REGISTRATION FEE:
$195 for
one workshop; $180 each
when two or more registrations
are received at the
same time. Registration
fee includes extensive
coursebook with blacklines,
complimentary snacks,
and more. Lunch is
included where indicated.

Winter/Spring 2015 OneDay Seminar & TwoDay Workshop 

OneDay Seminar (#SM21): 
Workshop #254: 
OneDay Seminar (#SM21): 

This seminar applies Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences and visual/handson approaches to engage in key Common Core State Standards for Grades 3–6. The National Research Council wrote in Everybody Counts that it is a myth to believe that “learning mathematics means mastering an immutable set of basic skills.” They continued to say that “Practice with skills is just one of many strategies to help students achieve the broader goals of learning.” In this seminar we will explore those alternatives. This seminar employs handson manipulatives and activities as Concrete representations and visual models as SemiConcrete representations to help students develop a firmer foundation as they move on to Abstract mathematics and standard algorithms. Research shows that students using this CSA approach develop deeper mathematics awareness. TOPICS AND CCSS STANDARDS
–– Use a Paper Journal to View Mathematics from Different Perspectives –– Revisit Fraction Concepts Using WarmUps, Puzzles, Games, Paperfolding, Number Lines, and Handson Activities –– Investigate Cooperative Learning Activities to Encourage Diverse Solutions –– Use Diagrams and/or Sketches to ProblemSolve –– Finding Patterns and Using Manipulatives Help Students Understand Basic Math Concepts –– Explore Algebraic Thinking and Ratio/Proportion –– Delve into Data Collection & Measurement This course provides instructional strategies designed to address the needs of both regular and specialeducation students. All teachers, including those teaching developmental curricula or math education teachers, would benefit from this workshop. 

Date: Thursday February 19, 2015 

Location: 

Facilitator: Hope Martin is a State Finalist for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science. Hope has been a mathematics educator for more than 40 years—including close to 30 years in the classroom. Currently she is adjunct to National Louis University. She is a frequent presenter at local and national conferences. Hope has authored numerous math books for teachers and students including the following:


Registration Fee:
THIS WORKSHOP INCLUDES:
There will be an opportunity to examine and purchase supplemental math materials. Bring your school Tax ID to the workshop. 

One graduate level professional development credit, for an additional $65 fee paid at the seminar, available through CPDU Provider: National Louis University — 6 Illinois CPDUs are available for this seminar. 
Workshop #254: 

This handson workshop will have you work in small groups, engaged in using proven instructional strategies and motivational techniques for Grades 4–8 that foster a deep understanding of key foundational concepts that lead to success in the study of algebra. Each activity is tied to specific Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for Mathematical Content and Mathematical Practice. Connections are made to number concepts of arithmetic to illustrate that algebra is really “generalized arithmetic.” Realworld applications are used throughout to illustrate why the study of algebra is important. TOPICS AND CCSS STANDARDS
– The Common Core State Standards that Lead to Success in Algebra – What is Algebra? Bridging Arithmetic and Algebra – Balance the Number Sentence! – Evaluating Numerical and Algebraic Expressions
– Expression Match – Operations with Integers – What Is an Equation? How Do Equations and Expressions Differ? Solving Equations and Inequalities
– Guess My Number! – An Algebraic Card Trick — It’s not magic; it’s ALGEBRA! – Number Tricks – Algebra Match – What’s My Function? – Use y = mx + b and Line of Best Fit to Make Predictions – Exploring Powers with Negative Exponents – Mathematical Recreation: Solving Problems from NCTM’s “Cartoon Corner” This course provides instructional strategies designed to address the needs of both regular and specialeducation students. All teachers, including those teaching developmental curricula or math education teachers, would benefit from this workshop. 

Dates: March 6 & 7, 2015 

Location: 

Facilitator: Recipient of the 2014 ICTM David has been a mathematics educator for nearly 40 years. He is a frequent presenter at local and national conferences and is a developer of mathematics curriculum materials for K–12. He has authored a number of math books for teachers and students, including Math for Real Kids, and is coeditor of NCTM’s “Cartoon Corner” in Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School. 

Registration Fee:
THIS WORKSHOP INCLUDES:
There will be an opportunity to examine and purchase supplemental math materials. Bring your school Tax ID to the workshop. 

One hour of Graduate Credit, for an additional $148 fee paid at the workshop, available through CPDU Provider: National Louis University — 14 Illinois CPDUs are available for this workshop. 
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