The Add+VantageMR® professional development program now is comprised of three courses.
The Add+VantageMR® (AVMR) courses utilize the same research base and learning framework as the Math Recovery® Intervention Specialist course, focusing on applying Math Recovery® strategies in the classroom. AVMR allows teachers to pinpoint individual student understanding with shorter assessments. The focus is on using data to differentiate and inform whole classroom and small group instruction.
Add+VantageMR® Course 1 (Course Length: 4 days)
Teachers learn about Math Recovery® assessment where the focus is on a continuum of learning in relationship to the Learning Framework in Number. Add+VantageMR® then addresses how to analyze the assessments and make instructional choices that are appropriate for students’ current understandings. The assessments are diagnostic in that they also aid in identifying areas of need for students.
Content addressed in Add+VantageMR® Course 1 includes:
- Number Words & Numerals
- Structuring Numbers and Addition & Subtraction to 20
- Addition & Subtraction Add+VantageMR® Assessments
As part of the course, participants receive the text, Teaching Number in the Classroom with 4-8 Year-Olds, 2nd Ed. Wright et.al (2015), SAGE Publishing, course handbooks, and various assessment and teaching materials.
Add+VantageMR® Course 2 (Course Length: 4 days)
Add+VantageMR® Course 2 extends the Learning Framework in Number to include the development of place value and multi-digit addition and subtraction and multiplication and division.
Once teachers have taken Course 1, then they can extend their own learning to include:
- Conceptual Place Value and Addition & Subtraction to 100
- Multiplication and Division
As part of the course, participants receive the text Developing Number Knowledge: Assessment, Teaching, and Intervention with 7-11-Year Olds, 2nd Ed. Wright et.al (2015), SAGE Publishing, course handbooks, and various assessment and teaching materials.
After completing both courses, teachers are able to confidently administer five assessments, determine a student profile, and plan day-to-day instruction with intentional teaching moves to advance student mathematical thinking.
This professional development training is beneficial for anyone working in the area of mathematics, or supervising others who teach mathematics. Teachers who are working with kindergarten through fifth-grade children are encouraged to take Add+VantageMR® Professional Development courses. It is also beneficial for teachers at the middle school level who work with students who have fallen at least two years behind grade level standards.
Add+VantageMR® Fractions (Course Format: Blended)
Add+VantageMR® Fractions, our most recent offering, focuses on understanding fractions as part-whole relationships, as measures, and as numbers with meaning.
The teaching approach relies heavily on observing and documenting students’ mathematical activity and thinking. Instructional sequences take into account detailed information about students’ current levels of knowledge, as well as how students reorganize their ways of working with whole numbers in order to meaningfully work with fractions.
Whether new or returning to Math Recovery® professional development, collaborate with colleagues in this blended course, designed with interactive asynchronous and synchronous learning sessions.
The course will occur in a series of online and virtual sessions over a 3-month period, with expectations of implementation with students and participant interaction between sessions.
As part of the course, participants receive the text Developing Fractions Knowledge, Hackenberg et.al. (2016), SAGE Publishing, course handbooks, and various assessment and teaching materials.
Add+VantageMR® professional development training is beneficial for anyone working in the area of mathematics or supervising others who teach mathematics. Educators who are working with kindergarten through fifth-grade children are encouraged to take Add+VantageMR® Professional Development courses, beginning with either Course 1 or Fractions. Middle school educators may begin with Fractions. Those who work with students significantly delayed may also enjoy beginning with Course 1.