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Allegheny Intermediate Unit

475 East Waterfront Drive

Homestead, PA 15120

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Eligible for ESSER funds. Cost: $600 per person for 4 sessions of online professional development. All materials are included. *

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*Enrollment is open and continuous through August 2021.

Delivery Mode: Fully Asynchronous- follow a learning pathway at your own pace when it's convenient for you.

Platform: All course materials and activities will be accessible through a Google Classroom. Video recordings from virtual sessions will be made available to supplement your asynchronous learning experience.

Audience: Grades 3-8 and Algebra 1, general and special education teachers, coaches, and administrators.

• Are your students struggling with solving open-ended mathematics items?

• Are you struggling with facilitating open-ended mathematics tasks and developing students’ problem solving skills in a remote learning setting?

This four-part asynchronous series will engage participants in activities designed to expand current perspectives and pedagogies around how to best support students in solving open-ended math tasks.

  1. To “flip the switch” on students’ problem solving skills, 3 Act Tasks will be introduced and implemented through asynchronous instruction.
  2. Strategies will be explored to support students’ comprehension of word problems.
  3. Techniques will be highlighted to improve students’ spoken and written math explanations.
  4. Teachers will be introduced to strategies for providing student feedback in a hybrid or remote setting to help students improve their problem solving and writing skills.
  5. An overview of the scoring of PSSA items will be reviewed to provide context as to why these strategies are essential to bolster all students’ achievement.
  6. Free tools such as Desmos, Google Slides, Flipgrid, and Nearpod will be utilized throughout.

Questions? Contact michael.fierle@aiu3.net, 412-394-4628

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The Math & Science Collaborative is a program of the Allegheny Intermediate Unit that focuses on STEM education. The MSC brings innovative and effective approaches in curriculum and instruction to the region, preparing educators to support all students for work and career in the 21st century.

The Math & Science Collaborative reaches out to more than 135 public and non-public schools/districts in Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Lawrence, Mercer, Washington, and Westmoreland counties.

To learn more about the AIU MSC, visit http://www.aiumsc.net/

 

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