This four-part pre-recorded professional development series is designed for elementary math classroom teachers and interventionists.* Strengthen your knowledge of foundational math concepts and skills so that you can confidently support your students no matter what their math learning needs might be.
The workshop includes four one-hour sessions that cover the essential foundations of elementary math instruction.
*You do not need to be a MasterTrack User to attend or benefit from this workshop. This workshop is intended for ANY elementary math educator.
In our opening session, we will take a look at the foundational skill progressions. We will examine the sequential nature of elementary math skills, take a closer look at each core skill strand, and discuss how to use this knowledge to inform our instruction in the classroom.
This session will begin with an overview of the Concrete-Representational-Abstract instructional model and effective manipulatives + scaffolds to support our work. We will then examine how number talks and number sense activities can strengthen student math foundations. This session will conclude by examining ways in which all of these activities can be incorporated into classroom instruction to ensure a solid foundation in math for all students.
This session will focus on building strong conceptual foundations for students in each of the four operations. We will then take a look at the fact fluency progressions, identify where students may be along each progression, and how to leverage student thinking to build fluency through small group strategy shares.
In this session, we will explore building strong conceptual foundations for students in place value. We will then examine how to build on this foundation to support student work in the areas of computation, comparing, and rounding.
In this closing session, we will examine how to use this content knowledge to flexibly support students in the classroom. We will explore approaches for identifying where students are along the foundational math skill progressions and look at effective ways to strengthen foundations in math for all students all year long.
"Thank you so much for the amazing math workshop!
It was the best and most helpful one I have ever attended in my 30 years of teaching!"
Laurie Kerley, 4th Grade Teacher, Immaculate Conception Regional School (Mt. Vernon, WA)