Institute for Educational Development

Location: HARTFORD
Date: November 19, 2018

$259.00 per person
Group Price: $239.00
*For 3 or more people regestering at the same time

Strengthening Your Students' Success in MATH: New, Innovative Strategies to DIFFERENTIATE Math Instruction (Grades K-3)

NEW Seminar Presented By
Ann Elise Record

Award-Winning Teacher, Math Specialist and Presenter

Specifically Designed for Classroom Teachers, Math Coaches, Interventionists, Special Education Staff, Title I Staff, and Other Educators Teaching Mathematics in Grades K-3

  • Differentiated learning experiences to develop all of your students’ math skills, particularly with math fact fluency and word problems
  • Innovative, hands-on, differentiated small group activities and games to better meet the diverse needs of your students
  • Differentiated math center activities to practice, reinforce and extend basic math skills
  • Powerful, easy-to-implement daily routines and activities that help develop all students’ number sense, reasoning skills and confidence in their math abilities

Practical Strategies

Meeting the individual math needs of all your students can be a daunting task when it seems like the spectrum of abilities in our classrooms just keeps getting wider. How do we differentiate math instruction to assure we are providing the exact support our struggling learners need and yet also provide a challenge to those students who need it? How can we create a classroom environment that assures ALL of our students will develop a joy-filled, positive relationship with math as they start on their math journeys? If you are looking for practical answers to these questions, this is a seminar you won’t want to miss.

In this NEW, highly engaging seminar, Ann Elise Record will share a wealth of resources, games, activities, daily routines, and assessments that provide practical answers to these questions and can be immediately applied in your classroom. Ann Elise will share the best strategies and resources she has found to more effectively differentiate math instruction with students in grades K-3 to increase student success in mathematics.

You will leave this outstanding seminar with renewed enthusiasm for teaching math as well as a wealth of ideas and resources that will allow you to get started right away

Ten Key Benefits of Attending

  1. Differentiate Your Math Instruction to Better Meet the Needs of All Your Students
    Learn a proven protocol that helps you zoom in on exactly where each student needs to begin working to develop his/her strategic thought surrounding basic facts but also applies to larger numbers, fractions and decimals down the math journey
  2. Unlock the Power of Growth Mindset in Your Classroom
    Numerous, practical strategies to enhance student math performance through a growth mindset … Learn proven ways to increase students’ motivation, effort and self-efficacy
  3. Use Differentiated Math Center Activities to Practice, Reinforce and Extend Basic Math Skills
    Discover innovative, timesaving ways to meet the diverse needs of your students … Effective ways to provide practice and extension activities for each student
  4. Enhance Every Student’s Mastery of Key Math Skills and Concepts
    Discover highly effective instructional strategies to help all your students meet or exceed your expectations in mathematics … Proven techniques to motivate all students no matter their current level of performance
  5. Differentiate Your Use of Powerful, Versatile Math Manipulatives
    Maximize the power of math manipulatives in ways that provide concrete exposure to many math concepts while reinforcing the structure of our number system to develop efficient strategies
  6. Incorporate Math Learning Games that Build Powerful Strategic Thought
    Engage your students in those “just right” activities that will positively influence their feelings about math, encourage strategic thought and motivate them to learn … Discover games and activities that are easily differentiated that your students will ask to play again and again
  7. Accelerate Student Success Solving Word Problems with Differentiated Instructional Strategies
    Learn about the hierarchy of word problem types involving addition and subtraction and an assessment that will allow you to hone in on exactly where each student needs to begin working
  8. Facilitate Powerful “Math Talk” in Your Classroom
    Discover highly effective strategies for engaging students in explaining the strategies used to solve problems … How to question, probe and justify their thoughts in a safe, encouraging classroom environment
  9. Strengthen the Confidence of Students Who Struggle and Dislike Math
    Leave with valuable strategies that help struggling students redefine what it means to be good at math … Learn practical ways to help your students persist, persevere, learn from mistakes, and embrace challenges
  10. Receive an Extensive Math Resource Handbook
    Each participant will receive a valuable resource handbook containing ready-to-use activities and assessments, techniques, materials, and resources geared for K-3 that can be immediately implemented in classrooms

