Foundations for Primary Grades Mathematics cohorts are professional learning communities that grow second and third grade teachers’ understanding of effective ways to scaffold and differentiate instruction to better accommodate student needs via a learning climate that welcomes questions, opinions and participation of all students. Members will focus on how to select instructional tasks that encourage mathematical discourse and help students conceptually understand place value, addition/subtraction, multiplication/division and fractions. Participants receive specialized training from an experienced facilitator featuring evidence-based strategies and materials from experts in early numeracy development. Community members provide support to each educator as new strategies and methods are utilized in the classroom.
-Must be a second or third grade classroom teacher.
-Attend and fully participate in all in-person meetings.
-Complete required readings and assignments.
-Reflect on practice and be prepared to share thoughts with others.
-Must provide feedback on surveys and evaluation forms.
Schedule: (2 full days followed by 3 half days)
Session 1: January 22-23, 2019; 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. EST
Session 2: February 13, 2019; 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. EST Session 3: March 6, 2019; 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. EST Cancelled due to weather. Session 4: March 20, 2019; 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. EST (NOW Session 3)
Session 4: March 26, 2019, 12:30 - 3:30 pm. EST (added 3/6/2019)
Registration for Foundations for Primary 2nd & 3rd Grades 2019 will no longer be available after 11:59 pm on 12/6/18.