Virtual PD Day on June 6th

Reimagine your Math Teaching & Learning

A VIRTUAL PD day of offerings for NYC DoE math educators.

Overview:

Morning Sessions
9:30 - 11:00 EST

Developing a culture of vibrant discourse in a classroom is a challenge for all teachers.

For ENL teachers this challenge is even more pronounced especially in mathematics where academic language is critical to student success. In this 90-minute session, we will share reasoning routines and specific teaching tools that can help teachers to build student confidence in their ability to communicate their ideas to others.

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Mathematical mastery is rooted in students’ capacity to problem solve effectively and efficiently.

To be successful problem solvers, students need to develop specific learning behaviors and habits of mind. They also need to develop a kind of computational fluency that keeps them from getting bogged down in needless and messy calculations. Two big questions confronting educators are: (1) how do we create this kind of problem-solving mastery? and (2) What kinds of tasks develop resilient problem solvers and deep thinkers and also support students’ capacity to communicate their thinking orally and in writing?

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What does it mean for a student to have computational fluency in multiplication?

One critical component of computational fluency is mastery of the basic multiplication combinations, which are the building blocks for computational fluency. But how do students develop fluency with the multiplication building blocks and what mathematical models are critical in the development of multiplication and division big ideas?

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What does it mean to be computationally fluent with fractions?

In this 90-minute session, teachers will be asked to consider a variety of computational strategies and think about ways to develop these strategies using routines, games, and guided minilessons.

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There is no question that algebra is the gateway to higher-level mathematics.

In elementary classrooms, we can support the development of algebraic reasoning in a number of key ways. In this session, we will share specific Reasoning Routines and highlight how these can be used to develop the roots of algebraic reasoning.

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Afternoon Sessions
1:00 - 2:30 EST

How do we create vibrant learning communities in our K-5 classrooms?

In this webinar, we will explore how to use playful routines as tools to develop students’ learning habits of mind. We will share 5-10 minute routines that are built around helping children to engage with each other; this includes developing their capacity to listen and communicate their ideas, to stay present in learning, and to advocate for their needs as learners.

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What does it mean for a student to have computational fluency in addition?

One critical component is mastery of the basic addition combinations, which are the building blocks for computational fluency. But how do students develop fluency with the addition building blocks? In this webinar we will use specific routines and games to help participants think about ways to develop the deep connections necessary for mastery.

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What role do models play in developing students’ mathematical reasoning and communication?

In this 90-minute session, we will explore how the virtual bead string model can be used to develop students’ mathematical reasoning and talk.

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What does it mean to be computationally fluent with fractions?

In this 90-minute session, teachers will be asked to consider a variety of computational strategies and think about ways to develop these strategies using routines, games, and guided minilessons.

READ MORE
Mathematical mastery is rooted in students’ capacity to problem solve effectively and efficiently.

To be successful problem solvers, students need to develop specific learning behaviors and habits of mind. They also need to develop a kind of computational fluency that keeps them from getting bogged down in needless and messy calculations. Two big questions confronting educators are: (1) how do we create this kind of problem-solving mastery? and (2) What kinds of tasks develop resilient problem solvers and deep thinkers and also support students’ capacity to communicate their thinking orally and in writing?

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Grades K - 5

High-Leverage Routines to Support ENL’s in Developing Mathematical Language k-5-support-enls

Developing a culture of vibrant discourse in a classroom is a challenge for all teachers.

For ENL teachers this challenge is even more pronounced especially in mathematics where academic language is critical to student success. In this 90-minute session, we will share reasoning routines and specific teaching tools that can help teachers to build student confidence in their ability to communicate their ideas to others.
  • several high-leverage reasoning routines that focus on developing students’ communication skills.
  • specific pedagogical tools they can use to support language development.
  • video of student talk and the kinds of teaching moves teachers can use to engage children in expressing their ideas. Transcripts will be used to highlight how communication is being developed through teacher moves during the routine.
  • several reasoning routines they can implement in their own classrooms.
  • examples of teacher pedagogical moves that are effective tools for promoting talk.

Grades K - 2

Rich Tasks to Develop Problem-Solving Habits of Mind

Mathematical mastery is rooted in students’ capacity to problem solve effectively and efficiently.

To be successful problem solvers, students need to develop specific learning behaviors and habits of mind. They also need to develop a kind of computational fluency that keeps them from getting bogged down in needless and messy calculations. Two big questions confronting educators are: (1) how do we create this kind of problem-solving mastery? and (2) What kinds of tasks develop resilient problem solvers and deep thinkers and also support students’ capacity to communicate their thinking orally and in writing?
  • the role rich tasks play in developing problem-solving strategies, essential learning behaviors, and habits of mind.
  • how to develop students’ ability to communicate their thinking both orally and in writing.
  • video and student work samples to explore students’ problem solving strategies.
  • rich tasks that they can use with their students.
  • tools for analyzing student written work samples.
  • specific strategies to use when conferring with students in one-on-one conferences.

