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

Topic 1: FREE SESSION!
Kinesthetic Strategies to Improve Math Outcomes for the Classroom, Online, and 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 ebook. 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!

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Topic 2: $15

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!

Includes The ABCs of Math & Movement ebook and the movement videos! (a $15 value!)

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

This book was designed to help students practice skip counting by 2s! The movements in this book correspond with each letter of the alphabet and give interesting information about animals!

Topic 3: $15

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.

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

Includes: Honey, A Math Adventure ebook (a $9.95 value!)

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. 

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.

In Honey, Sarah and her playful dog Honey show us how fun and practical math can be. After Sarah teaches Honey to count by fives, Honey applies this new skill to her daily life by counting her pieces of food, her toy balls, and her tasty bones! When Sarah needs an activity for the 100th day of school, Honey shares her idea with Sarah and together they create an exciting math adventure to enjoy with Sarah’s class!

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Topic 4: $15

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.

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

Includes: Freddy Fibonacci’s Awful Allowance ebook (a $12.95 value!)

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. 

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. 


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In Freddy Fibonacci’s Awful Allowance, clever Eliza asks her mother to switch her allowance from four dollars a week to one that uses Fibonacci numbers. Not understanding the extent of this request, her mother agrees. Each week, after completing a household chore, Eliza asks for her allowance. After six months, when the allowance has increased to a substantial amount, Eliza and her family join forces to provide mom with a high-magnitude surprise!

Topic 4: $15

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.

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.

Includes the Spelling Animals ebook! (a $9.95 value!)

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Spelling Animals is a spelling and drawing book. Spelling Animals uses a unique, approach that allows children to practice spelling through repetition. The simple words and large spaces are perfect for enticing even the most reluctant writer. The artwork your child creates will make this a book to cherish.

Topic 5: $15

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

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Topic 6: $15

The Amazing Hundred Number Grid for PreK-2nd Grade Educators

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.

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

Includes: Buddies, A Math Adventure ebook (a $9.95 value!)

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. 

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. 

Anne Marie feels left out in school and frustrated with odd and even numbers in math class. Mrs. McHenry, Anne Marie’s teacher helps her understand by drawing a parallel between odd numbers and Anne Marie’s feelings of being left out.  Mrs. McHenry’s unique explanation helps Anne Marie to feel more confident in school and understand a valuable math concept.

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Topic 7: $15

The Amazing Hundred Number Grid for 3rd-6th Grade Educators

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.

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

Includes: The Math & Movement Training Manual ebook (a $29.95 value!)

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. 

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.

This manual includes over 250 movements to energize children and adults. Use the math-movements to wake up a child’s sleepy brain, liven up faculty meetings or just to feel better! Your students will receive rigorous and intentional math practice while engaging in physical exercise! This book also has a lot of ideas for the hundred number grid at the end!

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Topic 8: $15

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. 

Includes: The Math & Movement Training Manual ebook (a $29.95 value!)

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. 

This manual includes over 250 movements to energize children and adults. Use the math-movements to wake up a child’s sleepy brain, liven up faculty meetings or just to feel better! Your students will receive rigorous and intentional math practice while engaging in physical exercise!

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Topic 9: $15

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 Multiply With Me e-books (instructor guide and student workbook) and digital skip counting banners! ($29.95 value!)

Attendees will also receive a 1-hour professional development certificate (to be approved by your district for continuing education credit). 

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

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Multiply With Me is an innovative, scripted book that teaches multiplication through physical activity and counting. The student workbook can be used as a supplement to the school curriculum or a stand-alone program for homeschooling. Children learn to multiply quickly and efficiently while enjoying the experience. The large print and child-centered activities in the Student Workbook encourage children (including reluctant math students) to practice math basics.

Topic 10: $15

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

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Topic 11: $15

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.

Target Audience: PreK-6 Physical Education Teachers

All participants will receive the Math & Movement Training Manual for K-5 Physical Education (e-book) ($29.95 value!)

Attendees will also receive a 1-hour professional development certificate (to be approved by your district for continuing education credit). 

In this manual, you will find over 50 lessons and activities, each one designed to meet at least one of the new National Standards and Grade Level-Outcomes* just released by SHAPE America. Each lesson also reinforces at least one Common Core Math Standard. There are also over 90 Active Math Movements designed to help teach various locomotor, non-locomotor, manipulative, and jump rope movements, while simultaneously allowing students to practice counting and skip counting skills!

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Topic 12: FREE SESSIONS!

Virtual Techniques for Teaching the Hundred Number Grid

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

Target Audience: see sessions below – first session is for PreK-2 Educators, second session is for 3rd-6th Educators

Includes: The Math & Movement Training Manual ebook (a $29.95 value!)

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. 

This manual includes over 250 movements to energize children and adults. Use the math-movements to wake up a child’s sleepy brain, liven up faculty meetings or just to feel better! Your students will receive rigorous and intentional math practice while engaging in physical exercise!

Check back later for future dates.

Topic 13: FREE SESSION

How to Run A Math-A-Thon

Description: Learn how to engage your students and parents in a fun math-a-thon! Learn strategies on how to make this event remote and how to gain support from local community organizations.

Target Audience: Educators of PreK-5th grade students

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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.
 

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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.

Looking for our Virtual Training session? ACEs and Learning: Using Movement to Support Students with Adverse Childhood Experiences
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