Helping Students Meet and Exceed the Common Core State Standards for Mathematical Practice
(Grades 612)
NEW Seminar Presented By
Chris Shore
Presidential AwardWinning Teacher, Math Coach, Author, and National Presenter


Specifically Designed for Educators Serving Grades 612: Middle School Mathematics Teachers, High School Mathematics Teachers Teaching Integrated or Traditional Common Core Curriculum, Interventionists, Math Coaches, Special Education Staff, Title I Staff, and Administrators
 Dozens of highinterest, contentrich, rigorous mathematical activities and lessons designed to help students in grades 612 meet or exceed the eight Common Core State Standards for mathematical practice
 Stepbystep procedures to develop student persistence in problem solving
 Timesaving ideas for developing and presenting Common Core math lessons
 Innovative ways to push students to reason abstractly and quantitatively
 Proven techniques for engaging struggling students in rigorous mathematical thinking
 Demonstrations, readytouse activities and an extensive mathematical practice resource handbook filled with practical strategies to implement the Common Core Standards for mathematical practice in your grades 612 math classes
Practical Strategies
The eight Common Core Standards for mathematical practice are radically changing math curricula, instruction and assessments across the country for the better. This new paradigm offers both Standards of Content and Standards of Practice. In this dynamic, NEW seminar, awardwinning math teacher and national presenter, Chris Shore, will share dozens of practical strategies and lesson ideas for helping all of your students meet or exceed the eight standards for Mathematical Practice.
Chris will share classroomproven strategies for strengthening your students’ abstract and quantitative reasoning skills, enabling them to make better sense of math problems and persevere in solving them. You’ll also learn innovative ways to help your students look for and make greater use of mathematical structure, attend to precision and how to look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning. Throughout the day, Chris will share tips on how you can better help your students strategically use the most appropriate tools and to think mathematically.
You’ll leave this seminar with a plethora of practical and proven strategies and lesson ideas for helping your students develop each of the eight standards of mathematical practice that you’ll be able use immediately in your own math classrooms. Ten Key Benefits of Attending
 Help Your Students Meet the Eight Common Core Standards for Mathematical Practice
The eight standards for mathematical practice are truly what the Common Core is all about for math educators and math students … Develop a deeper understanding of what they are and practical ways you can help your students meet or exceed these standards
 Lesson Ideas! Lesson Ideas! More Lesson Ideas!
New math lessons and activities that embrace the intent of the Common Core State Standards for mathematical practice that you can use immediately in your classroom … Acquire some of the most innovative and effective math lessons that you will ever find
 Improve Student Competency in Mathematics
Learn ways to help your math students learn both the content and how to think mathematically
 Increase Student Success on the New HighStakes Tests
Most new state tests assess a student’s ability to think, not simply restate … See samples of these new assessment questions … Understand how they will impact your instruction and what you can do to increase your students’ success
 Teach Students with Dual Intensity
The Common Core expects students to have procedural fluency and conceptual understanding of mathematics … Here’s how to instill both simultaneously
 Engage Your Students with ContentRich Activities
Utilize problems that pique student interest … Offer context and stories that are engaging and help students meet or exceed the standards for mathematical practice
 Develop ProblemSolving Abilities in Your Students
Demand less of your students’ time and more of their mathematical reasoning and problemsolving skills … Here’s how
 Experience Effective Math Lessons that Go Beyond Note Taking
Learn firsthand how these innovative math lessons can significantly influence your students’ thinking … Learn how to facilitate the lessons in your own classroom by experiencing the activities for yourself
 Implement New Grading Policies and Testing Procedures that Encourage Students to Think
Convert your students from point chasers to mathematicians … Go beyond grades and unit credit and hold students accountable for demonstrating that they are able to think mathematically
 Receive an Extensive Common Core State Standards for Mathematical Practice Resource Handbook
Leave this seminar with a wealth of lesson plans, copyready masters and activities that you can immediately implement in your math classroom
Specific Topics
Here's what you'll learn:
 Dozens of practical strategies to help math students in grades 612 meet or exceed the standards of mathematical practice
 Innovative examples of teaching students to think mathematically and communicate their thinking
 Stepbystep techniques to develop student persistence in problem solving
 Ways to push students to reason abstractly and quantitatively
 Specific prompts that ask students to make their own conjectures and test the conjectures of others
 Contexts that require students to model realworld scenarios
 Activities that allow students to strategically choose and use appropriate tools
 Simple ways to motivate students to care about precision in their answers
 Practical means to get students to see the underlying structure of the mathematics behind the algorithms
 Creative math lesson problems that encourage students to recognize and generalize patterns
 Classroom strategies that demand the best effort of all students
 Proven techniques for engaging struggling students in rigorous mathematical thinking
 Multiple methods for improving basic math skills as well as enhancing problemsolving abilities
 Effective models for promoting positive student collaboration
 Simple yet powerful ideas to implement mastery learning in your math instruction
 Grading strategies that foster student improvement of all standards
 Effective management strategies that get students to complete math homework
 Sample lessons that embrace the Common Core Standards for mathematical practice
 How to elevate textbook exercises to higherlevel questions
 Classroomtested examples of effective formative assessment
 How to get your students working harder than you in every math course you teach
A Message from Your Seminar Leader
Dear Colleague:
The Common Core Standards of mathematics are really all about the practices. While the Standards of Content have some noteworthy changes, the truly radical shift is in the Standards of Practice. These practices will demand math educators to teach students the skills to truly think mathematically.
Just as the Standards of mathematical content are what students are expected to know by the end of a school year, the Standards of mathematical practice are what they are expected to be able to do. As math educators, it is our new responsibility to instill these abilities in our students. It’s been my experience that traditional methods of instruction will not accomplish this for most of our students. We need the understanding of what these practices are calling for, and the resources and techniques to get the job done in the classroom.
During this fastpaced seminar, you will receive both. You will experience firsthand the very lessons that you will eventually implement in your math classroom. Offering you this student perspective will not only make for a very enjoyable seminar, but will allow you to more fully grasp how these lessons and principles of instruction can significantly influence the mathematical thinking of your students.
With the faith that they can learn it, and that we can teach it to them. I look forward to our experience together.
Sincerely,
Chris Shore
P.S. Again, the focus of our day together will be sharing
practical ideas I know from experience will work in your math classroom.
Who Should Attend
Middle School Mathematics Teachers, High School Mathematics Teachers Teaching Integrated or Traditional Common Core Curriculum, Interventionists, Math Coaches, Special Education Staff, Title I Staff, and Administrators.
Special Benefits of Attending
 Extensive Mathematical Practice Resource Handbook:
Each participant will receive a comprehensive resource handbook specifically designed for this seminar. The handbook includes:
 Tools and activities to instill the Common Core math practice in ALL students
 Lessons, lessons and more math lessons to engage and educate your secondary math students
 Practical, classroomtested ways to reach and teach students who struggle with mathematical concepts and procedures
 A wealth of outstanding ideas that you can immediately use in your secondary math class
 Lesson plans and reproducibles to help you teach your students to think and communicate
 Outstanding resources to help you and your students understand the mathematical practices
 Meet and Share:
This seminar provides an excellent opportunity for participants to meet and share ideas with other mathematics teachers interested in helping their students meet and exceed the Common Core State Standards for math practice.
 Consultation Available:
Chris Shore will be available at the seminar for consultation regarding your questions and unique needs of your own math programs.
 Semester
Credit Option:
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.
 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.
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