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Professional Learning Webinars

Ready to inspire a culture of math and science achievement in your classrooms? Stay up to date on strategies and best practices from some of the world’s leading science and mathematics authors and educators with webinars brought to you by Math Solutions.

Planning for Effective Remote Learning K-5

Math Solutions and Literacy Solutions Experts

April-May 2020

Strategies for planning effective remote learning experiences for grades K-5. Watch the recording for  advice on how to:

  • Determine realistic and manageable learning goals
  • Build from your expertise
  • Consider levels of family involvement
  • Offer tasks that spark students’ interests
  • Balance digital and non-digital learning
  • Provide flexible options through playlists, menus, or choice boards
  • Create an optional schedule or task organizer
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Planning for Effective Remote Learning grades 6-12

Math Solutions and Literacy Solutions Experts

April-May 2020

Strategies for planning effective remote learning experiences for grades 6-12. Watch the recording for  advice on how to:

  • Determine realistic and manageable learning goals
  • Build from your expertise
  • Consider levels of family involvement
  • Offer tasks that spark students’ interests
  • Balance digital and non-digital learning
  • Provide flexible options through playlists, menus, or choice boards
  • Create an optional schedule or task organizer
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From Great Teachers to Great Coaches

with Mary Mitchell and Dr. Sue Chapman

January 8th, 6pm EST

In this webinar, we’ll discuss the qualities of a great coach. Let’s talk about how we prepare great teachers to effective coaches. We’ll look at some of the qualities of a great coach and a process for developing their expertise as they work with teachers.

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Mary Mitchell

Author and Lead Instructional Designer, Math Solutions

 

Dr. Sue Chapman

Author and Professional Learning Specialist, Math Solutions

Turning Teaching Upside-Down to Help Students Develop Mathematical Practices

with Dr. Cathy Seeley

January 9th, 5pm EST

What if we start a lesson with a good problem before we show students how to solve it? Let’s take a look at turning our teaching upside down, starting with a rich task and using NCTM’s Effective Teaching Practices to create classrooms rich in student thinking and discussion that leads to learning.

Dr. Seeley’s Messages:

Faster Isn’t Smarter

Message 2

Message 17

Smarter Than We Think

Message 1 

Message 12

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Dr. Cathy Seeley

Author, Math Solutions and NCTM Past President

Growing a Child's Mind without Losing Yours

with Dr. Carrie Cutler and Amy Mayfield

January 16th, 5pm EST

In this webinar, we’ll talk about how parents can help develop positive math mindsets and how you can support them!

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Dr. Carrie Cutler

Author, Math Solutions

 

Amy Mayfield

Sr. Instructional Designer, Math Solutions

Phenomenon-Based Learning

with Lisa Bush and Dr. Sarah Brewer

January 23rd, 5pm EST

Take part in learning experiences that introduce and explore the practice of phenomenon-based learning. Learn how to engage and challenge student concept development in this webinar.

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Lisa Bush

Sr. Director of Professional Learning, Math Solutions

 

Dr. Sarah Brewer

Professional Learning Specialist, Math Solutions

Supporting Students who Struggle with Math

with Nikki Lalonde and Jennifer Lenhardt

January 30th, 5pm EST

In this webinar, participants will hear focus on understanding and supporting children who struggle with mathematics. The struggles that children encounter may be the result of cognitive learning challenges, background and experience, or previous instruction. Examine and determine strategies to use for your students who struggle with mathematics.

 

Handout: Using Questioning Guides

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Jennifer Lenhardt

Sr. Instructional Designer, Math Solutions

 

Nikki Lalonde

Director of Professional Learning, Math Solutions

Making Sense of Math: Reasoning and Discourse

with Dr. Matt Larson and Jennifer Lenhardt

February 13th, 5pm EST

Mathematically proficient students make sense of problems, reason abstractly and quantitatively, and are able to explain and justify mathematical ideas and arguments with precise mathematical language. During this webinar, participants will focus on strategies to engage students in mathematical reasoning and discussions to communicate their reasoning.

Handout: Good Tasks and Types of Questions

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Dr. Matt Larson

Author and Senior Fellow, Math Solutions, NCTM Past President

 

Jennifer Lenhardt

Sr. Instructional Designer, Math Solutions

Strategies for Supporting Fraction Sense

with Brenda Konicke and Dr. Monica Kendall

February 20th, 5pm EST

In this webinar, you’ll build understanding of fractions as numbers and connections between whole number knowledge and fraction knowledge.

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Brenda Konicke

Director of Professional Learning, Math Solutions

 

Dr. Monica Kendall

Manager of Professional Learning, Math Solutions

Claims, Evidence, and Reasoning

with Dr. Sarah Brewer and Lisa Bush

February 27th, 5pm EST

In this webinar, you’ll explore Claims-Evidence-Reasoning-Rebuttal process and how it ties into the Three Dimensions of Learning. Take part in several interactive activities to deepen student understanding in multiple curricular areas.

