Using Effective Questioning Strategies to promote Student Engagement and Increase Achievement in the Mathematics Classroom

Using Effective Questioning Strategies to promote Student Engagement and Increase Achievement in the Mathematics Classroom

Calandra Pervis

Presenter: CaLandra Pervis

About the Presentation: Today’s assessments - EOC, STAAR, SAT, PSAT, AP and district benchmarks - require that teachers have the ability to create and pose questions to students in order to engage them and elicit deeper-level thinking about the subject under discussion Skillful us of the art of questioning is one of the basic skills of good teaching. Increased student achievement has directly linked to teachers use of effective
questioning strategies. This seminar will focus on how instructors can use the art of thoughtful questioning to extract not only factual information, but aid learners in connecting concepts, making inferences, increasing awareness, encouraging creative and imaginative thought,
aiding critical thinking processes, and generally helping learners explore deeper levels of knowing, thinking, and understanding.

About the Presenter: CaLandra Pervis has been a mathematics educator for over 10 years at the secondary level. She is currently a secondary mathematics consultant whose responsibilities include coordinating tutoring programs, team teaching, professional development for new  teachers, and curriculum writing. CaLandra strongly believes that all students should have an opportunity to receive a quality education regardless of their race or socioeconomic status. She is a member of National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) and the Texas Association of Supervisors of Mathematics (TASM). She is a state trainer for TexTeams in Problem Solving and haspresented at the state and national level.

When: Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

Time:  8:00 a.m. - Registration,  8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Presentation

Where: Dickinson ISD - Barber Middle School, 5651 FM 517 East - Dickinson, Texas 77539

Cost: $175.00 per person - $150 for Texas ASCD members and Dickinson ISD Staff

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Successful STAAR Strategies for Measurement, Data, and Geometry and Spatial Reasoning

CaLandra Pervis

Presenter: CaLandra Pervis
Workshop Time: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm (Two Day)
Registration time: 8:00 am
Registration fee: $349, $299 for Texas ASCD members

Successful STAAR Strategies for Measurement, Data, and Geometry and Spatial Reasoning

Summary: Students must learn mathematics with understanding, actively building new knowledge from experiences and prior knowledge.  Participants will evaluate the reasonableness of solutions to application problems focusing on Measurement, Geometry and Spatial Reasoning, and data. They will explore estimation and accuracy, and formulas in perimeter and area.

This workshop will focus on the following topics:
• Measurement, Geometry and Spatial Reasoning, and Data
• Develop and use Effective Questioning Strategies during instructions

Participants will work on activities and instructional strategies that will advance their teaching skills and help you promote mathematical proficiency in their students. They will evaluate the supporting and readiness standards, given the opportunity to work cooperatively in developing mathematical concepts concretely to build understanding and then abstractly to apply information for problem solving.  This strategy will assist teachers in addressing the unique learning styles of many students in their classroom.  The participants will be given opportunities to explore mathematical relationships, develop skills and communicate their ideas through multiple representations.

Dr. Pervis has been a mathematics educator for over 18 years at the secondary and post-secondary level.  She is currently serves as an Assistant Mathematics and Education Professor at Lone Star College in Texas. Her responsibilities include training pre-service teachers focusing on early childhood through the middle grades, service learning projects, and professional development for new teachers, and curriculum writing.  CaLandra strongly believes that all students should have an opportunity to receive a quality education regardless of their race or socioeconomic status.  She is a member of National Education Association (NEA) and National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM).  She has trained elementary and secondary educators.   She is a state trainer for TexTeams in Problem Solving and has presented at the state and national level.

Who Should Attend: Classroom Mathematics instructors - Grades 5-8

Assessment Strategies for Mathematics

bea  Presenter: Beatrice Moore Luchin
  Workshop Time: 9 AM - 4 PM
  Registration time: 8:30 AM
  Registration fee:
  One Day Institute- $175 ($150 for Texas ASCD members)
  Two Day Academy- $349 ($299 for Texas ASCD members)

  To schedule this academy at your district call, 512-477-8200.

