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GUIDED MATH: Practical Strategies to Differentiate Your Math Instruction Using Small Groups, Centers and Whole Group Instruction (Grades K-3)

Presented by Deborah Allen Wirth
Award Winning Teacher, Author and National Presenter

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

  • Practical, classroom proven ideas for planning, organizing, and managing guided math groups and math centers in your grades K-3 classrooms and online learning environments
  • Innovative guided math teaching strategies to strengthen all your students' math skills from the struggling to the highly capable
  • Easy-to-use math center ideas to engage your students in meaningful math work allowing you to teach small, guided math groups
  • Outstanding instructional strategies you can use immediately to increase your students' math skills and address your state standards whether you are teaching in-person or online

Practical Ideas and Strategies

Meeting the individual math needs of all your students is a challenging task to face throughout the year. In this strategy packed seminar, you will learn how you can use guided math strategies to find the valuable time you need to work with individuals and small groups. This seminar will help you develop practical techniques, instructional strategies and routines that allow you to work with your students in small, guided math groups at their level of readiness and need.

Using classroom proven techniques to implement guided math in your classroom and online environment, you will be able to differentiate your math instruction while using your current curriculum and materials. Whether you are teaching in a self contained classroom, resource program, or distance learning environment, you will find these valuable ideas to be practical and easy to apply. Even better, you will receive dozens of ideas and tips to help all your students experience success in learning math.

Do not miss this unique opportunity to participate in this high energy seminar that will leave you with strategies and ideas you can use immediately in your own classroom or online learning environment.

Ten Key Benefits of Attending

  1. Practical GUIDED MATH Strategies to Differentiate Your Math Instruction
    Strengthen your K-3 math instruction using proven, guided math strategies … Discover powerful strategies for implementing small, guided math instructional groups and math centers that will build and reinforce your students' math skills whether you are working in-person or online
  2. Explore the Power of Small Group Guided Math Instruction
    See how the power of "just in time" teaching helps to catch students before they fall behind in math … How to scaffold students' learning using small, focused guided math groups
  3. Maximize Your Instructional Time
    Discover timesaving and inventive 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 … Tried and true organization and management tips
  4. Differentiated, Teacher Tested Strategies for All Math Ability Levels
    Learn practical and simple ways to modify and differentiate your math center activities to maximize learning for each of your students both in-person and online
  5. Challenge Your Top Math Students While Addressing the Needs of Your Struggling Students
    Guided math provides the structure you've been looking for to meet the diverse needs of your students … Discover how you can find time for re teaching and practice with those students who need it the most while your highly capable math students are challenged with meaningful work
  6. Utilize Your Existing Math Curriculum in a Guided Math Framework
    Explore how guided math can be used with the curriculum and materials you are currently using … Boost students' understanding of number sense, basic facts, problem solving, and more
  7. What to Do with the Rest of Your Class While You Meet with Guided Math Groups
    Utilize proven techniques for moving students in and out of small groups and math center activities … Use unique transitioning strategies to maximize learning and time on task
  8. Investigate Whole Class Springboard Activities to Introduce Independent Math Centers
    Learn new ways to motivate your entire class into center participation … How to use whole class springboard activities to introduce tiered centers
  9. Utilize Inexpensive, Everyday Materials for Your Math Centers
    Make use of readily available materials to create exciting math centers … Find out tricks of the trade for gathering a host of materials without spending a lot of money (or any at all!)
  10. Receive an Extensive Digital Resource Handbook
    Each participant will receive an extensive digital resource handbook filled with dozens of practical ideas and descriptions you can use immediately whether you are teaching in the classroom or online

Outstanding Strategies You Can Use Immediately

  • Classroom-proven strategies to organize, implement and manage guided math groups and math centers in-person and online
  • Incorporate quality math centers that address the NCTM Content Standards
  • Practical tips for making guided math groups a powerful teaching strategy for all ability levels from struggling to highly capable
  • How you can use guided math to catch students before they fall behind in math
  • How to implement outstanding, independent math learning centers for use in the classroom or online with minimal preparation and expense
  • Use your current curriculum and materials with your guided math groups
  • Develop meaningful, independent practice that complements your whole group instruction whether in the classroom or online
  • Use inexpensive and/or readily available materials to create exciting math centers
  • Integrate children's literature into your math program and centers
  • Realistic ways to modify and differentiate your math center activities to maximize learning for each of your students
  • Techniques to make the most of your valuable math instructional time
  • How to organize your math block and create a guided math classroom or distance learning environment
  • Effectively assess and evaluate your learning centers to make meaningful instructional decisions
  • Timesaving ways to hold students accountable for math center activities without spending hours of your own time
  • Tiering the same learning center to challenge competent math students while meeting the needs of the rest of your students whether you are in the classroom or using distance learning
  • Learn successful daily routines for implementing guided math in your traditional or virtual K-3 classroom

A Message From Your Seminar Leader

Dear Colleague:

Have you ever walked into your classroom and wondered how students of the same age could be so different? Have you also wondered how, as their teacher, you could meet their various needs and make sure every student is learning all he or she possibly could? Using a guided math framework, you CAN meet the varying needs of your students, plan easier and make learning more engaging and exciting for students!

As the name suggests, guided math parallels guided reading. For years, teachers have been using guided reading to meet the needs of students at their instructional level in language arts. In this seminar, you will learn how to successfully develop, set up and introduce guided math to differentiate instruction in the mathematics realm. This seminar will also allow you to discover 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 whether you are working in-person or online.

As teachers, we work hard to provide engaging, respectful work that will challenge students at all levels of learning. Guided math does just that! The center activities are tested and practical. You will leave with an array of ideas and activities you can use the next day in your classroom or online learning environment. You will also have the opportunity to see how your current math curriculum and materials may be used in conjunction with the guided math framework. You'll quickly see how it will get your students, their parents and you more motivated and more excited about math!

Deborah Allen Wirth

P.S. You will receive an extensive digital resource handbook written specifically for this seminar. It is filled with all the strategies and ideas we'll discuss during our day together.

Who Should Attend

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

About BER Live Online Events

With the current health challenges, all BER in-person PD events are currently being presented in a Live Online format:

  • Outstanding Instructors
    All programs are led by outstanding BER national trainers
  • Extensive Resource Handbooks
    You'll have access to an extensive digital Resource Handbook before, during and after your seminar
  • Highly Interactive
    You'll be able to ask questions in real time and interact with the instructor and other participants
  • Program Guarantee
    As we have for 43 years, we guarantee the high quality of our programs. If you are not satisfied, we'll give you a 100% refund.

Special Benefits of Attending

Extensive Digital Resource Handbook
Each participant will receive an extensive digital resource handbook giving you access to countless strategies before, during and after the seminar. The handbook includes:

  • Dozens of ideas to create successful math learning centers in your classroom
  • Springboard activities to use with the whole class to motivate your students for learning center work
  • Center activities to meet the various ability levels in your classroom or online environment
  • Timesaving ideas to use immediately whether you teach online or in-person

Consultation Available
Your instructors will be available to answer your specific questions and the unique needs of your own math program.

Semester Credit Option
Brandman University 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 Brandman University, part of the Chapman University system, will be available at this BER 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.

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