What is a Math & Movement Symposium?
The Math & Movement Symposium is a two-day intensive training
during the school day in an elementary school.
Why host and send teachers?
The Math & Movement Symposium offers training for teachers/schools
in movement based learning strategies. These strategies boost student
achievement, increase physical activity, reduce obesity and increase the
overall health and brainpower of students.
Benefits for Teachers:
- Teachers receive TONS of FREE Books.
- Teachers are trained in the Math & Movement kinesthetic strategies and then practice their newly learned techniques with students from the host school.
- Teachers learn data collection techniques.
- Teachers learn strategies for increasing parental engagement and building school community. (The Symposium includes a Family Fun Night on the evening of the first day. Teachers will learn how to organize, set up and run these events in order to increase parental engagement and support the learning community.)
- Participants learn about fundraisers that earn money for your school AND increase math and reading fluency.
Benefits for Host Schools:
For schools that partner with us and lend their space and students for the training, we offer:
- A customized agenda to best fit in schools schedule.
- One set of M&M materials (7 Skip Counting Hopping floor mats, the Clock mat and the Add/Subtract mat), a $1,995 value.
- Four hours of one-on-one tutoring for 25-50 of your students from a certified teacher during the two-day period and data collection on these students.
- A FREE Family Fun Night on the first evening of the Symposium, a $995 value.
- Training for ALL your teachers prior and during the Family Fun Night.
- FREE e-books for ALL teachers in your school (a $1,945.5 value based on 30 teachers).
- Half-price for hard copies of books for all teachers in your school if ordered within two-weeks of Math & Movement Symposium!
- A 10% percent discount and FREE shipping on all Math & Movement Floor mats if ordered within two weeks of Math & Movement Symposium.
- The opportunity to be involved with a University research study that tests if students engaging in Math & Movement have increased physical activity during after-school hours.
- Suggestions for how to stencil outside areas with math patterns in order to increase math practice during recess, before school and after school.
- Training and support in how to use a Math-A-Thon to increase math fluency.
Requirements for Host School:
- Host teachers from other schools (minimum of 40 teachers and you set the maximum)
- Offer space in your school for two consecutive days
- Access to technology (internet access with video capability)
- Distribute and collect media release forms to parents and teachers to allow us to photograph students and teachers.
- Allow us to collect pre- and post- data (no names would be used)
- Pay for substitute teachers to cover your participating teachers’ classrooms.