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Teaching Strategies for Success in a Mathematics Classroom and Promoting Productive Struggle That Leads to Understanding

August 3-4, 2021 | 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Region 17 Education Service Center | 1111 W. Loop 289 | Lubbock, TX 79416

Registration for this workshop will close Jul. 27, 2021

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Workshop overview

Day one: Teaching Strategies for Success in a Mathematics Classroom 

The first day will focus on current best practices and research in effective teaching strategies. Participants will learn together to deepen understanding of learning and assessment with Texas Instruments (TI) technology as a tool. We will discuss approaches for making thinking visible and incorporating questioning strategies such as anticipating, pacing, monitoring and sequencing.

Participants will:

  • Explore tasks that allow students to engage in teaching strategies that support the eight Mathematical Teaching Practices as outlined by NCTM’s "Principles to Actions"
  • Investigate different teaching strategies and TI technology tools to better incorporate the Mathematical Teaching Practices in their classrooms

By the end of the day, educators should be able to say, I can:

  • Analyze how visual and open tasks contribute to implementing effective teaching practices in mathematics
  • Identify teaching strategies that deepen my understanding of effective teaching practices for mathematics
  • Use students’ responses to advance the understanding of the class as a whole

Day two: Promoting Productive Struggle That Leads to Understanding.

The second day, participants will join in discussions and activities that focus on visualization and conceptual development of mathematics to help students think deeply about mathematical ideas and relationships.

Participants will explore:

  • How to provide #SlowMath opportunities for all students to notice and wonder "what if" and "why"
  • How to use TI technology to promote productive struggle

By the end of the day, participants should be able to say, I can:

  • Invoke #SlowMath for students to engage in productive struggle to show what they know in more than one way
  • Recognize the difference between productive struggle and destructive struggle
  • Recognize #AskDontTell opportunities to "unstuck" students
  • Anticipate how students will solve tasks and expect use of multiple representations to deepen mathematics understanding

Participants will join in discussions and activities focused on:

  • Demonstrating math flexibility to show what they know in more than one way
  • Facilitating meaningful mathematical discourse so that students can look for and make use of structure to reason
  • Analyzing different pathways, finding connections between pathways, and adding new strategies to their thinking
  • Recognizing when students are undergoing destructive struggle and need #AskDontTell prompting to become "unstuck"

Pricing and technology options

$275 — Workshop registration plus one of the following TI technology packages:

  • TI-Nspire™ CX II graphing calculator and TI-Nspire™ CX Premium Teacher Software
  • TI-Nspire™ CX II CAS graphing calculator and TI-Nspire™ CX Premium Teacher Software
  • TI-84 Plus CE graphing calculator and TI-SmartView™ CE emulator software for the TI-84 Plus graphing family

Team discount: Register four educators for this workshop, and the fifth attends free.

Note:

  • We continue to monitor the COVID-19 case counts where face-to-face summer workshops are planned
  • We will follow CDC protocols and safety recommendations and request that all attendees do the same for the health of all in attendance
  • We will keep all registrants informed of the latest requirements leading up to the workshop
  • If circumstances change, we may need to cancel the workshop or convert this offering to a virtual workshop to comply with CDC guidelines, and we will notify all registrants as soon as possible
  • Should the workshop need to be canceled, registration fees will be refunded in full

Contact information

For questions regarding this workshop, please contact:

Heather Sherrill
hsherrill@esc17.net

 

For registration questions, please contact:

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