Building a Bridge to Grade-Level Math in MS & HS

Building a Bridge to Grade-Level Math in MS & HS

Presenter: Chrissy Allison

Date: January 11, 2022

As secondary math teachers know, a history of struggle in math class starts to snowball as students move from K-5 to middle school, and then into high school. A lack of prerequisite skills makes it difficult for students to engage in grade-level learning, and over time many students come to believe they aren’t “good at math” — and that they will *never* be. In this session, participants will learn a proven, 5-part process educators can use to teach rigorous content while “bridging the gap,” both in terms of students’ confidence and understanding the mathematics itself.

Recommended Grade Level: 6 – 12

Hosted by: Rana Arshed Hafiz

Watch the full presentation at: https://www.bigmarker.com/GlobalMathDept/Building-a-Bridge-to-Grade-Level-Math-in-MS-HS

Beast Academy Playground: Math Games and Crafts to Foster Curiosity and Build Problem-Solving Skills

Beast Academy Playground: Math Games and Crafts to Foster Curiosity and Build Problem-Solving Skills

Presenter: Mark Hendrickson

Date: December 14, 2021

Think of games you loved to play as a kid: Tic-Tac-Toe, Crazy Eights, Connect Four, Tetris. Many of these involve strategic thinking and problem-solving. When we give students opportunities to play and be creative, they’ll ask genuine questions, try new things, fail, and try again! Let’s bring more math games and activities into the classroom to foster these same qualities, while at the same time practicing basic skills. In this session we’ll explore a collection of games, crafts, magic tricks, optical illusions, and more that can be used to supplement math instruction in the elementary and middle school classrooms.

Visit https://beastacademy.com/playground to see the games your students can play.

Recommended Grade Level: K-8

Hosted by: Leigh Nataro

Watch the full presentation at: https://www.bigmarker.com/GlobalMathDept/Beast-Academy-Playground-Math-Games-and-Crafts-to-Foster-Curiosity-and-Build-Problem-Solving-Skills

Learning Targets: How Clarity Drives Understanding

Learning Targets: How Clarity Drives Understanding

Presenter: Paul Battaglia

Date: November 16, 2021

This session will emphasize the use of clear and concise learning targets in the mathematics classroom. Participants will learn strategies to writing an appropriate learning target, as well as associated success criteria so that students can better understand where they are in their learning.

Recommended Grade Level: 9 – 12

Hosted by: Leigh Nataro

Watch the full presentation at: https://www.bigmarker.com/GlobalMathDept/Learning-Targets-How-Clarity-Drives-Understanding

Facilitating #MathPlay while Building Community and Increasing Student Engagement

Facilitating #MathPlay while Building Community and Increasing Student Engagement

Presenter: Libo Valencia

Date: November 2, 2021

How many of our students truly enjoy math class? Is math class only enjoyable for students who perform well on it? Are you sure? In this session, we will explore some ideas in how to facilitate #MathPlay in the classroom creating a more enjoyable math experience for all our learners. Learn how effective #MathPlay can lead to deeper understanding and students taking ownership over their learning.

Recommended Grade Level: 9 – 12

Hosted by: Leigh Nataro

Watch the full presentation at: https://www.bigmarker.com/GlobalMathDept/Facilitating-MathPlay-while-Building-Community-and-Increasing-Student-Engagement

Instructional Strategies to Promote Reasoning and Communication in Statistics

Instructional Strategies to Promote Reasoning and Communication in Statistics

Presenter: Leigh Nataro

Date: October 19, 2021

For students to develop a deeper understanding of statistics, they need to be actively involved in reasoning and communicating their conceptual understanding. Come experience several instructional strategies based on the AP Statistics Cours and Exam Description, including building the model solution, stand & talk, error analysis and quick write.

