Formative Assessment: Brought to You by the Number 5

Formative Assessment: Brought to You by the Number 5

Presented by: Jon Wray

Mix the 5 Practices (Smith and Stein), the Formative 5, and 5 of NCTM’s Effective Mathematical Teaching Practices and you have the perfect recipe for an exceptional formative assessment experience that will guide your planning, enhance your instruction, drive student discussions, and ultimately improve student understanding. Come experience this with us!

Hosted by: Jessica Bogie

Watch the full presentation at: https://www.bigmarker.com/GlobalMathDept/Formative-Assessment-Brought-to-You-by-the-Number-5

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Presented on: September 11, 2018

What Thinking Classrooms Look and Feel Like

What Thinking Classrooms Look and Feel Like

Presented by: Judy Larsen

As teachers, we make many choices in how we design our learning spaces. Ultimately, we want our students to think and engage in content deeply, actively, and autonomously. We want them to collaborate productively and question meaningfully. We want them to develop into capable citizens ready to learn and act flexibly and with reason. We don’t always see this in our rooms even when we try out the most exciting activities. Why is this so, and how can we build a space that occasions both individual and collective thinking in our classrooms? Dr. Peter Liljedahl has spent the past 15 years researching this in hundreds of classrooms, developing conditions we can use as teachers to occasion such spaces. In my work with him over the past number of years, I have experienced the fruit of his findings in not only my own teaching, but also in the teaching practices of many of my colleagues in whom I find both support and inspiration. The most transformative effect for me has beenfeeling the difference between when a classroom is thinking and when it isn’t. In this webinar, I will share examples and observations from a variety of classrooms, and we will think together about the implications and pragmatics that Dr. Liljedahl’s work can have on students.

Hosted by: Leigh Nataro

Watch the full presentation at: https://www.bigmarker.com/GlobalMathDept/What-Thinking-Classrooms-Look-and-Feel-Like

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Presented on September 4, 2018

Interactive Notebooks: Tapping into Left & Right Brain Thinking

Interactive Notebooks: Tapping into Left & Right Brain Thinking

Presented by: Kristina Barnaby

Interactive notebooks appeal to right and left-brain learners who crave organization. Students maintain these spirals with all their work inside: left-hand pages are used for homework while right-hand pages are used for class notes. In a sense, they create their own “text” with everything they need at their fingertips. Learn how to set up this notebook system, the pros and cons, and how to tailor them to your classroom.

Hosted by: Sheila Orr

Watch the full presentation at:https://www.bigmarker.com/GlobalMathDept/Interactive-Notebooks-Tapping-into-Left-Right-Brain-Thinking

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Presented on: February 13, 2018

Bringing Parents to the Table

Bringing Parents to the Table

Presented by: John Stevens

A major concern of mine is that all the work we are doing in our K-12 classrooms can only go far if we don’t build up the environment around our students. While we know that many parents project the “I suck at math” or “I’m not a math person” persona, there isn’t enough being done about it. In the short time we have together, my goal is to build some empathy and talk about possible steps towards bringing more parents to the table.

Hosted by: Jessica Bogie

Watch the full presentation at: https://www.bigmarker.com/GlobalMathDept/Bringing-Parents-to-the-Table

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Presented on February 6, 2018

Geogebra: It’s Really That Easy

Geogebra: It’s Really That Easy

Presented by: Steve Phelps, Jen Silverman, Tim Brzezinski

Join us for an introduction to GeoGebra’s new Graphing Calculator, Geometry, and 3D Graphing Calculator apps.  During this GMD webinar, you will learn how to get started with these low-floor, no-ceiling apps; where to go for support; and how to search for ready-made materials. You’ll feel confident using the new GeoGebra apps with your students the very next day, because, yes… it’s really that easy.

Hosted by: Leigh Nataro

Watch the full presentation at: https://www.bigmarker.com/GlobalMathDept/Geogebra-It-s-Really-That-Easy

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Presented on: January 30, 2018

Equitable Teaching Strategies: The Keys to Students’ Mathematical Reasoning and Sense Making

Equitable Teaching Strategies: The Keys to Students’ Mathematical Reasoning and Sense Making

Presented by: Marilyn Strutchens

In this session, we will focus on strategies that have been shown to help each and every student reason and make sense of mathematics. We will examine vignettes, video clips, and student responses to problems situated in a variety of contexts. At least nine equitable teaching strategies will be discussed.

Hosted by: Jessica Bogie

Watch the full presentation at: https://www.bigmarker.com/GlobalMathDept/Equitable-Teaching-Strategies-The-Keys-to-Students-Mathematical-Reas

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Presented on January 23, 2018

Talk Number 2 Me: The Ratio Table

Talk Number 2 Me: The Ratio Table

Presented by: Christina Moore

The ratio table is a powerful tool for students to shift from additive thinking to multiplicative, master the distributive property, partial products/quotients, and proportional reasoning by exploring multiplication/division/fraction real world problems, crafting multiple solutions within contexts, and providing proofs of students’ own thinking.

Hosted by: Amanda Riske

Watch the full presentation at: https://www.bigmarker.com/GlobalMathDept/Talk-Number-2-Me-The-Ratio-Table

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Presented on December 5, 2017

TMC Mission and Values

TMC Mission and Values

Presented by Tia Cardone & others

TMC organizers and volunteers have been working together to craft a mission statement. We are ready to share our draft with the community and seek feedback on the document as well as next steps TMC can take to enact our shared values.

Hosted by: Chastity Gregory

Watch the full presentation at: https://www.bigmarker.com/GlobalMathDept/TMC-Mission-and-Values

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Presented on November 7, 2017

Reflecting Before, During, and After Solving a Problem

Reflecting Before, During, and After Solving a Problem

Presented by: Avery Pickford

Student reflection is often limited to after they “finish” something. At the same time, research shows that one quality that distinguishes novice and expert mathematicians is that experts are good at reflecting throughout the process of working on a problem. Come learn about some strategies and structures I use to get my students to reflect before, during, and after solving problems.

Hosted by: Paula Torres

Watch the full presentation at: https://www.bigmarker.com/GlobalMathDept/Reflecting-Before-During-and-After-Solving-a-Problem

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Presented on October 17, 2017

Being Equity-Minded in the Teaching of Mathematics

Being Equity-Minded in the Teaching of Mathematics

Talk by: Darryl Yung

Even though we might give the same set of instructions or deploy the same activity to a group of students, each student will experience it in a different way because of their different lived experiences and ever-present inequities in our society. That’s an aspect of teaching that is simultaneously wonderful, fascinating, and frustrating! How can we teach in a way that allows every student to flourish, particularly when our actions and decisions can have unintended consequences that affect the way our students experience our classrooms? Being equity-minded is a habit of mind that can help us to deepen our own awareness about the experiences of others and to be aware of inequities that exist in our classroom. We’ll discuss equity-mindedness in the context of common practices and decisions that take place in the mathematics classroom.

Hosted by: Leigh Nataro

Watch the full presentation at: https://www.bigmarker.com/GlobalMathDept/Being-Equity-Minded-in-the-Teaching-of-Mathematics

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Presented on August 28, 2018