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

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.

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.

 


Five Day Math - Rigorous Assessment Strategies for STAAR Mathematics: Before, During and After Instruction.

Beatrice Moore Harris

Rigorous Assessment Strategies for STAAR Mathematics: Before, During and After Instruction (Grades 3-8)

Presenter: Beatrice Moore Luchin

Workshop Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Registration fee: $850 per person for non-members (all 5-days)
$750 per person for Texas ASCD members and Cypress-Fairbanks ISD (all 5-days) 
 
Dates:  October 21 - 22nd, 2014  |  December 2 - 3rd, 2014  |  January 8th, 2015
 
Location: The Berry Center, 8777 Barker Cypress, Cypress, TX 77433 (Houston Area)

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Summary: This 5-day academy is designed to provide participants with instructional and assessment strategies that target struggling students in the content area of mathematics. The academy will focus on the strategic use of graphic organizers (both teacher-directed and student-directed arrangements) and assessment strategies that can be used to complement existing programs and curriculum already in place.  Participants will be provided planning time to develop plans that incorporate the use of Graphic Organizers and STAAR Assessment Strategies for current and upcoming topics of instruction during each session.

  • Graphic Organizers: Participants will learn the components of graphic organizers, how to use graphic organizers within classroom routines to assist students in organizing and retaining information.  For example, they will see how the use of a sequence diagram can help students represent sequential processes of an algorithm and solve a mathematical problem.  Research indicates that use of Graphic Organizers is effective for helping elementary, middle school and secondary students organize and remember content area information, help students develop higher level thinking skills and promote creativity.
  • Assessment Strategies: Participants will be engaged in discussions and activities that address formative classroom assessment designed for both individual tasks and cooperative group tasks. These assessment options are designed to (1) increase students' understanding of concepts through verbal interaction with peers, (2) provide feedback to the instructor on the cognitive processes students use to answer questions, (3) reinforce the classroom learning environment, and (4) model a variety of assessment methods. Because group work is targeted, additional strategies for forming groups quickly and efficiently and, at the same time, to vary the composition and sometimes the size of the groups throughout a lesson will also be addressed in this academy.

Tentative outline for the 5-days:
Days 1 and 2
Focus:  Use of Graphic Organizers

Participants will learn to effectively use Graphic Organizers and be able to—

(a) Consistently, coherently, and creatively use Graphic Organizers
(b) Employ teacher-directed and student-directed approaches; and
(c) Address individual needs via curricular adaptations
(d) Create lesson plans that utilize Graphic Organizers to include one or more of these key components:
•    review
•    presentation
•    guided practice
•    corrections and feedback
•    independent practice
•    weekly and monthly reviews
•    formative assessment

The intent is to also shift the focus when working with struggling students from basic skills instruction in isolation, to the instructional focus supported by the TEKS and the NCTM Principles and Standards for School Mathematics (2000) includes teaching higher-level thinking, reasoning, and problem-solving skills that are embedded in real-world situations.  Participants will engage in activities that illustrate how and why Graphic Organizers are a valuable tool for assisting struggling students with basic mathematical procedures and mathematical problem solving. At the end of the session participants will be knowledgeable of the following: What is a Graphic Organizer? Why Use Graphic Organizers for Content Instruction?  What Are the Components of Graphic Organizers? How do I Use Graphic Organizers in My Classes?

Participants should bring and use resource and curriculum materials for day 2 to develop plans that incorporate the use of Graphic Organizers for current and upcoming topics of instruction and be prepared to collect student samples of work to bring to session 2 to share.

Days 3 and 4           
Focus: Assessment for Individual and Small Groups Tasks

Participants will participate in a gallery walk where artifacts will be shared during the morning.
Continue to work on use of graphic organizers

Assessing Individual Tasks Participants will explore the use of formative assessments and be provided with strategies designed to assist them with how to ascertain how students are progressing in their learning. Formative assessments to be explored include student demonstrations, written projects, and interviews between teacher and student. The intent is that these formative assessments not be used for grading purposes, but provide both teacher and student with valuable feedback about the student’s progress. The desired outcome is that participants use this information to make informed decisions about their teaching, such as adjusting the rate of instruction, assigning remedial activities, and planning alternative experiences.
Assessing Small Group Tasks Participants will become acquainted with research and activities that illustrate how to assess learning is inherently social and gain a better understanding of how collaborative learning provides social stimulation of mutual engagement.  This mutual exploration, meaning-making, and feedback often lead to better understanding on the part of students, and to the creation of new understanding as well.  Participants will become familiar with specific strategies assessment strategies including Guided Reciprocal Peer Questioning, Double Entry Journal, Send-A-Problem, Paired Annotations, and Focused Listing will be explored and illustrated.

Day 5

Participants will bring sample of student work to share and discuss in a small group setting.  What worked/did not work will be a facilitated discussion.  Participants will begin to make plans for future use of strategies.
Final Reflection activities will be conducted as well as additional planning time to prepare for the remaining school year and use of the content and knowledge gained from the institute.

Some of the content from Day 5 will be adjusted based on the results of Days 3 and 4.

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).

 

Who Should Attend: Elementary, Secondary Math Teachers, Mathematics coaches, Lead Teachers, and Administrators.

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