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Best Strategies for Catching Up Students Who Have Fallen Behind in MATH (Grades 3-6)

Presented by Ann Elise Record
Award-Winning Teacher, Math Specialist, Author, and Presenter

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Specifically Designed for Grades 3-6: Classroom Teachers, Math Specialists, Title I Staff, Special Education Staff, Interventionists, Instructional Assistants and Administrators

  • The most effective math teaching strategies for catching up your students in grades 3-6 who have fallen behind in math … Proven ways to help your students make more rapid progress learning key math concepts
  • Research-based assessments to help identify unfinished math learning and specific learning losses
  • Powerful, easy-to-implement daily routines and activities that help to close the math achievement gap and increase students’ confidence in their math abilities
  • Receive an extensive math instruction digital resource handbook filled with dozens of research-based assessments, easy-to-implement small group activities, games, timesaving resources for math instruction, and powerful routines you can use right away to help your students catch up in math

Practical Ideas and Strategies

How can we provide targeted, enriching math instruction to address the gap in your students’ math learning? How do we address the unfinished learning of previous grade level content while also introducing current grade level standards? Where do we begin to assure we are providing the most appropriate support that each of our students deserve? How can we create a classroom environment that assures ALL of our students will develop a joy-filled, positive relationship with math as they continue on their math journeys? If you are looking for practical answers to these questions, this is a seminar you won’t want to miss.

In this NEW, highly engaging seminar, Ann Elise Record will share a wealth of practical classroom-proven ideas and resources to assist you in maximizing the impact of your classroom math instruction time to help all your students get back on track with their math learning, deepen their understanding of key current grade level math concepts and develop a positive disposition towards math. You’ll leave this seminar with a wealth of proven strategies you’ll be able to use immediately in your own classroom to help close your students’ achievement gap in math.

Ten Key Benefits of Attending

  1. Help Your Students Who Have Unfinished Math Learning Catch Up
    Accelerate the math learning of your grades 3-6 students by employing highly effective teaching techniques that emphasize connections between concepts to help your students who have unfinished learning from the previous grade level to master current grade level concepts
  2. Identify Gaps in Your Students’ Math Learning and What to Do About It
    Explore effective assessments to help you quickly pinpoint where your students are on their learning journeys and help you target your instructional responses to meet the diverse needs of all your students
  3. Utilize Free Cutting-Edge Resources for Catching up Students Who Have Fallen Behind
    Explore a host of rich tasks and low-floor - high-ceiling activities you can use that encourages rigorous exploration helping students form essential connections between representations with critical math concepts
  4. Determine Exactly Where to Begin to Respond Instructionally to Your Students’ Development of Math Fact Fluency
    Learn how to quickly identify where each student needs to begin working to develop their strategic thought surrounding basic facts as well as larger numbers, fractions, and decimals
  5. Learn Practical, Research-Based Math Strategies to Enhance Student Achievement in Mathematics for All Students
    Discover meaningful, student-centered instructional strategies and ideas to effectively implement differentiated learning opportunities in your classroom to build your students’ conceptual understanding
  6. Incorporate Powerful Math Learning Games that Build Strategic Thought
    Engage your students in those “just right” activities that will positively influence their feelings about math, encourage strategic thought and motivate them to learn … Discover games and activities that are easily differentiated that your students will ask to play again and again
  7. Address Your Students’ Computational Fluency Needs
    Strengthen the computational fluency of all your students by employing strategies and models that help students use relationships and connections rather than depending on rules and memorization to solve problems
  8. Facilitate Powerful “Math Talk” in Your Classroom
    Discover highly effective strategies for engaging students in explaining the strategies used to solve problems that can be implemented tomorrow … How to question, probe and justify their thoughts in a safe, encouraging classroom environment
  9. Unlock the Power of Growth Mindset in Your Classroom
    Numerous practical strategies to enhance student math performance through a growth mindset … Learn proven ways to increase students’ motivation, effort, and self-efficacy especially for those who have fallen behind
  10. Receive an Extensive Math Digital Resource Handbook
    Each participant will receive a valuable digital resource handbook containing ready-to-use activities and assessments, techniques, materials, and resources geared for grades 3-6 you can use immediately to help your students who have fallen behind in their math learning catch up

Outstanding Strategies You Can Use Immediately

  • Innovative instructional strategies to catch up your grades 3-6 students who have fallen behind in math
  • Highly effective instructional strategies and models that build number sense and computational fluency
  • Practical ways to close grades 3-6 students’ achievement gap in math
  • Research-based assessments that will help you focus on exactly where each student needs to begin working on his/her progression of math understanding of all four operations with whole numbers, decimals, and fractions
  • Classroom-tested daily routines that encourage rigorous mathematical thought and flexibility of thinking from all learners
  • Engaging strategies to increase student motivation, effort, and self-efficacy through a growth mindset to enhance student achievement
  • Rich tasks that allow students to enter the task at their readiness level and provide the information we need to accelerate their learning of current grade level math topics
  • Powerful ways to use versatile manipulatives that help move students along the development of mathematical reasoning from counting to additive reasoning and then to multiplicative reasoning with all sets of numbers

A Message From Your Seminar Leader

Dear Colleague:

Fulfilling the expectation of exploring current grade level math content when so many of your students have unfinished learning from the previous grade level content has provided an unprecedented challenge. Where do we begin to help students who have fallen behind in math catch up? How can we best structure our math instructional time? How do we know what each student knows so that we can connect what they already know to what they need to learn?

I have developed this seminar to share with you the best, research-based resources and ideas of how to maximize your math instructional time and provide just-in-time scaffolds and supports to meet your students exactly where they are and accelerate their math learning.

All of the resources and assessments I will share with you have been successfully implemented in the schools where I consult. They are practical applications of what research tells us are the best ways for students to learn mathematics. I look forward to spending the day with you and sharing a wealth of ideas that will transform math learning in your classrooms! Together we can work to close our students’ learning gaps in math while creating classroom climates that promote positive math identities and the development of excited lifelong mathematicians!

Ann Elise Record

P.S. It is my goal that you’ll leave this seminar inspired, enthusiastic and equipped with powerful ways to help your students catch up in math. In addition, you will leave with an extensive digital handbook with many assessments, activities and routines that are the most powerful ways to accelerate the math learning of all your students.

Who Should Attend

Specifically Designed for Grades 3-6: Classroom Teachers, Math Specialists, Title I Staff, Special Education Staff, Interventionists, Instructional Assistants and Administrators

Special Benefits of Attending

Extensive Resource Handbook
Each participant will receive an extensive digital resource handbook giving you access to countless strategies. The handbook includes:

  • Specific strategies and models for accelerating the math conceptual understandings of all your students
  • Dozens of energizers and daily routines that can be implemented tomorrow to begin your math block engaging students right away using reasoning and strategies that will provide a foundation of their conceptual understanding
  • Research-based and ready-to-use assessments that will allow you to zoom in on exactly where your students need to begin working to develop their mastery of math content from basic fact fluency to grade level concepts
  • Highly practical, innovative ideas for differentiated workstation activities and games that provide rigorous, standards-based purposeful practice
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.

Share Ideas with Other Educators
This seminar provides a wonderful opportunity for participants to share ideas with other educators interested in increasing the behavior and learning of their students.

Consultation Available
Ann Elise Record will be available to answer your specific questions and the unique needs of your own 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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