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SIM: Strategic Math Series - Online

10/3/2022 - 12/31/2022
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This Is A Self-Paced Course


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Registration open through 10/20/2022 11:59 PM

Seats Available: 18


Details

Target Audience: This series can be used either as a basic math curriculum for grades K-5, or as a remedial program for older students who have not yet mastered the basic math foundations in addition, subtraction, place value, multiplication, and division.  Each book comes with 21 learning sheets for students to practice specific operations and word problems, a pair of cheerful “pig dice” for playing math games in later lessons, and special pages that enable them to practice mixed facts (i.e., addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division) and increase their speed at coming up with the correct answers. 

 

Course Objective: Participants will understand the instructional foundation of the Strategic Math Series and learn to:

  • teach nine math strategies (see below) using the concrete, representational and abstract method of instruction and activities designed to develop procedural fluency in students 
  • solve word problems (with and without extraneous information)  using a simple mnemonic strategy 

 

Course Description:  The series consists of seven modules.  The first module is entirely self-paced; each of the remaining skills development modules also contain a 60 or 90-minute virtual session for modeling and practice.  Educators who successfully complete all seven modules, implement strategies with learners, and complete data collection activities will earn 30 in-service points.  Some educators may find that the skills presented in later modules do not apply to their student population and therefore do not want to complete the entire Strategic Math Series.  (For example, a first grade teacher may not have a need to present multiplication or division instruction.)  In this case, there are personalized options available; please discuss these options with your instructor. 

 

Course Content

  1. The SIM Strategic Math Series Overview which will refresh or further participants' understanding of the Concrete-Representational-Abstract Instructional Sequence and introduce the research validated instructional strategies used throughout the Series.   This module is entirely self-paced.
  2. Addition and Subtraction Facts 0 to 9 will share specific instruction and lessons from pretest through activities (including word problems) designed to develop conceptual fluency in addition and subtraction up to 9.  Participants will learn how to select students for these lessons, how to monitor/track student progress, and progress through lessons based on specific success criteria.  This module contains one scheduled 90-minute virtual session for modeling and practice of SMS skills. Successful completion of this module is a prerequisite for participation in subsequent modules as it will build a foundation. 
  3. Addition and Subtraction Facts 10 to 18 will share specific instruction and lessons from pretest through activities (including word problems) designed to develop conceptual fluency in addition and subtraction from 10 to 18.  Participants will learn how to select students for these lessons, how to monitor/track student progress, and progress through lessons based on specific success criteria.  This module contains one scheduled 60-minute virtual session for modeling and practice of SMS skills. Successful completion of this module is a prerequisite for participation in subsequent modules as it will build a foundation. 
  4. Place Value: Discovering Tens and Ones will share specific instruction and lessons from pretest through activities (including word problems) designed to develop conceptual fluency in place value.  Participants will learn how to select students for these lessons, how to monitor/track student progress, and progress through lessons based on specific success criteria.  This module contains one scheduled 90-minute virtual session for modeling and practice of SMS skills. Successful completion of this module is a prerequisite for participation in subsequent modules as it will build a foundation. 
  5. Addition and Subtraction with Regrouping (develops additional understanding of place value) will share specific instruction and lessons from pretest through activities (including word problems) designed to increase conceptual fluency in place value (hundreds) and addition and subtraction with regrouping.  Participants will learn how to select students for these lessons, how to monitor/track student progress, and progress through lessons based on specific success criteria.  This module contains one scheduled 90-minute virtual session for modeling and practice of SMS skills. Successful completion of this module is a prerequisite for participation in subsequent modules as it will build a foundation. 
  6. Multiplication Facts 0 to 81 will share specific instruction and lessons from pretest through activities (including word problems) designed to develop conceptual fluency in multiplication with products to 81.  Participants will learn how to select students for these lessons, how to monitor/track student progress, and progress through lessons based on specific success criteria.  This module contains one scheduled 60-minute virtual session for modeling and practice of SMS skills. Successful completion of this module is a prerequisite for participation in subsequent modules as it will build a foundation. 
  7. Division Facts 0 to 81 will share specific instruction and lessons from pretest through activities (including word problems) designed to develop conceptual fluency in division with quotients to 81.  Participants will learn how to select students for these lessons, how to monitor/track student progress, and progress through lessons based on specific success criteria.  This module contains one scheduled 60-minute virtual session for modeling and practice of SMS skills. Successful completion of this module is a prerequisite for participation in subsequent modules as it will build a foundation. 

 

Implementation Activity: Student pre- and post- data based on at least one math strategy taught in its entirety (pretest to post-test, this will take 6 to 9 weeks) are required prior to receiving 30 in-service credits.

 

Follow-up Method: Email communication, virtual office hours, and coaching throughout the implementation period.

 

If you have any questions related to this course please contact: Jane Hines Jane.Hines@fdlrsaction.org

 


Instructors

Jane Hines

Jane graduated from Seton Hill College (now University) with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science /Public Administration. She earned her Masters Degree from the University of South Florida. She is also a nationally certified SIM Professional Developer for Content Enhancement. Jane worked as a middle school teacher and administrator in both the private and public sectors for over 25 years. While in the classroom, Jane was a mentor for new teachers and those seeking alternative certification. She was delighted to be selected as Teacher of the Year at her middle school in 2015. She has experience as a social studies, language arts, and reading teacher and as a co-teacher in History-Arts. As a social studies content expert, Jane has worked on several district and state writing teams to create instructional materials and summative assessments.


Jane's role at FDLRS is to provide professional learning, support, and coaching in The Strategic Instruction Model Content Enhancement, Universal Design for Learning, as well as math and reading instruction.

 

 



Points
Inservice Points: Points - 30

Location

Virtual