Math Interventions that are Fun, Flexible, and Full of Success (PreK-6)

You don’t have to have a Math program to support students and their math achievement. Join Eliza Thomas for a fast-paced day designed to support you with ideas so you can support your learners with their Math confidence and competence.

Participants will:
Learn new games that can be geared up and geared down to support your learners at both ends of the learning continuum.
Learn numeracy routines you can add into your math routine to build mental math, vocabulary, review concepts, preteach concepts, and work on fluency.
Practice assessing through games to measure concepts and math fact fluency.
Plan for implementation in your setting.

About the presenter: Eliza Thomas has been teaching, learning, and leading for the last 22 years in Montana, Colorado, Mexico, and Bangladesh. She has taught grades Nursery through Pre-service teachers and finds something to love about all grades, ages and stages. She has taught in a multi-grade classroom, a dual language classroom, and in specialty classrooms such as Art and Design Technology. Additionally, Eliza served as a Math TOSA (teacher on special assignment) and a mentor teacher in a TAP (teacher advancement program) school. She has won several awards including the Gold Star Teaching Award (Flathead County), the Outstanding Educator Award (Berry Creek Middle School, Edwards CO), and Outstanding administrator of Reading (Flathead County, Reading Council). Eliza is also a published author of three books, Math Snack, Math Play, and Times Up on Timed Tests. Eliza is currently the director of Early Childhood for Flathead Valley Community College where she oversees the program, supports the lab child care center on campus, and teaches courses in early childhood and elementary education.

How to Enroll: Visit Math Interventions that are Fun, Flexible, and Full of Sucess (PreK-6) on the Frontline Education website

 

TEAMS Workshop in Pablo

Montana State University’s Norm Asbjornson College of Engineering and College of Education are hosting two TEAMS (Teaching Engineering Applications in Math & Science) workshops, one in Bozeman and the other is at Salish Kootenai College in Pablo. The workshops are two-day events designed for K-12 math and science teachers to learn engineering standards as well as how to implement them in their respective curriculums. Space is limited to 15 educators at each location. The Pablo workshop will be held on July 9-10, 2019 at Salish Kootenai College. Visit the TEAMS website for registration information and other details. OPI renewal units will be available to participants.

ENROLLMENT OPENS JULY 7, 2019: STREAM: Developing Fraction Sense (3-5) (July 28- August 18, 2019)

This module examines learning progressions related to fractions with a focus on foundational ideas that promote fraction sense and understanding. Specific goals and activities include the following:

  • Examine ways to develop “fraction sense.”
  • Discover how learning progressions for K-2 geometry support the development of fraction knowledge in grades 3-5.
  • Explore fraction equivalence and comparing and ordering fractions using a variety of models and manipulatives.

15 renewal units

Enrollment opens July 7, 2019.

Visit the STREAM: Developing Fraction Sense (3-5) on the Teacher Learning Hub to enroll.

ENROLLMENT OPENS JULY 7, 2019: STREAM: Measurement (K-3) (July 28 – August 18, 2019)

This module focuses on the tools and processes of measurement, K-2 learning progressions related to measurement, and foundational ideas that promote a deeper understanding of measurement concepts. Specific goals and activities include the following:

  • Developing enduring understandings of measurement attributes, processes, and tools.
  • Explore relationships among units, attributes, and measures within a system of measurement.
  • Engage in authentic problem solving using tools that can be applied in the classroom.

15 renewal units

Enrollment opens July 7, 2019.

Visit the STREAM: Measurement (K-3) course on the Teacher Learning Hub to enroll.

ENROLLMENT OPENS JULY 7, 2019: STREAM: Ratios & Proportions (6-7) (July 28 – August 18, 2019)

This module explores how a solid understanding of fraction concepts lays the foundation for students to successfully interpret, apply, and manipulate ratios and proportions. Specific goals and activities include the following:

  • Recognize how learning progressions based on fraction knowledge prepare students for conceptual work with ratios and proportions.
  • Solve fraction, ratio, and proportion problems in multiple ways.
  • Develop an awareness of student misconceptions related to fraction, ratio, and proportion and examine teacher strategies to resolve these misconceptions.

15 renewal units

Enrollment opens July 7, 2019.

Visit the STREAM: Ratios & Proportions (6-7) course on the Teacher Learning Hub to enroll.

TEAMS Workshop in Bozeman

Montana State University’s Norm Asbjornson College of Engineering and College of Education are hosting two TEAMS (Teaching Engineering Applications in Math & Science) workshops, one in Bozeman and the other is at Salish Kootenai College in Pablo. The workshops are two-day events designed for K-12 math and science teachers to learn engineering standards as well as how to implement them in their respective curriculums. Space is limited to 15 educators at each location. The Bozeman workshop will be held on June 25-26, 2019 at Montana State University. Visit the TEAMS website for registration information and other details. OPI renewal units will be available to participants.

STREAM: Mathematical Practices (K-8th Grade) (Jul. 7-26, 2019)

During this course, you will acquire strategies for embedding the Mathematical Practices into everyday instruction and for incorporating STEM-focused activities into lessons and activities. Specific goals include:

  • Recognize the 8 Mathematical Practices and how to incorporate them into lessons.
  • Analyze videos of exemplary teaching and identify Mathematical Practices in use.
  • Revise existing lessons to engage students in specific Mathematical Practices.

Created by STREAM project and revised by Becky Berg, Billings Elementary.

15 Renewal Units

Enrollment opens – June 16, 2019

How to Enroll: Visit STREAM: Mathematical Practices (K-8) on the Teacher Learning Hub

2nd-6th Math Strategies and STEM with Annie Beggar

Learn about 2nd-6th grade math strategies and STEM connections with Annie Beggar.

How to Enroll: Visit 2nd-6th Math Strategies and STEM with Annie Beggar on the Region 1 CSPD website

Montana Math Meet (M Cubed)

Where: Butte, MT

The Montana Math Meet (M Cubed) is a brand new conference and professional development opportunity sponsored by the Montana Council of Teachers of Mathematics. There will be OPI renewal units available for interested participants.

How M Cubed is different from other conferences:

  • Cost: This conference will be $33 for all MCTM members. Non-members can also attend and become a member for a fee of $58. Along with renewal units, you will receive a conference t-shirt, lunch the first day, and snacks both days.
  • Schedule: Unlike some conferences where you are shuffled from session to session, M Cubed will give you time to interact with different teachers from across the state. The schedule includes time for both professional and social discussions.
  • Presentations: Every attendee can be a presenter. There are two different ways you can present. You can present a five or ten minute idea in the “My Favorite” sessions. You can also volunteer for a 90 minute session on either day.

General information can be found on the MCubed website.

Helena Math Teachers’ Circle

Helena Math Teachers’ Circle Flyer

Come join the Helena Math Teachers’ Circle spring gathering for a morning of fun, snacks, door prizes, OPI renewal units, and friends!