




Practical Strategies to Use GUIDED MATH to Strengthen
Your Math Instruction
(Grades K3)
NEW Seminar Presented By
Kelly Harmon
Outstanding Award Winning Teacher,
Author and National Presenter


Specifically Designed for Classroom Teachers, Special Education Staff, Title I Staff, and Other Educators Teaching Mathematics in Grades K3
 Practical, classroomproven ideas for enhancing your use of guided math in your classroom
 Ideal strategies for managing small, focused math instruction groups and independent math centers
 Innovative guided math teaching strategies to strengthen all your students’ math skills from the struggling to the highly capable
 Assessment strategies that provide the necessary data to group and teach students at their best instructional level
 How to help students investigate math concepts and develop strategic thinking skills
 Math center ideas to engage your students in meaningful math work allowing you to teach small, guided math groups
 Outstanding instructional strategies you can use immediately to increase your students’ math skills and understanding of number sense, basic facts, measurement, geometry, problem solving, and more
Practical Strategies
In this highly practical seminar, Kelly Harmon will share a variety of guided math techniques, including how to plan and implement small guided math groups designed to better meet your students’ needs – from those who excel in math to those who struggle with basic math skills. You will learn the top, researchbased instructional strategies that will help your students learn and retain key math skills and concepts, and how to transfer these skills to math problem solving. In addition, Kelly will give assessment ideas that will guide you in forming flexible and intentional small groups to better meet each student at their instructional level. You will leave this outstanding seminar with renewed enthusiasm about teaching mathematics as well as a wealth of ideas for implementing guided math in your own classroom.
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to participate in this high‑energy seminar that will leave you with dozens of strategies and ideas you can use immediately in your own math classroom.
Ten Key Benefits of Attending

Strengthen Your Math Instruction Using Powerful, GUIDED MATH Strategies
Discover classroomproven strategies to strengthen guided math in your grades K3 classroom … Instructional techniques for creating an engaging math classroom, organizing tips, and establishing and maintaining independent math routines
 Explore the Power of Small Group Guided Math Instruction
Ideal grouping strategies for small group lesson plans to meet students at their instructional level, steps for reciprocal teaching, and how to develop procedural knowledge and procedural flexibility … Scaffold your students’ learning using small, focused guided math groups
 What to Do with the Rest of Your Class While You Meet with Guided Math Groups
Use independent practice activities and math stations that naturally differentiate for student needs … Help your students learn to make choices based on their math learning goals … Discover new math games and tech tools for math practice and fluency
 Help All Your Students Achieve Grade Level Math Goals
Boost students’ skills and understanding of number sense, basic facts, measurement, geometry, problem solving, and more … Ideas to help your students meet grade level standards
 Efficient and Effective Assessment Strategies to Group Students for Greater Results
Minutebyminute progress monitoring that will help you take immediate action to adapt instruction … Unit and lesson planning tips based on assessments … Help students set and track their own math learning goals and develop a growth mindset for math success
 Utilize ResearchBased Instructional Strategies
Use what we know works to make learning stick … How to incorporate the top, proven instructional strategies that will greatly increase student learning
 Practical Guided Math Strategies to Differentiate Your Math Instruction
Practical and doable strategies for implementing small, guided math instructional groups and math centers that will build and reinforce your students’ math skills at their best level of proximal development
 Challenge Your Top Math Students While Addressing the Needs of Your Struggling Students
How you can find time for preteaching, reteaching and practice with students who need it the most while your highly capable math students are challenged with meaningful math work at their level
 Explore the Power of Guided Math to Teach Problem Solving
Today’s rigorous standards call for students to develop a deep understanding of the relationship between various number concepts that will assist them in problem solving … Explore proven strategies that enable students to understand and solve challenging problems with fluency, ease and confidence
 Proven Guided Math Strategies to Help Students Process Key Math Skills and Concepts for Greater Understanding and Application
Steps for implementing successful math talks along with key questioning strategies to help students examine math reasoning … How to engage your students in math journaling, including drawing and writing about math
Specific Topics
Here's what you'll learn:
 Classroomproven strategies to organize and manage guided math groups and independent math centers
 Practical tips for making guided math groups a powerful teaching strategy for all ability levels, from struggling to highly capable
 How you can use guided math to catch students before they fall behind
 Create anchor charts and tools to provide multimodality learning
 Highly effective questioning strategies to help students think through their reasoning
 Increase your students’ math skills and understanding of number sense, basic facts, measurement, geometry, and problem solving
 Develop a growth mindset through student goal setting and selfevaluation
 Successfully engage students in cognitively challenging math tasks
 Develop meaningful, independent practice that complements your whole group instruction
 Integrate children’s literature into your math program and centers
 Realistic ways to modify and differentiate your math centers to maximize learning for each of your students
 Unlock the power of small group instruction to focus on the diverse needs of your students – from those who excel in math to those who struggle with basic math skills
 Develop routines for math talks and math journaling to deepen student understanding of math concepts
 How to organize your math block and create a guided math classroom
 Effectively assess and evaluate your learning centers to make meaningful instructional decisions
 Tiering the same learning center to challenge competent math students while meeting the needs of the rest of your students
 Learn successful daily routines for implementing guided math in your classroom
 Proven strategies to increase student achievement in your grades K3 math classrooms
A Message from Your Seminar Leader
Dear Colleague:
Given the range of students’ mathematical skills, we must know how to balance a variety of instructional models including whole group, direct instructional strategies, as well as small group lessons and interventions to meet individual student needs. When used correctly, guided math allows teachers to provide the necessary differentiated instruction that leads to success for all students. I am excited to spend a day together devoted to enhancing and strengthening guided math in your classroom to accelerate the math achievement of all your students.
During our day together, some of the topics we’ll explore are:
 A wealth of highly effective, timesaving strategies to make guided math work in your classroom
 Outstanding ideas, readytouse math lessons and a variety of resources for assessing and teaching math skills and concepts in a guided math format
 What the rest of your students are doing while you work with small groups
 How guided math makes differentiation possible to better meet the needs of all your students
 Innovative, handson guided math strategies perfect for grades K3 students
 Powerful ideas to teach writing in math and innovative math talk strategies
I am truly excited to offer dozens of ideas, tips and suggestions you can take back to your classroom and immediately use to strengthen and enhance your math instruction using guided math. Please join me for a day that promises to be dynamic, fastpaced and packed with ideas to increase all your students’ achievement in mathematics.
Sincerely,
Kelly Harmon
P.S. You will receive an extensive resource handbook written specifically for this seminar. It is filled with all the strategies and ideas we’ll discuss during our day together.
Who Should Attend
Classroom Teachers, Special Education Staff, Title I Staff, and other educators teaching mathematics in grades K3.
Special Benefits of Attending
 Extensive Resource Handbook:
Each participant will receive an extensive guided math resource handbook specifically designed for this seminar. The handbook includes:
 Dozens of practical guided math strategies and how to use them in your own classroom
 How to group students efficiently
 Examples of math centers you can adapt to meet your needs
 Steps for student goal setting and action planning that include the math centers or stations they need to visit
 How to collect minutebyminute data to determine which move to take next
 How to plan for scaffolding to mastery
 Elements of effective guided and independent practice
 Meet and Share:
This seminar provides a wonderful opportunity for participants to meet and share ideas with other educators interested in practical strategies to enhance their math instruction.
 Consultation Available:
Kelly Harmon will be available at the seminar for consultation regarding your questions and the unique needs of your own program.
 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 University of Massachusetts Global, a nonprofit affiliate of the University of Massachusetts, 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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