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NESA Webinars

AERO Middle/High School Mathematics

Moving Mathematics Learning Forward

With AERO Math Consultant

ERMA ANDERSON

APRIL 15 & 22, 2021 | 3:00-4:00pm (ATHENS GMT+3*)

OFFERED AT NO COST FOR MATH TEACHERS GRADES 6-12
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* Note: On March 28, Greek time will change from GMT+2 to GMT+3.


Overview

NESA and Project AERO are offering two online opportunities focused on the NCTM/NCSM Moving Forward* recommendations for instructional practices that support mathematics teaching and learning during the COVID Era — face to face, hybrid or remote settings.

The following three key norms are essential to all mathematics classrooms:

      • Implementation of Tasks that promote thinking, prompt discourse, and reveal misconceptions;
      • Questions that advance understanding and uncover errors; and
      • Evidence that informs formative assessment.**

We will share strategies for addressing the Moving Forward recommendations through the lens of the TQE process.

* NCTM, NCSM. (June 2020). Moving Forward: Mathematics Learning in the Era of COVID-19.
** Dixon, J. K., Brooks, L. A., & Carli, M. R. (2018). Making Sense of Mathematics for Teaching the Small Group. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.


WEBINAR 1:

The Learning Journey and the Task

APRIL 15, 3:00-4:00pm (Athens GMT+3*)

Using the priority areas described in the AERO Guidance for 2020-21 Live Binder, the session will identify the ‘learning intentions’ of the priority content and the prerequisite knowledge needed for accessing the priority content. A process for identifying a learning progression, a pathway to successfully achieving the ‘learning intention’ will be shared. To gather evidence of student learning of the priority areas, students need opportunities to engage in problem solving.

This session will focus on exploring a variety of rich, student-centered tasks and analyzing the strategies to help students make sense of the tasks and assist them in persevering and engaging in critical thinking.

* Note: On March 28, Greek time will change from GMT+2 to GMT+3.


WEBINAR 2:

Facilitating Mathematical Discourse

APRIL 22, 3:00-4:00pm (Athens GMT+3*)

Effective classroom questioning does more than identify what a student may or may not know. Questions can engage and challenge a student. Effective questioning helps students develop critical thinking skills and is a powerful teaching strategy to open doors at every stage of the learning experience.

This session will focus on strategies for crafting important questions and questioning techniques which support visible student thinking and move student learning forward.

* Note: On March 28, Greek time will change from GMT+2 to GMT+3.



Erma Anderson

Science & Mathematics Consultant, including with the U.S. State Department's Office of Overseas Schools

@Shamber2

ABOUT ERMA ANDERSON

Erma Anderson is a former high school physics and mathematics teacher and Albert Einstein Distinguished Fellow in the US Senate. She was a Senior Program Officer with the National Research Council assisting in the development of the National Science Education Standards and a Christa McAuliffe Fellow with the National Foundation for the Improvement of Education.

She has worked with the National Science Teachers Association on several projects including the Mentoring Initiative e-Mentoring for Student Success (eMSS), development of sciLINKS (www.sciLINKS.org), and Project Manager of Scope, Sequence and Coordination of Secondary School Science.


Supported by the Office of Overseas Schools, U.S. Department of State

US DEPARTMENT OF STATE