with BobbiJo Erb
Dates: September 18, 25 and October 2, 9
Registration: $75/$125 (Level 1/Level 2)
No cost for BSSD, LKSD or YKSD educators.
One optional university credit: $164
Target Audience: K-12 Educators
Dig into practices that will build classroom collective efficacy where students see themselves as important contributors to a classroom community of learners. We will learn strategies to be effective and efficient math teachers, to lessen learned helplessness, and to identify resources to build shared understanding. We will look at all the best practice information with an eye for how it fits with our own experiences in classrooms working with students across Alaska, and explore the unique opportunities we have to engage in project-based learning.
Session 1: Set the Stage
- Most effective & efficient math teaching practices
- Mitigating learned helplessness
- Tinkering with math & having FUN!
Session 2: Get Ready
- Centering instruction on students
- Culturally relevant instruction
- Building background knowledge
Session 3: Elevate Everybody
- Using learning trajectories to reach different levels
- The power of low-floor/high-ceiling tasks
- Writing and/or finding complex, relevant tasks for students
Session 4: Encourage Engagement with Real World Application
- Putting it all together & continuing to build
- Project-based learning & connections
Bobbi Jo Erb is a longtime Alaskan educator who loves teaching kids and math, in that order. After 20 years in the classroom and 4 years as a district-level administrator, she feels lucky to travel the country working with districts, principals, and teachers to improve math instruction.