Institute for Educational Development

Live Online
6:00 am – 12:30 pm

January 25, 2023

$279.00 per person

Helping Your Struggling MATH Students: Practical, Successful Strategies (Grades 3-6)

NEW Seminar Presented By
Michelle Nance

Outstanding Math Teacher, Coach and National Presenter

Specifically Designed for Grades 3-6: Classroom Teachers, Math Specialists, Title I Staff, Special Education Staff, Interventionists, Instructional Assistants, and Administrators

  • The best, most current strategies to ACCELERATE the learning of your students who struggle with math
  • Essential ways to optimize your instruction to better meet struggling students' needs and help them make more rapid progress in math
  • Dozens of innovative and research-based acceleration strategies to boost the skills and academic achievement of struggling math students
  • Receive an extensive math acceleration strategies digital resource handbook packed with practical, use-tomorrow instructional tools, activities, strategies, and resources designed to accelerate the math learning of your most struggling students

Practical Strategies

In the face of growing skills gaps, our instinct as teachers is often to re-teach lost skills. But research now tells us that there is a better solution to this challenging issue – we need to ACCELERATE, not remediate!  In this NEW, idea-packed seminar, you will discover a multitude of practical ways to ACCELERATE and rapidly improve the skills of your struggling math students. Explore innovative techniques that will increase students' motivation and performance.

Join outstanding math teacher and national presenter, Michelle Nance, as she demonstrates the best of what she has found to be successful in accelerating struggling students' math learning. Watch as your students soar in confidence, skill acquisition, and performance.

Join Michelle for a day filled with the best, cutting-edge strategies and approaches for helping catch up students who have fallen behind in Math. You will leave with dozens of practical, doable, and highly effective strategies you can use immediately in your math classroom to help struggling students make rapid gains in math!

Ten Key Benefits of Attending

  1. Essential ACCELERATION Strategies to Help Your Struggling Math Students 
    Help your struggling students make rapid progress in their math learning with the best, most innovative acceleration strategies …  Explore practical tips, ideas, and techniques designed to significantly boost student gains in math
  2. Break the Cycle of "I Can't" in Your Struggling Math Students
    Discover motivating techniques to accelerate math skills, allowing struggling students to rebuild positivity and confidence with math … Explore proven ways to help students learn from mistakes, set goals, and persevere through new challenges 
  3. Easily Incorporate High-Impact, Low-Prep Acceleration Strategies
    Discover practical, meaningful, student-centered acceleration strategies perfect for boosting struggling math students' understanding … A wealth of teacher-friendly acceleration techniques you can implement immediately
  4. Accelerate While Making Best Use of Your Existing Math Resources
    Explore multiple ways you can use your existing math resources to accelerate your struggling math students' progress … Gain tons of practical ideas to implement using your current curriculum and materials 
  5. Make Student Thinking Visible to Accelerate Math Learning
    Learn practical ways to make student thinking visible to help students more confidently communicate their thinking, justify their understanding, and effectively solve problems
  6. Use Data to Motivate and Accelerate Your Struggling Math Students
    Success breeds success! … Discover quick, fun, and practical ways to promote early success for your struggling math students … Explore proven ways to collect and use data to significantly increase academic gains
  7. Increase Motivation and Time-On-Task for Struggling Students
    Build a road map to success and gain dozens of effective strategies that maximize engagement in your math class … Discover use-tomorrow ideas for helping your struggling math students build endurance and overcome obstacles
  8. Utilize Powerful Acceleration Strategies to More Rapidly Close Math Gaps
    Learn highly effective, practical acceleration strategies to help catch up your math students … Explore ready-to-use strategies that enable students to make rapid progress and deep, valuable connections with math content 
  9. Accelerate Student Success with Powerful Math Learning Games
    Discover activities and games that accelerate learning and build struggling students' strategic thinking … Watch as your students ask to play these again and again … Create a love for math, while increasing engagement, motivation, and learning
  10. Receive an Extensive Math Acceleration Digital Resource Handbook and Special Website Access
    You will receive an extensive digital resource handbook filled with dozens of use-tomorrow techniques, strategies, and activities to ACCELERATE the learning of your most struggling math students … Additional resources, reproducibles, manipulatives, lessons, and templates will also be available to participants on Michelle's website

