I attended all the trainings, started reading all the books, and next thing you know I'm presenting to my colleagues on math instruction.
Now, I find myself a math and technology coach for the K-5 teachers in my district, and I notice that, like myself, many others, even if they want to change the way they teach math, have a hard time getting started.
|Modern lesson design|
Our students should be learning math via experiences, not flash cards. We are not training our students to
become regurgitaters of facts. We need to teach them how to be creators, how to be critical thinkers, how to be problem solvers.
This week I led a 3-day workshop for my K-5 teachers on shifting mindsets around math instruction. The goals:
- Empower teachers to design lessons & learning experiences in math
- Shift instruction from teacher-led to student-centered
- Move math to inquiry-based
- Make learning hands-on math
- Design for 21st century learners
#CUSDrockstar Ts declaring +1 promises...how will u revamp math instruction4 21st century Ss? #elemmathchat #MTBoS pic.twitter.com/2D1ia9SfJO— Amanda Haughs (@MsHaughs) August 10, 2016
Below is the presentation I used with my teachers. (Some is Eureka Math/ENY specific since that's our current curriculum, but scroll past that for most of the good stuff!) Feel free to modify and use as desired!
Capri teachers getting our math mindsets shifted! #CUSDrockstar @MsHaughs #elemmathchat pic.twitter.com/BvWbqphpSX— Alicia Hamilton (@AHamiltonCUSD) August 8, 2016
K5 Ts tching ea other abt essential math standards & sharing via @Seesaw #elemmathchat #TOSAChat #educoach pic.twitter.com/wuQcKqRl1v— Amanda Haughs (@MsHaughs) August 8, 2016
Ts tackling a Would You Rather task & talking abt inquiry based lrning in K5 math! #elemmathchat #mtbos #cuerockstar pic.twitter.com/sH9jMBvFyx— Amanda Haughs (@MsHaughs) August 9, 2016
Ts exploring how to use @PBSLrnMedia Storyboard tool to blend math instruction! @campbellusd #cusdrockstar #mathchat pic.twitter.com/iQMyT4U6KD— Amanda Haughs (@MsHaughs) August 9, 2016
Forest Hill Ts working to redesign math instruction for 21st century Ss at this wk's K5 math workshop! #cusdrockstar pic.twitter.com/AHXmixWxPO— Amanda Haughs (@MsHaughs) August 9, 2016
Highlights of this wk's K5 #PD on Math Lesson Design for 21st cent Ss Our Ts are rockstars!! #cusdrockstar #mathchat pic.twitter.com/LNn8XR66Wn— Amanda Haughs (@MsHaughs) August 10, 2016