Institute for Educational Development


Location: CHICAGO NORTH
Date: April 4, 2018


$249.00 per person
Group Price: $229.00
*For 3 or more people regestering at the same time

What to Do with the Rest of Your Class While You Meet with Small GUIDED MATH Groups

(Grades K-2)

NEW Seminar Presented By
Beth Knoedelseder

Outstanding, Award-Winning Teacher and National Presenter

Specifically Designed for Classroom Teachers, Title I Staff, Special Education Staff, Math Specialists, and Other Educators Teaching Math in Grades K-2

  • Strengthen the math skills of your K-2 students while you work with guided math groups
  • Practical strategies to implement outstanding, independent math learning centers with minimal preparation and expense
  • Differentiated math learning centers to better meet your students’ needs
  • Technology ideas to integrate into your centers, along with best websites, books and resources for your math centers
  • Receive an extensive resource handbook filled with dozens of innovative math center ideas and manageable activities to promote success for all your students

Practical Strategies

Save yourself hours of time looking for new and creative ways to develop math centers by attending this NEW seminar by Beth Knoedelseder, an award-winning and experienced primary teacher. Discover how you can actively engage your students using practical engaging math centers while you meet with small guided math groups.

Unlock your students’ interests with powerful math strategies that involve them in applying math skills to solve problems, as well as centers that have them practicing the key skills and concepts they need to build math fluency. You will explore new ways to increase students’ understanding and learning of math by keeping them actively and independently working.

Whether you are a new teacher or a seasoned educator, you will leave this seminar with new ideas and strategies you can use immediately when you return to your own classroom!

Ten Key Benefits of Attending

  1. Strengthen the Math Skills of Your K-2 Students While You Work with Guided Math Groups
    Practical and engaging math centers to strengthen your students’ math skills … Refresh your instruction through centers that target math skills and concepts
  2. How to Best Manage Your Math Centers While Working with Small Guided Math Groups
    Learn a variety of ways to manage your centers to keep students on task so you can spend quality time with a small group of students … Ideas for helping students learn to work independently
  3. Practical Ways to Organize Your Math Centers
    Organization is the key to successful centers … Practical ways to set up and keep your centers organized for greater success
  4. Differentiate Your Math Centers
    Learn practical strategies and tools that target learning styles … Tiering the same math center to challenge competent math students while meeting the needs of the rest of your students
  5. Free, Low-Cost and Timesaving Ideas for Your Math Centers
    Numerous ideas for using everyday items in your math centers … How to implement outstanding, independent math learning centers with minimal preparation and expense
  6. Building Math Vocabulary
    Interactive strategies to help your students develop and build their math vocabulary … Great ways to increase math language and purposeful math talk
  7. Discover Ways to Integrate Other Subject Areas with Your Math Centers While Increasing Math Skills
    Use centers to make math relevant in all areas … How your students can practice and apply math skills and concepts across the curriculum
  8. Develop Critical Thinking Using Math Centers
    Learn effective strategies for creating a classroom environment that engages students and develops critical thinking and problem solving
  9. Target Math Standards Through Creative Math Centers
    Target your standards in math centers … How to incorporate math standards to increase students’ math skills and the application of these skills
  10. Increase Your Teaching Options
    Return to your classroom with a wealth of practical ideas and motivating activities that will provide practice in key math skills and allow your students to apply mathematical principles independently while you work with small groups

Specific Topics


Here's what you'll learn:
  • Practical strategies to implement outstanding, independent math learning centers with minimal preparation and expense
  • Practical and effective assessments to evaluate your math centers and make meaningful instructional decisions
  • Timesaving ways to hold students accountable for math center activities
  • Tiering the same learning center to challenge competent math students while meeting the needs of the rest of your students
  • Using mentor texts to motivate and excite students about using math in the everyday world
  • Use inexpensive and/or everyday materials to create engaging math centers
  • Integrate children’s literature into your math centers and math program
  • Realistic ways to modify and differentiate your math center activities to maximize learning for each of your students
  • Using Mother Nature to teach math concepts and skills through centers
  • Incorporating the arts into your math center instruction
  • Ways to stimulate thinking and deepen understanding of math concepts
  • Strategies to get students comfortable with using math in their everyday lives
  • Fun ways to integrate the subjects and see the benefits of connecting key concepts together in math projects
  • Creating a print-rich math environment
  • Strategies to organize, implement and manage math centers
  • Incorporate quality math centers that address the NCTM Content Standards
  • Develop meaningful, independent practice that complements your whole group instruction
  • Creative ways to use poetry to teach math skills

A Message from Your Seminar Leader

Dear Colleague:

Would you love to hear your students cheer when you announce that it is math time? Would you enjoy seeing your class highly engaged and applying math skills beyond the math lesson? As a teacher, I am always in search of exciting and practical ideas to help my students learn in fun, highly motivating ways. Fortunately, through the use of creative and differentiated math learning centers, your students will be ready to cheer when it is time for math.

In this strategy-packed, one-day seminar, you will learn how to successfully develop, organize and manage differentiated math learning centers. You will discover how you can set up creative math centers that will keep students engaged in independent work so you can focus on instruction with your small, guided math groups. In addition, I will share a variety of ways to integrate math into different subject areas and enhance reading and writing skills. I look forward to the opportunity to introduce these ideas to other enthusiastic primary teachers, like yourself!

I hope you will join me for a fast-paced day of practical ideas to enhance your math instruction in ways that will increase achievement and engage your students so they get turned onto math and enjoy learning as much as they do playing!

Sincerely,
Beth Knoedelseder

P.S. I know how valuable your time is and how difficult it is to be away from your classroom for even one day, so I have developed this seminar to focus on just the best strategies, tips and timesaving ideas for your math centers!

Who Should Attend

Classroom Teachers, Title I Staff, Special Education Staff, Math Specialists, and Other Educators Teaching Math in Grades K-2.

Special Benefits of Attending

  1. Extensive Resource Handbook:
    Each participant will receive an extensive resource handbook specifically designed for this seminar. The handbook includes:
    • A variety of ways to manage and organize your math centers
    • Differentiated center activities to meet various ability levels and learning styles in your classroom
    • List of websites, books and resources to use in math centers
    • Technology ideas to integrate into your centers
    • Suggested themes and integrated content areas to tie into math centers
  2. Meet and Share:
    This seminar provides a wonderful opportunity for participants to meet and share ideas with other educators interested in enhancing the math skills of their Grades K-2 students.
  3. Consultation Available:
    Beth Knoedelseder will be available at the seminar for consultation regarding your questions and the unique needs of your own math 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.