Specific Topics

Here's what you'll learn:
  • The best, most innovative acceleration strategies to help struggling students make significant gains in mathematics
  • Dozens of time-efficient acceleration resources and activities that support busy math educators – perfect for use with any curriculum
  • Engaging activities to help boost your struggling math students' communication and reasoning skills
  • Creative, fun ways to review, reinforce and boost math concept learning
  • High-impact, engaging strategies that increase motivation, effort, and time-on-task for your struggling math students
  • Powerful acceleration techniques you can use with your existing math curriculum and materials
  • Innovative games that accelerate growth for struggling math students
  • Ongoing ways to help you identify and monitor struggling math students' skill growth
  • Classroom-proven activities and fun routines to help struggling math students take greater responsibility for their learning 
  • Ways to effectively scaffold lessons to maximize struggling students' growth and learning
  • Strategies to help your struggling students overcome math obstacles and make more rapid progress in their math learning
  • Ideas, ideas, ideas – "Just in time" scaffolding, models of student thinking, a wealth of organizational strategies to accelerate learning for struggling math learners, and more!

A Message from Your Seminar Leader

Dear Colleague:

We are seeing increasing numbers of math students who are not only struggling, but who have fallen behind in math. Research now tells us that there is a better solution to this challenging issue – we need to ACCELERATE, not remediate!

Are you working hard and not seeing the full results you want to? At the end of math lessons, do you often feel that you did all the work, heavy lifting, and learning?

As we strive to catch our students up in math, we can do our part to continue to do what we do best – TEACH! And the good news is that I can help you! I have designed this seminar to include the most innovative, proven, and practical strategies to help you ACCELERATE your struggling students' learning in math.

Join me and let me share what I have learned so that you can also experience the excitement from helping your students make rapid and significant gains. You'll leave this seminar feeling excited and armed with a toolbox filled with highly practical strategies to help your students accelerate their math skills and increase their confidence as learners.

As an experienced instructional coach and math teacher, I am excited to share with you the very best of what I have found to be helpful for accelerating struggling students' learning in math. I will equip you with research-proven, easy-to-implement strategies to boost the motivation, endurance, and academic growth of your struggling students.

I look forward to meeting you at the seminar and sharing many classroom-proven strategies that will immediately accelerate the performance of even your most struggling students. Trust me, you will get so many great ideas you will want to use right away!

Michelle Nance

P.S. It is my goal that you leave this seminar inspired, enthusiastic and equipped with powerful ways to help your struggling students catch up in math.

Who Should Attend

Grades 3-6: Classroom Teachers, Math Specialists, Title I Staff, Special Education Staff, Interventionists, Instructional Assistants, and Administrators

Special Benefits of Attending

  1. Extensive Math Acceleration Strategies Digital Resource Handbook
    You will receive an extensive digital resource handbook specifically designed for this seminar. The handbook includes:
    • Practical, research-based, classroom-proven ACCELERATION strategies for helping struggling math students catch up
    • Strategies and practical activities that will motivate and energize your struggling math students
    • Dozens of use-tomorrow energizers and routines to engage struggling students from the start of your daily math lessons
    • Descriptions, strategies, tips, and tricks to help you implement all the ideas presented in the seminar
    • Specific tips, tools, and procedures for accelerating the learning of your struggling math learners
    • Proven ways to increase struggling students' interest, engagement, participation, and academic achievement in math
  2. Meet and Share
    This seminar provides a wonderful opportunity for participants to share ideas with other educators interested in using acceleration strategies to rapidly improve struggling students' math learning.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.