Courses & Workshops 2020-21

*Fully asynchronous professional learning.  Complete online modules at your own pace.

Updated 1/8/2021

Course opens January 8, 2021 through June 2021| Allegheny Intermediate Unit (Virtual) | $600

Problem Solving Through Open Ended Math Tasks during Distance Learning-an Asynchronous Course

  • Are your students struggling with solving open-ended mathematics items?

  • Are you struggling with facilitating open-ended mathematics tasks and developing students’ problem solving skills in a remote learning setting?

 

This four-part asynchronous series will engage participants in activities designed to expand current perspectives and pedagogies around how to best support students in solving open-ended math tasks.

  • To “flip the switch” on students’ problem solving skills, 3 Act Tasks will be introduced and implemented through asynchronous instruction.

  • Strategies will be explored to support students’ comprehension of word problems.

  • Techniques will be highlighted to improve students’ spoken and written math explanations.

  • Teachers will be introduced to strategies for providing student feedback in a hybrid or remote setting to help students improve their problem solving and writing skills.

  • An overview of the scoring of PSSA items will be reviewed to provide context as to why these strategies are essential to bolster all students’ achievement.

  • Free tools such as Desmos, Google Slides, Flipgrid, and Nearpod will be utilized throughout.

Delivery Mode: Fully asynchronous- complete online modules at your own pace.

 

Platform: All course materials and activities will be accessible through a Google Classroom.  Video recordings from virtual sessions will be made available to supplement your asynchronous learning experience.

 

Questions? Contact   Michael.fierle@aiu3.net, 412-394-4628

Cost= $600/person.    

Course opens the week of January 18, 2021 through June 2021| Allegheny Intermediate Unit (Virtual) | $600

Understanding of Fraction and Fraction Operations in Grades 3-5, an Asynchronous Course

This four-part asynchronous series will engage participants in activities designed to expand current perspectives and pedagogies around fraction understanding and fraction instruction in the elementary grades during remote and hybrid instruction.

In this series, you will examine and analyze information about how students conceptualize fractions and what teachers can do to facilitate students’ understanding of fractions as numbers, especially in our current remote or hybrid instructional models. You will consider the connections between whole number understanding and fraction understanding and how to help students create conceptual understandings of fractions that build to procedural fluency over time. You will study representations of fractions, including concrete, visual, symbolic, contextual, and verbal as well as the connections among those representations in order to help our students deepen and expand their fraction comprehension.

 

Please note that a variety of interactive tools including virtual manipulatives and applications from the Google Suite will be employed during these sessions.

 

Delivery Mode: Fully asynchronous- complete online modules at your own pace.

 

Platform: All course materials and activities will be accessible through a Google Classroom.  

 

Questions? Contact   Michael.fierle@aiu3.net, 412-394-4628

Cost= $600/person.