Overview: The three biggest topics and challenges for teachers and students in grades K-2 mathematics are multiplication, division, and fractions. The understanding and mastery of these topics lay a critical foundation for a student’s future progress in mathematics. Students need more than just the memorization of tables and algorithms to be successful. They need a strong foundation rooted in ratios, proportions and algebra in later grades.
Teachers will explore proven strategies from various evidence based programs, discuss the Standards of Mathematical Practice, and review what the data shows are the most effective teaching strategies. Between each workshop session, participants will be asked to pilot key strategies in their classroom and then share their experiences with their colleagues.
This is a three (3) part series for Grade K-2 Teachers, Instructional Coaches, Curriculum Directors, & Principals. It is expected that participants will attend all sessions (dates located below). All sessions are held at Upper Valley Career Center, Adult Learning Center in Piqua, Ohio.
- Day #1: June 5, 2018 (8:30 – 3:30 pm)
- Day #2: June 6, 2018 (8:30 – 3:30 pm)
- Day #3: June 7, 2018 (8:30 – 3:30 pm)
About Carl Jones: Mr. Jones is a former Director of Curriculum, Technology Coordinator, and high school mathematics teacher. He has served as a mathematics coach for the Ohio Performance Assessment Pilot Project (OPAPP) working on the development of performance assessments, and facilitator for Ohio’s OMAP Institutes (Algebra, Geometry & Measurement, Probability-Statistics, and Numbers). As a member of Ohio’s Network of Regional Leaders (NRL) he routinely served as a conduit between the classroom and Ohio Department of Education disseminating key information to teachers and administrators throughout our region.
Don’t miss this opportunity to kickoff your summer planning and participate in this customized session for K-2 teachers!