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Maximize the Power of GUIDED MATH to Increase Student Math Learning (Grades 3-6)

Presented by Bonnie Angel
Outstanding Teacher and National Presenter

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Specifically Designed for Grades 3-6: Classroom Teachers, Title I Staff, Special Education Staff, Math Coaches, and Administrators

  • New, innovative strategies to elevate the effectiveness of Guided Math and small group experiences to help your students achieve greater math success
  • Powerful instructional techniques and model lessons designed to close the math achievement gap of students who have fallen behind
  • Essential strategies for managing small, focused math instruction groups and independent math centers
  • Practical, classroom-tested ideas to strengthen your Guided Math program and increase students' understanding and retention of key mathematical skills and concepts

Practical Ideas and Strategies

Meeting the individual math needs of all your students is a challenging task. In this highly practical, timely seminar with experienced teacher and math specialist, Bonnie Angel, you will learn essential ways to more effectively organize, plan, implement, manage, and assess your Guided Math groups. Explore ways to take a balanced approach and maximize the power of your Guided Math groups, mini-lessons, math journals, independent work stations, centers, and summarizing activities.

You'll learn how to enhance your Guided Math program using your existing math curriculum and ways to create and manage engaging, rigorous, standards-based centers for the rest of the class while you work with your Guided Math groups.

All of Bonnie's ideas are practical, innovative and academically rich. Plus, you'll receive numerous, proven techniques to help all your students build the confidence and savvy they need to become successful mathematicians. You will leave this outstanding seminar with renewed enthusiasm about teaching math and a wealth of ideas for enhancing your Guided Math program.

Ten Key Benefits of Attending

  1. Dramatically Enhance Guided Math to Ensure All Students Reach the Highest Possible Levels of Success
    Elevate and maximize the benefits of your Guided Math groups to help your students achieve significant growth … Optimize the impact of your existing math curriculum
  2. What to Do with the Rest of Your Class While You Meet with Guided Math Groups
    Discover time-efficient routines and practices that can substantially transform your students' Guided Math center experience, keep students focused and reduce the time you spend on management tasks … Learn practical ways to organize and store your Guided Math tasks and activities
  3. Streamline and Implement No-Stress, Highly Effective Guided Math Centers
    Acquire proven methods to streamline your key Guided Math centers, changing only the assignments as skill levels or concepts change … Boost student success with number sense, basic facts, measurement, geometry, problem solving, and more!
  4. Explore the Power of Guided Math to Teach Problem Solving
    Help students understand and solve complex problems through productive struggle, collaboration, and tenacity … Strengthen problem solving skills by developing students' deep understanding of the connections between various math concepts
  5. Catch Up Students Who Have Fallen Behind Using Guided Math
    Structure Guided Math lessons to target specific learning needs and accelerate progress for students who struggle … Learn practical, doable ways to modify and differentiate math center activities to provide access for every student
  6. Powerful Tweaks and Shifts to Make the Most of Guided Math Group Activities
    Increase student success by tweaking learning experiences that more actively engage learners within and beyond small groups … Explore formative assessments that help you pinpoint students' mathematical understanding and guide your instruction
  7. Make Best Use of Differentiation and Targeted Support in Guided Math
    Expand flexible learning opportunities by expertly blending whole-class, small-group, peer-supported, and side-by-side learning to better meet individual student needs … Preview, re-teach and practice with students who need it the most while you challenge highly capable students
  8. Unlock the Power of Growth Mindset in Your Guided Math Classroom
    Explore numerous, practical strategies for enhancing students' math performance by nurturing a growth mindset … Learn proven ways to increase students' motivation, effort and self-efficacy in mathematics
  9. Strengthen the Confidence of Reluctant Students Who Struggle With and Dislike Math
    Leave with valuable strategies that help students redefine their mathematical identities … Learn practical ways to help your students persist, persevere, learn from mistakes, and embrace challenges
  10. Receive an Extensive Guided Math Digital Resource Handbook
    You will receive an extensive digital resource handbook filled with engaging activities, techniques and materials specifically designed to enhance your grades 3-6 Guided Math program … All resources are highly practical and ready for immediate use with your students!

Outstanding Strategies You Can Use Immediately

  • Proven, innovative strategies to maximize the power of your Guided Math program, using your existing math curriculum
  • Doable ways to tweak, shift and differentiate your math centers to optimize learning for all your students
  • Innovative, flexible techniques to meet the diverse needs and abilities of your students in Guided Math groups
  • Student-directed accountability strategies to ensure students are on-task and held accountable for their learning
  • Innovative, timesaving ideas for more efficiently organizing and managing high quality Guided Math centers
  • Powerful questioning strategies that strengthen students' problem solving and reasoning skills
  • Whole class lessons and valuable number talks that build computational fluency
  • Effective, timesaving ways to assess, modify and differentiate your math center activities to maximize students' learning
  • Proven, balanced assessment approaches that enable you to better direct your instruction and organize your groups
  • Engaging routines and activities for students who finish their work early
  • Highly effective ways to preview, teach and re-teach the math skills your students need most in Guided Math groups
  • Proven approaches for increasing students' confidence and success with math in your grades 3-6 Guided Math program

A Message From Your Seminar Leader

Dear Colleague:

If you are like most teachers I know, you have a group of students with a wide range of math abilities. Creating an instructional block to meet all their needs can present quite a challenge! Each of our students possesses a unique math identity, thinks about math differently, and requires different tools and strategies to build their conceptual understanding.

The good news is that Guided Math provides a terrific structure to help us engage our students in experiences that are appropriate for them while helping them meet high expectations. But how can we make the very most of our Guided Math program?

I have designed this interactive seminar to provide you with proven techniques and ideas to greatly enhance and maximize the benefits of your Guided Math program to help your students achieve dramatic growth. In our day together, you'll learn essential ways to develop, implement and organize your Guided Math program. We will explore ways to activate and hook our students on learning using number sense routines, 3-Act Tasks and more! I will share ways to help you find the time needed to work with individuals and small groups to actively engage, challenge and meet the needs of each of your students.

Come and enjoy a productive day of learning filled with highly practical strategies and resources designed to help you make a huge difference in your students' mathematical lives. My goal is to give you an array of ideas and activities you can use tomorrow. I look forward to meeting you and sharing my experiences, strategies and insights with you!

Bonnie Angel

P.S. You'll leave this seminar motivated, confident and equipped to maximize the power of your Guided Math program. Plus, you'll receive a toolkit of ready-to-use, engaging activities and resources you can implement immediately!

Who Should Attend

Classroom Teachers, Title I Staff, Special Education Staff, Math Coaches, and Administrators

Special Benefits of Attending

Receive an Extensive Guided Math Digital Resource Handbook
You will receive an extensive digital resource handbook specifically designed for this seminar. The handbook includes:

  • Dozens of ideas for creating successful Guided Math centers
  • Timesaving, no-stress ideas and daily routines you can use immediately
  • Technology sites and apps to build student interest and number sense, and provide targeted math practice
  • Proven, teacher-friendly tips for enhancing the effectiveness of Guided Math groups and math centers
  • Highly practical, innovative ideas for differentiating classroom games, activities and daily routines
For in-person seminars, registrants will also receive a printed copy of the resource handbook as long as their registration is received in the BER office at least 15 calendar days before the event.

Consultation Available
Bonnie Angel will be available at the seminar for consultation regarding your questions and the unique needs of your Guided Math Program.

Semester Credit Option
UMASS Logo Up to four graduate level professional development credits are available with an additional fee and completion of follow-up practicum activities. Details for direct enrollment with University of Massachusetts Global, a nonprofit affiliate, will be available at this 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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