Effective Practices for Advancing the Teaching and Learning of K-5 Mathematics

This professional learning series is designed to connect educators from across the country and around the world to learn from some of the educational leaders in the math community. Each session will feature a different lead instructor who will guide us in exploring an effective teaching practice that will support our students’ learning. During these sessions participants will work collaboratively on mathematical tasks, analyze student thinking, explore instructional methodologies, and prepare to apply their new learning within their own practice. You will leave each session with new ideas to try right away with your students and share with your colleagues.

Goals and Objectives

As a result of participating in the session or watching the recordings, you will have opportunities to:

  • Learn and refine a variety of instructional practices that support students in developing a deep conceptual understanding of mathematical ideas
  • Analyze the power and complexity of students’ mathematical thinking
  • Develop questioning techniques to help students deepen their mathematical understanding
  • Experience and reflect on mathematical tasks and resources to uncover the mathematics that students will learn
  • Adapt curriculum to meet individual student needs
  • Make mathematical connections and enhance your ability to help students do so, and
  • Learn and grow as professionals within a collaborative mathematical community

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Amy Asadoorian
  • Admissions and Communications Coordinator