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Introduction to Math Workshop and Environment (Institute Day 2)

Ryan and Courtney Flessner

June 27th
at Butler University, Health & Recreation Center


9:00 am-3:00 pm




breakfast, lunch and a certificate for earned professional growth hours

Morning: The Workshop Model has been used for decades in the areas of reading and writing.  Learn how this model can be translated to the math classroom.  We’ll discuss the structure of a workshop (mini-lesson, independent work time, group share), and we’ll explore ideas such as conferring and small group work. We’ll demonstrate how to use teaching points and anchor charts, and we’ll dig into ways to differentiate instruction within the Workshop Model.

Afternoon: Classrooms around the countries have beautiful libraries full of books, anchor charts demonstrating students’ ideas about reading and writing, and bulletin boards covered with student work samples; BUT, what does your classroom environment say about the teaching and learning of mathematics? The environments teachers create send all kinds of messages to their students and to others who enter the classroom space. How can you structure your environment to show an appreciation for mathematics, to allow students to access the tools and resources they’ll need to grow as mathematicians, and to communicate the ideas under study in your classroom?  All this and more will be explored as we discuss classroom environments that support mathematics.

Attend this day only for $150, or register for the entire 3-day Math Summer Institute for $400. Other topics include:

– June 26: Introduction to Balanced Math with Ryan and Courtney Flessner

– June 28: The First 20 Days of Math Workshop with Courtney Flessner

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