Learn more about the Balanced Math framework that many teachers are using in their classrooms. If you are familiar with “balanced literacy,' Ryan will be speaking your language. Broaden math experience to make connections to number sense, basic math facts, early algebra and other essential concepts. In this workshop, participants will be introduced to research-based practices that facilitate the move from procedural understandings to conceptual understandings in the mathematics classroom. In an effort to link theory and practice, Ryan uses his experiences as a classroom teacher and university instructor to help participants implement these ideas in their daily practice.
You'll leave with knowledge to:
Move from procedural to conceptual mathematics teaching and learning
Implement a variety of activities and games that promote conversation, justification, and communication in the math classroom
Use the Balanced Math model to address standards and integrate skills needed for ISTEP and the new iLearn Assessments into your everyday instruction
Ryan Flessner is an Associate Professor of Teacher Education at Butler University. Prior to this, he taught elementary school in Indianapolis, New York City, and Madison, Wisconsin. His teaching and research interests include math education, teacher education, practitioner inquiry, and issues of equity, diversity, and social justice.
Date: Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (lunch on your own)
Location: Wabash Valley Education Center
Registration open through 12/4/2017 11:45 PM EST
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*Cost of all workshops are based on membership in an Indiana ESC. Any registrants who are not members of an ESC in the state of Indiana will be required to pay the non-member fee of twice the amount of the workshop cost.