AMTNJ will be offering three series of PD sessions called AMTNJ’s Engage Series. This series is designed to facilitate engagement with a variety of mathematics educators. All sessions will run on Mondays and are available for free via ZOOM. Please note that these sessions will be recorded.
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Series 1: PERSONALIZED LEARNING offered by Dianna M. Sopala
Session 1: MON OCT 4, 7:00PM – 8:00PM Eastern
What is Personalized Learning and How Does it Look in the Math Classroom?
This session will define what personalized learning is and will provide some personalized learning strategies. Additionally, mathematics examples for each strategy will be provided. Through these examples educators will be able to humanize mathematics and work toward alleviating bias in the mathematics classroom. Participants are encouraged to bring curriculum guides of the classes they are teaching.
Session 2: MON OCT 11, 7:00PM – 8:00PM Eastern
What is the Difference Between Just In Time Intervention Strategies and Just In Case Intervention Strategies?
This session will show the difference between using just-in-time intervention strategies and just-in-case intervention strategies. Participants will make the connection between “just in time” intervention strategies and personalized learning.
Session 3: MON OCT 18, 7:00PM – 8:00PM Eastern
Using Just in Time Intervention Techniques in the Math Classroom
Participants will analyze sample lessons involving just in time intervention techniques and implement just in time strategies into their own lesson plans.
Series 2: SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING offered by Andrea Bean
Session 1: November 1 from 4-5 pm Eastern
Class Structures that Support SEL
Together we will explore classroom strategies that promote an environment conducive to Social-Emotional Learning. We will look at Welcoming Rituals and Optimistic Closures as a starting point. We will look at the research, share ideas, and explore different methods of implementation.
Session 2: November 8 from 4-5 pm Eastern
Instructional Choices that Support SEL
Together we will look at the choices that promote Social Emotional Learning. We will explore how to give choice, small groups, and community-building activities throughout the year.
Session 3: November 15 from 4-5 pm Eastern
Infusing Your Curriculum with the Skills in the CASEL Framework that Support SEL
In this session, we will explore the CASEL Framework for SEL. We will share ways to explicitly teach to those skills in the math classroom. We will also share some rubrics for SEL skills.
Series 3: EQUITY AND INCLUSIVITY offered by Jessica Cincotta, Melissa Pearson, and Susan Totaro
Session 1: TUES DEC 7, 4:00PM – 5:00PM Eastern
Involving Students in Change Making and the Elevating of Voices by Jessica Cincotta
Examining what “grassroots change” looks like at the middle school and high school level so that minority voices are more than just celebrated. During this session, attendees will see examples of ways to implement student-led initiatives that have been successful in schools. Participants will walk through the planning process with the presenters and be prompted to ask questions so that they can walk away with ideas that can be implemented in their own schools and districts.
Session 2: TUES DEC 14, 4:00PM – 5:00PM Eastern
Telling the Story: Learning in a Global Classroom through Mathematics by Susan Totaro
Reimagining a classroom so students see themselves as doers of mathematics happens when relationship building at a global level is the lens for instruction. Participants will understand how to position real-world stories and data as catalysts for change using resources from HGSE Project Zero Out of Eden, Better World Ed., and Learning for Justice. The participants will learn strategies to locate, evaluate, and utilize multiple resources and available content to design learning experiences that are “low floor, high ceiling” using the same rigorous content. They will understand what the characteristics of a rich task aligned to a standards-based curriculum are, and how these tasks increase equity in a mathematics classroom. We will also share the ways in which these tasks can be differentiated to accommodate unique learning differences.
Session 3: TUES DEC 21, 4:00PM – 5:00PM Eastern
The Power of Words: Using Strength-Based Language in a Mathematics Classroom by Melissa Pearson
Working from a strength or “asset-based” mindset increases equitable outcomes for our mathematicians. This session will identify language that creates a deficit mindset for our students and teachers and provide an opportunity for participants to shift that language to convey the strengths ALL students bring.