## SIS Math Initiative Workshop Series:

### Changing Mathematical Mindsets with 21st Century Math Instruction

One of our most important training programs is our **Math Initiative**, which provides a comprehensive plan to help teachers transition from a “one-size-fits-all” math instructional model to a hands-on, interactive workshop model in order to integrate critical Common Core Standards and Practices. This training allows for *classroom observation*, *coaching*, and *modeling* to bring the instruction to the knowledge level of the teachers and direct implementation into their classrooms. Teachers will walk away with a deep understanding of not only CCSS and the 8 Math Practice Standards, but also the importance of numeracy development and the layers in which students create mathematical thinking and application.

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Math Initiative Workshop Participants

## Math Initiative Workshop Menu

The following workshops are part of the Math Initiative Workshop Series. The workshop series includes 2 to 3 days of professional development, with 2-3 days of job embedded coaching, ideally over two years to help create systemic change in school in math.

All workshops are 3-hour or 6-hour modules. Although these workshops support our Math Initiative, any of the workshops can be provided individually as well.

### From Here to There: Assessing and Developing Basic Numeracy Skills (PK-2, Special Education)

### Foundations of Number Sense (Grades 1-6, Special Education)

Teachers will gain strategies to build foundational number sense not through memorization of rules, procedures, and facts, but through a clear understanding of numbers, and their relationships with other numbers. Participants will be shown new methods for building number sense and teaching computation in ways that make sense to both teachers and students. With this solid foundation, students can then apply this learning to higher-level math concept and reasoning for years to come.

### Make It Real: Applying the 8 Mathematical Practices in Your Classroom (PK-6)

In this session teachers will learn the eight integrated Standards for Mathematical Practice (8 SMPS) that describe a set of skills and processes that all students should develop as part of their study of mathematics. Participants will discover how to break down these eight standards into a common language with kid-friendly terms, and how to relate these practices to every part of math instruction.

Teachers will answer essential questions to identify the impact the practices have on instruction. Teachers will learn how to utilize math journaling to help students apply the SMPS and foster mathematical reasoning. By the end of the day, teachers will also recognize what successful implementation of the standards looks like, what is needed to implement them, and what implications these have for assessment and grading.

### Creating a Math Culture through Math Discourse

### Performance Tasks: Getting Students to Demonstrate their Mathematical Reasoning (K-5)

### Model Drawings (Grades 1-6)

Teachers will discover the power of model drawing and gain confidence teaching word problems. Teachers will learn the step-by-step method of translating a word problem into a diagram or model and solve from start to finish. Teachers will be able to help students recognize the relationships between quantities in the given information and build a deeper understanding of the problem, allowing them to solve easily. Participants will learn how to scaffold these strategies for struggling students, building competence in small steps. These problem-solving techniques will build the foundation for algebraic thinking that can begin even in early grades.

### Math Block, Including Workshop

### Fractions Made Easy: Simple Strategies for Conceptual Understanding

### K-2 Tools & Tips for Systematic Math Intervention

**Grades: K-2 and Special Education, Interventionist**

**Length: 75 mins, 3 hours, or 6 hours**

In this training participants will learn a systematic approach to assess and pinpoint problem areas in math for at- risk learners. Specifically, you will learn delayer a child’s knowledge to find where the misconception starts and develop a short term, realistic goal for an individual or small group. Participants will be instructed on the importance of instructional match, honoring working memory, repetition, and maximizing learning to provide an optimal learning condition for math.

Participants will learn how to make interventions manageable within the daily flow of instruction with a series intervention kit ideas for commonly found problems in the early years such as: numeracy, place value, story problems, rounding and more. Interventionists will discover the impact on achievement that providing an instructional match for the most struggling learners for even ten minutes can have.

### 3-5 Tools & Tips for Systematic Math Intervention

**Grades: 3-5 and Special Education, Interventionist**

**Length: 75 mins, 3 hours, or 6 hours**

In this training participants will learn a systematic approach to assess and pinpoint problem areas in math for at- risk learners. Specifically, you will learn delayer a child’s knowledge to find where the misconception starts and develop a short term, realistic goal for an individual or small group. Participants will be instructed on the importance of instructional match, honoring working memory, repetition, and maximizing learning to provide an optimal learning condition for math.

Participants will learn how to make interventions manageable within the daily flow of instruction with a series intervention kit ideas for commonly found problems in the early years such as: number sense, place value, story problems, rounding, fractions, computation and more. Interventionists will discover the impact on achievement that providing an instructional match for the most struggling learners for even ten minutes can have.