with the goal of aligning the latest advancements in adaptive learning with the state’s new curriculum requirements.
Proposed by Florida’s state government in January 2019 and formally adopted in February 2020, the Benchmark for Excellent Student Thinking (B.E.S.T) standards are described by proponents as a way to unchain Florida from the national Core Curriculum standards and bring the state’s education system back to basics. These new standards specifically focus on English Language Arts and Math curricula for all grades K-12. Upon their adoption, Florida became the first state in the union to include a civics booklist for English Language Arts curricula across all grade levels. And, the state’s math standards now focus on a practical approach, placing an emphasis on skill-based learning, and showing how math topics interconnect from one grade to the next. According to a statement issued by the governor, “Florida’s B.E.S.T Standards were made by Florida teachers for Florida students, and I know they will be a model for the rest of the nation.”
Mathspace is no stranger when it comes to new curricula and standards. For over a decade, our team has customized our adaptive learning platform to meet the various academic requirements across the United States, and around the globe. We take a highly collaborative approach in co-developing each curricula within Mathspace to ensure that we meet the needs of teachers and students alike. In line with our mission of offering students the right help at the right time, we created the Florida Teacher Co-Development Consortium to ensure that our new Florida digital resource does exactly that. This diverse group of teachers from across the state will meet twice a month with our team of curriculum developers and product designers with two goals in mind:
- Help us understand teaching “pain points”: What’s missing from existing resources in order to better align with the new standards? What do teachers wish their current resources did better?
- Help us make the best digital resource for the B.E.S.T standards: Participants will test our solutions and be afforded the opportunity to provide integral feedback to help us build a resource that best meets their needs and the needs of their students.
This is a unique opportunity to work with one of the most cutting edge EdTech companies in the world, and make your mark on the future of education in Florida, the United States, and around the world!
If you are interested in becoming a participating teacher, click the button below to register.