Recommended Grade Level: 9 – 12

Hosted by: Jill Bemis

Watch the full presentation at: https://www.bigmarker.com/GlobalMathDept/Instructional-Strategies-to-Promote-Reasoning-and-Communication-in-Statistics

Math Therapy: A Crash Course in Becoming a Math Therapist

Math Therapy: A Crash Course in Becoming a Math Therapist

Presenter: Vanessa Vakharia

Date: October 5, 2021

Did you know that pretty much anyone who thinks they’re “not a math person” has math trauma they simply haven’t worked through yet? Look, we’ve all had math teachers before…but how many of you have had a math therapist?! If you’re ready to dig deep, this crash course in math therapy is for you! This workshop will teach you the art of math therapy and empower you with the tools you need to add “math therapy” to your list of teachables. Through teaching math, we can empower our students to believe that they are capable of anything, and that everything is possible. That is the greatest gift we can give our students, and THAT is what being a math therapist is all about!

Recommended Grade Level: K – 12

Hosted by: Leigh Nataro

Watch the full presentation at: https://www.bigmarker.com/GlobalMathDept/Math-Therapy-A-Crash-Course-in-Becoming-a-Math-Therapist

Using Virtual Manipulatives to Engage Students in Mathematical Exploration and Discovery

Using Virtual Manipulatives to Engage Students in Mathematical Exploration and Discovery

Presenter: David Poras

Date: September 21, 2021

Manipulatives can transform how students make meaning of important ideas by making abstract relationships visible, by teaching creativity and problem-solving, and by allowing students to explore and discover. Learn how virtual manipulatives can mirror these effects and support more complex interactions that are not possible in the physical world.

Recommended Grade Level: K – 12

Hosted by: Rana Hafiz

Watch the full presentation at: https://www.bigmarker.com/GlobalMathDept/Using-Virtual-Manipulatives-to-Engage-Students-in-Mathematical-Exploration-and-Discovery

Same But Different: A Language-based Routine to Promote Equity

Same But Different: A Language-based Routine to Promote Equity

Presenters: Dr. Sue Looney

Date: Septembern 7, 2021

Join Sue Looney, creator of Same But Different Math, as she talks about the power of the Same But Different Math routine. Learn: Why Same But Different was created and how it helps students think powerfully; how to use Same But Different; How to create your own Same But Different images to meet your students’ needs.

Recommended Grade Level: K – 8

Hosted by: Jill Bemis

Watch the full presentation at: https://www.bigmarker.com/GlobalMathDept/Same-But-Different-A-Language-based-Routine-to-Promote-Equity

Seven Ways to Build Your Confidence as an Equitable Teacher

English Learners: Routines that Leverage Strengths & Optimize Learning

Presenters: Dr. Pamela Seda and Dr. Kyndall Brown

Date: August 24, 2021

Many teachers desire to have more equitable math classrooms, but don’t know where to start. In this presentation, participants will learn seven practical ways they can create more equitable math classrooms where all students get what they need to be successful. Pamela Seda and Kyndall Brown will share personal stories, tips from the classroom, and lessons they have learned on their journey to become more equitable math educators.

Recommended Grade Level: K – 12

Hosted by: Leigh Nataro

Watch the full presentation at: https://www.bigmarker.com/GlobalMathDept/Seven-Ways-to-Build-Your-Confidence-as-an-Equitable-Teacher

English Learners: Routines that Leverage Strengths & Optimize Learning

English Learners: Routines that Leverage Strengths & Optimize Learning

Presenter: Vanessa Cerrahoglu

Date: June 15, 2021

Emerging multilingual learners add perspective and knowledge to our classrooms. Let’s explore routines and ways of thinking that tap into cultural and linguistic assets in order to move students forward. Math language routines shared offer the promise of optimizing opportunities for fostering mathematical understanding while developing proficiency with the English Language.

Plus: GMD Participant Libardo Valencia

Recommended: 6-12

Hosted by: Jill Bemis

Watch the full presentation at: https://www.bigmarker.com/GlobalMathDept/English-Learners-Routines-that-Leverage-Strengths-Optimize-Learning-Plus-GMD-Participant-Sharing