[Numeracy 626] Re: Announcement: Register Now for Online Professional Development Courses on Numeracy

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ROBERT G STEINKE steinkedb at q.com
Tue Dec 14 17:47:29 EST 2010


Thanks for asking the question about the on-line course, Number Sense:
Teaching About Parts and Wholes which is, I believe, a joint effort of World
Education and New Readers Press.

I'm the author of the "Focus on Basics" article about teaching parts and
wholes that you mentioned in your question. I appreciate that you (and
others on this list-serve) have found value in what I had to say in the
article. However, there is much more that one needs to know about which
earlier developmental math concepts adults are missing (and how to deal with
teaching those concepts) than could be put in a single article.

I had hoped that Kaye would have answered your question about whether the
content of my article is the basis for their course. If that is the case, I
would have been glad to work with them on the content so that they had the
complete picture (which is in my copyrighted material, which New Readers
Press had an opportunity to review a few years back).

It may be that only the name of their course and my article is the same. The
content may be quite different. It would be nice to know.

Dorothea Steinke
GED & developmental math
Front Range Community College, Westminster, CO
dorothea.steinke at frontrange.edu

-----Original Message-----
From: numeracy-bounces at lincs.ed.gov
[mailto:numeracy-bounces at lincs.ed.gov]On Behalf Of Susan Jones
Sent: Monday, December 13, 2010 1:29 PM
To: kabeall at comcast.net; numeracy at lincs.ed.gov
Subject: [Numeracy 625] Re: Announcement: Register Now for Online
Professional Development Courses on Numeracy

Is the "parts and wholes" related to the ideas on the "Focus on Basics"
article about teaching parts and wholes?

Susan Jones
Academic Development Specialist
Center for Academic Success
Parkland College
Champaign, IL 61821
sujones at parkland.edu

>>> "Kaye Beall" <kabeall at comcast.net> 12/9/2010 10:32 AM >>>

Registration is now open for five online numeracy courses for adult
educators: Number Sense: Teaching About Parts and Wholes, Geometry: Teaching
About Shapes and Their Measures, Data: Interpreting Statistical
Representations, Algebra: Introducing Algebraic Reasoning and Introduction
to College Transition Math. The courses are available at

Number Sense: Teaching About Parts and Wholes

Teaching students how to estimate, do mental math, and use calculators will
help them to better understand how to use numbers. This course focuses on
how to help adult students answer key questions: When is it necessary to
have an exact answer, and when is an estimate sufficient? When calculation
is necessary, which tool is appropriate to use? This course examines how
students develop and apply number sense and provides lots of teaching
strategies and activities that you can use right away.

Course dates: January 10-February 18, 2011

Course description: http://www.newreaderspress.com/Items.aspx?hierId=6503

Course instructor: Mary Barbara Hanna

Course fee: $179


Geometry: Teaching About Shapes and Their Measures

Adult basic education students need foundational geometry and measurement
skills not only to succeed in GED math, but also in the workplace. In this
course, you will explore key topics in geometry, such as area, perimeter,
and volume, and their importance in everyday life. You'll look at numerous
instructional activities for teaching about angles, spatial relationships,
similarity, and figure transformations on a coordinate graph system.

Course dates: February 21-April 1, 2011

Course description: http://www.newreaderspress.com/Items.aspx?hierId=6511

Course instructor: Barbara Goodridge

Course fee: $179


Data: Interpreting Statistical Representations

Data, or numerical information, can be described, represented, analyzed, and
interpreted in various ways for various purposes. This course looks at some
common uses (and misuses) of data. Learn about the measures of central
tendency statistics, graphs, and probability. Through the course readings,
activities, and discussions, you'll review basic concepts and explore
strategies for introducing and teaching these concepts to your adult

Course dates: March 14-April 22, 2011

Course description: http://www.newreaderspress.com/Items.aspx?hierId=6514

Course instructor: Pam Meader

Course fee: $179


Algebra: Introducing Algebraic Reasoning

Research suggests that math topics, including algebra, should be taught at
all levels, not just when a student is ready for GED preparation. In this
course, you'll learn how to introduce algebraic reasoning to your students,
and you'll experiment with strategies for teaching numeric patterns,
relationships, and functions based on real-life situations. You'll also
explore strategies to help students model quantitative relationships using
graphs, tables, words, and equations.

Course dates: April 4-May 13, 2011

Course description: http://www.newreaderspress.com/Items.aspx?hierId=6515

Course instructor: Barbara Goodridge

Course fee: $179


Introduction to College Transition Math

Through the readings and activities in this course, you will reflect on your
own and your students' math backgrounds, examine and experience the college
placement test your students take, try out math activities and exercises you
can use in your classrooms, and explore the math knowledge and skills you
will want to present to your own college transition students.

Course dates: February 28-April 25, 2011

Course description:

Course instructor: Gloria Vachino

Course fee: $249.00 (requires textbook)


Questions? E-mail prodev at proliteracy.org or literacy at worlded.org.

ProfessionalStudiesAE.org is a partnership of World Education, Inc., and
ProLiteracy/New Readers Press. Visit www.professionalstudiesae.org
professionalstudiesae.org&srcid=4593&srctid=1&erid=443971> for a complete
listing of available courses.



Kaye Beall

Project Director

World Education

kaye_beall at worlded.org


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