Math without Fear
This course is designed for teachers grades K-8 and meets the following professional development criteria: content development, teaching skills, and math skills development.
Participants will be assessed using a multiple choice pre and post assessment. Scores on the post assessment must be at least 80%.
Participants will complete a variety of case study readings and will view classroom videos of varying levels of instruction as it relates to problem solving . Teachers will identify strategies for teaching quality problem solving skills and will identify such skills from student samples, lessons, and exams. Participants will write reflections of case studies and videos presented in the course as well as respond to peers’ posts on such reflections.
Additionally, participants will participate in web quests designed to help them locate high quality rigorous problem solving content for students grades K-8. From this quest, participants will also be responsible for selecting and submitting two tasks to be completed within their classrooms along with student samples.
Participants will be able to use new tools for building math competency and recognize criteria for concept understanding. Each participant will design a student centered lesson based on an area of student need. They will identify the strategies and types of problems that they will be using. This will be a lesson that they must teach during the course. Participants are required to provide a reflection following the implementation of the lesson detailing expected outcomes vs. actual outcomes of the planned instruction as well as next steps based on student performance.
This is an online course. You will receive specific information concerning this course on the day before the start date. A User ID and link to the course site will be emailed to you at that time, there will not be any additional electronic communications before then. If books or materials are included in the tuition, these items will be mailed to you, provided the course is paid for, before the start of the course.
Participants must have a working knowledge of computers and Internet use, high speed Internet access, and a working email account for the duration of the course.
Make sure your email address and PDE ID# is correct in your account on this site.
Instructor: Tiffany Schroyer
Credits/Hours: 1 Continuing Professional Education Credi
For more information about this event, contact:
Director of Curriculum and Instruction
724-938-3241 ext. 268