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Math & Numeracy

Enhancing Learner Critical Thinking on the Use of Social Media: Numeracy Instructional Strategies

This training will cover critical reasoning and problem-solving skills as well as instructional strategies for three aspects (platforms/sites, user profiles, and usage pros/cons) of social media that adult education practitioners can incorporate into instruction. Participants will utilize session resources to develop multi-level numeracy lessons.

Student-Centered Learning: Keys to Motivation and Persistence-Math (TEAL)

This facilitated online course provides an overview of student-centered learning as well as strategies for moving toward student-centeredness in adult classrooms. Student-centered learning is an instructional approach that focuses on student needs, allowing students to influence the content, activities, materials, and pace of learning according to their interests and needs. In student-centered instruction, the student is placed at the center of the teaching/learning dynamic so that information transmission is secondary to students’ needs, abilities, interests, and learning preferences.

Components of Numeracy: Tools for Engaging Learners in Meaningful Math

This workshop introduces adult education practitioners to the three components of numeracy (content, context, and cognitive and affective aspects) that have been aligned with the Mathematical Practices of the College and Career Readiness Standards. Components of Numeracy models the integration of conceptual understanding, procedural skills and fluency, and real-world application through a sequence of activities that come from and relate to a workplace environment in which numbers and mathematical activity are embedded.

Adult Numeracy Instruction-Professional Development Institute 3 (ANI)

The overall vision of Adult Numeracy Instruction: Professional Development (ANI-PD) is to increase the capacity of teachers, programs, and states to provide high-quality math instruction in Adult Basic Education programs. The mathematical content of this two-day ANI-PD Institute, the last of three, consists of algebra and number and operation sense with integers. Connections between algebraic thinking and representations (such as words, diagrams, tables, graphs, and equations) are used to make sense of what the symbols mean and to make decisions and predictions in contextual situations.

Infographics: Developing a Critical Mindset Towards Data

An infographic is a visual image, such as a chart or diagram, used to represent information or data. Understanding infographics and data visualization is an increasingly important skill in the 21st century. This workshop is designed to increase adult education practitioners’ comfort and skill with introducing data and statistics to learners. Participants will be introduced to infographics and how to evaluate infographics using a critical mindset based on a foundational knowledge of data and statistics.

Effective Lesson Planning-Math (TEAL)

In this facilitated online course, participants will learn techniques to make the most of planning time and maximize collaboration with peers. Planning is critical in identifying appropriate action steps to help one effectively reach a goal. Lesson plans help instructors set learning objectives, and they provide a road map by which instructors can organize content, materials, time, instructional strategies, and assistance in the classroom. They also represent a way to communicate to learners what they will learn and how they will be assessed.

Open Math--Open Resources: Engage Adult Learners for 21st-Century Skills (OER)

This facilitated online course will help math teachers find quality Open Educational Resources for the adult education classroom, evaluate them for appropriate classroom use, and assess their effectiveness in meeting learning objectives. The course will also provide teachers with ideas and resources for instructional strategies to introduce and engage adult students in learning math. Prerequisite: Open Your Classroom with Open Education Resources (TL07VS)

Adult Numeracy Instruction-Professional Development Institute 2 (ANI)

The overall vision of Adult Numeracy Instruction Professional Development (ANI-PD) is to increase the capacity of teachers, programs, and states to provide high-quality math instruction in Adult Basic Education programs. The mathematical content of this two-day ANI-PD Institute, the second of three, consists of and Algebra and Number and Operation Sense with Integers. Various analyses and representations of data sets require comparing and understanding rational numbers in the form of fractions, decimals, and percentages.

Deeper Learning Through Questioning-Math (TEAL)

This facilitated online course focuses on both teacher questioning and student self-questioning, exploring questioning as a powerful teaching approach. When math teachers ask higher-order questions and give students opportunities to think critically and to develop deep explanations, learning is enhanced. Equally important as teacher questions are student self-questions. Self-questioning can guide learning and help students monitor their progress.

Universal Design for Learning: Addressing Barriers-Math (TEAL)

This facilitated online course provides an overview of the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework and guidelines as well as suggestions for applying UDL principles to the adult education context. UDL is a set of principles for designing curriculum that provides all students, regardless of ability, disability, age, gender, or cultural and linguistic background, with equal opportunities to learn.

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