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Math & Movement founder, Suzy Koontz, is now offering FREE webinars to support teachers, administrators, and parents at home or in the classroom.

Topic 1:
Kinesthetic Strategies to Improve Math Outcomes for the Classroom, Online, and at Home Instruction

Description: This interactive presentation offers kinesthetic strategies that support the modules, build number sense and critical thinking, and increase a student’s fluency and ability to focus and understand. All participants will receive the Math & Movement Training Manual e-book, and six digital skip counting banners. Attendees will receive a 1-hour professional development certificate (to be approved by your district for continuing education credit). The Math & Movement program is aligned to most state standards and linked to the common core. 

Target Audience: Educators and Parents of PreK-5th grade students

Why Would This Benefit You?

We understand the challenges of coming up with new ways to present materials. We want to present you with new content and ideas that you can use in your classroom, online, or during home instruction.

You will learn new strategies for increasing student engagement, making math fun, teaching kinesthetic learners, building number sense, and bringing the joy of learning back into the classroom!

Download our informational flyer.

Topic 2:

The ABCs of Math & Movement:
Kinesthetic Strategies to Improve One-to-One Correspondence and Fluency for PreK-2nd Grade Students

Description: Learn about brain science and why movement-based learning is beneficial for students and adults. Learn simple strategies to increase focus, concentration and to energize students. Learn strategies to link movement to academic content and how to incorporate movement in virtual lessons.

This training will highlight the newly-released children’s book, The ABCs of Math & Movement by Suzy Koontz, which provides a series of counting movements based on each letter of the alphabet and a fun fact about an animal. For example, A is for alligator. Did you know that an alligator can jump up to six feet to catch food for its dinner? Let’s be alligators while we count to 20! Training includes access to videos for alligator, beaver, cat and dog and some suggestions for parents. Book and video package will be available for purchase after the training.

Target Audience: PreK-2nd Grade Educators and Physical Education Teachers

Topic 3:

Kinesthetic Strategies to Build Number Sense for PreK-2nd Grade Educators

Description: This one-hour session provides numerous practical strategies to develop number sense in PreK-2nd grade students. Learn kinesthetic, fun, game-like activities that strengthen number sense, build math-confidence, and support state standards.

Attendees will receive a 1-hour professional development certificate (to be approved by your district for continuing education credit). The Math & Movement program is aligned to most state standards and linked to the common core. 

Target Audience: Educators and Parents of PreK-2nd grade students

Why Would This Benefit You? We understand the challenges of coming up with new ways to present materials. We want to present you with new content and ideas that you can use in your classroom, online, or during home instruction.

Learn whole-body kinesthetic strategies for how to use the ten-frame, vertical number lines, place value, large clock, and hundred number grid (1-100). Learn techniques to strengthen number sense, develop one-to-one correspondence, discover number patterns, add and subtract single digit numbers, and skip counting by 2’s 5’s and 10’s. Learn engaging techniques for solving story problems, telling time, reading numbers, understanding equivalent fractions and more! Learn about an enjoyable technique to develop visual discrimination and enhance math skills in your students. Learn kinesthetic, fun, game-like activities that strengthen number sense, build math-confidence and support state standards.

Topic 4:

Kinesthetic Strategies to Build Number Sense for 3rd-6th Grade Educators

Description: This one-hour session provides numerous practical strategies for strengthening number sense, building math-confidence and supporting state standards.

Attendees will receive a 1-hour professional development certificate (to be approved by your district for continuing education credit). The Math & Movement program is aligned to most state standards and linked to the common core. 

Target Audience: Educators and Parents of 3rd-6th grade students

Why Would This Benefit You? We understand the challenges of coming up with new ways to present materials. We want to present you with new content and ideas that you can use in your classroom, online, or during home instruction.

Learn strategies for mastering multiplication, division, factoring, fractions, place value, elapsed time, and more. Learn how the books Oodles of Algebra and I Love to Cancel can be used to strengthen basic number sense while teaching the algebraic concepts of symbol manipulation. Learn about FREE math-a-thons that can inspire your students to solve more and more math problems.
 
Learn how fun and rewarding it can be to engage your students in kinesthetic, game-like activities that strengthen number sense, build math-confidence and support state standards. 

Topic 4:

Movement & Literacy: Kinesthetic Strategies for ELA

Description: Join us for this fun, energizing, and interactive virtual training! Learn practical, kinesthetic strategies for boosting sight word recognition, reading fluency, decoding skills, and more. Gain ideas for increasing your students’ focus, attention span, writing, and creativity! The training also includes ideas for virtual instruction and suggestions for parents.

Hop onto this virtual training to energize yourself and have some fun with brain-based learning techniques!

Attendees will receive a 1-hour professional development certificate (to be approved by your district for continuing education credit). The Math & Movement program is aligned to most state standards and linked to the common core. 

Target Audience: PreK-3rd grade teachers, reading coaches, AIS reading teachers, special education teachers, and parents.

