How Will We Know What They’re Thinking?

How Will We Know What They’re Thinking?

Presented by: Tracy Zager

Curiosity about students’ mathematical thinking is at the heart of effective and joyful mathematics teaching. There are four channels via which we can gather information about student thinking: we can look at student work and products, we can observe and listen to students while they work and talk, we can confer with students about their thinking, and we can ask students to reflect on their own learning and share their self-assessments with us. We’ll explore how to open these four channels strategically, so we can gather better, richer, more interesting information about our students and their thinking, even when using curricular materials that don’t prioritize formative assessment.

Hosted by: Jessica Bogie

Note: Watch the full presentation at: https://www.bigmarker.com/GlobalMathDept/How-Will-We-Know-What-They-re-Thinking

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Presented on June 19, 2018

Building a Statewide Network of Strong Math Leaders

Building a Statewide Network of Strong Math Leaders

Presented by: April Pforts

Are you interested in learning how to leverage existing educational resources? Do you want to know how to use it to build capacity and sustainability? Everything we need to be powerful math leaders is available for free. In Iowa, our statewide math network has grown from essentially 0 to over 3,000 math educators in two short years. By utilizing different technology options, learning options, communities of learning around a targeted interests, knowledge of mathematics and pedagogy, we have grown a statewide network that will be able to continue to build strong math educators for years to come.

Hosted by: Paula Torres

Note: Watch the full presentation at: https://www.bigmarker.com/GlobalMathDept/Building-a-Statewide-Network-of-Strong-Math-Leaders3-2018-06-12-09-00-pm

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Presented on June 12, 2018

Fractions Forever – A Rational Approach (Part 2)

Fractions Forever – A Rational Approach (Part 2)

Presented by: Margie Pligge and Nancy Mueller

Don’t wait until your fraction unit to introduce fraction problems. We will use a framework to explore problems and number choices that help students make sense of fraction operations. Attendees will experience math talks, look at student work, and leave with specific grade level guidelines to teach fractions forever.

Note: The file size for this webinar was two large and has been split into two parts.  This is part 2.

Hosted by: Paula Torres

Note: Watch the full presentation at: https://www.bigmarker.com/GlobalMathDept/Fractions-Forever-A-Rational-Approach

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Presented on January 29, 2019

Fractions Forever – A Rational Approach (Part 1)

Fractions Forever – A Rational Approach

Presented by: Margie Pligge and Nancy Mueller

Don’t wait until your fraction unit to introduce fraction problems. We will use a framework to explore problems and number choices that help students make sense of fraction operations. Attendees will experience math talks, look at student work, and leave with specific grade level guidelines to teach fractions forever.

Note: The file size for this webinar was two large and has been split into two parts.  This is part 1.

Hosted by: Paula Torres

Note: Watch the full presentation at: https://www.bigmarker.com/GlobalMathDept/Fractions-Forever-A-Rational-Approach

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Presented on January 29, 2019

Building a Badging System: Let Your Students See Math In Action (Part 2)

Building a Badging System: Let Your Students See Math In Action (Part 2)

Presented by: Joel Bezaire

7th Grade teacher Joel Bezaire uses a collection of over 125 resources he’s gathered from around the web to let students see how math is used in a variety of contexts outside of a math classroom. In this Global Math session come hear how his system works, see some of the resources, see student work samples, and discuss together the ins-and-outs of making a system like this a success in your own classroom (As seen in 2018’s NCTM MTMS Blog on MyNCTM).

Note: The webinar recording was too large and was split into two files.  This is part 2.

Hosted by: Sheila Orr

Note: Watch the full presentation at: https://www.bigmarker.com/GlobalMathDept/Building-a-Badging-System-Let-Your-Students-See-Math-In-Action

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Presented on January 22, 2019

Building a Badging System: Let Your Students See Math In Action (Part 1)

Building a Badging System: Let Your Students See Math In Action (Part 1)

Presented by: Joel Bezaire

7th Grade teacher Joel Bezaire uses a collection of over 125 resources he’s gathered from around the web to let students see how math is used in a variety of contexts outside of a math classroom. In this Global Math session come hear how his system works, see some of the resources, see student work samples, and discuss together the ins-and-outs of making a system like this a success in your own classroom (As seen in 2018’s NCTM MTMS Blog on MyNCTM).

