November 1, 2019 through April 15, 2020
In this online course, participants will explore the intricacies of the Algebra I EOC STAAR test and how instruction can be improved to allow for student success. Teachers who are new to Algebra I, regardless of whether they are in middle school or high school, will find this course vitally important. Teachers of ELL students as well as those supporting students with learning disabilities will find that this course will answer any lingering questions concerning their diverse learners. Even though the course starts November 4, 2019, the last day to enroll is April 15, 2020. All coursework should be complete by May 4, 2019. Credit will be granted as coursework is completed.
Monday, January 27, 2020
Are you finding it hard to deal with other groups as you work with small groups? Or, have you been meaning to implement small-group instruction and are needing a "how to" course? This session will focus on differentiating small-group math instruction as per the needs of each student. The use of concept-based instruction will be employed as well as dusting off some of those manipulatives sitting on the shelf. Because there will be practice involved, math teachers in grades 3-8 will find this a useful day that will impact their teaching for years to come.
Monday, June 29, 2020 ESC Region 11
Does next year's planning have you going round and round? If so, come celebrate 2(pi) day (June 28) with the ESC Region 11 Math Team. This conference will provide opportunities to engage in innovative strategies that promote critical thinking and increase student performance. Participants will be able to select from sessions that include: Mathematical Literacy, Technology, Manipulatives, Geometry, Differentiation, Higher-Order Thinking Skills, Interpreting Mathematical Representations, and the NCTM's Effective Mathematics Teaching Practices. "Pi" lunch will be provided. Come be a part of the ESC Region 11 circle of mathematicians.