Conceptual Building Blocks of Algebraic Thinking 1-24-17 and 1-25-17: No Fee for CKEC Member Districts, Closed to Non-Member Districts
Speaker: Mark Helton
Target Audience: Middle School General Education and Special Education teachers, Elementary Gifted/Talented teachers, Algebra 1 teachers, High School Special Education teachers, Middle School and High School Interventionists and Instructional Coaches
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 conceptual understanding of key concepts in middle school mathematics. The objectives are:
- 1. To build teacher knowledge around the foundational concepts in middle school mathematics
- 2. To provide strategies for teaching content and differentiating instruction
- 3. To develop a conceptual understanding of the core components of proportional reasoning, algebraic thinking, and geometry
- To catalyze change within the school through coaching sessions
This module uses the middle school Kentucky Academic Standards around algebraic thinking to focus our work. We will explore the big ideas of algebraic thinking, discover how to use the concreteàsemi-concreteàabstract sequence of instruction, explore misconceptions, and much more!
Note: This is a two-day module. Attendance at both days is expected.
PGES Connections: 1a, 1b, 2b, 3c, 4e
Location: CKEC Training Center