Session A (elementary):
Why Struggle is Okay, Reflection is Required, and Tasks are Key in the Elementary Classroom by Dr. James Preston, Slippery Rock University In this session, participants will see how struggling students can be a positive part of the elementary mathematics classroom. We will discuss the connection between struggle and reflection. Finally, participants will experience tasks that promote both struggle and reflection.
Session B (middle level):
Implementing the Core Math Tools into the Middle School Classroom by Dr. Mary Lou Metz, Indiana University of PA
Participants will be introduced to Core Math Tools from NCTM, a FREE downloadable set of interactive software tools for algebra, geometry, and statistics. Focus will be on using the tools in teaching middle school mathematics.
Session C (secondary):
Aligning Curriculum and Preparing Students for Eligible Content on the Keystone Algebra I Exam by Mrs. Becky Piscitella, Richland High School; Mrs. Lori Sidelinger, Chestnut Ridge High School and Mr. Jade Zatek, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
Teachers from two school districts will share their experiences and lead a roundtable discussion on preparation of students for this new test and how to alter curriculum to meet the eligible content. Participants are encouraged to bring any materials or ideas that they've developed as well for sharing in this discussion.
Session D (special ed.):
Math-U-See as a Tier 3 Core Replacement Curriculum by Mr. Bill Coder, Math-U-See
Math-U-See has spent over 20 years using a multi-sensory approach to help students in small group learning environments achieve success in understanding whole math concepts. Math-U-See is a complete K-12 program that may function as a Tier 3 Core Replacement Curriculum. Today's workshop will show you why one school district saw 100% test score improvement each year* and how you may implement the Math-U-See methodology in your special education classroom to help your students have success in math. *Results not typical, does not imply guarantee same results