Not What Works–What Works BEST: Making Mathematics Meaningful for ALL Students Series

Not What Works–What Works BEST: Making Mathematics Meaningful for ALL Students

Join T-TAC ODU as we offer a series of Professional Learning opportunities focused on evidence-based strategies that make math meaningful for ALL students.  All sessions will take place virtually.

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Teaching Mathematics Strategically to Struggling Learners 3-5

When: July 20, 2021, 2:00-3:30 pm     

Audience: Grades K-5 Educators

Facilitated by author, speaker, and professor, Dr. Bradley Witzel, this 90-minute session will focus on the SOLO Taxonomy (Structure of Observed Learning Outcomes) of surface, deep, and transfer learning; and using the CRA approach and learning progressions to teach number sense, facts, fractions, multiplication, and division. Session Limit: 45 registrants. Manipulatives needed for the session will be mailed to participants; priority will be given to those who would like to participate in a follow-up book study (Teaching Mathematics to Struggling Learners K-5) in Fall 2021. Grades K-5 teachers interested in participating in this session should complete the Teaching Math Strategically to Struggling Learners K-5 Interest Survey.

Teaching Mathematics Strategically to Struggling Learners 6-12

When: July 23, 2021, 11:00 am-12:30 pm   

 Audience: Grades 6-12 Educators

Facilitated by author, speaker, and professor, Dr. Bradley Witzel, this 90-minute session will focus on the SOLO Taxonomy (Structure of Observed Learning Outcomes) of surface, deep, and transfer learning; using the CRA approach; and systematic instruction for teaching integers, fractions, solving equations, and quadratics. Session Limit: 45 registrants. Manipulatives needed for the session will be mailed to participants; priority will be given to those who would like to participate in a follow-up book study (Teaching Math in Middle School: Using MTSS to Meet All Students’ Needs) in Winter 2022. Grades 6-12 teachers interested in participating in this session should complete the Teaching Math Strategically to Struggling Learners 6-12 Interest Survey.

Teaching with Clarity: Unpacking Standards and Creating Success Criteria for Impactful Instruction

When: July 28, 2021, 2:00-4:00 pm

Audience: Teachers of Students on the VESOL Curriculum

When learning is organized and intentional, and learning progressions and success criteria are clear, students achieve. In order to design these types of learning experiences, teachers must have deep knowledge of what students should KNOW, UNDERSTAND, and be able to DO to master a standard. Facilitated by Tamara Smith-Moyler, T-TAC ODU’s Mathematics Educational Specialist, this session will focus on unpacking the new VESOL math standards, creating learning intentions and success criteria for the standards, and designing learning experiences and assessment opportunities aligned with the standards. Session Limit: 50 registrantsPriority will be given to those who would like to participate in a follow-up book study/PLC (The Teacher Clarity Playbook: A Hands-On Guide to Creating Learning Intentions and Success Criteria for Organized, Effective Instruction) in Fall 2021. Teachers interested in participating in this session should complete the Teaching with Clarity Interest Survey.

Figuring Out Fluency in Mathematics: Moving Beyond Basic Facts and Memorization

When: August 5, 2021, 9:00 am- 12:15 pm

Audience: Grades K-8 Educators

Fluency is more than basic facts and algorithms. Real fluency involves reasoning and creativity, and it varies by the problem at hand. Facilitated by author and speaker John SanGiovanni, this interactive workshop will help teachers develop a deep understanding of fluency, including what it really is and what it is not. It will also unpack seven significant strategies that all students must learn and use to build fluency. Assessment strategies for each component of fluency will be provided. Finally, the session will help participants think about effective ways to partner with families. A collection of classroom-ready resources including lesson seeds, games, and routines will be provided. Session Limit: 200 registrants.  Click here to register for Figuring Out Fluency.

Visualize It: Using Cognitive and Metacognitive Strategies to Build True Understanding of Word Problems

When: August 11, 2021, 11:00 am-1:00 pm

Audience: Grades K-8 Educators

Solving word problems is a challenge for students, especially those with mathematics difficulties.  This is often because solving word problems requires students to read and understand the problem, identify relevant information, choose an appropriate strategy, solve the problem correctly, and ensure that the answer makes sense (Iris Center, 2019).  This session, facilitated by Tamara Smith-Moyler, T-TAC ODU’s Mathematics Educational Specialist, will focus on using three evidence-based strategies for mathematics instruction–visual representations, the metacognitive strategy UPS-Check, and the cognitive strategy Schema Instruction to help students conceptually understand how to solve word problems. Session Limit: 60 registrantsClick here to register for Visualize It. 

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