Math Recovery - AVMR 1 (Course # 22CUR0614)

Date(s): 6/14/2022, 6/15/2022, 6/21/2022, 6/22/2022 
Time: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM EST

Registration open through 6/19/2022 11:59 PM EST


5 seats currently available.



The registration period has closed for this event.

Lunch is on your own.  It is not included. 

Course Description

This professional development course focuses on early numeracy development. Add+VantgeMR® (AVMR) supports elementary educators, special education instructors, and math coaches in diagnosing and advancing student understanding and numeracy development. The assessment, data collection, and teaching tools are designed to accelerate the ability of educators to recognize students' current levels of numeracy understanding to make data-driven instructional decisions.
Add+VantageMR® Course 1 (AVMR1) is foundational learning of whole number topics such as number words and numerals, structuring numbers, addition and subtraction, and topics that affect the development of future mathematical understanding. This offering of AVMR 1 will focus on PK-2 mathematics content and is intended for those teaching or coaching in Kent County.

During these professional learning opportunities, participants will be actively involved in rich discussions around students' mathematical thinking. Participants leave the course ready to work with students and implement new knowledge in their teaching practices to meet the needs of a diverse range of students.

This program is proven to produce results!

  • Real Student Results: 76% of Add+VantageMR® students (K-5) met or exceeded the projected growth on NWEA Mathematics Measure of Acedemic Progress (MAP)
  • Powerful Growth: Teachers who participate in Add+VantageMR® professional development see increased mathematics percentile ranks of students throughout the school year.
  • Monitoring Student Growth: A combined 86.11% of the responding teachers saw improvement in their students. Precisely 69.38% had Add+VantageMR® and Math Recovery® data to confidently report student growth. (2016 survey conducted by Castle Worldwide on behalf of the US Math Recovery Council®)
  • Improving Teacher Content Knowledge: Mean score of participants on mathematics content knowledge test increased from 70% to 79% after the completion of the Add+VantageMR® Course 1 and Add+VantageMR® Course 2.
  • Improved Instructional Decision-Making: Teachers who participate in Add+VantageMR® professional development show significant improvement in instructional decision making based on student actions and explanations.
  • Long-Term Impact: Following course completion over 68% of course participants engaged at least monthly in professional conversations related to Add+VantageMR® or Math Recovery® course content. (Source: 2016 survey conducted by Castle Worldwide on behalf of the USMRC.)
  • Applicable and Engaging Professional Development: Ninety-eight percent (98%) of the Cohort 1 teachers felt the program met their expectations. 'We needed this. We needed help to diagnose and prescribe activities and strategies to help students.'

To learn more about the content of the course, visit the link below.


Marcus Deja; Deborah Schuitema

Marcus Deja is a Mathematics Specialist at Kent ISD. His previous roles include working at All Saints Academy Middle School before spending four years at Kent Innovation High School. During these years, Marcus grew to understand relationships to be the most critical aspects of a thriving environment. He has taken his experiences of Project/Problem Based Learning and a student-centered classroom and aligned it to a belief in supporting educators for adaptive changes in the profession. His passions include creating equitable environments and opportunities for all students and staff, using inquiry and experiences to establish conceptual understanding, developing effective system alignment and creating the appropriate conditions for a learning culture.

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Course Cost

There is no cost to attend.

Credit Information

Course: Hours - 24

SCECHs- 24


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