CPE Credit Hours: 12
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Effective Math: 3-5
The purpose of this course is to explore five effective teaching practices that can support the learning of our young mathematicians. This online, self-paced course offers engaging instructional activities that include digital tools you can use with students in a variety of learning situations. The course content encourages mathematics discourse, building conceptual understanding. It also seeks to promote reasoning, and support productive struggle. Specific strategies are shared as to how to best provide feedback to young mathematicians.
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- Our courses are streamlined for efficient and lasting learning.
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- We also offer ideas and techniques based on years of experience in professional development, integrating educator feedback to always meet the needs of course participants.
Self-Paced Online Course
Effective Math: 3-5 is a self-paced, online program. Participants can begin anytime and go at their own speed throughout the program.
Upon enrollment, you will receive a program invitation email from TCEA’s learning management system (Instructure’s Canvas) that will give you access to the self-paced course. Within the course, you will find modules that must be moved through in sequential order. The modules can be found below.
|Module 1||Encourage Mathematics Discourse||How can you support the development of students’ positive disposition and confidence towards mathematics? How can you facilitate meaningful mathematical discourse and help students share their understandings with each other? In this module, we will explore strategies to support the development and use of students’ mathematics language during discussions in the math classroom.|
|Module 2||Building Conceptual Understanding||How can you guide students to develop a deep understanding of a concept? How can you support students to make sense of procedures and understand why they work? In this module, we will engage in using virtual manipulatives to help build conceptual understanding.|
|Module 3||Promote Reasoning||What type of instructional activities can function as “low floor, high ceiling” tasks? How can you provide multiple entry points to all students? In this module, we will examine routines encouraging reasoning and rigorous problem solving.|
|Module 4||Support Productive Struggle||What do your students do when they get stuck? How do you help your students understand the mathematics and get unstuck? In this module, we will explore ideas to encourage students to work through their productive struggle.|
|Module 5||Provide Feedback||What is the purpose of feedback? How do you provide feedback to students? In this module, we will focus on strategies to elicit student thinking and ways to provide feedback to students.|