Online Professional Development Schedule
Registration is limited to K-5 teachers who provide direct instruction to students and are currently employed by a public elementary school or accredited private school in the U.S. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Week of Monday, February 22
Factor Forts + Pixel-palooza: Grades 2-3
In Factor Forts, students stack popsicle sticks in polygonal towers to see how addition, subtraction, multiplication and division all relate. Students build on these learnings in Pixel-palooza, where they create arrays of colored squares to scale up pictures and demonstrate multiplication through art.
Prime Time + Rock 'n' Roll Hops: Grades 3-5
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 Rock ‘n’ Roll Hops, students get up and moving to build fluency with multiples and other math facts!
Week of Monday, March 1
Divide and Conquer: Grades 4-5
Students fill colorful grids alongside the standard long division algorithm to de-mystify the steps, then solve problems to crack a secret code!
Sticky Twists + Rocket to Mars: Grades K-1
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 make the correct sum.
Cowabunga! + Face-Off: Grades 3-4
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.
Off the Charts + Measure Up: Grades K-2
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.
Students make fractions and decimals come to life by swapping pieces of colorful faces. They'll convert fractions to decimals and practice adding and subtracting.
Scruffy's Tic-Tac-Snacks : Grades 3-4
Students explore the mechanics of multiplying 1- and 2-digit numbers in order to reward Scruffy, a street performer dog who earns snacks for his stunts.
Fraction Action: Grades 3-5
Sea creatures stacked on playing cards bring fractions to life. Students line up fractions from smallest to biggest, and see how luck affects their chances!
Week of Monday, March 8
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