Earn Professional Development Hours From Home
Last year, we started offering our regular in-person professional development workshops as virtual sessions. Our founder, Suzy Koontz, has enjoyed offering these trainings to educators around the world. Our topics cover a wide range of instruction with a strong focus on what we know best – kinesthetic learning strategies!
Meet Our Presenter,
Suzy Koontz is the Founder and CEO of Math & Movement. She is an actuary, an educational consultant, a math teacher, and the creator of 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.
Upcoming Live Webinars
Kinesthetic Strategies to
Boost Math Outcomes
In this one-hour virtual training, you will learn efficient teaching and learning strategies that make math fun and engaging, promote equity, and allow students to make up for the lost time due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Next session: TBA
FULL VIRTUAL TRAINING
Trauma and Learning: Using Movement to Support Students with Adverse Childhood Experiences
Next training begins August 9
New Consultant Informational Session
August 15, 7:00 - 8:00 PM EST
The Amazing Hundred Number Grid for PreK-6th Educators
September 15, 4:00 - 5:00 PM EST
Kinesthetic Strategies to Master Multiplication
October 20, 4:00 - 5:00 PM EST
Past webinar recordings are available for a small fee. Session details are listed below. All sessions are approximately 1 hour long.
Grant Writing is something most teachers have to do...but they aren't always sure where to start. Let us guide you through the process. You will learn how to identify possible grant opportunities, develop a grant proposal, and submit a grant. The information and case studies shared during this presentation come from a combination of 6+ years of first-hand grant writing experience within the PreK-12 education space as well as first-hand accounts and stories from educators who have taken up the role of “grant writer” at their respective schools. Presented by National Math Foundation Program Manager, Kirby Schoephoerster. 100% of the proceeds from this recording will be donated to the National Math Foundation.
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 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. Includes: Freddy Fibonacci’s Awful Allowance ebook (a $12.95 value!)
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!) 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.
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. 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.
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!) Target Audience: 3rd-6th grade teachers, math coaches, AIS math teachers, special education teachers, and parents.
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!)
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 watching 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!)
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. 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!)
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 careers. Target Audience: Educators of PreK-5th grade students
View more trainings on our full event calendar.