Math Updates at CAIU

Guided Math

Small Group instruction is a way to help ALL students succeed. Guided Math continues to be the framework that helps countless teachers meet the needs of their students. In order for Guided Math to be successful, I encourage teachers to look at these 5 categories of their math block: Classroom Environment, Assessments, Small Group Instruction, Whole Group Instruction, and Centers/Rotations. We base all instruction on the what (PA Core Standards) and the how (Mathematical Practice Standards) of instruction. The following workshops are a way to support our teachers implement and sustain teaching math in this framework.

Guided Math: Enrichment Tasks & Ideas
This session is for teachers to understand how to provide enrichment opportunities for our advanced students in a Guided Math framework. The first part of the session will focus on questioning and going deeper. The second part will be time devoted to developing a bank of questions and tasks to be used in conjunction with your school's current math curriculum. Teachers will be broken up into common grade levels for the second part.

July 13 ~ K - 6 Grade ONLY
August 4~ Middle School ONLY
August 11~ K - 6 ONLY

Guided Math: Making Math Accessible for ALL

Are you ready to take your math instruction to the next level? Are you dabbling with Guided Math but need more resources? Are you wondering how to get started? By attending this workshop, you will receive valuable resources to implement high-quality tier I instruction through a Guided Math framework. Participants will walk away with strategies to reinforce and extend learning for all students.

August 17th ~ K - 8 Teachers, Admins, and Coahces


According to "DIBELS® Math is comprised of measures of early numeracy, computation, and problem solving that function as indicators of the essential skills that every child must master in order to become proficient in mathematics. The measures can be used to quickly and efficiently monitor the development of mathematics skills. DIBELS Math is designed for use in identifying children experiencing difficulty in the acquisition of basic mathematics skills, in order to provide support early and prevent the occurrence of later mathematics difficulties." This session will give participants tools to administer DIBELS Math to their students*. The cost covers the training manual needed for administration. Please be aware that this coming school year, DIBELS Math will no longer be a pilot. To continue using the program, a fee will need to be paid to DMG.

*This is NOT a train-the-trainer session.

August 10th~ K - 6 Grade Teachers, Admins, and Coaches

CAIU's 1st Annual TINKER Expo

We are SO excited about an upcoming event that will highlight education's newest craze: Making! TINKER stands for: Technology, Innovation, CollaboratioN, Critical ThinKing, TEchnology, and ExploRation. Put this date on your calendar! You WON'T want to miss this exciting event! More details about the event will be coming soon.

October 5th ALL Day at the CAIU
Stay Tuned!

More Math Dates Coming Soon!

I will be updating this page as new events and workshops are created. If you have any ideas or would like support in math, please do not hesitate to call or email!
(Almost) All math events are now posted on 48 CARATS (click hyperlink below). THANK YOU!
~Lisa Klingler