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Moore Norman Technology Center

South Penn Campus

13301 S. Pennsylvania Ave

Oklahoma City, OK

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Making Mathematics Learning Visible (for SIG school leaders, coaches and teachers)

Facilitated by Connie Hamilton

Provided resource: Visible Learning for Mathematics, grades K-12

This full-day workshop demonstrates how using the right approach at the right time helps educators intentionally design classroom experiences that hit the surface, deep, and transfer phases of mathematics learning. This framework helps educators reach the level of rigor today’s students must meet through the combination of conceptual understanding, procedural fluency, and application. The workshop also delves into the role of clear learning intentions and success criteria as the first stop to better learning, as well as the kinds of rich mathematical tasks and mathematical discourse central to each phase of learning. Participants will be actively engaged in doing mathematics during the session.

Building Teacher Clarity

Using engaging mathematics tasks, we will explore how teacher clarity—specific learning intentions and success criteria—helps teachers to not only plan lessons more effectively but to also determine how successfully students have absorbed the material. We will also explore how to develop true student ownership of learning and self-efficacy.

Rich Tasks and Mathematical Discourse

Participants engage with different kinds of mathematical tasks and learn why rich tasks are central to mathematics learning. We reflect on the questioning used with the task and discuss the role of mathematical discussion with a focus on questioning strategies.

Where to Next? The Right Strategy at the Right Time

We close the day by preparing participants to explore each phase of the learning cycle—surface, deep, and transfer—and briefly introducing which strategies work best at each phase. We will examine the role of overall high-impact teaching strategies such as collaborative learning, formative assessment, feedback, and intervention.

Participants will:

  • Apply the principles of Visible Learning research to the mathematics classroom
  • Understand that there are three phases of learning and the unique importance of each: surface, deep, and transfer.
  • Learn which mathematics practices have the greatest impact on student growth in each phase (and which have the least) to maximize teaching time
  • Strategize what practices to implement when in a student’s learning.
  • Understand how clear learning intentions and success criteria are the bedrock of any good mathematics lesson
  • Understand the importance of rich tasks and mathematical discourse at all phases of rigorous learning.

Connie Hamilton, EdS. has over 20 years in education as a teacher, instructional coach, and administrator. A connected educator, she asks questions, makes connections, and develops systems to enhance professional learning and collaboration.

This event is sponsored by the Oklahoma State Department of Education Office of School Support & Improvement for School Improvement Grant (SIG) district and school site personnel. Event management is provided by EDUTAS at the University of Oklahoma.

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