Building Meaningful And Effective Stem Projects

Once students step beyond the walls of the school, they rarely tackle challenges with clear labels like “Math” and “Science.” Working to craft curriculum that integrates work across multiple disciplines and focuses students on products with visible impact will help prepare them better for the demands of the 21st century workforce, while also pushing them to more robust higher order thinking in discipline-specific academic contexts. Building such a curriculum can be an overwhelming task, but this webinar will offer you easy inroads and strategies to build projects from the ground up. Learn how to identify collaborators, coordinate schedules, correlate projects with existing standards, and much more! Presented by Zach Strother.
Hosted by: Zach Strother
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Presented on October 24, 2017

Implementing Effective Mathematics Teaching Practices

This webinar will focus on the eight effective mathematics teaching practices identified in Principles to Actions (NCTM 2014) and engage participants in a subset of actvities from the new Taking Action series. Presented by Peg Smith.
Hosted by: Peg Smith
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Presented on October 10, 2017

Unlocking The Hidden Mathematics In Video Games

What can IPhone games teach us about economics? What can LittleBigPlanet teach us about reforming our voting systems? What can The Sims teach us about our relationships? When you’re playing games, mathematics probably isn’t the first thing on your mind. But there’s rich mathematical thinking in many of the most popular games games, even those that aren’t explicitly billed as educational. In this talk, we’ll play some games, learn about some others, and explore examples of mathematics in games that don’t typically come to mind when thinking about education.
Hosted by: Matt Lane
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Presented on October 3, 2017

What’s New At Desmos?

In the past few months, many awesome new features from Desmos have been revealed. Join this webinar to hear from the Desmos staff and fellows about some of the changes. The new teacher dashboard and geometry tools will be displayed, in addition to much more!
Hosted by: Paula Torres
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Presented on September 19, 2017

Everyday Formative Assessment that Transforms Teaching and Learning – Beth Kobett

This presentation will engage participants in considering how everyday use of formative assessment, in-the-moment classroom-based assessment techniques (observations, interviews, Show Me, hinge questions, exit tasks), directly influence and empower teacher planning and instruction AND impact student achievement!
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This presentation was recorded on Jun 6, 2017

Convergent or Divergent Problem Solving? – Jules Bonin-Ducharme

As a teacher, should you converge to a single solution at the end of a lesson or diverge to different thinking with each student? Is an open-middle a better approach to an open-ended type problem? Through activities, you will be able to compare differences and similarities between both strategies.
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This presentation was recorded on Jun 6, 2017

Mathematical Modeling in School Mathematics: It’s about Knowing the Givens and the Chosens – Rose Mary Zbiek

Even if we give students the very best mathematical modeling problems, we are not necessarily teaching students to be good mathematical modelers. Mathematical modeling requires making choices, and teaching mathematical modeling requires knowing the choices to be made and teaching students how to be, well, choosy. We will make explicit the little and not so little things we can do every day to help students learn how to make choices that matter when modeling.
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This presentation was recorded on Jun 6, 2017

Targeting Math Discussions – Christine Newell

Number talks are powerful tools for building students’ mathematical thinking, fluency and discourse, but there’s more to them than just show and tell. Leverage your talks: analyze and use student strategies shared during number talks to plan and lead targeted follow-up discussions that reengage students in their mathematical thinking.
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This presentation was recorded on May 5, 2017

Research-based Strategies that Build Procedural Fluency – Jenny Bay-Williams

Procedural fluency is more than knowing facts and performing algorithms well! Recent research provides excellent insights into what we can do in our teaching to build procedural fluency (and conceptual understanding). This hour will focus on these instructional strategies, tools, and ideas.
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This presentation was recorded on May 5, 2017

Making the Most of Mistakes – Peg Cagle

We need to do more than normalize errors in our classrooms–we need to leverage them! Examine ways to capitalize on student mistakes to drive instruction, deepen homework and frame quizzes/tests as assessments of and as learning, leading to greater student agency and lower risk aversion.
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This presentation was recorded on May 5, 2017