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Altoona location - Book Study: Number Talks: Helping Children Build Mental Math & Computation Strategies

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Agency: CESA 10
Agency Contact: Michelle Parks
Agency Assistant: Ginny Shoemaker 715-720-2038
Location: Altoona School District
Facility: School District
Date/Time:
3/27/2017 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
4/12/2017 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
4/17/2017 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
5/10/2017 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
5/22/2017 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM

The most effective way to improve classroom practice is through work located within schools, conducted among colleagues, and integrated with teachers’ day-to-day practice. Participants in a professional book study read and discuss a book related to theoretical and pedagogical frameworks to expand their understanding of best practices, enhance their teaching, and make connections to their own classroom. By collaboratively sharing and building knowledge, participants develop and implement an inquiry plan that focuses on enhancing their teaching and improving student achievement.

Learning outcomes include:

  1. Examine existing classroom instructional practices to identify strengths and gaps for professional growth.
  2. Share and/or analyze diverse perspectives on the text content in order to build knowledge on the topic.
  3. Apply the book's theoretical and pedagogical approaches to the teaching and learning practices.

This book study is offered at no cost to STEM Member Districts.  The cost to all other participants is $350.

Teacher Standards
WES1The teacher understands the central concepts, tools of inquiry, and structures of the disciplines he or she teaches and can create learning experiences that make these aspects of subject matter meaningful for pupils.
WES5The teacher uses an understanding of individual and group motivation and behavior to create a learning environment that encourages positive social interaction, active engagement in learning, and self-motivation.