# Math Professional Development

### Spring After-School Workshop Series

## Open to BGPS Staff & Administrators

## Presented by: Lisa Melander, Math Specialist

## All classes meet at LVMS, 4 - 6 PM, Room C-22

## Creating a Math Classroom Culture

**03/17 & 03/24:** What does teaching and learning look like in a student-centered, standards-based classroom? How do we shift teacher control to allow for greater student independence without devolving into chaos? These are the questions that frame this workshop and participants will learn how to create a safe learning environment as well as how to establish math norms and group procedures. 2-part class / 4 clock hours total.

## Using the Math Practice Standards Effectively

**03/31 & 04/14: **The Math Practice standards are an important complement to the content standards and target ** how** to think about mathematics. The Math Practices serve as a vehicle to the math content and provide the strategies for doing mathematics. This workshop will focus on making sense of these practices as well as on the practical use of them in supporting other components of the math classroom. 2-part class / 4 clock hours total.

## ELA in Math Class: What it means to read, write, talk and listen - mathematically!

**04/21 & 04/28: **This workshop will help participants with particular instructional strategies such as *number talks, problem-solving notebooks, math journals, mathematicianâ€™s chair, etc. *to get students to attend to precision and to effectively communicate their thinking. The goal is to use classroom conversation to help students with their reasoning of big mathematical ideas. 2-part class / 4 clock hours total.

*3+ hours of attendance is required to earn clock hours.*