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This is the first of two webinars that will address the role of math problem solving in the intermediate and middle school grades. The overarching theme that guides these two webinars is, “How we connect mathematics to the future world of work, particularly in light of rapidly advancing automation and artificial intelligence?” This first webinar will concentrate on the learning theory that supports the importance of problem solving as a regular feature of classroom instruction (not as problems assigned as homework). How this kind of instruction can lead to improved academic performance will be addressed through comparative, international research.
Learn how to promote reflections and reflective thinking in the math classroom to provide students with opportunities to really think about how they use specific problem-solving strategies. By doing so, students will be better equipped to justify their answers because they can explain why they chose the operation, why they chose a particular strategy, and, more importantly, why it makes sense.
In recent years, assessment has gotten a bad reputation because of overuse and misapplication of mandated accountability tests. Learn how embedded assessments—selected learning experiences that are also used to measure a student’s understanding of content—are changing this reputation and protecting precious instructional time.
The best digital learning tools function like a stretchable superhero, extending the presence and expertise of the classroom teacher—continuously monitoring each student’s understanding of countless subtle learning concepts, instantly adjusting lessons to make them more effective, and feeding actionable insights to the teacher throughout the process. Get tips for creating a truly individualized learning environment that meets each student’s needs at just the right time
Growth mindset suggests that if students are taught that intelligence is malleable—instead of fixed at birth—they will tackle harder problems, persist longer when facing difficult tasks, and, ultimately, learn more. Unfortunately, most educational technology hasn’t caught up with this research. Join us to discuss how technology can help students take on growth mindset and how you can teach students cognitive skills that will serve them in their lifelong journey of learning.
Last fall, we looked at strategies for vocabulary development in elementary mathematics. This webinar will expand on that topic. We will look more deeply at the math words and symbols that must be understood and used in order to support the development of conceptual understanding, procedural skills, problem solving, and writing to justify and describe a variety of mathematical situations and concepts.
What does it take to teach a comprehension skill so students not only understand it, but can apply it independently? Join us to explore the critical components of explicit comprehension instruction that result in reading independence. Discover easy-to-implement strategies that make thinking visible to readers and recognize how to avoid practices that cause comprehension to go off-track.
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Research on effective methods for teaching struggling learners to solve story problems
Specific strategies for solving problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of whole numbers
Strategies for increasing oral reading fluency
The fluency skills needed to read and comprehend social studies, science, and technical materials in the Secondary CCSS
The correlation between reading fluency and reading comprehension