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ENROLLMENT OPENS Apr. 11, 2021 – STREAM: Connecting Length, Area, & Volume (May 2-23, 2021)

This three-week module will expand your vision of what it takes to develop conceptual understanding of linear measurement, perimeter, area, and volume. You will determine linear measurements of shapes, cover surfaces with square units to find area, and fill spaces to measure volume. You will delve into the relationships and structures of area, perimeter, and volume. Specific goals and activities include the following:

  • Develop a mini-progression for learning a concept related to perimeter, area, and/or volume in grades K-5.
  • Read about conceptually taught lessons, identify learning progressions within the lessons, and diagnose student misconceptions.
  • Analyze and employ Math Talk as a tool for developing conceptual understanding.
  • Solve, share, and defend solutions for perimeter, area, and volume problems.

15 Renewal Units

Enrollment Opens – April 11, 2021

How to Enroll: Visit STREAM: Connecting Length, Area, and Volume on the Teacher Learning Hub

ENROLLMENT OPENS Dec. 13, 2020 – STREAM: Connecting Length, Area, & Volume (Jan. 3 – 24, 2021)

This three-week module will expand your vision of what it takes to develop conceptual understanding of linear measurement, perimeter, area, and volume. You will determine linear measurements of shapes, cover surfaces with square units to find area, and fill spaces to measure volume. You will delve into the relationships and structures of area, perimeter, and volume. Specific goals and activities include the following:

  • Develop a mini-progression for learning a concept related to perimeter, area, and/or volume in grades K-5.
  • Read about conceptually taught lessons, identify learning progressions within the lessons, and diagnose student misconceptions.
  • Analyze and employ Math Talk as a tool for developing conceptual understanding.
  • Solve, share, and defend solutions for perimeter, area, and volume problems.

15 Renewal Units

Enrollment Opens – December 13, 2020

How to Enroll: Visit STREAM: Connecting Length, Area, and Volume on the Teacher Learning Hub

ENROLLMENT OPENS Apr. 12, 2020 – STREAM: Connecting Length, Area, & Volume (May 3-23, 2020)

his three-week module will expand your vision of what it takes to develop conceptual understanding of linear measurement, perimeter, area, and volume. You will determine linear measurements of shapes, cover surfaces with square units to find area, and fill spaces to measure volume. You will delve into the relationships and structures of area, perimeter, and volume. Specific goals and activities include the following:

  • Develop a mini-progression for learning a concept related to perimeter, area, and/or volume in grades K-5.
  • Read about conceptually taught lessons, identify learning progressions within the lessons, and diagnose student misconceptions.
  • Analyze and employ Math Talk as a tool for developing conceptual understanding.
  • Solve, share, and defend solutions for perimeter, area, and volume problems.

Facilitated by Georgia Cobbs, University of Montana 

15 Renewal Units

Enrollment Opens – April 12, 2020

How to Enroll: Visit STREAM: Connecting Length, Area, and Volume on the Teacher Learning Hub

Audio Storytelling and Podcasting

Over the course of five days, NPR Story Lab senior producer Michael May will guide participants through reporting, editing and mixing an audio feature. The workshop will cover interviewing and gathering sound, writing and editing a script, and cutting and mixing audio. We will also discuss what makes a podcast successful, and participants will create a blueprint for planning, producing and marketing their own podcast. No experience necessary.

How to Enroll: Visit Audio Storytelling and Podcasting on Montana Media Lab’s website.

STREAM: Connecting Length, Area, and Volume (K-5) (May 5-24, 2019)

This three-week module will expand your vision of what it takes to develop conceptual understanding of linear measurement, perimeter, area, and volume. You will determine linear measurements of shapes, cover surfaces with square units to find area, and fill spaces to measure volume. You will delve into the relationships and structures of area, perimeter, and volume. Specific goals and activities include the following:

  • Develop a mini-progression for learning a concept related to perimeter, area, and/or volume in grades K-5.
  • Read about conceptually taught lessons, identify learning progressions within the lessons, and diagnose student misconceptions.
  • Analyze and employ Math Talk as a tool for developing conceptual understanding.
  • Solve, share, and defend solutions for perimeter, area, and volume problems.

Facilitated by Georgia Cobbs, University of Montana 

15 Renewal Units

Enrollment Opens – April 14, 2019

How to Enroll: Visit STREAM: Connecting Length, Area, and Volume on the Teacher Learning Hub