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Oct 30, 20
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Teaching fractions with understanding
Mathematics
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A lack of a deep conceptual understanding of fractions at the elementary level can be a serious impediment to high school math achievements. Through problem-solving activities, this webinar aims to examine the big ideas in the teaching and learning of fractions, such as equivalency, mixed numbers, improper fractions, and comparison of fractions, as well as the stumbling blocks that can impede the development of fractional number sense in students.                                         (Grades 3-6)

Oct 30, 20
4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Teaching fractions with understanding
Mathematics
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A lack of a deep conceptual understanding of fractions at the elementary level can be a serious impediment to high school math achievements. Through problem-solving activities, this webinar aims to examine the big ideas in the teaching and learning of fractions, such as equivalency, mixed numbers, improper fractions, and comparison of fractions, as well as the stumbling blocks that can

Nov 04, 20
11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Low Cost STEM @Home
Maker Series
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Engage your students with projects that cost less than $2/product and use [mostly] everyday materials.  Follow the engineering design process as you partake in design challenges that will have you creatively making and learning about electronics, paper engineering, and chemistry.  We will create three different projects and discuss how to integrate STEM concepts and make each appropriate for any grade level.  

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Pennies, nickels, vinegar, LEDs, paper (cardstock preferred), batteries (coin cell preferred), wires

Nov 06, 20
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Making sense with fractional operations
Mathematics
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In this webinar, we explore activities that promote fractional number sense and underline the importance of visualization and pictorial representation in working with addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of fractions.  (Grades 3-6)                                                     

Nov 06, 20
4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Making sense with fractional operations
Mathematics
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In this webinar, we explore activities that promote fractional number sense and underline the importance of visualization and pictorial representation in working with addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of fractions.  (Grades 3-6)                            

Nov 13, 20
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Don’t give up - Encouraging perseverance and resiliency
Mathematics
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Lack of motivation and perseverance can greatly impact students’ learning. In this webinar, we discuss strategies for increasing students’ active participation and the relationship between autonomy, constructive struggle, and students’ views of themselves as learners.

Nov 13, 20
4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Don’t give up - Encouraging perseverance and resiliency
Mathematics
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Lack of motivation and perseverance can greatly impact students’ learning. In this webinar, we discuss strategies for increasing students’ active participation and the relationship between autonomy, constructive struggle, and students’ views of themselves as learners.

Nov 18, 20
11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Cool Arduino for Non-Coders: An Intro to Making Cool Projects that Work
Maker Series
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Do you like to tinker and make, but are intimidated by coding? Learn how to use Arduinos to do just about anything without ever writing a line of code by tapping into the vast amount of open source projects available to anyone.  You will learn how to read and design Arduino specific circuit diagrams, identify and assemble circuit.

Arduino Starter kit and/or breadboard, wires, and  all sensors required for a project you have in mind. 

Materials are not necessary, but helpful.  

Nov 20, 20
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Problem-solving strategies
Mathematics
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Becoming a good problem solver is arguably the ultimate reason for studying mathematics! In this webinar, we discuss the importance of problem-solving, the reasons why some students struggle with it and explore strategies to help students develop this very important skill.   (Grades 3-8)

Nov 20, 20
4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Problem-solving strategies
Mathematics
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Becoming a good problem solver is arguably the ultimate reason for studying mathematics! In this webinar, we discuss the importance of problem-solving, the reasons why some students struggle with it and explore strategies to help students develop this very important skill.   (Grades 3-8)

Dec 02, 20
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Fusion 360
Maker Series
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CAD for Virtual Modeling, Laser Cutting, 3D printing

Fusion 360 is a powerful, industry-used CAD software program that is simple to use and helpful for any grade level and many maker projects.  This session will walk you through how to get free access for educators/students and teach you the main functions of the software in order to design a virtual 3D object that can be laser cut or 3D printed.  No prior CAD experience required. 

Dec 04, 20
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Fact fluency: the dos and don’ts
Mathematics
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How important is fact fluency and why do so many students struggle to master it? In this webinar, we examine the relationship between operations, fact fluency, and algebraic thinking and discuss meaningful addition and multiplication tasks that could promote number sense and fact fluency.  (Grades K-5)

Dec 04, 20
4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Fact fluency: the dos and don’ts
Mathematics
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How important is fact fluency and why do so many students struggle to master it? In this webinar, we examine the relationship between operations, fact fluency, and algebraic thinking and discuss meaningful addition and multiplication tasks that could promote number sense and fact fluency.  (Grades K-5)

Dec 09, 20
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Number Sense and Mathematical Operations
Mathematics
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In the absence of a strong number sense, children have great difficulties in developing the foundation necessary for even simple arithmetic, let alone more complex mathematics. In this webinar, we engage in a series of open and parallel tasks, designed to promote number sense and enhance number manipulations.                        (Grades K-5)

Dec 09, 20
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Tinker CAD 3D Designs
Maker Series
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3D designs for 3D printing or 2D for laser/vinyl

TinkerCAD is a basic, introductory CAD software program that is very simple to use and helpful for any grade level and many maker projects.  This session will walk you through how to get free access for educators/students and teach you the main functions of the software in order to design a virtual 3D object that can be lazer, Vinyl cut, or 3D printed.  No prior CAD experience required. 

Dec 09, 20
4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Number Sense and Mathematical Operations
Mathematics
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In the absence of a strong number sense, children have great difficulties in developing the foundation necessary for even simple arithmetic, let alone more complex mathematics. In this webinar, we engage in a series of open and parallel tasks, designed to promote number sense and enhance number manipulations.                        (Grades K-5)

Dec 16, 20
11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Home Makerspace
Maker Series
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As we are all aware, students are spending more time than ever before working at computers as we are learning how to educate in a virtual world.  This workshop will discuss strategies to get kids away from the screen and into making low-cost, hands-on projects that demonstrate learning.  We will discuss setting up a safe mini “makerspace” at home, inventory household items and tools for use in projects, and engaging projects that can be used in any class.  

 

 

Dec 18, 20
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Bar Modeling/Tape Diagrams and the Role of Visualization in Problem Solving
Mathematics
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In this workshop, we examine visualization as a powerful tool to promote conceptual understanding and explore how it can be used to represent and make sense of information in problem-solving situations. One such visualization tool is the Bar Model Method which was developed by an expert team of curriculum developers in the Singapore Ministry of Education in the early 1980s. They can be used to solve arithmetic and algebraic word problems. (Grades 2-8)

 

Dec 18, 20
4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Bar Modeling/Tape Diagrams and the Role of Visualization in Problem Solving
Mathematics
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In this workshop, we examine visualization as a powerful tool to promote conceptual understanding and explore how it can be used to represent and make sense of information in problem-solving situations. One such visualization tool is the Bar Model Method which was developed by an expert team of curriculum developers in the Singapore Ministry of Education in the early 1980s. They can be used to solve arithmetic and algebraic word problems. (Grades 2-8)