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Math Workshops—Elementary

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OCTOBER 2019

 

Math that Sticks: Number Talks in the Elementary Classroom, Kindergarten-Grade 1

October 22, 2019

Are you wondering how to build students' numerical fluency in 5 to 15 minutes a day? Are you wondering about how to choose skill-based problems that work together to build numerical fluency? Join us as we explore key components of number-focused conversations, create sequences of skill-based problems, and practice implementation techniques. REGISTER

 
 

Desmos for Advanced Users

Learn how to use Desmos technology to energize student learning, enable exploration, and remove barriers to understanding mathematics. Apply principles for designing and facilitating a Desmos activity that increase engagement, enable rich class discussions, and support student learning. Learn how the Desmos Activity Builder can help you create dynamic activities as well as how to use pre-built activities from Desmos itself and its user community. We’ll show you how to get started building your own activity and answer questions along the way. Bring a tablet or laptop to maximize your participation.

 

 

NOVEMBER 2019

 

Focus on Developing Number Sense with Routines and Games, Kindergarten- Grade 1

November 5, 2019

Are you looking to develop number sense through counting routines, language routines, and mathematics games? Join us as we identify components of number sense and experience counting routines and games to bring these components to life in the classroom. Experience and practice selected mathematical language routines developed by Understanding Language/SCALE at Stanford University to help students build number sense and acquire academic language. Leave with classroom-ready materials and ideas. REGISTER

 


Math Small Group Activity Make and Take – Preschool
November 5, 2019
In this session participants will explore different small group math activities that can be implemented to target instruction based on student progress monitoring data and skill checklists. The math small group activities target number and operations, geometry and spatial sense, and measurement skills. Participants will also discuss ways to intentionally help students develop math skills through connections to literature. Attendees will leave with ready-made activities and materials to immediately use in their classroom. REGISTER

 

 

Focus on Numbers and Operations: Small-Group Instruction and Workstations, Grades 3-4
November 6, 2019
Experience classroom-ready activities that promote student understanding of number and operations to connect students’ use of flexible strategies to the standard algorithms. Learn how to incorporate teacher-led, small-group instruction and student-centered workstations to support student mastery of the TEKS related to the four operations. REGISTER

 

 
Focus on Representing and Solving with Addition and Subtraction
Wondering how to lead students to mastery when representing and solving problems with whole number addition and subtraction? Engage with word problem structures that help students see mathematical connections and relationships. Practice representing and solving word problems through the eyes of students to uncover understandings that are still developing. Leave with classroom-ready activities designed to support 
transfer and lead to mastery.

 


 

DECEMBER 2019


Math that Sticks: Planning Strategic Cycles of Discourse, Practice, and Assessment to Strengthen Understanding: Grades 3-5
December 3, 2019

Are you wondering how to connect what you hear students say about mathematics and what they are producing on assessments to gain a clearer picture of what they really know? Are you wondering how to get students talking about mathematics so that you can better assess their thinking? Learn how to plan strategic instructional cycles that incorporate mathematical discourse, engaging practice, and formative assessment into your daily mathematics instruction. REGISTER

 

 

T.E.A.M.S. that Win: Effective Practices for Meeting the Needs of Diverse Learners in Mathematics,

Elementary (Grades K-5)

4-day session beginning December 4, 2019

“Teaching Engaging Academics and Motivating for Success” (T.E.A.M.S.) is a four-day professional development series that applies the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and the Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) frameworks to content specific Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) instruction and classroom design. The series will be presented by a Region 4 collaborative triad whose expertise includes classroom management, access to the general curriculum, and mathematics. Participants will be provided with effective research-based skills and strategies which address diverse learners’ access to the general curriculum.  Knowledge and skills learned will support student achievement impacting STAAR success. REGISTER

 

 

Math that Sticks: Number Talks in the Elementary Classroom, Grades 2-5

December 11, 2019

Are you wondering how to build students' numerical fluency in 5 to 15 minutes a day? Are you wondering about how to choose skill-based problems that work together to build numerical fluency? Join us as we explore key components of number-focused conversations, create sequences of skill-based problems, and practice implementation techniques. REGISTER

 


Focus On Developing Fluency with Rational Numbers, Grades 5-7
December 11, 2019
Explore the use of models and instructional methods to develop students conceptual understanding of operations with rational numbers. Participate in activities incorporating research-based approaches that build and deepen knowledge of identified learning targets, including supports for diverse learners. REGISTER

 

 



JANUARY 2020


Decision Making with Data: Digging Deeper with Mathematics Classroom Data, Grades 3-5
Janaury 14, 2020
Overwhelmed by data? Wanting to gain additional clarity about how data may be used to lead students to success? Participate in a team-planning simulation, analyzing data and trends. Identify the impact of alignment, assumptions, and deficit-thinking on your instructional decisions. Identify the best path for Tier I intervention based on data. Leave with a clear data analysis process to use when planning by yourself or with your team. REGISTER

 

 

Region 4 Mathematics Conference: Cornerstones for Success (Grades K-5)

Janaury 25, 2020
Join other mathematics educators for this one-day conference focused on creating meaningful mathematics experiences and effective learning possibilities for every math student. Attend up to six mini-sessions that provide tools such as classroom-ready activities that bridge concrete, pictorial, and abstract representations of key mathematics concepts, strategies that include all learners, and technology-based activities. REGISTER

 

 
Focus on Representing and Solving with Multiplication and Division, Grades 3-4
January 30, 2020
Wondering how to lead students to mastery when representing and solving problems with whole number multiplication and division? Engage with word problem structures that help students see mathematical connections and relationships. Practice representing and solving word problems through the eyes of students to uncover understandings that are still developing. Leave with classroom-ready activities designed to support transfer and lead to mastery. REGISTER


 


 

FEBRUARY 2020

 
Culturally Responsive Mathematics Instruction: Getting Started through Authentic Tasks, Grades 3-5
February 5, 2020
Are you wondering what it means to be culturally responsive? Are you wondering about how a culturally responsive mindset informs instruction? Engage in authentic, classroom-ready tasks to learn principles for creating culturally responsive tasks. While engaging in these tasks, you will practice creating criteria for demonstrating understanding, identifying needed scaffolds, and applying rubrics to analyze evidence of student understanding. REGISTER

 

 

Focus on Fractions: Small-Group Instruction and Workstations, Grades 3-5
February 13, 2020
Experience classroom-ready activities that promote student understanding of fraction concepts and operations. Learn how to incorporate teacher-led, small-group instruction and student-centered workstations to support student mastery of the TEKS. REGISTER


 
Math that Sticks: Purposeful Play, Prekindergarten-Kindergarten
February 25, 2020
e you looking for ways to incorporate purposeful play in your prekindergarten and kindergarten mathematics classroom? Join us as we explore ways to make mathematics learning even more meaningful and engaging.  Engage in purposeful mathematics play and leave with an action plan for implementing play in your classroom. REGISTER

 


Math that Sticks: Building Academic Language through Routines
Explore ways to help students build content knowledge and acquire academic language in the mathematics classroom. Experience and practice selected mathematical language routines developed by Understanding Language/SCALE at Stanford University. Embedded practice and immediate feedback will prepare participants for seamless implementation of the routines into current instructional plans. 


 


 

MARCH 2020

 
Mathematics STAAR® Review: Tips, Tools, and Protocols for Student Success

What can a review process look like that prepares all students for success on STAAR®? Experience interactive activities and protocols that are designed to help students strengthen metacognitive skills and build their mathematical identities. Explore effective tools and instructional strategies to increase the performance of students on the Mathematics STAAR® assessments.


 


 

 

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