Grades 3 - 5

Developing Computational Fluency with Fractions

What does it mean to be computationally fluent with fractions?

In this 90-minute session, teachers will be asked to consider a variety of computational strategies and think about ways to develop these strategies using routines, games, and guided minilessons.
  • the difference between automaticity and fluency.
  • a variety of different lessons that can be used to develop fluency.
  • video of students’ strategies for working with fraction computations. Here, transcripts will be used to highlight the mathematical ideas students are using and the teaching moves employed the maximize learning.
  • different routines, games and minilessons they can use in their own classrooms.
  • assessment problems to use to examine students’ computational fluency.

Grades 3 - 5

Five Reasoning Routines to Develop Algebraic Thinking 3-5-algebraic-thinking

There is no question that algebra is the gateway to higher-level mathematics.

In elementary classrooms, we can support the development of algebraic reasoning in a number of key ways. In this session, we will share specific Reasoning Routines and highlight how these can be used to develop the roots of algebraic reasoning.
  • a number of reasoning routines designed to develop algebraic reasoning.
  • their own thinking strategies and tools for communicating their ideas.
  • specific teaching techniques to engage students in deep thinking and clear communication.
  • video examples of children engaging with these routines. Transcripts will be used to highlight specific teaching moves that support and challenge student thinking.
  • several reasoning routines they can use in their own classrooms.
  • specific pedagogical tools they can use as they implement these routines in their own classrooms.

Grades K - 5

NEW Routines to Create Joyful Learning Communities

How do we create vibrant learning communities in our K-5 classrooms?

In this webinar, we will explore how to use playful routines as tools to develop students’ learning habits of mind. We will share 5-10 minute routines that are built around helping children to engage with each other; this includes developing their capacity to listen and communicate their ideas, to stay present in learning, and to advocate for their needs as learners.
  • the role of playful routines in creating classroom culture designed to actively engage minds and spark thinking.
  • how to develop students’ mindfulness to their own needs and to those of others.
  • video and routine write-ups will be shared.
  • a sample of routines across content areas that can be used to engage students in playful interactions to develop community.
  • specific tools for developing a learning culture rooted in respect and mindfulness (SEL).
  • strategies to use with different learning styles and developmental needs.

Grades K - 2

Developing Addition Fluency with the Building Blocks (aka Basic Facts)

What does it mean for a student to have computational fluency in addition?

One critical component is mastery of the basic addition combinations, which are the building blocks for computational fluency. But how do students develop fluency with the addition building blocks? In this webinar we will use specific routines and games to help participants think about ways to develop the deep connections necessary for mastery.
  • a routine built around individual ownership and mastery; this routine can be used both in the classroom and at home. In this exploration, we will share (1) an assessment tool to track student developmental and mastery of the building blocks; and (2) a short video example of what this routine looks like in the classroom.
  • the role of reasoning routines and games in developing mastery of the building blocks.
  • an understanding of the difference between automaticity and fluency with the basic addition combinations and what this means for meeting the goals outlined in the standards.
  • three reasoning routines they can use to develop fluency.
  • assessment tools to track student development of their addition combinations.

Grades K - 2

Introduction to the Virtual Bead String model to Develop Computation Strategies in Addition & Subtraction

What role do models play in developing students’ mathematical reasoning and communication?

In this 90-minute session, we will explore how the virtual bead string model can be used to develop students’ mathematical reasoning and talk.
  • the bead string model as a tool to develop reasoning in addition and subtraction.
  • a learning trajectory of strategy development in addition and subtraction. 
  • video examples of how the model can be used to develop strategies in addition and subtraction. Transcripts will be used to highlight student strategies and teaching techniques.
  • access to our NEW Virtual Bead String APP.
  • a learning trajectory of strategy development in addition and subtraction and ways to think about using this tool in planning their own bead string lessons.

Grades 3 - 5

Rich Tasks to Develop Problem Solving Habits of Mind

Mathematical mastery is rooted in students’ capacity to problem solve effectively and efficiently.

To be successful problem solvers, students need to develop specific learning behaviors and habits of mind. They also need to develop a kind of computational fluency that keeps them from getting bogged down in needless and messy calculations. Two big questions confronting educators are: (1) how do we create this kind of problem-solving mastery? and (2) What kinds of tasks develop resilient problem solvers and deep thinkers and also support students’ capacity to communicate their thinking orally and in writing?
  • the role rich tasks play in developing problem-solving strategies, essential learning behaviors, and habits of mind.
  • how to develop students’ ability to communicate their thinking both orally and in writing.
  • video and student work samples to explore students’ problem solving strategies.
  • rich tasks that they can use with their students.
  • tools for analyzing student written work samples.
  • specific strategies to use when conferring with students in one-on-one conferences.

We are looking forward to working with you!

Join us on June 6th!

On Chancellor’s Day the ReimaginED Teaching Team will be facilitating 90-minute LIVE Virtual sessions in the morning and afternoon.

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