Kalamazoo Regional Educational Service Agency

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Differentiated, High-Impact CORE Math Instruction view course/not available icon
Are you looking for more ways to differentiate your instruction? Do you feel stuck when it comes to having resources and strategies to meet the needs of your students? Come to this two-day session to learn about and practice PLANNING for differentiated instruction and USING differentiated instruction in your core math lessons to close learning gaps. We will explore and practice with understanding and responding to your students' learning differences using concrete strategies and tools.
Differentiated, High-Impact Math Work Stations view course/not available icon
In this workshop, you will learn how to set up, manage and keep math stations going throughout the year. You will leave this workshop with resources and suggested materials that will prepare you to implement strategies that make math stations work in your classroom.
I'm "Nspired," Now What? Using Tl-Nspires in the Math Classroom view course/not available icon
This 5-day series is designed to jump-start your planning to incorporate regular use of your Nspires throughout your math curriculum. In using Nspires as part of your core instruction, you will increase student access to and engagement in mathematics for your reluctant learners.
Integration: Making the Math & Science Connection view course/not available icon
New Michigan Science Standards, now what? How do I find the time to teach Science? This workshop will focus on connecting the Michigan Mathematics Standards with the Michigan Science Standards for efficient and effective instruction. If you teach Math, Science or both, this professional development is for you. Participants will leave ready to implement strategies that integrate Math and Science, and provide deeper learning for their students.
Planning & Supporting Productive Math Talk view course/not available icon
This two-day series features strategies for increasing student discourse and establishing classroom structures to support reluctant learners. Educators will leave with an understanding of the critical components of the Five Practices for Orchestrating Productive Mathematical Discourse, (Smith & Stein, 2011) as well as "ready to use" instructional strategies and tools.
Strengthening Preschool Mathematics Instruction view course/not available icon
Through this workshop, early childhood educators will learn about the importance and predictive power of mathematics in the early childhood setting. The workshop will cover the big ideas in mathematics education, as well as how learning trajectories play an integral role in guiding instruction. Educators will have the opportunity to learn and practice high-quality routines that will allow participants to create opportunities for significant mathematical learning in early childhood classrooms.
Student Engagement in Mathematics view course/not available icon
This session will focus on developing students' agency, authority and identity as mathematicians through routines, structures and high cognitive demand tasks. You will experience, plan, implement and reflect on specific instructional strategies that are designed to increase access to mathematical content for all students.
Teaching with Eureka Math for the First Time view course/not available icon
This two-day session focuses on supporting new users of the Eureka Math program. Day one will include a general overview of the curricular materials and a guided walkthrough of a module. Day two focuses on solving Application Problems and developing a better understanding of Fluency Practice. You will extensively practice solving application problems with math drawings and tape diagrams completing problems specific to each grade level. Fluency practice is an energetic, substantial and sustained
Paraprofessional Power: Making the Most of Your Role as a Para-Educator view course/not available icon
This series provides essential tools for management and instruction for paraprofessionals in all grades. The two sessions will focus on strategies for diverse learners, as well as student engagement techniques. On day one, paras will learn how to support all students, and ensure alignment with classroom teachers. The second day includes specific areas of mathematics and language arts. Participants will be provided with discussion time, as well as time to learn specific strategies.