Topic 5:

Trauma and Math: Using Movement to Support Students with ACEs

Description: The difficult truth is that students with Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) usually find traditional learning environments unsuitable for their needs. Educators need to be conscious of this in order to help these children succeed. Learn about trauma-informed teaching, how trauma affects students, how to make sense of students’ behavior, and how to help your students feel safe. Learn effective teaching strategies that help students with ACEs overcome the learning barrier and excel in their academic career.

Target Audience: Educators of PreK-5th grade students

New Consultant Informational Session

Description: Open to anyone interested in becoming a Math & Movement consultant. This consultant training webinar provides updates and resources for all Math & Movement consultants and prospective consultants.

*A PD certificate is NOT issued for this session.
 

Topic 6:

The Amazing Hundred Number Grid: Kinesthetic Strategies to Improve Math Fluency and Conceptual Understanding

Description: This one-hour session provides numerous practical strategies to understand the power of the hundred number grid as a learning tool. Learn kinesthetic, fun, game-like activities that strengthen number sense, build math-confidence and support state standards.

Attendees will receive a 1-hour professional development certificate (to be approved by your district for continuing education credit). The Math & Movement program is aligned to most state standards and linked to the common core. 

Target Audience: Educators and Parents of PreK-5th grade students

Why Would This Benefit You? We understand the challenges of coming up with new ways to present materials. We want to present you with new content and ideas that you can use in your classroom, online, or during home instruction.

Learn strategies for using the Hundred Number Grid to discover number patterns, add/subtract two-digit numbers, round numbers, make change, understand fractions, decimals and percents and more! Learn kinesthetic, fun, game-like activities that strengthen number sense, build math-confidence and support state standards.

Topic 7:

Melding Movement into Disciplinary Instruction

Description: Many research studies have shown that movement enhances learning. Incorporating movement throughout the day is beneficial for children and adults because exercise enhances circulation, brain function, focus and concentration. This virtual training is an application-based session offering practical suggestions on how to include movement-based learning activities throughout the day.  We will lead participants through a variety of movements to that can be shared with parents or students.

Target Audience: PreK-12 Educators, Social Workers and Administrators

**Before enrolling in this virtual training, participants may find it beneficial to attend the virtual training: Kinesthetic Strategies to Improve Math Outcomes for the Classroom, Online and Home Instruction.

Topic 8:

Kinesthetic Strategies to Master Multiplication
for the Classroom, Virtual Instruction, and Home Instruction

Description: Many students fail to develop multiplication fluency during third grade which hinders their math confidence in subsequent years. This interactive presentation offers kinesthetic strategies that develop multiplication fluency. Similar to learning to play a musical instrument or a sport, multiplication fluency requires repetition for most children. This presentation will provide simple steps and practical suggestions on how to infuse enjoyable movement into math practice to ensure that your students develop the fluency required by NYS Next Generation Standards (3.OA.7a) and other state standards!

All participants will receive the Math & Movement Training Manual e-book and six digital skip counting banners (for 3’s, 4’s, 6’s, 7’s, 8’s and 9’s.)

Attendees will also receive a 1-hour professional development certificate (to be approved by your district for continuing education credit). The Math & Movement program is aligned to most state standards and linked to the common core. 

Target Audience: 3rd-6th grade teachers, math coaches, AIS math teachers, special education teachers, and parents.

Topic 9:

Kinesthetic Strategies to Address Achievement Gaps for School Administrators

Description: Brain scientists have identified that movement is essential for enhanced brain function, circulation, focus, concentration, learning and retention. In this one-hour virtual training, you will learn efficient teaching and learning strategies that promote equity, allow students to make up for the lost time due to the COVID-19 pandemic, dovetail with virtual instruction, strengthen SEL and support parents’ efforts in home instruction. The training will include time for a discussion and questions.

Target Audience: School Administrators

more dates coming soon

Topic 10:

Math & Movement for K-6 Grade Physical Educators

Description: Are you being asked to incorporate more math into your Physical Education Curriculum? Come learn how Math & Movement can teach physical education skills and improve math skills all at the same time! Learn several techniques for warm-ups, assessments, and activities that will work on P.E. skills and also allow students to have intentional and vigorous math practice! Math & Movement is a kinesthetic approach to teaching and practicing math skills that fits perfectly into Physical Education.

All participants will receive the Math & Movement Training Manual e-book and six digital skip counting banners.

Target Audience: PreK-6 Physical Education Teachers

Check back later for future dates.

Presenter Bio:

Suzy Koontz, Founder and CEO of Learn Thru Movement, is an actuary, an educational consultant, a math teacher, and the creator of Math & Movement, Movement & Literacy, and over 150 kinesthetic teaching tools. As the author of over 15 books, Suzy’s passion is helping students recognize their ability to learn and helping them lead healthier lives while achieving academic success. Suzy’s mission is for ALL students to be on grade level in math and reading.