NCSM / NCTM 2019 in San Diego, CA
We enjoyed meeting everyone in San Diego. Please find information and handout links from our sessions. See you next year in Chicago!
The Science of Implementation
Choosing a good program is one thing; implementing it well is another. Learn about the data-driven science of implementation and structures for improving the implementation of your next program. What needs to happen at the district and building levels to maximize your chances of success? How can you partner with your provider most effectively? Click here for the handout to this session.
Leveraging Powerful Models to Promote Deep Learning
Learn how to best leverage the use of and connection among visual models to promote deep learning. Explore the perceptual features of various models and consider their strengths and weaknesses. We will discuss how well a model fits (or doesn’t fit) the intended math idea and consider how models support (or interfere with) student understanding. Click here for the handout to this session.
Leaders Supporting Math Workshop Model–What Works?
How do leaders best support math workshop’s vision of whole class and small group instruction? Learn how Fairfax County Public Schools supports their teachers’ implementation of a math workshop model with a range of resources and tools. Click here for the handout to this session.
Implementing Math Workshop with your Core Program
How do you match a program written for whole-class instruction with math workshop’s vision of whole class and small group instruction? Using ORIGO Stepping Stones as an example, explore how to support a math workshop structure with a wide range of resources and tools. Learn strategies for developing math workshop in your own classroom or school. Click here for information on our Implementation webinars.
Building Fact Fluency through Strategies and Games
A strategy-based approach to fluency builds on conceptual ideas and gives students tools to extend beyond basic facts. Learn games to reinforce strategies and practice basic facts. Win a subscription to the ORIGO Fundamentals Games Channel so you can include these games in your classroom. Click here for the handout to this session.
Making the Most of Meaningful Models
Versatile models help teachers to articulate topics across elementary grades. Participants will discover practical activities using number lines, dot arrays, and area representations that can be used to teach major ideas involving basic facts, whole numbers, fractions, decimals, and computation strategies with deep conceptual understanding. Click here for the handout to this session.
The Importance of the Right Task
Visible Learning™ research confirms the importance of robust classroom discussion and active student engagement. Matching tasks with learning intentions is essential for discussion and engagement. We will share examples of tasks for a variety of learning intentions and strategies for differentiating tasks by adjusting difficulty and complexity. Click here for the handout to this session.
Let’s Talk: Cultivating Purposeful Discourse in the
Elementary Math Classroom
Participants will collaboratively explore tasks, norms, and protocols that cultivate an environment rich in purposeful discourse, where students share their thinking through talking, writing, and multiple mathematical representations. Educators will discover how to nest these tasks in an environment that encourages thinking and participation. Click here for the handout to this session.