Institute for Educational Development

Maximize the Power of GUIDED MATH: More Effectively Differentiate Math Instruction Using Small Groups, Centers and Whole Group Instruction (Grades K-3)

NEW Seminar Presented By
Ann Elise Record

Award-Winning Teacher, Math Specialist and Presenter

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

  • Practical strategies for more effectively managing and sustaining differentiated guided math groups and math workstations
  • Innovative, hands-on, differentiated small group activities and games to better meet the diverse needs of your students
  • Proven teaching strategies to use within your guided math groups to strengthen all your students' math conceptual understandings
  • Powerful assessment strategies that provide the necessary data to groups and teach students at their appropriate instructional level

Practical Strategies

Meeting the individual math needs of all your students can be a daunting task when it seems like the spectrum of abilities in our classrooms just keeps getting wider. How do we discover the specific needs of our students and then differentiate math instruction to assure we are providing the most appropriate support that each of our students deserve? How can we create a classroom environment that assures ALL of our students will develop a joy-filled, positive relationship with math as they start on their math journeys? If you are looking for practical answers to these questions, this is a seminar you won't want to miss.

In this NEW, highly engaging seminar, Ann Elise Record will share a wealth of practical classroom-proven ideas and resources to assist you in maximizing the power of guided math in your classroom to ensure your students develop a positive disposition towards math as well as deepen their understanding of key math concepts. You'll leave this seminar with a wealth of proven strategies you'll be able to use immediately in your own classroom.

Ten Key Benefits of Attending

  1. Strengthen Your Math Instruction Using Powerful, Guided Math Strategies
    Discover classroom-proven strategies to strengthen guided math in your grades K-3 classroom … Innovative instructional techniques for creating a more engaging math classroom, and establishing independent math routines
  2. Unlock the Power of Growth Mindset in Your Classroom
    Numerous, practical strategies to enhance student math performance through a growth mindset … Learn proven ways to increase students' motivation, effort and self-efficacy
  3. Maximize the Power of Small Group Guided Math Instruction
    See how guided math groups can more effectively differentiate your instruction for your diverse learners while molding confident and competent critical thinkers … Here's how
  4. Learn Practical, Research-Based Math Strategies to Enhance Student Achievement in Mathematics for All Students
    Discover meaningful, student-centered instructional strategies and ideas to effectively implement differentiated guided math groups in your classroom to build your students' conceptual understanding
  5. Incorporate Math Learning Games that Build Powerful Strategic Thought
    Engage your students in those "just right" activities that will positively influence their feelings about math, encourage strategic thought and motivate them to learn … Discover games and activities that your students will ask to play again and again
  6. Use Differentiated Math Center Activities to Practice, Reinforce and Extend Basic Math Conceptual Understandings
    Discover innovative, timesaving ways to meet the diverse needs of your students by leveling your workstation activities particularly for fluency and word problem types … Effective ways to provide practice and extension activities for each student
  7. Accelerate Student Success Solving Word Problems with Differentiated Instructional Strategies
    Learn about the hierarchy of word problem types involving addition and subtraction and an assessment that will allow you to hone in on exactly where each student needs to begin working
  8. Strengthen the Confidence of Students Who Struggle and Dislike Math
    Leave with valuable strategies that help struggling students redefine what it means to be good at math … Learn practical ways to help your students persist, persevere, learn from mistakes, and embrace challenges
  9. Maximize Your Instructional Time
    Discover timesaving and inventive ideas for organizing a guided math classroom that allows you to work with small groups on targeted concepts while other students are actively involved in rigorous, standards-based math workstations that provide purposeful practice
  10. Receive an Extensive Math Resource Handbook
    Each participant will receive a valuable resource handbook containing ready-to-use activities and assessments, techniques, materials, and resources geared for K-3 that can be immediately implemented in classrooms

