Join Suzy Koontz in Ithaca, NY for FREE Saturday Morning Workshops at the Math & Movement Learning Center!
Math & Movement founder, Suzy Koontz, will be holding seven free workshops on Saturdays in Spring 2016, beginning February 20. The workshops will be held at the Math & Movement Learning Center in the Dewitt Mall Suites in Ithaca, New York.
**If you are interested in having a workshop in your area, please email us and we will try to accommodate!**
In this workshop, you will learn:
- Why exercise increases learning.
- How to use Math & Movement to help students meet the Common Core State Standards and increase test scores.
- Easy-to-apply and powerful techniques for extra math practice and brain breaks.
- How to train your students to develop their own Math & Movement exercises.
- Math & Movement exercises including the Nines Twist and Sailboat Sway.
- Methods for documenting the effectiveness of these strategies.
- Grant opportunities and information about the National Math Foundation.
All teachers who attend the workshop will receive one FREE autographed hard copy of the Math & Movement Training Manual, six digital files for the Skip Counting Banners by 3’s, 4’s, 6’s, 7’s, 8’s and 9’s, and numerous e-books!
For teachers, educational support professionals, and physical education and special education teachers for Pre-K through grade 5.
DeWitt Mall Suites, first floor
(one floor above Moosewood Restaurant)
215 North Cayuga Street, Ithaca, NY 14850
9:30-10:00 a.m. – Registration and Light Breakfast
10:00-12:00 a.m. – Workshop
MAXIMUM 10 teachers per session.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
About Math & Movement
Math & Movement is a kinesthetic, multi-sensory approach to teaching math that incorporates physical exercise, stretching, cross-body movements, and yoga. The program uses visually pleasing floor mats that allow children to practice basic skills while using visual, auditory, and kinesthetic learning modalities. The goal of the Math & Movement program is to lead students through a series of movement-based learning exercises that result in mathematical competency and confidence!
The series of “math-movements” are uniquely designed to build number sense by including moving and counting with varied voice levels. The math-movements improve students’ basic math and reading skills, critical thinking and a child’s ability to focus and learn. Activities included in the workshop are aligned to specific goals in the Common Core State Standards.
Suzy Koontz is an educational consultant, an actuary, a former math teacher, founder of Learn Thru Movement, Inc. and the Math & Movement program, and the author of numerous books. She is a founding board member and is deeply involved in the development of the National Math Foundation, a non-profit whose mission is to “stomp out” math anxiety.
Suzy’s work has been featured in television, radio and print. She is a national speaker at schools, conferences, and PTA/O events. Suzy lives in Ithaca, New York, with her husband and four daughters.