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Building Independent Problem-Solvers
Title: Building Independent Problem-Solvers
Target Audience: Math Teachers, Grades K-12
Description: In order to become independent problem solvers, students must have opportunities to engage in rich tasks and be provided tools and structures that support them. This session will share specific strategies for helping students take ownership and persevere through any productive struggle.
Whatever It Takes Conference
Presenting 2 sessions at the ‘Whatever It Takes’ Conference
June 11, 2021
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Project-Based Learning: A Tool for Achieving Rigorous Standards
Effective projects are those that engage students, provide them with the opportunity to master rigorous content and skills, and apply what they have learned in solving a problem or answering a question. Participants will understand how to use projects to engage students in complex, real-world problem solving that is academically rigorous, is relevant to students and to the community, and empowers students as active learners. In addition, we will explore the difference between problem-based learning and project-based learning.
June 11, 2021
Strategies for Engaging Students in Meeting Rigorous Mathematics Standards
In order to become independent problem solvers, students must have opportunities to engage in rich tasks and be provided tools and structures that support them. In this session, participants will experience activities that model the tools and structures which build students’ capacity for in-depth problem solving and reasoning.
June 11, 2021
Alamo Educate and Innovate
Teaching and Learning Virtual Conference 2021
2019 Flash Talk — So What? Who Cares?
How Authentic Assignments Allow Students to Make Meaning
GATEWAY TO SUCCESS: OUR LEARNING. THEIR FUTURE
2019 Learning Forward Annual Conference December 7-11, 2019 · St. Louis, Missouri
July 8-10, 2019
Making Schools Work Conference
July 10-13, 2019
JCPS Deeper Learning Symposium 2019:
KNOW EQUITY, KNOW EXCELLENCE!
June 11-13, 2019
Kentucky Exposition Center
Sandhills Regional Education Consortium
Mathematics Professional Development
Date: March 27-29, 2019
Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Location: ERC Building
396 Elementary Drive
Fayetteville, NC 28301
Audience: Math Teachers, Coaches, and Coordinators
Title: Strategies for Engaging Students in Meeting Rigorous Standards
The Sandhills Regional Education Consortium (SREC) is a collaboration of 13 K-12 public school districts in southeastern North Carolina. The consortium is a strong partnership working together to ensure continuous professional development of its members for the ultimate goal of providing the very best teachers and leaders for students in the region.
In order to become independent problem solvers, students must have opportunities to engage in rich tasks and be provided tools and structures that support them. Participants will build an in-depth understanding of the expectations of the major concepts and skills of their grade level math standards through a variety of activities that focus on building students’ capacity for problem solving and reasoning. They will understand the importance of facilitation in implementing these activities and the role of intentional planning in achieving the rigor needed to prepare students for the End-of-Grade Assessments.
“Strategic Journeys For Building Logical Reasoning”
“Coauthor Leslie Texas has worked with our teachers through professional development and coaching to implement many of the strategies in this book. As a result, I’ve seen a transformation of classroom practice and an increase in student engagement throughout our district’s math classrooms. I highly recommend this book.”
–Angela Harris, Jefferson County Public School Secondary Math Specialist, Louisville, KY
“Strategies for Common Core Mathematics”
This book series provides an explanation of each of the eight mathematical practices and gives educators specific instructional strategies that align with the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics.
Math teachers, curriculum coordinators, and district math supervisors get practical ideas on how to engage students in mathematical practices, develop problem-solving skills, and promote higher-order thinking. Learn how to scaffold activities across grades and get strategies you can implement immediately in your classroom.