Conceptual Building Blocks for Elementary Grades (July 27-28, August 24-25, September 27-28): $50 for CKEC Member Districts; Closed to Non-Member Districts

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - Thursday, July 28, 2016 from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

  • Presenter: Mark Helton
  • Target Audience: K-5 Mathematics teachers (general and special education), math interventionists, instructional coaches, low incidence teachers at all grade levels
  • Description: 

**Note: By registering for this session, you are registering for ALL 6 SESSIONS.  All participants must have permission of Principal and Director of Special Education in order to register. ( July 27-28, August 24-25, September 27-28)

The Conceptual Building Blocks is a series of three modules designed to build a teacher’s capacity to work with students in various settings.  The approach is rooted in a concrete-Semi-concerete-abstract (CSA) methodology of teaching and develops conceptual understanding along the way to procedural understanding.  The areas of focus for the three modules are Addition/Subtraction, Multiplication/Division, and Fractions.  The objectives are:

  1.     To build teacher knowledge around the building blocks of numeracy
  2.     To provide strategies for teaching content and differentiating instruction
  3.    To develop a conceptual understanding of the core components of number and operations
  4.    To catalyze change within the school through coaching sessions


  • Attend all 3 modules
  • Participate in at least one (2) follow-up observations and coaching sesstions with a CBB Trainer throughout the school year
  • Commit to implementing the elements of the modules
  • PGES Connections: 1A, 1D, 2B, 3C, 4E

Location: CKEC Training Center