US Math Recovery Council® National Conference Updates

Posted by Lisa Jobin

The last spots available for this dynamic conference are going fast! Sign up today!

Are you interested in Number Words & Numerals, Multiplication/Division, Structuring, Fractions, Intervention, Systems of Implementation, Special Education & Math Recovery®, Home School, or Video Sharing? We have it all and more at the 2017 US Math Recovery® Conference, October 23-26, 2017. Check out the expanded schedule to view titles, topics and speakers for all sessions at http://www.mathrecovery.org/2017-national-conference.

Need hotel rooms? Our discounted hotel room conference rate will no longer be available after September 23rd or whenever our block of rooms has been sold out, whichever comes first. Click here Hilton/Math Recovery link to reserve your hotel room.

Whether it is a new or returning conference feature, we are sure you can find something to support your learning! Looking to engage in evening activities? That's accomplished with the metro train a block away and the hotel...

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Add+VantageMR® Fractions Champion

Posted by Jennifer Scholla

Welcome back to another school year! This marks the first year that Add+VantageMR® Fractions Champions are beginning their own courses in their schools and districts. Congratulations to the 26 Fractions Champions that are beginning this journey.

We are excited to let you know that we will be offering another Add+VantageMR® Fractions Champion course starting in December of 2017. The Fractions Champion course is offered for current AVMR Champions or MRIS Leaders who have completed Add+VantageMR® Fractions.

Add+VantageMR® Fractions Champion begins with the Champion working as a practitioner. We will launch this portion of our work with a virtual meeting the week of December 11. Requirements for this portion are to work with students in the domain of fractions, either 1:1 or in a small group using their knowledge of Math Recovery® Intervention Specialist and the Developing Fractions Knowledge. During this time, we will hold two additional virtual meetings in January to support...

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Add+VantageMR® Fractions Course January - April

Posted by Cindy Johnson

The next session of Add+VantageMR® Fractions: Math Recovery® Strategies for the Classroom, is coming to your computer in January. Interested in updating your learning on fractions and uncovering how students think about and learn fractions. Plan to spend January through April in this course.

The blended learning course includes seven sessions that occur over a period of fourteen weeks. We have established two MR sponsored offerings: Tuesdays, 4:30 - 6:00 Central time and Wednesdays, 9:00 - 10:30 Central time, beginning January 9th and ending April 11th. Learning is supported with course readings, eLearning modules, opportunities to put ideas into practice, as well as face-to-face virtual meetings tying it all together.

Please email cindy@mathrecovery.org to indicate desired interest in the January AVMR Fractions course. This course will have a limited number of spots available, please reach out early. Deadline for registration and payment is November 22nd. Learning is supported with course readings,...

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Nominations Accepted for the Board of Directors

Posted by Jill Leier

The US Math Recovery Council's® process for filling open positions on our Board of Directors is to seek nominations from the membership in order to create a voting slate that is then presented for election. The Board of Directors strives to be composed of 7 members from the Math Recovery® community and 6 members from the education community, as well as other professional backgrounds, that possess expertise that would be beneficial to the US Math Recovery Council®.

For the Board to perform at the highest possible level, we seek to diversify the areas of expertise represented among Board members. Board members coming from outside the Math Recovery® community that can add areas of expertise to the US Math Recovery Council® Board of Directors would include, but are not limited to, school administrators, accountants, legal experts, people from the mathematics education community, researchers, university faculty, and community leaders.

As we prepare for our...

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Visit US Math Recovery Council® at the Following Conferences

Posted by Cindy Johnson

Please stop by and say hello at our exhibitor booth and come to hear more about Math Recovery® at our speaker presentation.

October 9 - Iowa Council of Teacher of Mathematics Math Conference in West Des Moines, Iowa

  • Monday, October 9 - 8:30 am - Mike Busch - Student Understanding: What Do We Really Know?

October 12 - 14 - Northwest Mathematics Conference in Portland, Oregon

  • Friday, October 13 - 12:30 pm - Mike Busch - The Use of Assessment Video to Create a Portrait of Student Understanding.

Spanish Translated SAGE Books Now Available

Posted by Lisa Jobin

US Math Recovery Council® is pleased to offer the Spanish versions of our popular SAGE Publications. Please visit the Store Tab on our website where you can find pricing and download the order form for all Math Recovery® Educational Products. Email your order form to orders@mathrecovery.org.

