Online Professional Development Schedule

Registration is limited to K-5 teachers currently employed by a public elementary school or accredited private school in New Jersey. If you don't meet these criteria, unfortunately you are not eligible for these professional development sessions and your registration will be cancelled. For more information please email funfactor@bedtimemath.org

Week of Monday, August 10

Thursday August 13 - 10:30 AM
Sticky Twists + Rocket to Mars: Grades K-1
Sticky Twists + Rocket to Mars: Grades K-1
60 minutes
In Sticky Twists, students twist colorful wax sticks into spirals, then break down numbers by place value in this tactile exercise. In Rocket to Mars, students “fly” from Earth to Mars by adding the number of rockets to the correct sum.

Week of Monday, August 17

Tuesday August 18 - 10:30 AM
GITD Geometry: Grades K-2
GITD Geometry: Grades K-2
60 minutes
Students make geometric shapes using glowsticks, then flick off the lights to discover and compare shapes.
Tuesday August 18 - 1:30 PM
Prime Time + Divide and Conquer: Grades 4-5
Prime Time + Divide and Conquer: Grades 4-5
60 minutes
In Prime Time, students create a colorful chart using prime factors, creating an intriguing code and reinforcing their understanding of multiples to lay groundwork for painless long division. In Divide & Conquer, students continue to de-mystify the steps of standard long division by filling colorful grids to solve problems that crack a secret code!
Wednesday August 19 - 9:00 AM
Off the Charts + Measure Up: Grades K-2
Off the Charts + Measure Up: Grades K-2
60 minutes
In Off the Charts, students line up favorite toys to make giant bar graphs on the floor, connecting data with real-life objects. In Measure Up, students discover that toys and household items can become units to measure and compare just about anything.
Wednesday August 19 - 10:30 AM
Face-Off: Grades 4-5
Face-Off: Grades 4-5
60 minutes
Students make fractions and decimals come to life by swapping pieces of colorful faces. They will add, subtract, multiply and divide by fractions.
Wednesday August 19 - 1:30 PM
Off the Charts + Pirate Treasure Hunt: Grades 3-5
Off the Charts + Pirate Treasure Hunt: Grades 3-5
60 minutes
In Off the Charts, students line up favorite toys or objects to make giant bar graphs on the floor, comparing the real-life data to generate and compare fractions. In Pirate Treasure Hunt, students plot coordinate points to create a game board, then use these skills to find the treasure!
Wednesday August 19 - 3:00 PM
Factor Forts + Divide and Conquer: Grade 3
Factor Forts + Divide and Conquer: Grade 3
60 minutes
In Factor Forts, students stack popsicle sticks in polygonal towers to see how addition, subtraction, multiplication and division all relate in a very tangible way. And in Divide and Conquer, they'll fill colorful grids alongside the standard division algorithm to de-mystify the steps, then solve problems to crack a secret code!
Wednesday August 19 - 7:30 PM
Sticky Twists + Rocket to Mars: Grades K-1 (BYOB)
Sticky Twists + Rocket to Mars: Grades K-1 (BYOB)
60 minutes
In Sticky Twists, students twist colorful wax sticks into spirals, then break down numbers by place value in this tactile exercise. In Rocket to Mars, students “fly” from Earth to Mars by adding the number of rockets to the correct sum. Bring a glass of wine - ideal for those frustrated or anxious about fall!
Thursday August 20 - 9:00 AM
GITD Geometry: Grades 3-5
GITD Geometry: Grades 3-5
60 minutes
Students make dazzling geometric lattices and cubes out of glowsticks to measure with protractors (4th grade) and calculate volume (5th grade).
Thursday August 20 - 10:30 AM
Cowabunga + Face-Off: Grade 3
Cowabunga + Face-Off: Grade 3
60 minutes
In Cowabunga, students explore area and perimeter by making hands-on “farms” using paper cows and wax-stick fences. In Face-Off, students make fractions and decimals come to life by drawing colorful faces on a grid, cutting the pieces, then swapping pieces to make mixed-up faces. Great for 3rd and 4th grade.
Thursday August 20 - 1:30 PM
Rock 'n' Roll Bingo + Rock 'n' Roll Hops: Grades K-3
Rock 'n' Roll Bingo + Rock 'n' Roll Hops: Grades K-3
60 minutes
Students make large paper dice, then learn two games to build math fluency. Younger kids have fun practicing addition and skip counting (K-3rd grade), while older kids explore multiples and partial products (3rd grade).

