Bureau of Education & Research Logo
1 Day Event:
6:00 am – 12:30 pm
Registration Fee:
Single Person:
Group Fee:
(per person)

Onsite Training

Can't Attend?

Explore Additional



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

Presented by Julia Taylor
Outstanding Teacher and Presenter

Brochure Image

Specifically Designed for Classroom Teachers, Title I Staff, Special Education Staff, Math Specialists, and Other Educators Teaching Math Grades K-3

  • Proven practices to dramatically enhance your guided math instruction
  • New, innovative strategies to increase the rigor of guided math and create engaging math activities to help your students achieve greater math success
  • Powerful instructional techniques and model lessons designed to close the math achievement gap of struggling students
  • Essential guided math centers that develop number sense, number strategies, problem solving strategies, and improve visual processing

Practical Ideas and Strategies

In this highly practical seminar, experienced teacher and math specialist, JULIA TAYLOR, will share a wealth of ideas for more effectively creating, organizing, implementing, managing, and assessing guided math groups. She will share in-depth strategies and tips to maximize the power of guided math groups to effectively address the diverse needs of your students, including those who struggle with math, those who are ready for enrichment, your English language learners, as well as those who are working right at grade level.

Julia will show you how to implement guided math using your current math curriculum and how to create and manage engaging, rigorous, standards-based math centers for the rest of the class while you work with your guided math groups.

Whether you are teaching in a self-contained classroom, a math classroom or a resource program, you will find Julia’s ideas to be practical, innovative and academically rich. Even better, you will be given multiple, proven techniques to help all your students build the math confidence and savvy they need to become successful in mathematics. You will leave this outstanding seminar with renewed enthusiasm about teaching math as well as a wealth of ideas for implementing guided math in your own classroom.

Ten Key Benefits of Attending

  1. Dramatically Enhance Guided Math to Help All Students Reach the Highest Possible Levels of Success
    Elevate and maximize the benefits of your guided math groups in ways that will help your students achieve dramatic growth
  2. Timesaving Procedures and Practices to Make Managing Your Guided Math Centers a Breeze
    Discover time-efficient rules and routines that can dramatically transform your students’ guided math center experience and reduce the time you spend on management tasks
  3. Promote Exploration, Discussion and Discovery Through Engaging Guided Math Activities
    Investigate the use of Think, Notice, Wonder math prompts to foster math talks and math journal writing
  4. Streamline Guided Math Centers: Focus on Number Sense, Number Strategies, Problem Solving, and Visual Processing
    Learn how to streamline your key guided math centers and only change the assignments as skill levels or concepts change
  5. It’s Not Enough to Teach it Once - What a Spiral Review Could Do for You
    Discover effective ways to incorporate spiral reviews, question of the day and numeracy routines to reinforce key math concepts
  6. Utilize Pinterest to Revitalize Your Guided Math Centers
    Develop innovative ideas and resources on Pinterest to energize and organize your guided math centers
  7. Intensify Guided Math to Strengthen Progress for Struggling Students
    Adjust the structure of guided math lessons to target specific learning needs and accelerate progress for students still lagging behind
  8. Make Powerful Adjustments to Increase the Rigor of Guided Math Group Activities
    Discover new and innovative ways to increase student success in achieving your goals through learning experiences that more actively engage learners within and beyond small groups
  9. Make Best Use of Guided Math to Support Differentiation and Targeted Support
    Implement more flexible learning opportunities by expertly blending whole-class, small group and zone of proximal development learning to better meet individual student needs
  10. Receive an Extensive Guided Math Instruction Digital Resource Handbook
    Each participant will receive an extensive digital resource handbook packed with valuable strategies and techniques designed to help you make more effective use of guided math and other small group formats … All strategies are highly practical

Outstanding Strategies You Can Use Immediately

  • Classroom-proven strategies for maximizing guided math groups
  • Innovative ways to use Think, Notice, Wonder prompts in grades K-3 to start thoughtful math discussions and strengthen visual processing
  • How to develop quality math centers that address your state math standards
  • Ways you can incorporate your current math curriculum into guided math
  • Innovative technology tools on all levels to engage and reinforce key math concepts
  • Proven strategies to better differentiate your guided math center activities
  • Highly effective ways to use guided math groups to reach all students at their level of understanding to develop new math concepts even if you’re teaching virtually
  • Ways to integrate visual math activities to engage students and develop a deeper understanding of key math concepts
  • Student-directed accountability tips to ensure students are on task and held accountable for their participation in their own learning
  • Manageable ways to meet the needs of struggling students through guided math groups
  • Quick transitioning techniques to move students in and out of math center activities to maximize learning and time-on-tasks
  • How to incorporate “untimed” math fluency
  • Innovative timesaving ideas for more efficiently organizing and managing your guided math centers

A Message From Your Seminar Leader

Dear Colleague:

If you are like most teachers, you have students in your classroom who are not academically ready to be at their current grade level. Thankfully, there will be many students who are on grade level and perhaps some who are far above grade level. How can we manage to teach each of them at their instructional level? How can we plan for their individual successes? How can we better use one math block to meet the needs of every student? How can we more accurately communicate with parents and administrators the progress each student is making?

Fortunately, through the effective use of guided math and guided math centers I have been able to meet these challenges and have been successful in closing the achievement gap in mathematics for countless students. In this seminar, I’ll show you how to successfully develop, set up and introduce guided math as a way to more effectively differentiate instruction during your math block. You’ll learn new ways to find the time needed to work with individuals and small groups through the use of practical, standards-based centers that will actively engage, challenge and meet the needs of all students.

Guided math parallels guided reading as a means to meet with small groups of students and give quality instruction and practice at their instructional level. My goal is to give you an array of ideas and powerful activities your can use in your classroom tomorrow and “work smarter not harder.” I’ll share ways to ensure that your planning will be targeted and your math instruction will be more effective. You’ll leave with numerous ideas you’ll be able to use right away.

I look forward to meeting you at the seminar and sharing my experiences, strategies and insights with you.

Julia Taylor

P.S. You will leave this seminar inspired and equipped to make more effective use of guided math groups in your classroom. In addition, you will receive an extensive digital resource handbook full of all the ready-to-use strategies and tasks I will share throughout the seminar.

Who Should Attend

Classroom Teachers, Title I Staff, Special Education Staff, Math Specialists, and Other Educators Teaching Math Grades K-3

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:

  • Dozens of ideas to create successful guided math centers
  • Center activities to meet the various skill levels of your classroom
  • Timesaving, stress-less ideas and daily routines to use immediately with students
  • Visual math activities to start thoughtful math discussions and promote visual processing
  • Technology sites and apps to build interest and provide targeted math 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
Julia Taylor 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
Participants of both the Live Online Seminar and those completing the Recorded Version online can receive a certificate of participation that may be used to verify five continuing education hours. State CEUs are available for both versions of the course. For specific details, visit www.ber.org/ceus.

(Back to Top)
Purchase Register Now