Focus on Middle School: Discourse and Productive Struggle (Taking Action)
Presented by: Mike Steele,
Taking Action: Bringing the Effective Teaching Practices to Life in your Classroom Webinar Series
Building from the effective mathematics teaching practices outlined in Principles to Actions, we explore two of the practices in-depth that have particular relevance in middle grades mathematics. Developing rich, conceptual understandings of key ideas such as proportional reasoning, functions, and bivariate data means that teachers must engage students in meaningful discourse about mathematics and support them as they grapple with important mathematical ideas. Using artifacts from middle school classrooms, we discuss tools and teaching strategies to promote stronger discourse, identify productive struggle, and build a culture of persistence for each and every student in middle school mathematics.
Dec 02, 2020 07:00 PM : NBA Math Hoops: Creating the Next Math Champion! (Sponsored Product Demo)(Open to All)
<p> <img src="/online-learning/img/logo/NBA_Math_Hoops_Logo.png" style="height: 150px; width: 142px" alt="NBA Math Hoops" align="right" style="float: right; margin: 15px;" /> NBA Math Hoops features a comprehensive community program, digital and physical board game, mobile app, and curriculum that allows students to learn fundamental math and social-emotional skills through the game of basketball and the NBA/WNBA. All program content is developed in alignment with Common Core State Standards and 21st Century Learning Skills, and has been shown to improve students’ foundational math and social-emotional skills. We explicitly strive to reach students who have historically been underrepresented in STEM fields, specifically girls, students of color, and students from under-resourced communities. </p> <p> Through our webinar, educators will learn best practices for implementing the NBA Math Hoops game and curriculum in either a facilitated or independent learning environment, gain FREE access to the Learn Fresh program management platform and all program materials, and learn about opportunities to extend students’ learning through virtual and in-person community events.</p>