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Session Number:
D 9
Time:
12:30pm -2:00pm
Room Number:
AH 116
Speaker:
Geri Lorway
Session Host:
Vern Tellefson

Curriculum Focus:

Grade Level:
DIV I, DIV II, DIV III,
Title:
Solve the Problem with Word Problems: Build the Bridge from Literacy to Numeracy
Topic:
Build literacy, numeracy and math skills as you teach students how to comprehend and solve word problems. This is a school wide approach.
Summary:
Throughout this interactive session, participants will engage with an approach to teaching problem solving built not from giving problems, but from using student responses to build comprehension, communication and content knowledge with your students. Across all the grades, students benefit from learning how to analyze and evaluate the work of others. YES, at every grade! It’s not just “doing” math, it’s learning how to search for sense, how to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. This is truly balancing literacy.... learning how to apply basic reading & writing skills into the thinking, reasoning and doing of mathematics. Designed around samples of student work, participants will leave with problems and criteria that can be used to develop literacy and numeracy skills across a range of grades. You will want to try this on Monday!
Biography:
Known for her passion and energy, Geri ‘s presentations challenge teachers to evolve in their practice, to reflect, to question, to argue and reason. But not too serious: Laugh out loud, stomp your feet and clap. There will be joy in teaching! Changing thinking, one mind at a time.
 

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