Jun 01, 2021

Summer Math Professional Learning Courses

Summer is approaching! Area educators will be keeping sharp while students are away, preparing for the next school year. Here are two math courses this summer, be sure to register today!Summer Math Professional Learning Courses


Participants will explore what research says about the predictive power of early math skills. They will have opportunities to develop their knowledge of children’s mathematical thinking and create activities that support their progression of learning. Teachers will learn about developmentally appropriate activities that are rich in vocabulary and relevant context that balance play and a structured curriculum.
TARGET AUDIENCE: Early Childhood/Elementary Administrators, Instructional Coaches, Teachers
INSTRUCTORS: Dana Merfeld, Janet Greene

DATE: July 12, 13, 14, 15 AND 16 at 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Register Today! Course Number: 201034

Registration Deadline: July 2, 2021


Teachers will see that while the activities stay the same, the math deepens over time and students’ learning evolves. Counting is a gateway into your students’ mathematical insights. This influential book inspires preschool and elementary teachers to experience the joys and rewards of regularly using two activities—Choral Counting and Counting Collections—in their classrooms and in their partnerships with families. It paints a vision for how deeply and creatively children can engage with ideas of number and operations and mathematical sense-making through counting.

Authors Megan L. Franke, Elham Kazemi and Angela Chan Turrou have collected the wisdom of mathematics teachers and researchers across the country who explore activities that are at once playful and intentional, simple and sophisticated. For teachers who want to jump-start student participation and deepen mathematical understanding, this can be your go-to guide.

***Participants will need to purchase this book prior to the class start date: "Choral Counting and Counting Collections: Transforming the PK-5 Math Classroom" ISBN-13: 978-1625311092***

Using the book as a foundation, you will you will learn:
• How to facilitate open-ended counting activities to deepen children’s number sense
• How counting activities can produce both social and academic benefits
• How teachers can engage with families to build on students’ mathematical thinking
• How to facilitate collaborative activities with multiple entry points and multiple ways to be successful.

TARGET AUDIENCE: Early Childhood/Elementary Administrators, Instructional Coaches, Special Education Consultants, Teachers

Course Number: 201143 (section 306811)

Section Dates: June 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22 AND 24, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Registration Deadline: May 28, 2021

Course Number: 201143 (section 306812)

Registration Deadline: June 25, 2021
Section Dates:
July 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 20 AND 22, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Tags: Summer
Category: The Linker Math