Building Connections Using Multiple Representations – This is a professional development created in conjuction with other Math Specialists across the state. The focus is using multiple representations (graphs, tables, numerical, and verbal) to justify and explain mathematical thinking.
Cognitively Guided Instruction - CGI, teachers explore a framework for how elementary school children learn concepts of numbers, operations, and early Algebra. Teachers also learn how to use this framework to guide their mathematics instruction. They will learn to analyze story problems and number sentences to determine their mathematical demands and to recognize student responses in terms of cognitive development; assess student thinking and design problems that will develop their understanding of concepts and skills. What teachers learn in a CGI Institute enhances how they implement any curriculum or resource materials.
K-5 Number Talks - This professional development will be based on the book with the corresponding name written by Sherry Parrish. The purpose is to build number sense and fluency through five to fifteen minute classroom conversations around purposefully crafted computation problems that are solved mentally. SCSC will be offering Number Talks: Fractions, Decimals, and Percents during the summer of 2018!
What’s the Math? Early Number Sense Learning Trajectory – This training will look at student number sense development in terms of a learning trajectory. We will examine the big ideas and strategies in that learning trajectory, in an attempt to better support student mathematical development. We will use Number Sense Strategies: Building Numerical Literacy Every Day in Grades K-3 as a resource.
SCSC Math Programs use student-focused view for all of our programs. The Purposeful Pedagogy and Discourse Model, written by Linda Jaslow in collaboration with Aimee Evans, is regarded as the chosen teaching model.