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Summer 2020 - Virtual Professional Learning Opportunities for Mathematics Educators

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Summer 2020 Virtual Professional Learning Opportunities

for Mathematics Educators

On Demand Opportunities

Title and Description


The Esti-Mystery Creator Course

Presenter: Steve Wyborney

The course for educators who want to learn how to design and customize Esti-Mystery experiences for their students.


Facilitating Rich Tasks Remotely

Presenter: Graham Fletcher

Rich math tasks are designed to promote student discourse and sensemaking in the classroom. In this time of remote learning, how can we adapt our facilitation of rich tasks so students have access to interesting mathematics from home? During this 45-minute free webinar, Graham Fletcher will talk about remote ways to facilitate 3-Act Math Tasks, which are rich tasks that are always freely available on his website. Whether you're able to have real-time virtual conversations or are limited to asynchronous options, Graham will share ways you can connect with your students, create spaces for them to share their ideas, and engage students in productive math thinking from home.


Global Math Department

Presenters: Various (Hosted by members of the #MTBoS)

The Global Math Department hosts a weekly hour-long professional learning webinar. All past webinars are archived and available for viewing. Topics range from grade-band specific to general interest.


Desmos Webinars & Training

Presenters: Various (Provided by Desmos)

Demos has been hosting webinars about distance learning. You can register for an upcoming webinar or view one of the recordings. Desmos also offers a bank of short tutorials which can help you learn beginning, intermediate, and advanced Desmos tools.


Texas Instruments: Webinars and Tutorials

Presenters: Various T3™ (Teachers Teaching with Technology) Instructors

We have a variety of virtual options for your district. Did you know T3™, professional development from Texas Instruments, is approved by TEA as a provider of Continuing Professional Education (CPE) in Texas. Webinars - Whether you are new to TI technology or interested in taking your skills to the next level, there are live and on-demand T³™ webinars and product tutorials across all of our technology platforms. YouTube Channel – We have added so many new playlists and Office Hours events to our YouTube channel to help both teachers and students with content and technology needs.


PD Sessions from Theresa Wills

Presenter: Theresa Wills

Theresa has a variety of webinars she’s recorded that are available on-demand. If you would rather attend a live webinar, she has a variety scheduled throughout the month of June. You can register for those here.


Bureau of Education and Research

Presenter: Various

BER offers a variety of on-demand courses that can be completed at your own pace. The courses are almost exclusively designed for grades K-6. There is one course for grades 6-12 on promoting growth mindset to increase students’ perseverance.

$149 per course

Strategies for Teaching Remotely

Presenters: Grace Kelemanik and Amy Lucenta, authors of Routines for Reasoning, and Danielle Curran

We (Grace and Amy) collaborated with Curriculum Associates to offer support for teachers as they teach remotely. After doing our research and considering the designs for interaction that work during in-person instruction, we articulated strategies for synchronous and asynchronous remote teaching and learning. We, along with Danielle Curran, Associate Vice President, Mathematics Instruction and Implementation at Curriculum Associates, shared our thinking in this webinar.


The Formative 5 - Everyday Assessment Techniques for Every Math Classroom

Presenters: Skip Fennell and Jon Wray

This webinar is a recording from a few years ago, but knowing many teachers will be interested in formative assessment this upcoming school year, I wanted to be sure to highlight it. The authors of the book The Formative 5 share, you guessed it, 5 formative assessment strategies you can implement in your classroom - observations, interviews, show me tasks, hinge questions, and exit tasks.


Mr. Barton Maths Podcast: Teaching From Home Series

Presenters: Craig Barton and a variety of guests

My plan in this series is to find out how teachers are coping, with a view to pick up tips and advice, but also to hear stories of teachers’ concerns and struggles so we know we are not alone in finding this situation incredibly challenging. My aim is that you will hear from a wide variety of teachers, sharing a wide variety of experiences. There will be technology focussed episodes – just how does remote teaching work? But also episodes focussed on the practicalities of coping with setting students appropriate work whilst also having to look after your own children at home. Then there are issues of safeguarding, differentiation, mindset and more that I hope will come up as we progress. There will be maths teachers, teachers of other subjects, and primary school teachers. There will be teachers from the UK and overseas. Hopefully something for everyone.

