Mindset Matters in the Math Classroom/A three-day virtual workshop with 2 credit option

Mindset Matters in the Math Classroom/A three-day virtual workshop with 2 credit option

June 23, 2020 – June 25, 2020 all-day
ONLINE -Zoom platform
Cost: CVEDC members $400 Non-members $500* add'l $260 for 2 credits

Facilitator: Karen Lehning, FWSU Math Teacher Leader

Dates:  June 23, 24, 25, 2020  Time: 9:00 am – *3:00 pm *4:30 if taking for credit *syllabus contains additional 2 credit course requirements

Location: ONLINE -Zoom platform

Target Audience:  K-6 Math Instructors including special educators

This 3-day online workshop will explore the impact of both teacher and student mindset on the math classroom through a series of synchronous and asynchronous activities including:
*Virtual whole group sessions (not to exceed 90 min./session)
*Individual worktime
*Wellness/Brain Breaks
*Virtual office hours available with the instructor. 

Participants will:
*Review research that support the implementation of practices that encourage a growth mindset in the math classroom.
*Evaluate and assess their own mindset to uncover beliefs and assumptions about mathematics.
*Design a series of activities that will move students toward a growth mindset.

All participants will receive at home the book: Mathematical Mindsets: Unleashing Students’ Potential Through Creative Math, Inspiring Messages and Innovative Teaching by Jo Boaler prior to the first meeting. This book will provide the background for our work and participants will be digging into and discussing Boaler’s research throughout the workshop. Karen asks you to read/skim chapters 1 & 2 before the first session.

Participants taking it for 2 graduate credit: In addition to attending the 3-day online series & additional hours, you will be expected to create a growth mindset resource guide that can be used in your math classroom.  The final resource guide will include a series of growth mindset activities and math problems what will be designed to shift students’ mindset. Course participants will write a short reflection on their own shift in mindset as a result of the readings and course discussions. See syllabus online.

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Exploring Mindset In The Math Classroom Syllabus-4
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Karen Lehning is currently a math specialist at the Georgia Elementary and Middle School.  She has been an educator for 16 years, both as an elementary classroom teacher and math leader. read more…

CVEDC supports Vermont ASCD and their mission.  If you register for this CVEDC event, CVEDC will contribute $15 towards your VT ASCD member fee of $40 so that you will only be billed $25 for the year.  

After submitting your CVEDC event registration, just go to the VT ASCD site and become a VTASCD member and indicate that you are using CVEDC15OFF as a code for $15 off.  Go to www.vtascd.org for more information.

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