 This session is designed to provide teachers with specific assessment strategies to support lesson planning that is aligned to the rigor of the TEKS Readiness and Supporting  Standards and the EOC. The uses of diagnostic, formative and summative assessment strategies will be targeted in this session.  These strategies include: use of graphic organizers before, during and after instruction; and, appropriate strategies that facilitate the use of writing in mathematics to foster student meta-cognition and reflective thought processes.

 


Mathematics Literacy: Strategies for reading, vocabulary and concept development

Beatrice Moore Harris

Presenters: Beatrice Moore Luchin
Workshop Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Registration time: 8:30 am
Registration fee: $175 ($150 for Texas ASCD members)

Please contact our office at 512.477.8200 to schedule this institute at your location.

Summary: EVERY test is a reading test.  Learn effective literacy strategies for mathematics that will support the TEKS Readiness and Supporting Standards that will support STAAR and EOC..
Reading strategies that are specifically designed for attacking math application problems will be shared.  Students not only need to read words, but tables, graphs, charts and a variety of pictures as well.  We will explore how specific language arts and reading strategies may be adapted for use in the mathematics classroom.  We will use math examples throughout the day!

Beatrice Moore Luchin is an outstanding teacher who genuinely cares about children and is passionate about the teaching of mathematics. She has devoted her career to working with struggling students, especially in the area of mathematics. She is a past member of the Board of Directors for the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and is the co-author of Algebra I, Algebra II, Mathematics Applications and Connections Courses 1, 2, and 3, and Helping Your Struggling Student Be More Successful in Mathematics (Grades 5-8).
"This workshop will provide you with practical strategies, ideas and tools you can use immediately to help all your struggling students achieve at high levels in mathematics. Our focus will be on providing the appropriate mathematics content and strategies, activities and methods that accelerate the learning of struggling students. I have used these methods with my students, and they really work!" Beatrice Moore Luchin

Who Should Attend: Middle School, High School, Mathematics coaches, and Summer School math and English teachers and administrators working with students who struggle to pass various standardized assessments.

Improving Mathematics Instruction in the Elementary Grades

Developing Student Thinking and Teacher Understandings (Grades 3-6)
Beatrice Moore Luchin

Presenter:
Beatrice Moore Luchin
Workshop Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm (One Day)
Registration time: 8:30 am
Registration fee: $210 ($185 for Texas ASCD members)

This amount includes a $35 materials fee for the accompanying book "Numbers"

Please contact our office at 512.477.8200 to schedule this institute at your location.

Summary: This session provides teachers with specific strategies that:

  • Promote the development of their understanding and implementation of the TEKS
  • Develop students' critical thinking skills and ability to solve application problems
  • Align instruction and assessment
  • Allow for differentation of instruction through effective planning and questioning practices

Participants will be engaged in hands-on and minds-on activities designed to provide insight and opportunities to practice the strategies shared in the training and deepen their mathematics content understanding.

Beatrice Moore Luchin is an outstanding teacher who genuinely cares about children and is passionate about the teaching of mathematics. She has devoted her career to working with struggling students, especially in the area of mathematics. She is a past member of the Board of Directors for the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and is the co-author of Algebra I, Algebra II, Mathematics Applications and Connections Courses 1, 2, and 3, and Helping Your Struggling Student Be More Successful in Mathematics (Grades 5-8).

"This workshop will provide you with practical strategies, ideas and tools you can use immediately to help all your struggling students achieve at high levels in mathematics. Our focus will be on providing the appropriate mathematics content and strategies, activities and methods that accelerate the learning of struggling students. I have used these methods with my students, and they really work!" Beatrice Moore Luchin

Who Should Attend: Grade 3-6 Elementary teachers and administrators working with students who struggle to pass Math and Math TAKS.

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