(Note: Rather than link individual episodes, the link above will take you to a page of all podcast episodes. Look for the recent episodes that begin with the title “Teaching From Home”. You can also access episodes in your preferred podcast app.)


Webinars and Mini-Courses from the Equity Literacy Institute

Presenter: Paul Gorski

The Equity Literacy Institute currently offers four webinars and four self-paced mini-courses. The most recently released is a beginner/intermediate course called “Racial Equity and Education: Informing Ourselves, Transforming Our Schools.”

Mix of FREE and paid

Intensive Intervention in Mathematics Course Content

Presenter: Sarah Powell with the National Center on Intensive Intervention

NCII, through a collaboration with the University of Connecticut, developed a set of course content focused on developing educators’ skills in designing and delivering intensive mathematics instruction. The course includes eight modules participants can progress through at their own pace. The content in this course complements concepts covered in the Features of Explicit Instruction Course and so they suggest that users complete both courses.


How to use an Open Middle Problem

Presenter: Robert Kaplinsky

If you've heard of Open Middle problems and maybe used a few of them, but you're not satisfied with how things have gone and want consistently good results, then this mini workshop is for you. I want your students to love using Open Middle problems and have them be your favorite problems to use when getting observed.

We'll begin by discussing how Open Middle problems can help you and your students. Then we'll work through specific examples for grades K-1, 2-5, and 6-12. We'll use them to talk about how to prepare to use a problem as well as how to use them with students. We'll also address how you can use Open Middle problems when teaching students digitally. Then we'll talk about where you can find more Open Middle problems to use and when and where you want to use them in your units. Finally, there's a bonus lesson on how you can use Open Middle problems at home with your own children.


How to Engage Students in Live Distance Learning

Presenter: Mike Flynn

Note: This course is on-demand, but does not open until July 15.

If you've felt frustrated because you have to teach online but don't know to engage students in this format, then my mini workshop is for you. You'll leave feeling empowered because you know how to recreate your face-to-face experiences in distance learning formats and feel more prepared to meet your students’ needs.

We'll begin by exploring what successful online teaching and learning looks like. From there we'll talk better ways to get started as well as how to design and deliver interactive lessons. Then we'll learn about increasing student engagement and learning? Finally, we'll wrap it up by working on navigating to challenges we face and adapting as our needs change.


How to Integrate Coding Into Math Class With Scratch

Presenters: Ashley Goetz and Mike Larson

Note: This course is on-demand, but does not open until July 15.

Coding literacy is a key component of being college and career ready, yet incorporating it can feel overwhelming. As classroom math teachers ourselves, we also deal with these struggles and want to show you the strategies we use.

The mini workshop will show you how to use the coding language Scratch to teach specific math standards. You'll begin by exporing how coding can help your students better understand the math you teach them. Next, you'll learn how to introduce your students to Scratch and integrate it into your math lessons. Then, we'll discuss how to facilitate a coding lesson including strategies and lesson starters that emphasize sense making and critical thinking. Finally, we'll examine how to check for understanding and provide student feedback.


How To Use Clothesline Math

Presenter: Kristen Acosta

Note: This course is on-demand, but does not open until July 15.

Have you been curious about Clothesline Math, but not sure how to implement it in your classroom? If your answer is yes, then this mini-workshop will answer all your questions. Your students will love to explore how numbers work and relate to one another while using this interactive, kinesthetic routine.

In this mini workshop, we will start by investigating what Clothesline Math is and how it can help your students. We will review how to plan for a Clothesline Math lesson as well as the preparations needed for the lesson. We will explore all the mathematical content that Clothesline Math can assist with including whole numbers, fractions, decimals, and percents. And finally, we will end our workshop with plenty of resources.


How To Plan Engaging Virtual Learning

Presenter: LeeAnn Lindse

Summer 2020 - Virtual Professional Learning Opportunities for Mathematics Educators
Tags Maths, Learning, Teaching, Online lessons
Type Google Doc
Published 03/07/2020, 12:29:55


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