Note: The webinar recording was too large and was split into two files.  This is part 1.

Hosted by: Sheila Orr

Note: Watch the full presentation at: https://www.bigmarker.com/GlobalMathDept/Building-a-Badging-System-Let-Your-Students-See-Math-In-Action

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Presented on January 22, 2019

What does the latest research say about growth mindset?

What does the latest research say about growth mindset?

Presented by: Michael Pershan

Growth mindset is an active area of research, and new results and tests of the theory are constantly coming in. Come to this webinar to learn some highlights of this research, including some new controversies and subtleties. Here are some of the questions we’ll discuss: Do adults grow new neurons? How much of an impact do growth mindset interventions have? And, most importantly, what is the relationship between growth mindset interventions and teaching math for a growth mindset? You’ll leave this webinar with new questions about how mindset impacts teaching.

Hosted by: Jessica Bogie

Note: Watch the full presentation at: https://www.bigmarker.com/GlobalMathDept/Understanding-Fractions-Decimals-Percent-Visual-Teaching-Strategies

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Presented on June 5, 2018

Understanding Fractions, Decimals and Percentages: Visual Teaching Strategies

Understanding Fractions, Decimals and Percentages: Visual Teaching Strategies

Presented by: Christine Lenghaus

For students to develop a deep understanding of mathematics and link big ideas, they need multiple representations of concepts and skills to make sense of what they are learning. Traditional maths teaching methods are heavily based on testing memory – rote or procedure, rather than understanding, resulting in students who don’t get a concept and are unable to keep up with their peer group. The Teaching Visual Strategies to Students to Enhance Understanding of Fractions, Decimals and Percentages workshop provides a systematic process and variety of visual strategies, focusing on matching visual and symbolic representations, which is the way any language is learned.

Hosted by: Leigh Nataro

Note: Watch the full presentation at: https://www.bigmarker.com/GlobalMathDept/Understanding-Fractions-Decimals-Percent-Visual-Teaching-Strategies

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Presented on May 15, 2018

Slow Data Collection

Slow Data Collection

Presented by: Amanda Riske

How can we humanize math and talk about the ethics of data collection and analysis authentically with our students? During this webinar, Amanda Riske will discuss how her students collected data over a quarter or semester to allow them to experience data collection methods and learn how to interrogate statistical studies. Through looking at Slow Data Collection, we will explore the question: ‘How can our observations change perspectives and help implement change?’ Participants will delve into how slow data collection projects can develop perspective taking in the math classroom, lead to interdisciplinary projects, open up conversations with students, faculty, parents, and local partners. Participants will consider Amanda’s latest slow data project based on the question: ‘What do we learn from front page news?’ We will examine the planning phases that help students find their voice; ways students can develop a practical plan for their data that prompts action and leading to community involvement.

Hosted by: Leigh Nataro

Note: Watch the full presentation at: https://www.bigmarker.com/GlobalMathDept/Understanding-Fractions-Decimals-Percent-Visual-Teaching-Strategies

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Presented on May 29, 2018

Fostering the Equitable Math Talk Community Part 2

Fostering the Equitable Math Talk Community Part 2

Presented by: Shannon Kiebler

Engaging students in math discourse is reliant upon a strong math community. How can we empower students and defeat helplessness in efforts to reach higher levels of math discourse? Come explore simple, yet transformative ideas to better your community and therefore better the discourse.

Note: The file size for this session was too big and was split into two parts.  This is part 2.

Hosted by: Leigh Nataro

Note: Watch the full presentation at: https://www.bigmarker.com/GlobalMathDept/Fostering-the-Equitable-Math-Talk-Community

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Presented on January 15, 2019