Teacher PD

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Teacher PD 2018-09-28T14:31:45-05:00

Session 1: MCMI: Core Practices, Routines, and Resources*
This session is designed for new participants as well as experienced participants wishing to refresh their skills in using some of the tools and related strategies that are used in the project, including: Math Talks, MARS Tasks, and FAL’s.  We will use a mix of new tasks and activities, as well as some familiar ones, and assist all participants in locating the best and newest free and project-restricted resources for their course. This session is highly recommended for new participants as well as past participants wanting new inspiration for classic MCMI instructional ideas.

K–2 Registration                     3–5 Registration                     6–8 Registration
September 12, SCMI               September 26, SCMI               October 3, SCMI
September 13, WCMI              September 27, WCMI              October 4, WCMI

Session 2: Meeting the Needs of All Learners
How do we meet the needs of all our learners, especially when our students vary so much in their prior knowledge and specific needs? Teachers are under increased pressure to address student gaps while simultaneously ensuring high achievers are pushed to their potential. In this session, we will examine strategies for differentiating lessons, as well as homework, to meet the low-threshold/high-ceiling needs of our varied learners. We will also discuss interventions that work to fill mathematics gaps and why some common strategies fall flat, with a big focus on whole number and models of operations as a foundation for improving math success for all.

K–2 Registration                     3–5 Registration                     6–8 Registration
October 23, SCMI                   October 29, SCMI                   November 13, SCMI
October 24, SCMI                   October 30, SCMI                   November 14, SCMI
October 25, WCMI                  November 1, WCMI                November 15, WCMI

Session 3: Building Better Number Sense
Grades K–2 & 3–5: Whole Numbers and Fractions
How do we get our students to confidently engage with quantities and the problem situations? How do we build on what students know, and help students make connections explicit? How do we encourage students to use a variety of representations to support their reasoning? K–2 participants will focus on the development of base ten and whole number reasoning. Teachers in grades 3–5 will focus on whole numbers and fractions.

K–2 Registration                     3–5 Registration
November 27, SCMI                December 11, SCMI
November 28, SCMI                December 12, SCMI
November 29, WCMI              December 13, WCMI

Grades 6–8: Rational Numbers and Proportional Reasoning
How do we get our students to confidently problem-solve when they encounter fractions, decimals and percentages? What mathematical ideas are still developing? How can they strengthen their ability to employ efficient proportional reasoning strategies both within the unit and in relationship to other mathematics domains?  We will analyze and engage in routines to strengthen number sense, proportional reasoning, and flexibility in every unit.

6–8 Registration
January 8, SCMI
January 9, SCMI
January 10, WCMI

Session 4: Visual Representation and Spatial Reasoning
Grades K–2 & 3–5
The right visual representation and context can help students gain insight into problems and connect important mathematical ideas. Teachers will analyze and explore the role of visual models and the use of context to develop students’ reasoning, and problem solving with whole number operation and fractions.

K–2 Registration                     3–5 Registration
January 22, SCMI                    January 29, SCMI
January 23, SCMI                    January 30, SCMI
January 24, WCMI                   January 31, SCMI

Grades 6–8
The right visual representation can help students gain insight into problems and connect important mathematical ideas.  From number lines and graphs to data displays, diagrams, and geometric tools, we will look at ways to connect visual representation across the domains. We will examine research-based practices for designing geometry lessons and ways to address visual representations, measurement, and spatial reasoning issues that emerge throughout the curriculum.

6–8 Registration
February 5, SCMI
February 6, SCMI
February 7, WCMI

Session 5: Date and Statistics as Context
Grades K–2 & 3–5: Data, Computing, and STEM Connections
How do we incorporate the data standards when we never seem to have time?  How can we make connections to other mathematics domains and to STEM learning? In this session, we will look at strategies to make these connections, and to use data to cut across mathematics and science, as we strengthen our repertoire with the Common Core standards.

K–2 Registration                     3–5 Registration
February 19, SCMI                  March 5, SCMI
February 20, SCMI                  March 6, SCMI
February 21, WCMI                March 7, WCMI

Grades 6–8: Data, Statistics, and Technology
How do we do justice to our data or probability and statistics standards when we never seem to have time?  How do we respond to emerging pressures to use technology in the classroom? We will look at strategies to enliven statistical thinking across the school year, in addition to strengthening our repertoire with the Common Core standards around data and statistics at each grade with connections to other domains. We will experience ways to take advantage of technology by incorporating data.

6–8 Registration
March 12, SCMI
March 13, SCMI
March 14, WCMI