EVENT DETAILS

Keys to Making Math Irresistible
Starting 10/30/2019 at 8:30 AM and ending on 10/30/2019 at 3:00 PM
Event Groups:
• ESC of Lorain County - ESC
Description:

2-Day workshop - Oct 30 & 31  

If you have never attended training with Dr. Raj Shah, this two-day workshop is for you!

Mathematician Paul Lockhart describes math as a “rich and fascinating adventure of the imagination.” Unfortunately, school math has been sterilized into a sequence of definitions, facts and algorithms to be memorized and then reproduced on standardized tests. I will share three keys to bring magic and energy back to math class:

1) Sparking student curiosity & engineering surprises
Stop telling! Too often we tell students exactly how math works and skip over some amazing and surprising results. We take a step back, look at the content, and ask “what is the interesting or surprising result here and how can I bring that to my students?” In the process, we will rekindle the joy of learning mathematics for teachers as well. I will also share several "curiosity frameworks" you can use to make textbook problems more engaging.

2) Present math like a video game designer to promote productive struggle

Video game designers have been creating addictive game for 40 years. We learn 5 key psychological "tricks" they use to get people to engage and persevere. Each one of these five tricks can be used by a math teacher immediately. No devices required!

3) Empower kids to collaborate on challenging problems
Math was not meant to be done alone. Allowing students to collaborate reduces anxiety and promotes creativity and teamwork. It’s a win-win. I will share some simple ways to make group work more effective. We will also learn the 5 practices for orchestrating productive discussions.

Throughout the two days, we will take on challenging math problems collectively to help demonstrate how we can bring magic to math class.

Finally, we will spend the last half day planning how you can implement the elements learned in the first day and half in the classroom.

You should leave with lots of great ideas you can implement immediately along with 1 or 2 fully planned lessons for next year.

On-site coaching dates - Nov. 5 or Nov. 6, 2019

 

Cost: Free-LC Members  

          $200 non-members - PD only

          $500 non-members - coaching only

           (additional cost per on-site coaching session)

 

Facilitator: Dr. Raj Shah

Contact Hrs: 11

Registration Assistance: Debbie Shannon - 440.324.5777 x 1112 or shannon@esclc.org

IF YOUR DISTRICT IS REGISTERING YOU, YOU SHOULD RECEIVE AN EMAIL CONFIRMATION WHEN REGISTRATION IS COMPLETED AND A REMINDER FROM DEBBIE SHANNON TWO DAYS BEFORE THE EVENT.  IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE EITHER EMAIL, YOU ARE NOT REGISTERED. ALWAYS MAKE SURE YOU ARE REGISTERED.   

 

 

Location:
ESCLC - 1885 Lake Ave., Elyria
Online Registration Available:  
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