Conceputal Building Blocks for Middle School
- Presenter: Mark Helton
- Target Audience: Special Education and General Education mathematics teachers, interventionists and instructional coaches in grades 6-8
- Description: Participants who sign up for the training are signing up for all six (6) days. (Dec 2-3 2014, Jan 27-28 2015, Mar 3-4 2015)
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:
- To build teacher knowledge around the foundational concepts in middle school mathematics
- To provide strategies for teaching content and differentiating instruction
- 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
Each of the three modules (Proportional Reasoning, Algebraic Thinking, & Geometry) is two days in length. Attendance at all three modules is required.
Participants who sign up for the training are signing up for all six (6) days.
In addition to the six days of training, there will be one follow up visit to each classroom by the trainer. This visit will allow participants to dialogue, in the context of a coaching session, about the particular issues they face in their instruction.
Location: CKEC Training Center