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On-Demand Developing the “Full Package” of Procedural Fluency ›
As educators one of our primary goals is to build mathematical thinkers who will flourish in their math careers. This means ensuring students have developed the “full package” of fluency. Unfortunately, we often neglect two essential components of fluency. In this webinar we will experience five research-based strategies that address these neglected components of fluency and also
On-Demand Author Webinar: Increase Student Learning and Engagement Using Desmos with Dr. Eric Milou ›
Change the nature of school mathematics by engaging students in more active mathematical practices. In this webinar, Dr. Eric Milou will show you how to use Desmos to get your students experimenting, investigating and problem-solving! Bring depth to students’ learning and encourage them to ask questions rather than only looking for answers.
On-Demand Author Webinar: Counting: More than Just "1,2,3..." with Dr. Juanita Copely ›
Counting is more than memorization, more than one-to-one correspondence, and more than procedural skills. In this webinar, Dr. Juanita Copley will examine five principles for cardinality and counting.
On-Demand Words Their Way Author Webinar Series: Integrated Word Study - Spelling, Grammar, and Meaning in the Language Arts Classroom with Marcia Invernizzi ›
There are three reasons for adopting a word study approach to spelling, vocabulary, and grammar instruction in a language arts program: (1) Word study provides the link to integrate and apply word-level skills within the context of reading and writing; (2) word study builds on the fundamental cognitive learning process of focusing on comparing and contrasting and brings this process to conscious attention; and (3) word study is hands-on, student-centered, developmentally appropriate, and fun. Word-conscious teachers link word study to reading and writing, provide a flexible sequence of instruction that includes instruction in grammar, text analysis, and writing; and provide hands-on, repeated practice with words and ideas. Word study makes explicit how spelling patterns and word structures reflect meaning and use.
On-Demand Words Their Way Author Webinar Series: Transitional and Intermediate Learners - Exploring Single-Syllable to Multi-syllable Patterns in Words with Shane Templeton ›
There is more regularity to the spelling of sound in English than most students (and educators!) realize. Discovering this regularity benefits not only students' spelling but their reading as well. Beginning in the latter part of 1st grade for some children and in 2nd through 4th grade for most, this regularity may be discovered and learned through the exploration of within- and between-syllable patterns. Learners become aware of
On-Demand Words Their Way Author Webinar Series: Word Study with Emergent Bilinguals with Lori Helman ›
Many students speak one language at home and learn a new one at school, either as they participate in dual immersion programs or receive English learner support. These students are becoming bilingual and word study instruction can build on their capabilities in two languages. This session guides educators to tailor word study for students learning in a new language through techniques such as making connections across languages, identifying cross-linguistic challenges, and supporting students to use all of their linguistic resources.
On-Demand Words Their Way Author Webinar Series: The Critical Role of Word Meaning in Word Study with Shane Templeton ›
There is a reciprocal relationship between sound and meaning in word study. As learners explore letter and sound patterns in phonics and spelling instruction, the role of meaning in supporting that instruction is critical across all developmental levels. Teachers will learn how to guide this exploration as they address polysemy (multiple meanings), homophones and homographs, and Latin and Greek word elements. Learners will reflect on the meaning of known words to support their explorations of new sound and spelling patterns, and their learning of spelling patterns in turn supports their learning of unknown words through generative vocabulary learning.
On-Demand Words Their Way Author Webinar Series: Word Study for Phonics, Vocabulary, and Spelling Instruction: Activities and Routines, K – 12 with Donald Bear ›
Explore word study activities and schedules. We’ll sort together across the developmental continuum to see how phonics, spelling, and vocabulary are integrated in instruction. Concept sorts and other practices to teach vocabulary are introduced. Classroom routines for teacher-guided small group, and independent learning are introduced. Spelling routines are considered as part of word study to teach both phonics and vocabulary, a reconceptualization of how and why we teach spelling. Instructional practices with English learners are presented throughout.
On-Demand Author Webinar: Developing Conceptual Understanding: What, When, and How with Dr. Janet H. Caldwell ›
There are two ingredients for developing conceptual understanding: computational proficiency and problem-solving skills. But what is meant by this? In this webinar, we examine five instructional strategies that can help students develop conceptual understanding: Building Skills and Procedures from Concepts, Using Problem-Based Teaching, Using Multiple Representations, Focusing on Reasoning and Communication, and Helping Students Make Connections between Concepts. Within each strategy, we'll explore examples of concepts, illustrate how concepts develop over time through number concepts like place value, and we will uncover the important outcomes for teaching understanding.
On-Demand Author Webinar: Nothing But Desmos with Dr. Eric Milou ›
Come enjoy this webinar on the free online graphing calculator Desmos. Dr. Eric Milou will explore all of Desmos’ features, from animating objects and functions to creating lessons and assessments, and even exploring the link between art and math.