Sue O’Connell: Math in Practice: Strategies for Building Math Understanding K-5

Montgomery, AL:  February 26, 2019 | Montgomery Marriott Prattville Hotel & Conference Center at Capitol Hill | 2500 Legends Circle, Prattville, AL 36066
COST:  $199.00 early bird (Dec. 31, 2018) $225.00 after Dec. 31, 2018

Strategies and Structures for Teaching Reading and Writing 

Presented by Sue O’Connell.

Overview:

Join Sue O’Connell in this dynamic one-day workshop, where you will discover ways to help students learn and love mathematics. This workshop is for all teachers of math – those who are math experts and those who may feel as though they are learning math along with their students. Whichever category you associate with, you will be glad you spent the day with Sue!

Participants will:

·         Examine engaging problems that set a context for learning math skills
·         Identify key teacher questions that promote math understanding
·         Explore the words of math and identify strategies to help students talk more precisely about their thinking
·         Discover easy math routines that work at all grade levels to get students thinking and talking about big ideas
·         Reflect on simple and fun math investigations that lead to important math discoveries

Join Sue to explore practical strategies that make math come alive for your students. Her questioning techniques, interactive tasks, helpful suggestions, and array of resources illustrate doable ways to build math understanding. You will discover a wealth of classroom-ready ideas and activities to take immediately back to your classroom.

About the author

Sue O’Connell has years of experience as an elementary classroom teacher, math coach, district school improvement specialist, and math speaker/consultant. She is the lead author for Heinemann’s Math in Practice series and is the author of such titles as Putting the Practices Into Action and Mastering the Basic Math Facts. She has written numerous other books that support the teaching of K-5 mathematics and is particularly focused on instructional practices that support the development of mathematical thinking. She is a frequent speaker at math conferences and is Director of Quality Teacher Development, providing on-site professional development for schools and school districts across the country.