Now available are:

  • Teaching Number in the Classroom, (Purple) 2nd Edition; Ensenar el Numero, a los ninos de 4 A 8 anos
  • Developing Number Knowledge, (Red); Desarrollar el Conocimiento Numerico, evaluacion, ensenansa e intervencion con ninos de 7 A 11 anos
  • Teaching Number, Skills & Strategies, (Green) 2nd Edition; Ensenar El Numero, Ayudar A Qui Los Ninos Avancen En Sus Habilidades Y Estrategias

For more information and details about these publications, as well as to share your district's interest level in these or other Spanish translated books, please contact Lisa at lisaj@mathrecovery.org.


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What Teachers are Saying

Posted by Natalie Nigro

"This course has been remarkable. It blows my mind to think of all the hours that has been wasted teaching math without this program. The difference is getting down to the root or just skimming the surface." AVMR Course 1 Litchfield KY

"This has been the most beneficial professional development course I have ever participated in. The information presented helped make me a better math teacher and made a huge impact on the learning of my students." AVMR Course 2 Ludington MI

"The MRIS designation will help me in my position as a General Education Consultant as I venture into the world of Champion Training this Summer with the intent of leading my own cohort through AVMR next school year. The knowledge base built through MRIS and AVMR will only make me a better instructor and resource for my teachers." General Education Consultant, MRIS, Sault Ste. Marie, MI

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The 2017 US Math Recovery Council® Conference is Filling Fast!

Posted by Lisa Jobin

You won't want to miss the 2017 US Math Recovery Council® Conference, Merging Knowledge and Practice: A convergence of Math Recovery® researchers and practitioners to deepen our knowledge and refine our practice! This year's conference offers a wealth of professional development opportunities, including pre-conference sessions, a renowned slate of keynote speakers, and breakout sessions focusing on implementation, teaching ideas, and rich content from the Learning Framework in Number. You are sure to find a full slate of sessions to support your work with Math Recovery® programs.

With the addition of the Add+VantageMR® Fractions and Fractions Champion courses the conference now addresses content reaching from Pre-K to middle school. The USMRC Conference is a perfect place to learn more about the new courses and to meet new colleagues that share your passion. Many of the authors of the Math Recovery® series of books will be presenting both keynotes and breakout sessions...

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Spanish Translated SAGE Books Now Available

Posted by Lisa Jobin

Ann Stafford Dillon Holding Red Book

US Math Recovery Council® is pleased to offer the Spanish versions of our popular SAGE Publications. Please visit the Store Tab on our website where you can find pricing and download the order form for all Math Recovery Educational Products. Email your order form to orders@mathrecovery.org.

Now available are:

  • Teaching Number in the Classroom, (Purple) 2nd Edition; Ensenar el Numero, a los ninos de 4 A 8 anos
  • Developing Number Knowledge, (Red); Desarrollar el Conocimiento Numerico, evaluacion, ensenansa e intervencion con ninos de 7 A 11 anos
  • Teaching Number, Skills & Strategies, (Green) 2nd Edition; Ensenar El Numero, Ayudar A Qui Los Ninos Avancen En Sus Habilidades Y Estrategias

For more information and details about these publications, as well as to share your district\'s interest level in these or other Spanish translated books, please contact Lisa at lisaj@mathrecovery.org.

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US Math Recovery Council® is Growing Again

Posted by Christina Miller

Please join us in welcoming the following new employees.

Instructional Coaches:

Laurie Karl, who completed her 29th year in District 196 in Minnesota as a second grade teacher in June before joining the USMRC full time. During her tenure in the district she also was a math coach for 14 years, was an Add+VantageMR® (AVMR) champion and was an MRIS teacher in addition to teaching multiple grades.

Christy Lyle, who prior to becoming an Instructional Coach for USMRC, served as an instructional coach supporting incoming secondary teachers in Kodiak Island Borough School District, Alaska. Before that, she worked as a math specialist, interventionist, coach, and middle school math teacher. Joining the USMRC team feels like coming home!

Sherry Thompson, who prior to starting her position with the US Math Recovery Council® was employed by Sheridan County School District #2 in Sheridan, Wyoming as a Strength in Number Intervention Specialist. Before stepping into that position,...

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