Events

 

COGNITIVELY GUIDED INSTRUCTION BLENDED LEARNING
September 2016 – June 2017
Important Session Information:
What are your students bringing to the Math Table?
What do their strategies and explanations tell you about their conceptual understanding?
What questions can you ask to help move students to the next level? Spend the year learning, exploring, and practicing the Cognitively Guided Instruction (CGI) philosophy with colleagues and students through this Blended Learning Opportunity. Participants must purchase the book: Children’s Mathematics Cognitively Guided Instruction by Carpenter, et al (second edition)Participants will:

  • Develop an understanding of Cognitively Guided Instruction
  • Explore and refine CGI strategies
  • Lunch is on your own

Audience:
Math Teachers of grades K-6

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Math Fluency:  Beyond the Timed Tests
April 24, 2017:
Research shows that the math fact timed tests of our past are only effective with a small population of our students. How can we support students in learning their math facts in ways that promote conceptual understanding and build to automaticity without the fear that often comes with fluency?During this hands on session, teachers will explore strategies that can be used to build understanding and move the students towards fluency with the facts. Teachers will look at resources from top math educators and build a toolbox of resources to take back to their classroom.

Audience:
Elementary Math Teachers, Coaches, Curriculum Specialists

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Advancing Student Achievement Through a Growth Mindset:  Building A Culture that Supports Social Emotional Needs of Students
May 2, 2017:
The new research on growth and fixed mindsets has powerful implications for dramatically improving student engagement and achievement. In this content specific workshop, participants will learn the research behind mindsets. They will leave with strategies for developing a school-wide culture that encourages grit, resiliency, and growth. Teachers will investigate and apply the concepts of growth mindset to their classroom pedagogy in their specific content area. School leaders will learn how identifying and developing their own mindsets can empower their teachers to foster a growth mindset within their students.

Audience:
K-12 Teachers and Administrators

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Achievement Gap or Engagement Gap:  Using Brain Research to Ensure Student Learning
May 3, 2017:
To close the achievement gap, diverse classrooms need a proven framework and plan for optimizing student engagement based on current brain research.  Culturally responsive instruction has shown promise, but many teachers still need support to implement.  This workshop will take an innovative approach for designing and implementing brain-compatible culturally responsive instruction.Participants will:

  • Learn key brain research and discover ways to integrate this research into schools and the classroom.
  • Explore ways to build an equitable, inclusive, engaging environment for learning.
  • Identify and plan for brain-based strategies that will have a positive impact on student achievement and learning.

Audience:
K-12 Teachers and Administrators

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DIY:  Do-it-Yourself Differentiation
May 8, 2017:
May 30, 2017:
Differentiation and personalized learning – It is not something more to do. It is a way to ignite student engagement and learning. When you differentiate learning, you also check the boxes of productive struggle, engagement, increased rigor, higher order thinking, meeting students at their readiness levels, and addressing numerous state standards at the same time.In this session, participants will choose their own adventure to explore resources and models that make differentiation easy. Participants will create their own DIY adventure (Make and Take) tailored to the needs of their students.

Audience:
3-12 Teachers and Administrators

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ReVISION-ing Ohio’s Learning Standards for Mathematics

June 2, 2017:

Participants will:

  • Dig deep into all released materials from Ohio Department of Education.
  • Develop a plan for how this impacts curriculum, instruction and assessment.
Important Session Information:
In February 2017, Ohio Board of Education approved the proposed revisions for Ohio’s Learning Standards for Mathematics.Now what?

Join us as we dive into the revisions to the standards at your grade level and discuss the implications this has for next school year.

Audience:
K-12 Teachers and Administrators, Curriculum Directors, Leaders and Coaches

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