Week of May 18 – Cheryl Fricchione, Lisa Cramer, Gail Burrill & Coshetty Vargas

AMTNJ’s 2020 WebPD Sessions

AMTNJ offers free one-hour webinars to mathematics teachers. To sign up for one of these online professional development sessions, please visit this link. Please make sure you register at least 24 hours in advance. We also ask that after attending a webinar, please complete this very brief survey (PD certificates will be e-mailed upon completion).

Week 7: Monday, May 18 – Friday, May 22

1.) Hands-On Distance Learning: Virtual Manipulatives for K-2
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 3 pm

It has long been accepted that manipulatives help students connect and make sense of mathematical ideas and can lead to deeper understanding of mathematical concepts for all students. Virtual manipulatives offer a great alternative to physical ones during distance learning, but also have some key features that prove valuable even in a traditional classroom setting. Come learn, explore, and play and leave our time together with another tool or two to add to your toolbox!
Presenter: Cheryl Fricchione, Consultant, Coaching that Counts

2.) Coding
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 7 pm

This session provides students with coding activities to do while at home, introduces them to basic, free coding platforms, and teaches participants how to begin by creating a Google logo.
Presenter: Lisa Cramer, 6-8 Teacher, Pequannock Township School District

3.) Statistical Literacy Is Not Optional
Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 7 pm

Recognizing the increasing need for statistical and quantitative thinking and reasoning in the world today, NCTM’s Catalyzing Change identifies the use of mathematics and statistics to make sense of the world as a central purpose in teaching mathematics. How can we make this vision a reality an online context and why is it important.
Presenter: Gail Burrill, College Professor and NCTM Past President, Michigan State University

4.) Designing Differentiated Digital Activity Lists
Friday, May 22, 2020 at 1:00 pm

Create differentiated daily or weekly digital activity lists that allow students to drive their own learning by making choices and scheduling time. These activity lists include assignments, lessons, practice, and many digital resources chosen by you to align with your lessons to give students an opportunity to have more control of their learning. During this session you will view samples and use a template to create your own design that fits best your students’ needs.
Presenter: Coshetty Vargas, 6th Grade Mathematics Teacher, Washington Park School in Totowa

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