CRA Math

Trainings

“This professional development opportunity will support teachers’ learning and implementation of the Concrete-Representational-Abstract (CRA) sequence of instruction, a research-based instructional practice, for the topics of early numeracy, and the other sessions being offered listed here.” Teachers will experience CRA as both a teacher and a learner. Teaching through a concrete-representational-abstract (CRA) sequence of instruction supports students’ learning and understanding of mathematical concepts and procedures. The CRA sequencing of instruction is evidenced to be an effective instructional practice (Gersten et al, 2009; NMP, 2008; Riccomini & Witzel, 2010; Witzel 2005). Structuring consistent models and language across the representations is a key part of the CRA planning and implementation process.

Target Audience

Regular Education Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Math Specialists, Instructional Coaches, Curriculum Coordinators

Training Information

Teachers may attend any or all sessions of the CRA days being offered at IU8 during the 2015-2016 school year, dependent upon their needs.


If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Erica Kaurudar at ekaurudar@iu08.org or Laura Lamont at llamont@iu08.org.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Concrete- Representational-Abstract (CRA) Day: EARLY NUMERACY

Objectives:

  • Describe & model the components of the CRA sequence of instruction for early numeracy skills and concepts.
  • Understand the benefits of CRA that impact instruction and learning.
  • Develop skills necessary to instruct students on early numeracy skills and concepts using a CRA sequence of instruction.


Location:

Appalachia Intermediate Unit 8 Executive Office

4500 6th Avenue

Altoona, PA 16602

Time: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Cost: Free


REGISTER HERE

Friday, January 8, 2016

Concrete- Representational-Abstract (CRA) Day: ADDITION AND SUBTRACTION

Objectives:

  • Describe & model the components of the CRA sequence of instruction for addition and subtraction.
  • Understand the benefits of CRA that impact instruction and learning.
  • Develop skills necessary to instruct students on addition and subtraction using a CRA sequence of instruction.


Location:

Appalachia Intermediate Unit 8 Richland Office (located on the second floor of the Greater Johnstown Career and Technical Center)

445 Schoolhouse Road

Johnstown, PA 15904

Time: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Cost: Free


REGISTER HERE

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Concrete- Representational-Abstract (CRA) Day: MULTIPLICATION AND DIVISION

Objectives:

  • Describe & model the components of the CRA sequence of instruction for multiplication and division.
  • Understand/represent the connection between multiplication and division using area models.
  • Develop skills necessary to instruct students on multiplication and division using a CRA sequence of instruction.


Location:

Appalachia Intermediate Unit 8 Educational Development Center

580 Foot of Ten Road

Duncansville, PA 16635

Time: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Cost: Free


REGISTER HERE

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Concrete- Representational-Abstract (CRA) Day: FRACTIONS

Objectives:

  • Describe & model the components of the CRA sequence of instruction for operations with fractions.
  • Understand the progression of fractions across grade levels.
  • Develop skills necessary to instruct students on fractions using a CRA sequence of instruction.


Location:

Appalachia Intermediate Unit 8 -Ebensburg

119 Park Street

Ebensburg, PA 15931

Time: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Cost: Free


REGISTER HERE

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Concrete- Representational-Abstract (CRA) Day: INTEGERS AND EQUATIONS

Objectives:

  • Describe & model the components of the CRA sequence of instruction for computing with integers and solving equations.
  • Understand the benefits of CRA across a multi-tiered system of supports.
  • Develop skills necessary to instruct students on integers and equations using a CRA sequence of instruction.


Location:

Appalachia Intermediate Unit 8- Executive Office

4500 6th Avenue

Altoona, PA 16602

Time: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Cost: Free


REGISTER HERE