Pedagogical Engineering: Designing Instruction to Connect Addition and Subtraction Understanding
We will explore a few examples where a team of educators made important educational decisions based on the focus of connecting addition and subtraction in math instruction. The session will begin with a focus on the development of essential foundational knowledge and move into strategy refinement and extension. In each scenario we will look at data trends and/or teacher noticings, how this focus was addressed, and instructional settings used to promote student advancing student understanding.
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In my 20+ years as a professional educator I have had multiple experiences of working with and presenting for pre-service teachers, para-educators, substitute teachers, instructional facilitators, school board members, and educational administrators. I have delivered professional development courses for educators both locally and across the US as part of the US Math Recovery Council. I have also been able to develop and implement sessions at professional conferences including but not limited to: National Council of Teacher of Mathematics Conference, US Math Recovery Conference, Learning Forward National Conference, Iowa Council of Teacher of Mathematics Conference, Northwest Math Conference, Colorado Council of Teacher of Mathematics Conference, and National Association of ESEA State Program Administrators Conference. My varied professional background as a para-educator, classroom teacher, interventionist, math coach, principal, and professional development specialist has allowed me to relate and present information from multiple viewpoints for a varied audience. I hold a B.S. in Elementary Education and a M.A. in Educational Leadership both from the University of Wyoming and I'm certified by the State of Wyoming Professional Teaching Standards Board with endorsements in Early Childhood (Birth – Age 8), Elementary Education (K-6), and Principal (K-12).
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