2024-2025<br />
Math Series<br />
Our 2024-2025 math series is grounded in research from The Learning Scientists. To learn more, check out www.learningscientists.org.<br />
Spaced Practice: Space out your studying over time. Retrieval Practice: Bringing Information to mind. Elaboration: Explain and describe ideas with many details Interleaving: Switch between areas while you study Concrete Examples: Use specific examples to understand abstract ideas Dual Coding: Combine words and visuals

Strengthening Tier 1 Math Instruction by Embracing Universal Design for Learning

Foundational Understanding

Strengthening Tier 1 Mathematics Instruction by Embracing Universal Design for Learning  will be designed as a full-day learning opportunity that allows you, the participant, to dive into effective mathematics teaching practices and strategies. We will unpack standards and learning progressions as they relate to the specific grade band, focused on a particular strand, examine skill gaps that learners might face and evidence based practices to address them, and analyze instructional design moves you can make within your classroom. You will have the opportunity to apply your learning as you partake in an application activity with fellow participants. Come prepared to learn, participate, and apply your knowledge. All participants should bring a laptop to this session.

Embracing Retention in the Mathematics Classroom with Paul Riccomini (K-12)

October 30, 2024

Join us for a dynamic and interactive professional development session designed exclusively for mathematics teachers of all levels. This session is focused on equipping educators with three powerful retention strategies to support student retention of essential mathematical concepts and skills throughout the academic year.

During this session, participants will delve into the cognitive processes involved in information retention, gaining a deeper understanding of specific techniques that can effectively support long term retention of information. Through collaborative planning time and engaging activities, teachers will explore practical applications of the strategies within the context of the K-12 mathematics content.

By the end of this session, participants will have a clear understanding of the spaced learning over time, interleaving practice strategy, and practice test retrieval techniques as well as their application in the mathematics classroom. Armed with practical activities and a solid grasp of the underlying cognitive processes, teachers will be well-prepared to foster durable learning and deepen student understanding throughout the academic year. All participants should bring a laptop to this session.

Scaffolding Problem Solving and Reasoning in the Elementary Math Classroom with Paul Riccomini (Elementary)

December 5, 2024

Join us for a comprehensive and interactive professional development session tailored exclusively for elementary mathematics teachers. This immersive workshop focuses on equipping educators with effective instructional scaffolding techniques to empower students in approaching math word problems with confidence and clarity.

During this session, participants will learn about the cognitive processes involved in solving word problems and learning how to design instructional activities using a technique called Content Scaffolding Progression to better help students become more sophisticated problem solvers. Additionally, this session will focus on the importance of supporting the development of mathematical language and its importance in mathematical reasoning. Through hands-on activities, video demonstrations, and collaborative planning time, teachers will learn practical applications of these high intensity instructional techniques.

By the end of this full-day session, you will have a rich toolkit of instructional scaffolding techniques to transform your teaching approach and enhance your students’ problem-solving and reasoning abilities. You’ll leave with practical, classroom-ready strategies and a deeper understanding of how to support your students on their mathematical journey. All participants should bring a laptop to this session.

Scaffolding Algebraic Reasoning: Leveraging the Power of the Worked Solutions Strategy with Paul Riccomini (Secondary)

December 5, 2024

Join us for an engaging and interactive professional development session tailored exclusively for high school algebra and geometry teachers. This intensive session focuses on equipping educators with a proven strategy, known as the Worked Solution Strategy, to effectively support and enhance algebraic and geometric reasoning skills among students.

During this session, participants will dive deep into the cognitive processes involved in mathematical reasoning, gaining a comprehensive understanding of how the Worked Solution Strategy can empower students to think critically and problem-solve in algebra and geometry. Through hands-on activities and collaborative planning time, teachers will explore practical strategies for developing students’ mathematical reasoning.

By the end of this session, participants will have a solid grasp of the Worked Solution Strategy and its application across middle and high school mathematics topics. Equipped with a deep understanding of the cognitive processes involved in mathematical reasoning, teachers will be empowered to facilitate meaningful learning experiences that nurture critical thinking and problem-solving skills. All participants should bring a laptop to this session.

Embedding Rich Tasks for Meaningful Mathematical Discourse

Join us for an engaging professional development session focused on embedding mathematical discourse in the classroom through elaboration techniques. Designed for math teachers, this session will explore the implementation of rich tasks that facilitate meaningful discussions and enhance students’ ability to explain and describe mathematical concepts in detail. Drawing on the “Building Thinking Classrooms” framework, we will provide practical strategies and grade-band examples to help you create a vibrant, thought-provoking learning environment. Come ready to collaborate and leave with a toolkit of ideas to foster deeper mathematical understanding and student engagement. All participants should bring a laptop to this session. All participants should bring a laptop to this session. 

Multiple Representations in Math: Techniques for Deeper Student Learning

This professional development session equips math teachers with strategies to enhance students’ conceptual understanding through multiple representations. Participants will explore representation models specific to the session. The workshop includes hands-on activities and grade-level examples, enabling teachers to effectively scaffold learning, integrate visual and verbal information, and connect math concepts to real-world applications. By the end, teachers will be prepared to implement these strategies in their classrooms, fostering deeper understanding and engagement in their students. All participants should bring a laptop to this session. 

2024-2025 Math Series Our 2024-2025 math series is grounded in research from The Learning Scientists. To learn more, check out www.learningscientists.org. Spaced Practice: Space out your studying over time. Retrieval Practice: Bringing Information to mind. Elaboration: Explain and describe ideas with many details Interleaving: Switch between areas while you study Concrete Examples: Use specific examples to understand abstract ideas Dual Coding: Combine words and visuals</p>
<p>Oct 15, 2024 Strengthening Tier 1 Math Instruction by Embracing Universal Design for Learning (K-5)<br />
Oct 17, 2024 Strengthening Tier 1 Math Instruction by Embracing Universal Design for Learning (6-8)<br />
Oct 24, 2024 Strengthening Tier 1 Math Instruction by Embracing Universal Design for Learning (9-12)<br />
Oct 30. 2024 Embracing Retention in the Mathematics Classroom with Paul Riccomini (K-12)<br />
Dec 4 and 5 Scaffolding Problem Solving and Reasoning in the Elementary Math Classroom with Paul Riccomini (Elementary & Secondary Sessions)</p>
<p>Additional Sessions Coming in 2025<br />
Feb 2025 Embedding Rich Tasks for Meaningful Mathematical Discourse<br />
Mar 2025 Multiple Representations in Math: Techniques for Deeper Student Learning

Meet the Team

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