The Best of Marcy Cook
Fee for the workshop is $219 per person. Groups of 3 or more is $209 per person. Lunch on your own.
Marcy Cook, independent math consultant and author, has been sharing ideas for motivating math instruction in elementary and middle school grades for years with teachers throughout the USA and in international schools on the continents of North America, South America, Asia, Europe, and Africa. As a finale, The Best of Marcy Cook workshop focuses on ensuring that all students are doing meaningful mathematics the entire math period. Starters, Mental Math, Stumpers, and Independent Task Time are all vital components of a “live math classroom”. All students need to be involved in activities where communication, reasoning, strategic thinking and problem solving are valued. Developing mathematical competence and mathematical confidence should be the goal of all teachers and Marcy’s hands on, minds on, workshop helps make this a reality.
About the Speaker:
Marcy Cook master educator, author and math specialist, has presented workshops and seminars for teachers throughout the USA and in over three dozen foreign countries. Having taught two years in the International School in Thessaloniki Greece, she has provided math inservices in South America, Central America, Canada, Mexico, Asia, Africa and Europe. With a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a Masters Degree from Stanford University she has taught all elementary grades, junior high, high schools and university levels. Marcy currently works as an independent math consultant training thousands of enthusiastic teachers with her active, hands-on workshops. Her experience with classroom teaching, GATE (gifted and talented education), and student teaching supervision have inspired her to create meaningful math materials (over 100 books and 200 tile task card packets) and to share her ideas with others. Marcy is a very creative and innovative presenter who brings energy and motivation to her sessions. Her active hands-on workshops leave teachers with practical ideas and strategies to take back to the classroom immediately.
STARTERS TO GET THEIR MINDS IN MOTION
- Make every minute in your math class count
- Engage all students in estimating and risk taking
- Constantly assess students thinking with overt responses
- Incorporate mathematical language into your daily program
- Observe questioning techniques to promote divergent mathematical thinking
- Boost students number sense and logical thinking skills with meaningful activities
- Find ways to include meaningful hundred chart activities into your routines
- Participate in place value activities involving communication
- Utilize the language of logic: small but important words
- Work “if…then…” reasoning activities into your weekly program
INDEPENDENT TASK TIME TO MEET THE NEEDS OF ALL
- Learn how to use independent task time to maximize learning
- Hear tips for organizing and managing centers with simple materials
- See representational level tasks to help mastery & assessment of understanding
- Combine working on the basics with problem solving, strategic thinking
- Participate in abstract level tasks requiring probing and perseverance
- See how centers are the perfect solution for differentiation
- Challenge students with qualitative problems
- Experience working with a partner in cooperative tiling tasks
CREATE A RICH MATHEMATICAL ENVIRONMENT WITH MENTAL MATH & CHALLENGE PROBLEMS
- Keep them thinking daily with a variety of mental math activities
- Build computation competency without paper and pencil
- Provide challenge problems on a daily basis
- Look for problems with more than one right answer or more than one way to find the answer
- Expect participation from each and every student
- Focus on mathematical competence and mathematical confidence in a positive mathematical environment
What You Will Learn:
- Make every minute count in your math program
- Involve ALL students in meaningful mathematical starting activities
- Plan activities to develop number sense and use of math vocabulary
- Differentiate your math program to meet the needs of every student
- Use independent task time to reinforce math concepts
- Incorporate centers into your environment
- Constantly assess student understanding with a simple tool
- Shift instruction from telling to involving
- Expect perseverance with challenging problems
Who Should Attend?
All K-6 Classroom Teachers, Resource Specialists, Curriculum Coordinators and Administrators should attend.
Substitutions may be made at any time. All cancellations received the day of the seminar or afterwards are subject to a $15 service charge.
This Seminar Includes:
Morning Coffee and Pastries
Extensive Resource Handbook
Set of Quiet Tiles
½ unit of credit from Humboldt State University is available for an additional charge. These credential/licensure courses offered are designed primarily for elective or professional development purposes. Clock hours may also be available – details provided at the seminar.
Holiday Inn Wichita East I-35
549 South Rock Road
Wichita, KS 67207
How To Register:
Call (800) 841-5193 ~ or use our printable Registration Form: either mail, fax, or use your credit card on our secure server. Visa, Master Card, Discover and American Express accepted (US funds only).
The Best of Marcy Cook
- Presenter: Marcy Cook
- Product Code: 2631
- Availability: In Stock