Facilitated by: Christian Courtemanche
Dates: NEW Starting Later! November 30, 2017, January 12 and February 13, 2018
8:30 registration, 9:00-3:00 (all), 3:00-4:00 (coaches) breakfast and lunch included
Target Audience: Grades K-6 educators & coaches and school/district-based teams (both those new and experienced with Math Menu) interested in adopting or fine-tuning a menu model of differentiation to meet the needs of all learners
Participants will be guided through how the math menu differentiation approach can connect with and augment the programs and practices already in place in classrooms. A portion of each session will be facilitated in a menu format and include an additional learning opportunity for coaches or lead-teachers at the end of each day.
Explorations will include:
· Reframing tier I math instruction in order to meet the ongoing range of instructional needs
· Orienting to a small group menu structure for a portion of your math block
· Mapping concepts to stations; managing a ‘centers’ approach
· Using formative assessment to plan for and facilitate guided math groups
· Supporting students who excel in math with targeted instruction; maximizing time and resources for students who struggle
COACHES CORNER: The last hour of each session will be reserved for coaches and administrators interested in bringing the menu approach to a more systematic implementation. Explorations will include: creating a vision and timeline for school-/district-wide implementation, supporting teachers who are just getting started, connecting menu to formative assessment and data-team PLC systems, and using observation templates and implementation rubrics.
Book: Guided Math in Action K5 by Dr. Nicki Newton
|Date:||September 18, 2017|
About our Facilitator: Christian Courtemanche is the Chittenden East District Math and Science Instructional Coach and has been teaching Math Menu for Differentiated Instruction since 2013 as a graduate course. One of CVEDC’s most popular courses, Christian will work on extending these strategies so that teams and leaders can work on fine-tuning a menu model throughout their schools, based on the success of current implementers.