Handouts

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Dr. Sarah Brewer

Professional Learning Specialist, Math Solutions

 

Lisa Bush

Sr. Director of Professional Learning, Math Solutions

Math Workshop

with Jennifer Lempp

March 5th, 5pm EST

Learn WHY Math Workshop is a valuable model for instruction and HOW to establish routines and procedures that help get differentiated guided groups and learning stations up and running. You’ll gain a solid understanding of the different structures within Math Workshop and be able to see how it all fits into your K-5 classroom.

Handout

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Jennifer Lempp

Author, Math Solutions

Problem-Solving: Developing Disposition, Competence, and Confidence

with Jon Piraino and Nicole Bridge

March 12th, 5pm EST

Both task selection and lesson facilitation promote a positive disposition in all students toward mathematics, competence in doing mathematics, and feelings of confidence in their ability to do mathematics. In this webinar, participants experience firsthand an example of a task that is rigorous yet accessible to all students.

Handout

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Jon Piraino

Manager of Professional Learning, Math Solutions

 

Nicole Bridge

Professional Learning Consultant, Math Solutions

Make Math Class Work for All Students

with Dr. Matt Larson and Jennifer Lenhardt

September 5th, 6pm ET

In order to improve the mathematics learning of students and simultaneously close learning differentials, we must overcome the obstacles that have traditionally stood in the way of mathematics working for each and every student. Examine six principles of effective mathematics programs and look at action steps necessary to overcome these obstacles.


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Dr. Matt Larson

Senior Fellow, Math Solutions

 

Jennifer Lenhardt

Sr. Instructional Designer, Math Solutions

Supporting English Learners in Math

with Rusty Bresser and Meghan Toshner

September 12th, 6pm ET

English learners face unique language challenges that affect their ability to actively engage in and make sense of mathematics. By planning and implementing language-rich lessons, all students, especially those learning English as a second language can overcome the challenges they face in math class. Hear the current research and explore effective strategies for facilitating understanding and the use the language in mathematics.


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Rusty Bresser

Author, Math Solutions

 

Meghan Toshner

Sr. Instructional Designer, Math Solutions

Setting Goals for Your Math Classroom

with Mary Mitchell and Sue Chapman

September 19th, 6pm ET

Learn how to maximize student learning while strengthening your instructional craft using our Instructional Practices Inventory, a goalsetting tool that is based on the belief that ALL students are capable of learning high-level mathematics. Take action on your mathematical teaching practices and grow your students into mathematicians.


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Mary Mitchell

Author, Math Solutions

 

Sue Chapman

Author, Math Solutions

Differentiate Instruction with Math Workshop

with Jennifer Lempp and Brenda Konicke

September 26th, 6pm ET

Learn WHY Math Workshop is a valuable model for instruction and HOW to establish routines and procedures that help get differentiated guided groups and learning stations up and running. You’ll gain a solid understanding of the different structures within Math Workshop and be able to see how it all fits into your K-5 math class.


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Jennifer Lempp

Author, Math Solutions

 

Brenda Konicke

Director of Professional Learning, Math Solutions

Number Talks

with Lisa Bush and Le'Vada Gray

October 3, 6pm ET

Number Talks offer a structured way for students to build their mental math muscles. Students develop number sense, flexible thinking, and visualization skills. Number Talks help students become fluent with calculations and support them with problem solving. Together we’ll consider how to get the most from this engaging and easy to implement practice in any classroom


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Lisa Bush

Senior Director of Professional Learning, Math Solutions

 

Le'Vada Gray

Director of Professional Learning, Math Solutions

The "M" in STEM

with Dr. Sarah Brewer and Nikki LaLonde

October 10, 6pm ET

When you think of STEM education chances are you separate the M from STEM. The truth is, math education is STEM education. Teaching mathematics well is an important component of a comprehensive STEM program. Together we’ll explore the mathematics that students learn in school and the important content and thinking that can be used as tools for tackling integrative STEM problems.

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Sarah Brewer

Professional Learning Specialist, Math Solutions

 

Nikki LaLonde

Director of Professional Learning, Math Solutions

STEM Round Table

facilitated by Sarah Brewer

October 24, 6pm ET

Math Solutions has gathered four STEM experts to help you think about improving student learning in STEM education. You’ll hear many perspectives on STEM and focus on STEM in the classroom, how science education has evolved, the future of science education, and the inclusion of technology and mathematics in STEM education.

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Timothy L. Sisson

STEM Educator Director of the Northeast Ohio STEM Ecosystem

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