Math & Numeracy Offerings in June 2022

Today we are sending out a list of open Math & Numeracy offerings through June. On 6/1/2022 look for a combined list of courses across centers. Note that you can check out the Math & Numeracy Upcoming Events Calendar tab anytime! Scroll to the end for self-paced offerings.

Facilitated / Online Blended

CALM Support Series: Fractions, Decimals, & Percents - Benchmarks

Developing a robust understanding of fractions, decimals, and percents is a major focus of CALM. This 90-minute virtual workshop will introduce you to how these concepts develop in learners, and why CALM begins with benchmarks, easily visualized fractions, decimals, and percents that can help learners estimate and understand the size of less familiar numbers that they encounter. You will participate in a CALM activity that involves virtual Fraction Stations, and reflect on how benchmarks (and tools that go with them, like number lines) can help students build a solid foundation for working with fractions, decimals, and percents.

6/2/2022 - 4:00-5:30 pm

What Can Math Teachers Do to Promote Racial Equity?

This is a two-part series that explores what math teachers can do in their classrooms in terms of a) practice and b) content to promote equity. 

  • In Part 1, through engaging in a rich math task and digging into the impact of that experience on ourselves as learners, we will explore how the expectations we hold and communicate to our students affect their ideas about themselves as mathematical learners and thinkers. Teachers will reflect on our own cultural lenses and how they affect our teaching. 
  • In Part 2, teachers will reflect on our own cultural lenses and how they affect our teaching. We'll explore the value of a routine called slow reveal graphs that can expand the way students are empowered to respond to data relevant to their lives.

Part 1 - 5/31/2022 - 4:00-5:30 pm

Part 2 - 6/7/2022 - 4:00-5:30 pm

Using Math to Identify and Impact Social Justice Issues in Our Lives

In this workshop, we will explore how to teach math that students can use to think critically about the world. We’ll use materials from The Change Agent, a resource that is free to Massachusetts teachers. It provides examples of how to prepare students to recognize injustice through proportional reasoning and statistical literacy.

6/14/2022 - 4:00-5:30 pm

Celebrating the Diversity of Mathematical Minds

Our adult education students represent a multitude of backgrounds and cultures, yet they may not feel these are reflected in the math classroom or in STEM fields. In this interactive workshop, you will be introduced to some female and black, indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) mathematicians whose stories and many contributions were all but erased from history. Educating ourselves and our students about these "invisible" STEM pioneers is a step toward what Dr. Gholdy Muhammad calls historically responsive education (instruction responsive to the histories, identities, literacies, and liberation of students). When students see themselves represented in STEM fields, they may be better able to see themselves succeeding at math.

6/16/2022 - 2:45-4:15 pm

CALM Support Series: Fractions, Decimals & Percents- Operations

After building a foundation with benchmarks, CALM then goes on to develop conceptual understanding of operations with these numbers. This 90-minute virtual workshop will focus on the unifying theme of all of those units, the idea that operations with fractions, decimals, and percents all build on an understanding of operations with whole numbers.  You will participate in a CALM activity involving multiplication of fractions and reflect on what is true about multiplication for any type of numbers.

6/23/2022 - 4:00-5:30 pm

Online Self-Paced

English Learners in the ABE Math Classroom

Most adult education programs have English learners (ELs) in their adult basic education (ABE) courses. These ELs, like their native English-speaking classmates, are often working toward their HiSET or other education and career goals. This online course is designed help adult education instructors teach math to ELs more effectively and in a culturally respectful manner. The strategies and ideas presented in this course are also appropriate for adult ESOL instructors as well as ABE instructors who only have native English speakers in their classes.

Module 1: Guiding Principles
Module 2: Implicit Bias
Module 3: The Answer is Still the Same
Module 4: Language
Module 5: Math Tasks
Module 6: Assessment

Starts: 6/1/2022

Ends:  6/22/2022

CALM Introduction

This course is designed for teachers who are using or want to use the Curriculum for Adults Learning Math (CALM). CALM was created by the SABES Mathematics and Numeracy Curriculum & Instruction PD center to give teachers a full, rich, conceptually-based curriculum. CALM teaches conceptual understanding of skills from roughly College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education (CCRSAE) levels B – E (GLE 3-12) and contains thorough unit plans, lesson plans, and supporting materials. Because CALM is different from traditional curricula, it is important to understand its structure and philosophy to be able to use it effectively. This course will introduce you to the logistical elements of CALM and its guiding principles.

The modules are:

Module 1: How CALM is Different from Traditional Math Teaching
Module 2: The CALM Philosophy
Module 3: The Scope & Sequence
Module 4: Concrete, Representational, Abstract
Module 5: Assessment
Module 6: Using CALM
Module 7: Course Closure

Starts: 6/3/2022

Ends:  6/24/2022

To review a catalogue of these and other courses offered by this center, see: SABES Math PD Support

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