The following trainings/events are offered through the GBRC and its partners:
The Standard for Mathematical Practices in Common Core Critical Areas: Addressing Needs of Students with Special Education Plans
Tuesdays, December 3rd and 17th: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
This course is designed to help educators who work with students with learning disabilities understand the Common Core Standards for Mathematical Practice (SMPs). Participants will learn effective instructional strategies that engage their students in those mathematical practices. To develop the mathematics practices all students must be engaged in high cognitive demand mathematics tasks and be communicating mathematically - two components of math education often omitted from special education students' experiences. In this course, participants will first develop an understanding of the practices so that they know what these mathematical habits of thinking look like in action. They will then discuss specific challenges and opportunities for special education students' development of the practices. Participants will learn effective strategies to help special education students access the mathematics content as well as develop and communicate mathematical thinking through the content. Participants will have an opportunity to use these strategies with their students and, in the second session, reflect on their students' work and their experience.
Cost: $125 TEC Members / $150 Non-TEC
Cost/Person in Teams of 2 or more: $100 TEC Members / $125 Non-TEC
Credit Options: 13 PDPs and/or 1 credit from Worcester State University for an additional $100, payable at the first class.
To register: Go online to http://www.tec-coop.org/PDL_RegForm.html.