Mathematics Online Instruction

Browse sessions that will help you improve your mathematics questioning techniques, assessment creation, data compilation, pedagogical techniques, and more!

In order to book a session, simply click on the a date and time that works for you on the Calendar to the right of the session you choose. You will receive a confirmation email with the details.

10-minute Instructional Routines to Build Better Mathematicians

As we enter Back to School year 2020 with so many questions and uncertainties, now is the time to take advantage of learning in and out of our classrooms to build a simple 10-minute a day instructional routine for our students. By connecting computational strategies and building number sense experience, all students will be able to make sense of past learning and continue to flourish as mathematicians in making. This K-6 workshop will focus on a variety of ways to build those rich experiences so all students can make sense of what they are doing and why they are doing it. By using instructional specific language frames, all students can be supported in the mathematical discourse, in addition to some basic hand signal routines for both classroom and virtual learning platforms.

Instructor: Anthony Volforte

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Simplicity: Mathematics Google Classroom Lesson Planning for ELL Learners

Planning lessons in Google Classroom should not be so challenging. When lessons are simple and well organized your classes will have a more meaningful flow. Join me in creating lesson plans that are simple, engaging, and useful. Have an opportunity to see what other teachers are doing successfully, and how they run their online classes..

  • How to best organize material in the Google Classroom platform

  • Supporting ELL Learners in the Google (Math) Classroom

  • How to create different types of assignments using Google tools

  • Using Google Classroom compatible sources to enhance your lessons

  • Creating quick assessments using Google tools

  • Using Google Classroom compatible sources for assessment

  • How to edit online videos to fit your student needs

Instructor: Julio Penagos

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Engagement in Math Routines and the Standards for Mathematical Practices

How can we develop engaging math tasks and the Mathematical Language Routines to promote mathematical reasoning and improve language skills for all students K-12? Participate in these research-based engaging routines which can be used both synchronously and asynchronously, and in blended classrooms. As active learners in this online learning community, we will share planning tips for selecting and scaffolding tasks and routines congruently, applying standards-based questions, facilitating discourse for procedural and conceptual understanding, and using student responses as formative assessment.

By the end of the session participants will be able to:

  • Apply neuroscience (brain) research to classroom instruction

  • Purposefully select, integrate, and implement Mathematical Routines

  • Anticipate responses, misconceptions, connections, and questions

  • Connect Mathematical Language Routines to Math Content Standards and Practices in Science and English Language Arts

  • Refine questioning to promote conceptual understanding, representation, academic language, and precision to support diverse learners (ENL, SWD)

Select a date and time to sign up for the Remote Professional Development Workshop for ES, MS, or HS:

Instructor: Helene Alalouf (Elementary School)

Instructor: Helene Alalouf (Middle School)

Instructor: Linda Fusco (High School)

Cognitively Guided Instruction & Supporting ELL Students with Problem Solving

Description: Cognitively Guided Instruction (CGI) is a student-centered approach to teaching math. It starts with what your students already know and builds on their natural number sense and intuitive approaches to problem solving. CGI is a way of listening to, guiding and engaging students with the goal of uncovering and expanding every student’s mathematical understanding.

  • Learn how CGI increases accountable talk and student conversation

  • Improve math questioning and discourse facilitating

  • Identify high level math goals & growth areas for students

  • Engage in a CGI lesson and plan your own

  • Teacher moves & strategies to support comprehension with your ELL students

Instructor: Corey Coleman

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Unpacking the Math Standards and Mapping a Unit

(2 hours)

Here is an opportunity to take your knowledge of math content to another level! Through backwards design we can plan standards aligned instruction and deepen our understanding of the content in order to provide our students with quality learning experiences. During this session you will:

  • Understand backwards design as an approach to instructional planning

  • Identify the basic elements of unpacking a standard

  • Work collaboratively to unpack a standard utilizing an “unpacking tool” that will be shared with you for your own use in the future

  • Explore options for unpacking standards and mapping units with your grade level/content area teams in a virtual or in-person setting

(Note: This session utilizes elementary grade level standards, but the information and methods can be applied to any grade level. Different grade level standards can be utilized by request.)

Instructor: Anna Muñoz

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Spiraling Math to Support Math Skills

Whether students will be returning to classrooms, working remotely or have a blend of both, now is a time in which we must take advantage of being purposeful, strategic and intentional teachers when it comes to practicing and reinforcing math skills. Spiral reviews are not something new, but they are something that we must take full advantage of. By attending this 2-8 math workshop, all teachers will be able to walk away with a framework to create their own spiral reviews that can be used in classroom or on the virtual remote learning platforms. Our students need to practice mathematics, not just based on what they are doing within their unit but in all domains, and this workshop will allow you to see how easy, effective and necessary this practice is for all of our learners.

Instructor: Anthony Volforte

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From the Physical Classroom to the Virtual Classroom: The Importance of Math Talk and Making Connections (1 hour)

Encouraging mathematical discourse and helping students make connections are key components to students developing deep conceptual understanding of mathematics. This is an opportunity to reflect on instructional practices in a virtual setting and how these support mathematical learning for ALL students.

  • Dive into 2 of the 8 Effective Mathematics Teaching Practices as outlined by the NCTM (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics) and begin to think about how these practices fit into virtual instruction

  • Explore the Language of Math and ways to support language development for all students in math

  • Understand the “C-R-A” (Concrete-Representational-Abstract) approach to math and how it supports students through connections made in mathematical concepts

(Note: Please register for the two-part mini series on “Utilizing The Five Practices in the Virtual Classroom” to address what this looks like for implementation. This series provides an interactive experience through model lessons while making consistent references to this webinar.)

Instructor: Anna Muñoz

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Orchestrating Math Discourse

To build a balance between conceptual understanding and procedural fluency, students must be involved in a great deal of discourse around story problems. This K-8 workshop will focus on how we can use several of the Mathematical Language Routines, in addition to discourse protocols that will allow for learners to have in-depth discussions around the mathematics they are doing in their classrooms. Each participant will walk away with a protocol to build student discourse in their classroom to complement their core mathematics program, questions to ask students to promote deeper levels of thinking, and language frames to support ENL, SWD but essentially all learners.

Instructor: Anthony Volforte

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Tired of Group Meetings? Need Personalized Support with Google Classroom/Remote Learning?

Schedule a One-to-One Remote Professional Learning Session with one of our expert MATH, ELA and TECH coaches. We're here to answer your individual questions related to your Remote Learning classrooms.

Bianca Tejada

Ben Carney

Julio Penagos

Albert Barabas: