Math & Numeracy Upcoming Events: April 17, 2024 through May 3, 2024

See below for upcoming SABES PD events for Math & Numeracy. Or, check out the Math & Numeracy Upcoming Events Calendar tab anytime!

Note: you are welcome to request Math & Numeracy instructional coaching for program staff. If interested, please submit a Contact Us request.

All PD offerings are online and facilitated unless indicated otherwise.

Tuesday, April 23

Building Algebra From Early Geometry Concepts

Geometry is traditionally taught as a set of rules and formulas to be memorized and applied, but students can develop algebraic reasoning and habits of mind from the very beginning. The early geometric concepts of area and perimeter of rectangles are rich with opportunities to engage students in algebraic reasoning and sophisticated problem-solving. In this workshop, you will deepen your understanding of the kinds of reasoning that form the foundations of algebra and see how that foundation can be developed in geometry lessons, even at the earliest levels. 

  • 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Thursday, April 25

Learning What Students Know: Using Student Work for Formative Assessment

Formative assessment is the ongoing work of understanding how your students are understanding what you are teaching. While there are many ways to do formative assessment, one that is often readily accessible is looking at student work. There is a lot that can be learned by analyzing how students illustrate or describe their thinking—more than just a tally of what they got right or wrong. Formative assessment informs your instructional decisions so that your teaching can meet students where they are and help them move forward.

  • 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Wednesday, May 1

CALM Introduction (Self-Paced Modules)

This course is designed for teachers who are using or want to use the Curriculum for Adults Learning Math (CALM). CALM was created by the SABES Mathematics and Numeracy Curriculum & Instruction PD center to give teachers a full, rich, conceptually-based curriculum. CALM teaches conceptual understanding of skills from roughly College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education (CCRSAE) levels B – E (GLE 3-12) and contains thorough unit plans, lesson plans, and supporting materials. Because CALM is different from traditional curricula, it is important to understand its structure and philosophy to be able to use it effectively. This course will introduce you to the logistical elements of CALM and its guiding principles.

To obtain access to CALM and to use it effectively, teachers will need to complete this introduction and are strongly encouraged to attend the ongoing live online CALM Support sessions after completing or while doing this course to experience what CALM activities feel like and how they build deep and long-lasting understanding. Teachers who already use CALM can also benefit from this course as a refresher.

  • 9:00am (Self-paced course opens)
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SABES Mathematics and Adult Numeracy Curriculum and Instruction PD Center