Specific Topics


Here's what you'll learn:
  • Classroom-proven strategies to more effectively organize, implement and manage guided math groups and math centers
  • Practical tips for making guided math groups a more powerful teaching strategy for all ability levels
  • How to more effectively organize your math block and maintain a guided math classroom
  • Proven strategies that easily allow for differentiation of math instruction within small group settings
  • Realistic ways to modify and differentiate your math workstations to maximize the learning of all your students
  • Proven assessments that will help you focus on exactly where each student needs to begin working on his/her progression of math fact mastery with addition and subtraction
  • How to access data files that will allow you to easily analyze the needs of your students individually and as a whole class
  • Engaging strategies to increase student motivation, effort and self-efficacy through a growth mindset to enhance student achievement
  • Classroom-tested daily routines that encourage rigorous mathematical thought and flexibility of thinking from all learners
  • Engaging activities that encourage math discussion in your classroom and allow students to share their reasoning and critique the reasoning of others
  • Ways to more effectively assess and evaluate your learning centers to make meaningful instructional decisions
  • Exemplary activities that each student can accomplish at their readiness level while developing their number sense
  • Powerful instructional strategies that encourage students' development of strategic thinking

A Message from Your Seminar Leader

Dear Colleague:

Over the course of my own math journey as an elementary teacher, math specialist, college teacher, and math consultant, there is one quotation that resonates with me the most: "There is nothing elementary about teaching elementary math." Indeed, the early numeracy concepts in K-3 set the foundation for all future math learning and require special expertise on how to assist children as they develop number sense. Fulfilling the expectation of differentiating our instruction to provide each student exactly what they need given the incredibly diverse needs of our students amidst all the other demands that are placed on us in our classrooms these days is daunting to say the least. In my own classroom, I felt that my whole group lessons were only meeting the needs of one third of my students. Once I transformed my classroom into a guided math structure, I finally felt that I was able to meet the needs of ALL my students. The guided math classroom provides a framework for assisting all our students in becoming engaged, curious, flexible, risk-taking, and confident mathematicians.

But where do we begin? How can we best structure our math block? How do we ensure the students who are not in a group with me are engaged? How do we know what each student needs to work on? I have developed this seminar to share with you the best, research-based resources and ideas of how to maximize a guided math structure and to provide differentiated scaffolds and supports to meet your students exactly where they are on their learning progression from basic facts to word problem types.

All of the resources and assessments I will share with you have been successfully implemented in the schools where I work. They are practical applications of what research tells us are the best ways for students to learn mathematics. I look forward to spending the day with you and sharing a wealth of ideas that will transform your classrooms! Together we can work to create classroom climates that promote positive attitudes towards math and the development of excited lifelong mathematicians!

Sincerely,
Ann Elise Record

P.S. You will leave this seminar inspired, enthusiastic and prepared to implement guided math groups in your classroom. In addition, you will leave with an extensive handbook with many assessments, activities, and routines that are the most powerful ways to differentiate your math instruction.

Who Should Attend

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

Special Benefits of Attending

  1. Extensive Guided Math Resource Handbook:
    Each participant will receive an extensive guided math resource handbook specifically designed for this seminar. The handbook includes:
    • Key ideas and specific strategies for setting up, organizing, managing, and maintaining differentiated guided math groups
    • Dozens of energizers and daily routines to begin your math block engaging students right away using reasoning and strategies that will provide a foundation of their conceptual understanding
    • Research-based assessments that will allow you to zoom in on exactly where your students need to begin working to develop their mastery of math facts and word problem types
    • Highly practical, innovative ideas for differentiated workstation activities and games that provide rigorous, standards-based purposeful practice
    • Highly effective instructional strategies to help all your students meet or exceed your expectations in mathematics
    • Proven techniques to motivate every student no matter their current level of performance
  2. Meet and Share:
    This seminar provides a wonderful opportunity for participants to meet and share ideas with other educators interested in strengthening their guided math program.
  3. Consultation Available:
    Ann Elise Record 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.