What is Cognitively Guided Instruction (CGI)?

Cognitively Guided Instruction (CGI)is a research base and professional development program. In CGI, children’s thinking, rather than a curriculum, provides the basis for instructional decisions.

The goal for students is to develop rich informal mathematical thinking and innate problem solving abilities. Teachers learn how mathematical thinking develops and how to guide children toward deeper, more sophisticated levels of understanding.

The CGI Professional Development Collaborative at SDSU offers CGI courses to teachers in the San Diego community.

 

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CGI CO-DIRECTORS
Dinah Brown   Dinah Brown

Co-Director & Teacher Educator
CGI Professional Development

Before joining the SDSU Professional Learning Collaborative Ms. Brown was the Coordinator of Curriculum and Instruction, Del Mar, CA ()

  Kristin Gibson  

Kristin Gibson
Co-Director & Teacher Educator
CGI Professional Development

Kristin Gibson is a lecturer at San Diego State University in the School of Teacher Education. She teaches courses in mathematics education ()  

 

CGI AT SDSU'S CRMSE

“Focusing on what students know, instead of on what they do not know, is one of the fundamental principles of learning.  CGI teachers learn to listen to the details in their students’ thinking and pose questions that build upon that reasoning, resulting in their students enjoying learning mathematics and the teachers enjoying teaching it!”

Randolph Philipp   Randolph Philipp

Professor of Mathematics Education
Center for Research in Mathematics & Science Education

  Lisa Lamb  

Lisa Lamb
Professor of Mathematics Education
Center for Research in Mathematics & Science Education

 

             

Melissa Soto

  Melissa Soto

Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education
Center for Research in Mathematics & Science Education

  Nick Johnson   Nick Johnson

Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education
Center for Research in Mathematics & Science Education