Problem Solving in Action

Getting all Students to Love Word Problems!

Dr. Nicki's 2-Day Institute: Grades k-2

April 4th and 5th, 2016

DoubleTree by Hilton Austin

Northwest Arboretum

Monday, April 4th, 8:30am to Tuesday, April 5th, 3:30pm

8901 Business Park Drive

Austin, TX

Come join us and learn easy-to-implement, academically-rigorous, standards-based (teks aligned), engaging, differentiated activities for problem solving! Many of the activities come from Dr. Nicki’s upcoming book “Problem Solving in Action!”

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Day 1:

Introduction to Problem Solving

Basic Framework

Problem Types

Structures to Scaffold Success

Reasoning About Word Problems

Day 2:

Modeling Problem Solving

Mini-Lessons: Math Mentor Texts, Shared Experiences and Collaborative Problem Solving

School Wide Strategies

Balanced Assessment: Word Problem Running Records, Entrance and Exit Slips, Self-assessments

Action Planning

*Unpacking the Teks Word Problems across grade bands

Top Reasons to Attend this Seminar

· Discover how to effectively plan for and implement problem solving

· Explore tools, tasks, time schedules, and transitions

· Learn innovative, hands-on, engaging activities to use in your lessons

· Understand how to integrate problem solving into your current curriculum

· Create toolkits that teach

· Make a plan to effectively organize materials within your classroom space

· Develop routines and procedures for problem solving across the year

· Integrate 21st century technologies throughout your lessons

Details, Details, Details!

4 ways to pay:
Web Registration:


Fax: 1-203-549-0551
Phone:(347) 688-4927

Who: Designed for teachers in grades k-2, team leaders, instructional coaches, mentors, staff development trainers and administrators


Double Tree by Hilton Austin Arboretum

8901 Business Park Drive Austin, TX 78759

Special Group Discounts!

*We take PO's but you must email or fax it in.

With the paid registration of a staff member, an administrator from the same building may attend tuition free! (Please send a separate registration form for your principal.)


Substitutions may be made at any time. All cancellations received 15 days before the seminar will be 100% refunded. Cancellations after that will receive a full credit for a future program.

***A certificate of attendance will be given to all the participants who attend the entire conference.

****Must Pre-Register!

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