Specific Topics

Here's what you'll learn:
  • Proven strategies that easily allow for differentiation within small group settings
  • Realistic ways to modify and differentiate your math games and activities to maximize the learning of all your students
  • Proven assessments that will help you focus in on exactly where each student needs to begin working on his/her progression of math fact mastery with addition, subtraction and multiplication
  • How to access to data files that will allow you to easily analyze the needs of your students individually and as a whole class
  • Practical differentiated instructional strategies to help students better understand and respond to a variety of word problem types
  • Innovative ways to differentiate the use of math manipulatives to explore math fact strategies and the structure of word problems
  • Powerful ways to teach students how to solve word problems
  • Engaging strategies to increase student motivation, effort and self-efficacy through a growth mindset to enhance student achievement
  • Powerful differentiated instructional strategies that encourage students’ development of strategic thinking
  • Classroom-tested daily routines that encourage rigorous mathematical thought and flexibility of thinking from all learners
  • Engaging activities that encourage math discussion in your classroom and allow students to share their reasoning and critique the reasoning of others
  • Exemplary activities that each student can accomplish at their readiness level and develop their number sense

A Message from Your Seminar Leader

Dear Colleague:

Fulfilling the expectation of differentiating our math instruction to provide exactly what each student needs is daunting. Thankfully, there are instructional strategies and resources for assisting all our students in becoming engaged, curious, flexible, risk-taking, and confident mathematicians.

But where do we begin? How do we know what each student needs? There are three basic pillars of math instruction: math fact fluency (the how), concepts (the why), and word problem application (the when). In order for us to truly create well-rounded mathematicians, we must dedicate instructional time to all three facets and provide differentiated learning experiences that allow students to explore how they are all connected. I have developed this seminar to share with you the best, research-based resources that help us pinpoint exactly where students need to begin working in all three areas and have the added benefit that they can be implemented tomorrow in your classrooms.

All of the resources and assessments I will share with you have been successfully implemented to help differentiate math instruction in the schools where I teach. They are practical applications of what research tells us is the best way students learn mathematics. I look forward to spending the day with you and sharing a wealth of ideas that will transform your classrooms! Together we can work to create classroom climates that promote positive attitudes towards math and the development of excited and confident lifelong mathematicians!

Ann Elise Record

P.S. You will leave this seminar inspired, enthusiastic and prepared to implement many of the assessments, differentiated activities and routines that are the most powerful to develop our students’ math skills. Additionally, you will have a toolkit full of practical, ready-to-use engaging activities and resources full of innovative ideas that can be applied in your classrooms immediately.

Who Should Attend

Specifically Designed for Classroom Teachers, Math Coaches, Interventionists, Special Education Staff, Title I Staff, and Other Educators Teaching Mathematics in Grades K-3

Special Benefits of Attending

  1. Extensive Math Instruction Resource Handbook:
    Each participant will receive an extensive math instruction resource handbook specifically designed for this seminar. The handbook includes:
    • Highly effective differentiated instructional strategies to help all your students meet or exceed your expectations in mathematics
    • Highly practical, innovative ideas for differentiating classroom games, activities, and daily routines
    • Research-based assessments that develop students’ mastery of math facts
    • Online resources for building all students’ number sense and confidence
  2. Meet and Share with Other Educators:
    This seminar provides a wonderful opportunity for participants to meet and share ideas with other educators interested in strengthening their mathematics program in grades K-3.
  3. Consultation Available:
    Ann Elise Record will be available at the seminar for consultation regarding your questions and the unique needs of your own mathematics program.
  4. Semester Credit Option:
    Brandman University Logo Graduate level professional development credit is available with an additional fee and completion of follow up practicum activities. Details for direct enrollment with Brandman University, part of the Chapman University system, will be available at the seminar.
  5. Meet Inservice Requirements:
    At the end of the program, each attendee will receive a certificate of participation that may be used to verify hours of participation in meeting continuing education requirements.