with John SanGiovanni
October 14 & 21, November 4 & 11. All webinars start at 3:45 p.m.
Target Audience: K-8 Educators
Credit: One optional university credit is available for attending all webinars and participating in online discussions and assignments ($145)
Fluency is more than basic facts and algorithms. Real fluency involves reasoning and creativity, and it varies by the problem at hand. This webinar series develops a deep understanding of fluency, what it really is and what it is not. It unpacks seven significant strategies that all students must learn and use and provides assessment strategies for each component of fluency – not just accuracy! We will also help participants think about effective ways to partner with families and provide a collection of classroom-ready resources including lesson seeds, games, and routines.
Fluency is more than a toolbox of strategies to choose from; it’s also a matter of equity and access for all learners. Give your students the knowledge and power to become confident mathematical thinkers.
Participants will be able to:
· Articulate what it means to be fluent and recognize facts and falsehoods of fluency.
· Identify necessary foundations for fluency and the seven significant strategies that compose fluency in elementary mathematics.
· Select and use tasks for teaching and practicing skills for developing elementary automaticities (beyond basic facts).
· Assess each component of fluency and acquire tools and strategies for doing so.
· Engage families as partners in supporting students’ fluency.
John SanGiovanni is a nationally recognized leader in mathematics education. He currently works as the Coordinator of Mathematics in Howard County, Maryland where he leads design and development of mathematics curriculum, digital learning, assessment, and professional learning. He also works as a graduate program coordinator for mathematics leadership at McDaniel College in Maryland. John has authored more than two dozen books and is national consultant for curriculum development and professional learning. John is active in professional organizations, recently serving on the Board of Directors for the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and currently Board of Directors for the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.