Institute for Educational Development

Location: COLUMBIA
Date: March 21, 2018

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

Maximize the Power of GUIDED MATH to Increase Student Math Learning

(Grades K-3)

NEW Seminar Presented By
Julia Taylor

Outstanding Teacher and Presenter

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

  • Proven practices to dramatically enhance your guided math instruction
  • New, innovative strategies to elevate the effectiveness of guided math and small group experiences to help your students achieve greater math success
  • Powerful instructional techniques and model lessons designed to close the math achievement gap of struggling students
  • Essential guided math centers that develop computational fluency, formal math language, problem solving strategies, and improve visual processing

Practical Strategies

In this highly practical, NEW seminar, experienced teacher and math specialist, Julia Taylor, will share a wealth of ideas for more effectively creating, organizing, implementing, managing, and assessing guided math groups. She will share in-depth strategies and tips to maximize the power of guided math groups to effectively address the diverse needs of your students, including those who struggle with math, those who are ready for enrichment, your English language learners, as well as those who are working right at grade level.

Julia will show you how to implement guided math using your current math curriculum and how to create and manage engaging, rigorous, standards-based math centers for the rest of the class while you work with your guided math groups.

Whether you are teaching in a self-contained classroom, a math classroom or a resource program, you will find Julia’s ideas to be practical, innovative and academically rich. Even better, you will be given multiple, proven techniques to help all your students build the math confidence and savvy they need to become successful in mathematics.

You will leave this outstanding seminar with renewed enthusiasm about teaching math as well as a wealth of ideas for implementing guided math in your own classroom.

Ten Key Benefits of Attending

  1. Dramatically Enhance Guided Math to Help All Students Reach the Highest Possible Levels of Success
    Elevate and maximize the benefits of your guided reading groups in ways that will help your students achieve dramatic growth
  2. Timesaving Procedures and Practices to Make Managing Your Guided Math Centers a Breeze
    Discover time-efficient rules and routines that can dramatically transform your students’ guided math center experience and reduce the time you spend on management tasks
  3. Promote Exploration, Discussion and Discovery Through Engaging Guided Math Activities
    Acquire multisensory guided math activities and resources that enhance the development of fine motor skills
  4. Streamline Guided Math Centers: Focus on Fluency, Technology, Problem Solving, and Independent Skills Practice
    Learn how to streamline your key guided math centers and only change the assignments as skill levels or objectives change
  5. It’s Not Enough to Teach it Once - What a Spiral Review Could Do for You
    Discover effective ways to incorporate spiral reviews, question of the day and daily math warm-ups to reinforce key math concepts
  6. Utilize Pinterest to Revitalize Your Guided Math Centers
    Develop innovative ideas and resources on Pinterest to energize and organize your guided math centers
  7. Intensify Guided Math to Accelerate Progress for Struggling Students
    Adjust the structure of guided math lessons to target specific learning needs and accelerate progress for students still lagging behind
  8. Make Powerful Adjustments to Ensure More Robust Guided Math Group Activities
    Discover new and innovative ways to increase student success in achieving your goals through learning experiences that more actively engage learners within and beyond small groups
  9. Make Best Use of Guided Math to Support Differentiation and Targeted Support
    Implement more flexible learning opportunities by expertly blending whole-class, small group, peer‑supported, and side‑by‑side learning to better meet individual student needs
  10. Receive an Extensive Guided Math Instruction Resource Handbook
    Each participant will receive an extensive resource handbook packed with valuable strategies and techniques designed to help you make more effective use of guided reading and other small group formats … All strategies are highly practical and ready for use with your students

Specific Topics

Here's what you'll learn:
  • Classroom proven strategies for maximizing guided math groups
  • Innovative ways to use “spark” activities in grades K-3 to start thoughtful math discussions and strengthen visual processing
  • How to develop quality math centers that address your state math standards
  • Ways you can incorporate your current math curriculum into guided math
  • Innovative technology tools on all levels to engage and reinforce key math concepts
  • Proven strategies to better differentiate your guided math center activities
  • Highly effective ways to use guided math groups to preview, teach and reteach math concepts
  • Ways to integrate multisensory and hands-on guided math center activities to engage students and develop a deeper understanding of key math concepts
  • Student-directed accountability tips to ensure students are on task and held accountable for their participation in their own learning
  • Manageable ways to meet the needs of struggling students through guided math groups
  • Quick transitioning techniques to move students in and out of math center activities to maximize learning and time-on-tasks
  • Practical, budget-friendly ways to organize your guided math centers and activities
  • Innovative timesaving ideas for more efficiently organizing and managing your guided math centers

A Message from Your Seminar Leader

Dear Colleague:

If you are like most teachers, you have students in your classroom that are not academically ready to be at their current grade level. Thankfully, there will be many students who are on grade level and perhaps some who are far above grade level. How can we manage to teach each of them at their instructional level? How can we plan for their individual successes? How can we better use one math block to meet the needs of every student? How can we more accurately communicate with parents and administrators the progress each student is making?

Fortunately, through the effective use of guided math and guided math centers I have been able to meet these challenges and have been successful in closing the achievement gap in mathematics for countless students. In this seminar, I’ll show you how to successfully develop, set up and introduce guided math as a way to more effectively differentiate instruction during your math block. You’ll learn new ways to find the time needed to work with individuals and small groups through the use of practical, standards-based centers that will actively engage, challenge and meet the needs of all students.

Guided math parallels guided reading as a means to meet with small groups of students and give quality instruction and practice at their instructional level. My goal is to give you an array of ideas and powerful activities your can use in your classroom tomorrow and “work smarter not harder.” I’ll share ways to ensure that your planning will be targeted and your math instruction will be more effective.

I look forward to meeting you at the seminar and sharing my experiences, strategies and insights with you.

Julia Taylor

P.S. You will leave this seminar inspired and equipped to make more effective use of guided math groups in your classroom. In addition, you will receive an extensive resource handbook full of all the ready-to-use strategies and tasks I will share throughout the seminar.

Who Should Attend

Classroom Teachers, Title I Staff, Special Education Staff, Math Specialists, and Other Educators Teaching Math Grades K-3

Special Benefits of Attending

  1. Extensive Resource Handbook:
    Each participant will receive an extensive guided math resource handbook specifically designed for this seminar. The handbook includes:
    • Dozens of ideas to create successful guided math centers
    • Center activities to meet the various skill levels of your classroom
    • Timesaving, stress-less ideas and daily routines to use immediately with your class
    • Spark activities to start thoughtful math discussions and promote visual processing
    • Technology sites and apps to build interest and provide targeted math practice
  2. Meet and Share:
    This seminar provides a wonderful excellent opportunity for participants to meet and share ideas with other educators interested in maximizing the power of guided math instruction in their classrooms.
  3. Consultation Available:
    Julia Taylor will be available at the seminar for consultation regarding your questions and the unique needs of your own guided 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.