Institute for Educational Development


Location:
Live Online
7:00 am – 1:30 pm
Pacific


Date:
November 2, 2022


$279.00 per person

Practical and Proven Strategies for Improving Your ALGEBRA Instruction (Grade 6-12)

NEW Seminar Presented By
Brad Fulton

Outstanding Educator and National Presenter

Specifically Designed for Middle School and High School General Mathematics, Pre-Algebra and Algebra Teachers, Math Interventionists, Instructional Aides, and Administrators

  • Follow a proven pathway that will lead your algebra students to success
  • Learn time-tested, classroom-proven strategies that will help students get it
  • Silence the, “When are we ever gonna use this?” critics
  • Build a solid conceptual foundation for algebraic thinking for increased understanding, memory and retention
  • Learn strategies that will prepare your pre-algebra students for success in algebra
  • Gain tips and techniques that will help those high school students struggling to pass algebra
  • Create a math class that students look forward to

Practical Strategies

Are your students struggling in algebra? If so, help is on the way! Outstanding teacher and past Teacher of the Year in his state Brad Fulton has spent over three decades developing strategies to help his students overcome their mathematical obstacles and is excited to share with you solutions to maximize your Algebra instruction! In this NEW seminar, Brad will share practical and proven, highly effective, and easy-to-use strategies for improving your algebra instruction! Join Brad for a day of learning that will:

  • Lessen your workload
  • Maximize student learning
  • Cover more standards more effectively
  • Engage students in the process

In this activity-rich seminar, Brad will share his techniques that have been tested and proven in years of use in math classrooms across the nation. He’ll show you how he turned his students into the best-prepared math students in their high school.

Whether your students are struggling with the rigor of tough algebra problems such as solving multi-step equations, or whether they just don’t get the foundational concepts of algebra, Brad will show you activities and strategies that will extend their skills and deepen their understanding.

Ten Key Benefits of Attending

  1. Help Students Move Easily from One-Step to Multi-Step Equations
    You’ll learn an incremental approach to take students from simple one-step linear equations to multi-step equations easily … Learn which strategies work best for teaching systems of equations to maximize success
  2. Deepen Algebraic Understanding
    See how to connect the real-world experiences of your students to the world of algebra for deeper understanding … Engage your students with the “magic” of algebra with intriguing lessons
  3. Empower Your Students with the “Incremental & Intentional” Approach
    Discover how a growth mindset and an incremental, intentional approach increases motivation and strengthens learning
  4. Powerful Alternative Strategies That Improve Success
    Learn how to pack more into each lesson without overloading the students … Show your students alternative strategies that improve success
  5. Learn More Efficient Strategies for Teaching and Solving Challenging Algebraic Problems
    Equip your students to solve challenging problems such as combined work problems and percent mixture problems
  6. Discover How to Use Simple and Common Experiences to Anchor Algebraic Understanding
    You’ll see how a simple tool such as a fast-food menu can be used to teach seven algebra concepts … Engage your students with relatable text that leads to algebraic equations
  7. Motivate and Teach Students How to Take Control of Their Math Learning
    Learn how to engage and excite your students in algebra and prealgebra … Learn how to introduce algebraic concepts so students “get it”
  8. Effective Strategies to Empower Students in Writing and Solving Equations
    Help students understand how to handle word problems by translating between written language and the language of algebra … Classroom-proven strategies you won’t want to miss!
  9. Help Students Explore the Richness of the Algebraic Landscape
    Discover a wealth of strategies you can use to make a dramatic difference for your students who struggle with algebra … Your students will see success and begin to develop confidence in their abilities
  10. Receive an Extensive Digital Resource Handbook
    You will receive an extensive digital resource handbook specifically designed for this seminar … Included are dozens of practical ideas and strategies you’ll be able to use immediately to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of your practice

Specific Topics


Here's what you'll learn:
  • Learn how a simple fast-food menu can help students develop a rich and supportive foundation for algebraic thinking.
  • See how the “magic” of algebra can be used to capture and engage reluctant and struggling students.
  • Learn the best approaches to common algebraic topics such as combining like terms, solving equations, and factoring.
  • Explore a proven approach to teaching the solving of linear equations that maximizes success for your students.
  • Help students transition from arithmetic to algebra in a seamless and conceptual pathway.
  • We’ll see how we can incorporate critical skills practice to not only hone skills but to create a logical springboard into algebra.
  • Discover powerful graphic organizers that can tame the most rigorous math problems: percent mixture problems, combined work problems.
  • You’ll learn a simple approach to teaching factoring of challenging polynomials.
  • Use simple tools – even the hundreds chart from kindergarten – to help students develop sophisticated algebraic skills!
  • You’ll gain strategies that will increase your state test scores.
  • Learn how to teach more in less time through standards integration.
  • See the best approaches to teaching systems of equations.
  • You’ll get over 100 pages of classroom-ready activities to help your students!
  • You’ll also get dozens more pages of free downloads!
  • Every activity has been classroom-tested and student-approved. You’ll be maximizing your teaching while minimizing your efforts!

A Message from Your Seminar Leader

Dear Colleague:

As a fellow educator, I have spent well over 30 years searching for the best strategies for helping Grades 6-12 students better understand Algebra. I’m glad to say that I have discovered ways for all students to f ind more success in math!

This new seminar focuses on practical strategies that actually work. I can’t wait to share my classroom proven strategies and activities that not only help students succeed in algebra but help them to truly understand it and to appreciate its beauty. I promise that every technique that I share has not only worked in my classroom, but they have been implemented by other teachers across the nation. By our morning break you will want to race back to your classroom and share these techniques with your own students.

I hope you’ll take time out of your busy schedule to join me in this seminar. I’m confident that you will find the investment of your time will yield big results for your students and take some of the burden off your busy shoulders. I can’t wait to get started in helping you engage your Grades 6-12 Algebra students!

Sincerely,
Brad Fulton

P.S. I guarantee that after our time together, you’ll leave refreshed and excited to immediately implement ideas for boosting student success.

Who Should Attend

Middle School and High School General Mathematics, Pre-Algebra and Algebra Teachers, Math Interventionists, Instructional Aides, and Administrators

Special Benefits of Attending

  1. Extensive Resource Handbook
    Each participant will receive an extensive digital resource handbook giving you access to countless strategies before, during and after the seminar. The handbook includes:
    • Ready-to-use, classroom-proven math strategies for helping students more easily understand algebra
    • Ideas for extensions and LOTS of links to FREE online resources
    • Great activities for students who are missing critical content
    • Strategies to cover more standards more effectively
  2. Meet and Share
    This seminar provides a wonderful opportunity for participants to meet and share ideas with other educators interested in enhancing their algebra teaching.
  3. Consultation Available
    Brad Fulton will be available at the seminar for consultation regarding your questions and the unique needs of your own classroom.
  4. Semester Credit Option:
    UMASS Logo Graduate level professional development credit is available with an additional fee and completion of follow up practicum activities. Details for direct enrollment with University of Massachusetts Global, a nonprofit affiliate of the University of Massachusetts, 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.