PCMI in the Time of Pandemic – 11/17/20

PCMI in the Time of Pandemic 

Presenters: Monica Tienda and Barbara Lynch

Date: November 17, 2020

The Park City Math Institute (PCMI) is an intensive 3-week residential conference that’s been around in some form or another for 30+ years. The Teacher Leadership Program of PCMI offers a phenomenal professional opportunity for classroom teachers unlike anything else around. The global pandemic may have interfered with 2020, but come see what’s up for PCMI 2021!

Recommended Grade Level: 3 – 12

Hosted by: Rana Hafiz

Watch the full presentation at https://www.bigmarker.com/GlobalMathDept/PCMI-in-the-Time-of-Pandemic

Breakout Rooms for Teaching Math – 11/3/20

Breakout Rooms for Teaching Math

Presenter: Theresa Wills

Date: November 3, 2020

Teaching mathematics includes student to student collaboration. Learn how to create structures that keep students focused, positive, and talking in breakout rooms. The gradual release structures can be used in any grade level.

Recommended Grade Level: K – 12

Hosted by: Sheila Orr

Watch the full presentation at https://www.bigmarker.com/GlobalMathDept/Breakout-Rooms-for-Teaching-Math

Promoting Mathematical Literacy: What our students need to know, why they struggle, how we can help!

Promoting Mathematical Literacy: What our students need to know, why they struggle, how we can help!

Presenter: Mindy Adair

Date: October 27, 2020

Learning math is complex and challenging. Participants will have the opportunity to consider what our students really need to know, why math is difficult for many students, from social, emotional, and environmental elements, to the learning profiles for dysgraphia and dyscalculia, and how we can best support our math teachers and diverse learners.

Recommended Grade Level: K – 12

Hosted by: Leigh Nataro

Watch the full presentation at https://www.bigmarker.com/GlobalMathDept/Promoting-Mathematical-Literacy-What-our-students-need-to-know-why-they-struggle-how-we-can-help

What Works in Math Intervention – 10/6/20

Presenters: Sarah Powell

Date: October 6, 2020

Many students experience difficulty with math and require targeted math support. In this presentation, we’ll focus on the design and delivery of math intervention. We’ll review how to select critical content to teach in intervention. Then, we’ll highlight five practices (explicit instruction, precise language, multiple representations, fluency building, and problem-solving instruction) with a strong evidence base for improving math outcomes for students who experience math difficulty. By the end of this presentation, you’ll know what works in math intervention!

Recommended Grade Level: K – 8

Hosted by: Leigh Nataro

Watch the full presentation at https://www.bigmarker.com/GlobalMathDept/What-Works-in-Math-Intervention

Hands Down, Speak Out: Exploring the Crossover between Math and Literacy Talk – 9/22/20

Presenters: Kassia Omohundro Wedekind and Christy Thompson

Date: September 22, 2020

Come learn about Hands-Down Conversations, a structure for dialogue in which students take the lead, building agency and understandings as mathematicians and readers. We’ll dig into strategies for engaging in argumentation and explore the crossover between the content areas.

Recommended Grade Level: K – 2

Hosted by: Jill Bemis

Watch the full presentation at https://www.bigmarker.com/GlobalMathDept/Hands-Down-Speak-Out-Exploring-the-Crossover-between-Math-and-Literacy-Talk

Using Delta Math for Distance Learning – 9/15/20

Presenter: Zach Korzyk

Date: September 15, 2020

DeltaMath has long been a free tool used to give automatic and detailed feedback to students for math practice on over 1400 different math problem types. Given the current health crisis, this immediate feedback is more important than ever. This session will cover the basics of creating assignments and viewing student results. We will also discuss the newer features of DeltaMath Plus that give the teachers a lot more flexibility in creating assignments: attaching videos to assignments, creating an online test and writing your own questions on DeltaMath.

Recommended Grade Level: 6 – 12

Hosted by: Leigh Nataro

NOTE: To get a full understanding of Delta Math, the viewing the webinar is recommended over listening to the podcast.  Also, there is a Delta Math Facebook group where Delta Math Users help each other.

Watch the full presentation at https://www.bigmarker.com/GlobalMathDept/Using-DeltaMath-for-Distance-Learning

Feedback without Fatigue – 9/1/2020

Feedback without Fatigue

Presenter: Christine Koerner

Date: September 1, 2020

We know that feedback is essential for student learning, but how do we provide it without constantly giving up hours of our time? In this presentation, educators will learn about providing meaningful feedback and explore resources that help provide instant/ timely feedback. Considerations will be made for school-based, hybrid, and distance learning environments.

Recommended Grade Level: 6 – 12

Hosted by: Sheila Orr

Watch the full presentation at:https://www.bigmarker.com/GlobalMathDept/Feedback-without-Fatigue

The Expert Within You and Your Math Students – 8/25/2020

The Expert Within You and Your Math Students

Presenter: Andrew Stadel

Date: August 25, 2020

Students and teachers are encountering a bizarre and unchartered world of education. The reality is that no one is an expert right now. NO ONE! Let’s collaborate on strategies that spark meaningful conversations in our math classes so teachers and students can experience the best connection possible.

Recommended Grade Level: 6 – 12

Hosted by: Leigh Nataro

Watch the full presentation at:https://www.bigmarker.com/GlobalMathDept/The-Expert-Within-You-and-Your-Math-Students

Talk Less, Discuss More: Crafting and Implementing Open Ended Questions – 8/11/20

Talk Less, Discuss More: Crafting and Implementing Open Ended Questions

Presenters: David Sladkey and Scott Miller

Date: August 11, 2020

Are you looking for ways to enhance questioning in your classroom? Do you wonder how to include open-ended tasks on a daily basis in online, blended, and in-person learning models? Experience a variety of types of questions that promote student thinking and learn how to create questions that facilitate student discussion.

Recommended Grade Level: 6 – 12

Hosted by: Leigh Nataro

Watch the full presentation at: https://www.bigmarker.com/GlobalMathDept/Talk-Less-Discuss-More-Crafting-and-Implementing-Open-Ended-Questions

Revolution is Needed in High School Geometry – 7/7/20

Revolution is Needed in High School Geometry

Presenter: Jenny Tsankova

Date: July 7, 2020

Dr. Jenny Tsankova will present an argument in favor of changing the way we communicate to students the following essential ideas: 1) the idea of proof, 2) the language of Geometry, and 3) the traditional topics we teach, such as constructing the perpendicular bisector. The goal is for the mathematical ideas to be accessible to all students, connected to other mathematical ideas, and embedded in relevant context without sacrificing the cognitive demand.

Recommended Grade Level: 9 – 12

Hosted by: Leigh Nataro

Watch the full presentation at: https://www.bigmarker.com/GlobalMathDept/Revolution-is-Needed-in-High-School-Geometry3-2020-07-07-04-00-pm