EASE Conference 2018

Thank you so much for joining my session Universal Design for Learning Overview at the First Annual EASE Conference at Signature Grand! http://easeconference.com/

Please find resources for my session to help in your Universal Design for Learning implementation below:

Mathematics Mondays Webinar Series Fall 2018

Please join us for an exciting new Mathematics Mondays webinar series!

 

Growth Mindset in Mathematics: October 1, 2018, 3:00-4:00pm

“I’m not a math person” is a statement made entirely too often.  Learn how to use a Growth Mindset to work hard to grow our math understanding, attitude, and outlook.

 

Writing Quality Math IEP Goals: November 5, 2018, 3:00-4:00pm

What assessments can I give to get data for the PLP?  What types of math goals should I be writing for my students? What are the progression of math skills that my students need to be successful?  Join us as we answer these questions and more.

 

Universal Design for Learning in the Math Class: December 10, 2018, 2:30-3:30pm

“There is no formula or recipe that works for all learners in all times. There is no set of lesson plans or units that can engage the range of learning styles, approaches, and intelligences that are likely to gather in one classroom.” -William Ayres. Join us to learn what Universal Design for Learning is and how you can apply these strategies to increase student success in the Mathematics Classroom.

 

Logging in is Easy!

From the comfort of your classroom or office!  Starting 15 minutes before the start time, click the link to enter the Adobe Connect Virtual Room.

https://fdlrs.adobeconnect.com/growthmindset/

Select Guest, and type your name.  You will need speakers to hear the meeting, and you will ask questions and respond through a chat box in the meeting.

 

If you are in Broward, both the Growth Mindset and Universal Design webinars can be found in MyLearningPlan.  Registration is not necessary to attend. 

Math Mondays Webinar Series Flyer 2018

Family Fun with Math 2018-2019

Families can increase math proficiency in their children by playing fun games at home. In this seminar, you will learn some strategies, activities & games that you can play as a family to increase student success in math. Materials to use at home will be provided, supplies may be limited. Register in advance:  https://bit.ly/2rVgFtA

Family Fun with Math Flyer 2018-19

New Teacher Academy 2018

Growth Mindset and Universal Design for Learning for New Educators

Thank you for attending my breakout session at NTA on Wednesday, August 1, 2018.  Please feel free to email me if you need any further support with implementation.  [email protected]

Please find the powerpoint slides and handouts below.  I hope to see you at future trainings or on future webinars.  Have a wonderful school year!

Supporting Students Using UDL for NTA PPT Slides

GrowthMindsetInteractiveMiniBookFreebie

10WHATQuestionstoDevelopGrowthMindsetinChildren

UDL graphic

Growth Mindset Movies & Videos for Children by Big Life Journal

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Copy of Growth v fixed mindset survey

MIndset One Pager

Also check out these websites:

 

School Resource Officers (SRO) Disability Awareness Presentation

Thank you for attending the disability awareness presentation for School Resource Officers.

Please find the presentation in PDF form here: SRO PD 2018

 

For additional information about students with disabilities:

http://bcps-esls.com/

www.parentcenterhub.org

https://www.understood.org/

www.floridainclusionnetwork.com

http://www.fdlrs.org/

IDEA and FAPE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4On6QVnW6wc

What is EBD? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60rIWA_ke60

 

The Family Cafe 2018

Thank you for attending my session Family Fun with Math at The Family Cafe 2018.  Please find the referenced slides and resources below.  Enjoy!

Number Knowledge Test

What is the Number Knowledge Test (NKT)?

The NKT is a free, individually administered number sense screener.  It takes approximately 10 minutes per student to administer.  This test can be used to identify if a student is on par with their same age peers in number sense. For more on the NKT, click here:  https://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED521575.pdf

 

Goals of the Number Knowledge Test

1. To determine if a student is functioning at, above, or below age/grade level in number knowledge

2. To determine which number concepts the student has mastered, which she is struggling with, and which she still needs to learn

3. To assess a student’s progress over the instructional period or academic year

 

Click here to download the Number Knowledge Test (NKT) NKT for BCPS

 

Now What Do I Do with the Data? 

View the Targeted Math Instruction Plan 0418 for details.

 

NKT Sample Administration Video

Progress Monitoring in Math

Under MTSS progress monitoring is vital to know if an intervention or evidence-based strategy is effective.  A common error is that the progress monitoring assessment that we administer is not directly assessing the skill that we’ve been remediating with our intervention or strategy.  If the assessment is not directly aligned, then we have no way of knowing how effective the remediation has been.  Therefore, I have created a Padlet with progress monitoring probes that are aligned to the Three General Levels of Math Skill Development.

In the Padlet you’ll find 4 columns: Number Sense, Computation (Basic Math Operations), Problem Solving and Additional Resources.  https://padlet.com/naomi_church/pmmath

 

Free Printable Posters for Teachers

Spring at last!  It’s that time of year when testing is gearing up, or even in full swing.  If you aren’t familiar with We Are Teachers, you should be!  This is a great website with resources, articles, classroom ideas and even FREE printables.  Check out the free printables – they can be a great resource to enhance a Growth Mindset community in your classroom and to promote positive behavioral choices.  https://www.weareteachers.com/category/free-printables-for-teachers/

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