Yearly Institutes and Workshops

[Math]odology Institutes

Our institutes help educators intellectualize the fundamentals of teaching and learning mathematics.

Instructed within the framework of NCTM’s Standards for Mathematical Practices, our interactive sessions empower teachers with the necessary strategies, resources and classroom practices to immediately impact student learning.

The curriculum of the workshops covers these topics:

  • The Essential Ideas in Teaching Mathematics
  • Components of an Effective Lesson
  • Build learning progression to ensure foundational concepts are secure
  • Move students from frustration to success with effective differentiation techniques
  • Put problem solving at the heart of every mathematic lesson
  • Learn and implement efficient strategies to solving problems
  • Optimize assessment opportunities with effective questioning techniques

Developing Roots Workshops

Mathodology presents Developing Mathematical Roots in Kindergarten

This three-day workshop focuses on how to create a learning environment to support all levels of learners while developing core conceptual understanding.  Teachers will recognize how mathematical concepts are developed through intentional exploratory activities and playful practice.  Additional opportunities to communicate and reflect on learning will be explored.  Participants will learn how to assess through observation and questioning techniques that inform classroom decisions.

think!Mathematics Annual Institute

The think!Mathematics annual institute introduces participants to think!Mathematics through the use of rich anchor tasks. Be prepared to take on new perspectives and adjust the way you may think about how students learn mathematics. You will work in collaborative environments and develop relationships with your peers from around the country. At the end of the three-day institute, it is our hope to leave you feeling inspired, refreshed, and ready to start implementing think!Mathematics in your own classroom.

Presenter-Summer 2020- Developing Fact Fluency

[Dr. Bay-Williams] + Jennifer

Department of Elementary, Middle & Secondary Teacher Education, University of Louisville

Jennifer Bay-Williams is a mathematics teacher educator, an author, and a national mathematics leader. Her recent books include Math Fact Fluency: 60+ Games and Assessment Tools to Support Learning and Retention,  Teaching Student-Centered Mathematics (3-book series), Elementary and Middle School Mathematics: Teaching Developmentally (now in its 10th edition), Everything you Need to Know about Mathematics Coaching and On the Money (math & financial literacy 3-book series).  She has served on the NCTM Board of Directors, AMTE (president and secretary), and currently serves on the TODOS: Mathematics for All Board of Directors. She is a professor at the University of Louisville (Kentucky), where she teaches undergraduate and graduate students and works in local schools to support effective mathematics teaching and learning.  She has offered over 500 presentations in the United States and abroad. Before becoming a teacher educator, Jennifer taught K-12 mathematics in Missouri and in Perú.

Presenter-January 2020- Differentiation

[Susan] + Resnick

Consultant

Susan holds a BA in Speech Pathology and Audiology, and an MA in Learning Disabilities. For over 30 years, she has worked as a public and private school teacher, special educator, Principal, and District Math Coordinator. Her experience ranges from Pre-K to 12th grade. In addition, Susan was one of the first educators to be certified as a Math Intervention Specialist in the state of Colorado. As the Lead Content and Professional Development Specialist for Math in Focus in a variety of public, private, and charter school settings for over seven years, Susan had the opportunity to bring Singapore Math® into her building as both a teacher and an administrator. Susan successfully used both Math in Focus and Every day Counts in two diverse settings.  She is the consulting author of Math in Focus 2020 and author of the K, 5th and 8th-grade Teachers edition, author of the Math in Focus Performance Assessment Tasks for Common Core, and author of the award-winning Fact Fluency, The Singapore Way through Marshall Cavendish Education. Susan has presented extensively at the international and local level regarding Singapore Math pedagogy and curriculum.  Susan shares her passion for mathematics by working with teachers and administrators in implementing Singapore Math® to make a difference in the lives of students. Susan is a life long learner who is constantly refining her practices and reflecting on how to improve math instruction for all students. 

Presenter-Summer 2018-Creating Open Tasks

[Dr. Small] + Mirian

Canadian educational researcher, academic, author, and public speaker.

Marian Small brings a unique perspective to Mathodology. Once the  Dean of Education at the University of New Brunswick, Marian has evolved into a writer and speaker whose expertise spans from Kindergarten through Grade 12 math across the continent. Small’s wide lens is currently narrowed in order to focus intently on teacher questioning to ensure that the classroom arrives at the really important math, to include all students, and to drill down into critical thinking and creativity.

Her personal bibliography is expansive and includes; Making Math Meaningful for Canadian Students: K-8Big Ideas from Dr. Small (at several levels)Good Questions: A Great Way to Differentiate Math Instruction, More Good Questions: A Great Way to Differentiate Secondary Math Instruction, Eyes on Math, Gap Closing (for the Ministry of Education in Ontario), Leaps and Bounds toward Math Understanding (at several levels), Uncomplicating Fractions,  Uncomplicating Algebra, Building Proportional Reasoning, Open Questions for the Three-Part Lesson (at several levels), Fun and Fundamental Math for Young Children, The School Leader’s Guide for Building and Sustaining Math Success, and MathUp, a new digital teaching K – 8 resource.