Giving students opportunities to reason things out for themselves is especially true when it comes to mathematics. Teaching math well invites educators to listen to children without assumptions or judgement, pay close attention to children’s thinking, co-author instruction along a progression of strategies, and focus on numerical relationships. In this series of four, two-hour workshops we’ll explore the essential relationships that help young mathematicians see how fractions are connected to number, operation, and our everyday lives.
Session 1 - How might we introduce fractions in ways that cultivate conceptual understanding?

Session 2 - Why does it mean to investigate children’s solution strategies?

Session 3 - What’s next after we assess students’ conceptual understanding of fraction equivalence

Session 4 - What are ways we can help connect fractions to algebra?

During the session, we’ll analyze work samples and videos from students in a variety of grade levels as a way of designing strategic classroom discussions and learning tasks that elicit evidence of learning.

By the end of the series, you'll have learned ways to advance students’ understanding of fractions, create a replicable process for using formative assessment data to support and cultivate student’s mathematical thinking about fractions, and the basic principles of Cognitively Guided math Instruction (CGI).
Potential Audience:
Educators of grades K-6, math coaches, curriculum coordinators and administrators.
Jessica Martin
Jessica Martin is a former classroom teacher, Resident Advisor at University of California at Los Angeles Teacher Education Program, staff developer at Teachers College Reading and Writing Project, Columbia University, and CEO of the education consulting organization at Growing Educators. Jessica now partners with K-12 learning communities as a thinking partner in English Language Arts, Cognitively Guided Instruction (CGI) math, and inquiry-based instruction. Her first book, Strategic Classroom Design (Heinemann, 2019), was inspired by equity-minded educators committed to co-creating incredible spaces that engage and uplift all learners. When she is not collaborating with educators, you can usually find her with her family on a basketball court in Los Angeles, California. Follow Jessica on Twitter @growingjessica

8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th September 2021

Each Session is for 2 hours.
New York 6:00 am | London 11:00 am | Zurich 12:00 pm | Dubai 2:00 pm | India 3:30 pm | Hong Kong 6:00 pm
Melbourne 8:00 pm
USD 400 Per Participant
USD 350 Per Participant for a Group of 6 or more
INCLUDES: Certificate of Participation for 10 Professional Development hours
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