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Cutting to the Core: Common Core Standards for Mathematics in Grades K-2

June 16 – 19, 2014
8:30 am – 3:30 pm

Instructor:  Linda Gojak, NCTM President, Director CMSETT

common_coreOhio’s New Learning Standards for Mathematics (The Common Core State Standards for Mathematics) are here.  These standards call for a balance among conceptual understanding, procedural skills and applications.  They are focused, coherent and clear about what our students should know and be able to do by the end of each grade level and have specific progressions within and across grade levels.  Additionally the standards for mathematical practice should be incorporated into instructional practice so that our students become mathematically proficient.All teachers must understand the content and recognize effective teaching practice that impacts student learning if the message of these standards is to become a reality.

The implications of these standards now in and the next few years on content and instruction must be considered now if students are to be ready for the PARCC assessments.  The work in K-2 lays the foundation for all future mathematics work!

This workshop will help teachers better understand the K-2 content standards,  provide a variety of teaching practices that incorporate the practices and develop formative assessments to improve student learning.

This 4 day course will help teachers of grades K-2, principals and curriculum directors to:

  • take a closer look at the content standards and what they mean at each grade level in Kindergarten – Second Grade;
  • examine the learning progressions among the grade levels;
  • align your current mathematics programs to determine which content matches the common core standards included what must be changed and what must be added;
  • examine additional resources for deeper teaching and deeper understanding;
  • reflect on models for developing the characteristics of a mathematically proficient student as envisioned in the Standards for Mathematical Practice;
  • consider differentiation techniques to meet the needs of all students in your class.
  • examine protocols for formative assessment appropriate for K-2

Location: All summer sessions run from 8:30 am until 3:30 pm and are held at the campus of John Carroll University.

Cost:  The cost for the 4 day workshop and all materials is $350 per person.  This includes lunch each day and all materials.  Early registration is encouraged.

Non-degree graduate credit (optional): 2 credit hours @ $160 per hour (total: $320).  More information on graduate credit will be offered on the first day of the course.

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Common Core – K-2


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