Week of Monday, August 24

Monday August 24 - 3:00 PM
Prime Time + Divide and Conquer: Grades 4-5
Prime Time + Divide and Conquer: Grades 4-5
60 minutes
In Prime Time, students create a colorful chart using prime factors, creating an intriguing code and reinforcing their understanding of multiples to lay groundwork for painless long division. In Divide & Conquer, students continue to de-mystify the steps of standard long division by filling colorful grids to solve problems that crack a secret code!
Tuesday August 25 - 10:30 AM
Off the Charts + Measure Up: Grades K-2
Off the Charts + Measure Up: Grades K-2
60 minutes
In Off the Charts, students line up favorite toys to make giant bar graphs on the floor, connecting data with real-life objects. In Measure Up, students discover that toys and household items can become units to measure and compare just about anything.
Wednesday August 26 - 9:00 AM
Off the Charts + Pirate Treasure Hunt: Grades 3-5
Off the Charts + Pirate Treasure Hunt: Grades 3-5
60 minutes
In Off the Charts, students line up favorite toys or objects to make giant bar graphs on the floor, comparing the real-life data to generate and compare fractions. In Pirate Treasure Hunt, students plot coordinate points to create a game board, then use these skills to find the treasure!
Wednesday August 26 - 10:30 AM
GITD Geometry: Grades K-2
GITD Geometry: Grades K-2
60 minutes
Students make geometric shapes using glowsticks, then flick off the lights to learn the names and properties of quadrilaterals in a high-octane lesson.
Wednesday August 26 - 3:00 PM
Face-Off: Grades 4-5
Face-Off: Grades 4-5
60 minutes
Students make fractions and decimals come to life by swapping pieces of colorful faces. They will add, subtract, multiply and divide by fractions.
Thursday August 27 - 9:00 AM
Factor Forts + Divide and Conquer: Grade 3
Factor Forts + Divide and Conquer: Grade 3
60 minutes
In Factor Forts, students stack popsicle sticks in polygonal towers to see how addition, subtraction, multiplication and division all relate in a very tangible way. And in Divide and Conquer, they'll fill colorful grids alongside the standard division algorithm to de-mystify the steps, then solve problems to crack a secret code!
Thursday August 27 - 10:30 AM
Sticky Twists + Rocket to Mars: Grades K-1
Sticky Twists + Rocket to Mars: Grades K-1
60 minutes
In Sticky Twists, students twist colorful wax sticks into spirals, then break down numbers by place value in this tactile exercise. In Rocket to Mars, students “fly” from Earth to Mars by adding the number of rockets to the correct sum.
Thursday August 27 - 1:30 PM
GITD Geometry: Grades 3-5
GITD Geometry: Grades 3-5
60 minutes
Students make dazzling geometric lattices and cubes out of glowsticks to measure with protractors (4th grade) and calculate volume (5th grade).
Thursday August 27 - 3:00 PM
Cowabunga + Face-Off: Grade 3
Cowabunga + Face-Off: Grade 3
60 minutes
In Cowabunga, students explore area and perimeter by making hands-on “farms” using paper cows and wax-stick fences. In Face-Off, students make fractions and decimals come to life by drawing colorful faces on a grid, cutting the pieces, then swapping pieces to make mixed-up faces. Great for 3rd and 4th grade.
Thursday August 27 - 7:30 PM
Rock 'n' Roll Bingo + Rock 'n' Roll Hops: Grades K-3 (BYOB)
Rock 'n' Roll Bingo + Rock 'n' Roll Hops: Grades K-3 (BYOB)
60 minutes
Students make large paper dice, then learn two games to build math fluency. Younger kids have fun practicing addition and skip counting (K-3rd grade), while older kids explore multiples and partial products (3rd grade). Bring a glass of wine - ideal for those frustrated or anxious about fall!