Wabash Valley Education Center

PD Pop: ~Cooperative Learning Methods in the Math Classroom (6-12) - Presented by Bill Reed

Do you use direct instruction as your primary method of teaching? Are you, the teacher, doing more talking in the classroom than the students? Do you want to see students take more responsibility for their learning? Join us to learn how students can collaborate with peers and not learn mathematics in isolation. You will learn and practice various Cooperative Learning techniques and strategies that will help you engage students and get them ALL actively involved in their learning. Cooperative Learning allows teachers to easily differentiate their classrooms so all students, including high ability and students with special needs, can participate and increase their retention and achievement for the subject they are learning. Cooperative Learning has been proven to help students develop better on-task behaviors, better attitude towards both the teacher and the subject they are learning, and a more positive attitude toward learning and understanding. During this session, teachers will create a plan to incorporate Cooperative Learning techniques and strategies into their classrooms. This live session will be recorded and available to registrants for 2 months after the live session.



Bill is a licensed Secondary Math Teacher who has taught at every level from 7th grade through Calculus at the community college level.  He was a classroom teacher for 30+ years in a combination of both Indiana and California. Bill has been a Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science State Finalist in both California and Indiana. After retiring from classroom teaching, he was the Secondary Math Specialist at the Indiana Department of Education and then a Regional Director for the Indiana GEAR UP Grant at Purdue University before joining the INcompassing Education team in 2021. He has developed and promotes parental, community, and technology involvement to improve student’s understanding and abilities in math. He enjoys working with others to make mathematics education fun, exciting, and enjoyable not having the negative connotation it usually receives.


Date: Tuesday, September 12, 2023
Time: 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM Eastern Time

Location: Virtual

PGP Points Awarded: 1


Cost: $50/Service Center Member or $100/District not belonging to a Service Center*

This session is WVEC Title 4 Eligible


*Cost of all workshops are based on membership in an Indiana Educational Service Center (ESC). Any registrants who are not members of an ESC in the state of Indiana will be required to pay the non-member fee.

**See cancellation policy below


Cancellation Policy

* Registrants who notify WVEC of their cancellation on or before the registration deadline date will not be required to pay the registration fee.
* Registrants who cancel after the registration deadline but before the workshop date or call to cancel on the day of the workshop will pay 50% of the registration fee.
* Registrants who neglect to call or notify the WVEC of their cancellation will be responsible for paying the full fee.
* On official school corporation weather-related cancellation days, registrants will not be required to pay registration fees.


Registration open through 9/12/2023 11:45 AM EST




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Wabash Valley Education Center
3061 Benton Street
West Lafayette, IN 47906