Back by popular demand! We have new dates and host schools for our Family Fun with Math Events for the 2019-2020 School Year.
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/2GQSUt7
Events begin promptly at 6:00pm and last 60-90 minutes. You are welcome to bring your children for active participation!
- Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at Park Springs Elementary
- Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at Lakeside Elementary
We know that it can be difficult to get away for full days of professional learning. In order to best meet your needs, FDLRS REACH offers free math webinars to bring you digestible bites of information to help your students become the best mathematicians they can be. Please tune in live for an interactive online session via Adobe Connect. If you are unable to join us live, recordings will be posted within 24 hours after the session at http://mrschurch.net under Teacher Webinars.
Authentic Fluency in Mathematics
May 13, 2019
Dr. Jo Boaler’s research shows that although automaticity with math facts is important to high level math, memorization is a poor way to get there. Learn how to teach and assess authentic fluency in mathematics without using timed tests and memorization. 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.
Math for All: Universal Design for Learning in a Standards-Based Classroom
August 26, 2019
“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 to implement the principles in a standards-based math class. Logging in is easy from the comfort of your classroom or office!
To pre-register click here: https://bit.ly/2vnuqD1
In Broward County Public Schools you can also register in LAB with Course #: 39124054.
Strategic Competence: Teaching Children to Use a Research-based Strategy for Problem Solving
October 14, 2019
In order for students to be proficient in Mathematics, they must be able to devise strategies for solving problems. In this webinar you will learn about the importance of strategy training and how to implement a specific research-based strategy to help students attack word problems. Logging in is easy from the comfort of your classroom or office! To pre-register click here: https://bit.ly/2vnuqD1
Thank you for joining me at Building Successful Foundations of Mathematics at Home at the 2019 Title 1 Annual Parent Seminar. Please find resources from our session below:
- Building Successful Foundations of Mathematics at Home Powerpoint Slides
- Jo Boaler’s Website: https://www.youcubed.org/
- Parent Resources: https://www.youcubed.org/resource/parent-resources/
- Free Growth Mindset Printables from Big Life Journal: https://biglifejournal.com/pages/printables
- Growth Mindset from the Florida Department of Education: http://www.fldoe.org/teaching/just-for-teachers-community/growth-mindset/
- Handout – Advice for Parents from Professor Jo Boaler: https://bhi61nm2cr3mkdgk1dtaov18-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Parent-Night-Handout-vF-1-2.pdf
- Mindset Works for Parents: https://www.mindsetworks.com/parents/default
- Family Fun with Math Flyer 2018-19
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.
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.
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
This 2 day face-to-face module in addition to continuing online follow-up is designed to introduce participants to the 5 strands of Mathematics Proficiency per the National Research Council and how explicit instruction in these areas will help our struggling learners. Participants will also be able to assess fluency with multiple authentic methods in addition to teaching problem solving strategies to assist struggling learners.
Register in MyLearningPlan beginning 11/1/17, course title: “Math Proficiency in Struggling Learners.” This course is worth 16 inservice points and counts toward the ESE renewal requirement.
For more information contact: Naomi Church, FDLRS Program Specialist. 754-321-3400 [email protected]
Teams of 2-5 professionals from a school site possibly including, but not limited to: an ESE Support facilitator, Math Coach/contact, PreK-5 teachers of students struggling in mathematics.
January 24 & 31, 2018 (must attend both dates)
8:30am – 3:30pm
Arthur Ashe Campus
1701 NW 23rd Ave., Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33311
Dear BCCTM Members,
In order to support excellence in mathematics education in Broward County, BCCTM is once again offering 3 classroom grants of up to $150.00. The application as well as additional information can be found online at the Broward County Teachers of Mathematics Website. Don’t delay! BCCTM Classroom Grant 2016-17 applications are due by March 10th.
TouchMath Intervention Professional Development is worth 8 inservice points and does count toward your ESE renewal requirement. Learn everything you need to know about the TouchMath Program in one day and get a firsthand look at the unique, multi-sensory approach to math. We will supply all the materials needed for a hands-on, interactive learning experience. You’ll even be able to download free TouchMath Activity Sheets so you can get started right away! The training will cover addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. You DO NOT need to have a TouchMath kit to attend.
Mathematics for Struggling Learners
Mathematics for Struggling Learners is worth 10 points and does count toward your ESE renewal requirement. This blended learning module including a one-day workshop and continuing online follow-up is designed to introduce participants to subitizing, proficiency in mathematics, authentic fluency assessments and problem solving strategies to assist struggling learners.
Mathematics Diagnostic Assessments Professional Learning
Training is now available online in the administration and scoring of most of the diagnostic assessments supported by Broward County Schools! This self-paced online course is facilitated via Canvas. It is great for on demand professional development that can be used in a PLC or for individual participation. No inservice points are awarded for this course. As a participant you may choose to work through the modules that are relevant for you. math-diagnostic-training-flyer