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February 14, 2018

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8:30 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.

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Practical Strategies to Differentiate and Increase Students’ Mathematical Skills and Understanding
(Grades K-3)

Presented by Amy Stark
National Board Certified Teacher, Author and Seminar Leader

Specifically Designed for Grades K 3 Classroom Teachers, Math Specialists, Title I Staff, Special Education Staff, and Administrators

  • Exciting, classroom-proven strategies to organize, implement and manage guided math groups in your classroom
  • Practical and manageable ways to engage your entire class – from your struggling students to your most capable students
  • Hands-on, interactive, small group activities that meet the needs of ALL your K-3 students
  • Expand your math program with a wealth of proven guided math instructional techniques designed for students in grades K-3
  • Receive an extensive math resource handbook filled with dozens of innovative, advanced guided math teaching strategies, center ideas and manageable activities to promote your students’ math skills

Practical Ideas and Strategies

Are you looking for ways to expand your repertoire of ideas and strategies for meeting the needs of your math students? Are you brand new to the practice of guided math? Would you like fresh, new ways to enhance your existing guided math program to better meet and exceed math learning expectations in grades K-3? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this outstanding seminar has been designed for you.

Amy Stark will explain the benefits of using guided math groups to reach all levels of students and provide you with numerous, highly practical ideas to incorporate guided math into your K-3 classroom. Join Amy for a fast-paced, idea-packed day. Each seminar participant will receive an extensive guided math resource handbook filled with strategies and activities that can be immediately implemented in your own program, regardless of what curriculum you use.

Ten Key Benefits of Attending

  1. Organize Your Guided Math Program Around Teacher-Proven K-3 Activities and Practices
    Discover the most effective techniques and valuable tools to help you establish or enhance a successful guided math program … Maximize the effectiveness and impact of your existing math curriculum
  2. Take Your Current Guided Math Instruction to a New Level Using a Variety of Instructional Strategies
    Target the diverse needs of your students using varied instructional groups including whole and small group guided math instruction, centers, technology, and assessments
  3. Learn New Ways to Organize and Manage Guided Math Groups
    Discover timesaving, innovative ideas for organizing a guided math classroom that allows you to work with small, skill-focused groups, while other students are actively involved in relevant, independent activities
  4. Increase Your Students’ Math Proficiency and Key Math Skills
    Discover powerful strategies for implementing small, flexible, guided math instructional groups, and math centers that will build and reinforce your students’ math skills
  5. Decrease Math Anxiety and Increase Student Success in Math
    Add differentiated, creative activities to your teaching repertoire … Ignite your students’ natural curiosity and increase their ability to succeed in math using guided math strategies
  6. Utilize Technology as an Additional Tool Within Your Guided Math Instruction
    Differentiate math instruction and increase your students’ understanding of math concepts using engaging apps and websites in your guided math instruction
  7. Engage and Challenge All Your Students Mathematically
    Gain a wealth of classroom-tested techniques specifically designed to reach your diverse student population … Discover how to implement these techniques to make your guided math lessons more effective
  8. Extend Your Students’ Mathematical Literacy
    Learn how writing and speaking in mathematics extends thinking, deepens understanding, enhances mathematical communication, and increases your students’ understanding and use of key math skills and concepts
  9. Learn Efficient Ways to Reorganize and Use Assessments to Guide Your Instruction
    Practical ways to use assessments to guide your instruction … Capitalize on what your students know and plan lessons and activities to build upon their skills
  10. Discover Innovative Ways to Review and Re-Teach Math Concepts
    Learn multiple ways to reinforce the skills you have taught during whole group instruction … Receive a wealth of ideas to extend your students’ learning and strengthen their mathematical understanding during guided math time

Outstanding Strategies You Can Use Immediately

  • Classroom-proven, current strategies to organize, implement and manage guided math
  • Tips for making guided math groups a powerful teaching strategy for all ability levels
  • Ways to use your current curriculum and materials with your guided math groups
  • Meaningful, independent practice ideas that complement your whole group instruction
  • Integrate reading, writing and speaking into your math program
  • Effective ways to assess, modify and differentiate your math center activities to maximize learning for each of your students
  • Successful daily routines to implement and manage guided math in your classroom
  • Highly effective ways to use guided math groups to re-teach and reinforce the math your students need to learn
  • Engaging, high-interest and motivating activities that build students’ confidence and competence in math
  • A balanced approach to assessment that enables you to direct your instruction and organize your groups
  • Strategies to build key math skills through the use of cooperative math activities
  • Manageable ways to meet and exceed the needs of all your students through guided math groups
  • Ways to integrate technology into your guided math groups

A Message From Your Seminar Leader

Dear Colleague:

Teaching provides us with many joys as well as many challenges. Through my experience teaching young children for more than 25 years and my discussions with educators around the country, differentiating and meeting the needs of all our students seems to be a common challenge for teachers. Frustration arises when we try to implement and juggle our guided math groups. On top of this is the concern of how we effectively teach our present math curriculum. As a full-time classroom teacher, I face these challenges on a daily basis. As a result, I have designed this seminar to help you get the most from your guided math instruction time and to provide you with powerful techniques to enhance your existing math program.

I will share dozens of practical, highly effective and time-efficient strategies that will help your students develop the math skills they need to perform at or above grade level expectations. I will also share a variety of new ways to infuse greater depth and complexity into your program that will help raise the math achievement of all your students. The activities and ideas I will share are ones I use successfully with my own students.

Prepare to step into your students’ shoes as I demonstrate exciting and engaging techniques that you can take back to your classroom and use immediately. I look forward to sharing my ideas and classroom experiences with you so that guided math becomes one of your joys of teaching.
Please join me for a learning-rich day full of techniques designed to help you better meet the needs of ALL your students. You will leave with many new ideas and powerful ways to maximize the impact of your guided math program.

I look forward to meeting you!

Amy T. Stark

P.S. You will leave armed with effective and efficient guided math techniques that help develop vital K-3 math skills and strengthen ALL your students’ learning.

Who Should Attend

Grades K-3 Classroom Teachers, Title I Staff, Special Education Staff, Math Specialists, Administrators, and other educators teaching math.

Special Benefits of Attending

Extensive Resource Handbook
Each participant will receive an extensive guided math resource handbook specifically designed for this seminar. The handbook includes:

  • Innovative guided math activities for grades K-3
  • Effective ways to incorporate technology in your guided math groups
  • Specific ideas and activities to enhance K-3 students’ understanding and skills in math

Meet and Share
This seminar provides a wonderful opportunity for participants to meet and share ideas with other educators interested in resources, ideas and strategies for developing or enhancing their guided math programs.

Consultation Available
Amy Stark will be available at the seminar for consultation regarding your questions and the unique needs of your own grades K-3 guided math program.

Semester Credit Option
Brandman University Logo Up to four Graduate level professional development credit are available with an additional fee and completion of follow up practicum activities. Details for direct enrollment with Brandman University, part of the Chapman University system, will be available at this BER program.

Meet Inservice Requirements
At the end of the program, each attendee will receive a certificate of participation that may be used to verify hours of participation in meeting continuing education requirements.

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