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Events For 12/12/2011

L1099-12 - Trainer of Trainers-Common Core Math

Jenny Winters and Sharon Rak
Center for Professional Learning, 1519 S. Grace Street (Highland & 15th Place) Lombard, IL
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

During this one-day Trainer of Trainers session participants will become familiar with the training materials that they will use with audiences in their school, district or other areas throughout Area V. There are five sessions that can be delivered to K-12 audiences and four sessions that are designed for specific grade level bands K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12.

The sessions that participants will learn about and then deliver are:

1. An Overview of the Common Core State Standards for Math (CCSSM)

2. A look at the Mathematical Practices

3. A K-12 look at the Content Standards

4. A deeper look into the Content Standards through the Progressions Documents

5. Changes needed in instruction

6. Break-out grade level sessions (K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12) with sample lessons

Applicants must bring to the training a laptop with wireless capabilities,

a paper copy of the Math Common Core Standards and glossary

and a copy of Appendix A.

L1078-12 - Unpack the Common Core for Mathematics at the Elementary Level - #2 in Series

Jan Haake
Center for Professional Learning, 1519 S. Grace Street (Highland & 15th Place) Lombard, IL
8:30 AM to 2:30 PM

Second in a series of three workshops for Elementary Teachers.

Collaborate with fellow educators and delve into curriculum, assessment and instruction of the New Illinois Learning Standards incorporating the Common Core in Mathematics. Participants will work with Math experts to explore the Common Core State Standards for Math and analyze how implementation of the standards will necessitate changes in teaching practices and student learning expectations. Participants will have opportunities to dialogue with grade-like groups to develop a deep understanding of the structure and content of the standards. The training will provide participants with the background they need to support best practices to improve mathematics in their classrooms/schools. Current information on the new assessments will be shared.

Focus for Session #2:

Algebraic Thinking: Generalizations, Patterns, and Functions (K-5)

This workshop will engage the participant in explorations of:

• thinking and reasoning that prepares students to think mathematically across all areas of mathematics

• forming generalizations from experiences with number and computation

• formalizing ideas with the use of a meaningful symbol system that involves equations and variables

• exploring the concepts of patterns, functions, and functional relationships

• the Eight Mathematical Principles aligned to the Content

Participants are asked to bring a laptop to the session. All participants will receive a flash-drive with hand-outs and activities for the session downloaded on to it