By Suzy Koontz
This Tuesday at 3 p.m. Eastern time (2 p.m. Central) is your last chance for a live interactive teleconference training sponsored by the Osborne Foundation! Come get your questions about kinesthetic learning answered. Get feedback about how to customize kinesthetic learning for your classroom!
Don’t need help, but more ideas are always welcome? The teleconferences have been recorded so you can listen at your leisure! You will get quick new tools that will help you rapidly enhance your students’ success.
In 2015, the National Math Foundation (NMF) received funding from the Weldon F. Osborne Foundation for training support for teachers. As part of this grant, NMF contracted with Math & Movement to offer 16 FREE teleconference trainings beginning in January 2016. The final call is this Tuesday, May 3!
The training calls have been recorded so teachers can access the information at their convenience. The recordings will be available to anyone interested in learning specific kinesthetic strategies and there will not be a limit to how many times they can be accessed.
Here is the link where you can access the list of sessions and register for the live teleconference on Tuesday: http://nationalmathfoundation.org/teleconference-trainings/
Here is the link where you can register for any past recordings in which you may be interested: http://goo.gl/forms/vnXHz3pbRF
For a full list of the teleconference recording topics and descriptions, see below (additional topics that were covered but need to be re-recorded are also included below):
Last live session:
Bringing Math & Movement into the Community – May 3
Take math education outside of the classroom and get parents and community members involved with Family Fun Nights, Buddy Programs, and Math-a-thons.
Math & Movement Basics – January 19
Teach Whisper/Loud Basics as the building blocks for successfully implementing Math & Movement in the classroom.
Taking Active Math to the Next Level – January 26
Learn about tapping at the table, hallway math, math and yoga, and increasing productivity by making every instructional moment count.
Skip Counting Sequencing – February 9
Emphasize the importance of skip counting fluency as the key component to mastering multiplication facts necessary for advanced mathematics. Discuss skip counting as repeated addition.
Turning Skip Counting into Multiplication Mastery – February 16
Scaffolding techniques for transition from skip counting to multiplication. Learn strategies for introducing the topic of multiplication and strategies for increasing fact fluency.
Clock Hop Curiosity – March 1
Showcase the numerous math skills that can be taught while using this giant clock manipulative. Learn about ways this mat can be used to teach Skip Counting by 5’s, Telling Time, Elapsed Time, Fractions, Angles, Basic Geometry, and more.
Merry Measurement – April 5
Discuss ideas for teaching the span of the units of measurement with regards to length, height, and width.
Money Madness – April 12
Jumping and hopping techniques to help children learn how to count and to add up coin values, as well as other strategies will be discussed.
Math & Movement and Literacy – April 26
Tips for incorporating literature into the math curriculum.
Topics to be re-recorded:
Why Movement Based Learning? – January 12
Prove that the brain needs movement to learn. Learn the science behind why the program works.
Strategies for Pre-Testing and Post-Testing Students – February 2
Discuss ways to document student growth through the use of pre and post assessments. We will discuss the various assessment techniques that are available to benefit your students.
Hopping into the Hundreds Chart – February 23
Familiarize teachers with the numerous skills that can be taught across grade levels with this universal manipulative.
Perfecting Place Value – March 8
Use place value as a tool to create confidence in multiple digit addition, subtraction, multiplication, decimals, and rounding.
Fabulous Fractions – March 15
Remove the stress that often arises while teaching this difficult skill set by learning different methods to master fraction instruction. Tricks for teaching adding and subtracting fractions, converting fractions to mixed numbers and vice versa, ordering fractions, and reducing fractions will be taught.
Gregarious Graphing with the Cartesian Coordinate Hop – March 22
Investigate fun ways to teach graphing and other skills that challenge the brain. Other areas of discussion include area and perimeter, symmetry/flips/slides/transitions, algebra.