Staff Professional Development Sessions: Mathematics
Aligning Afterschool Mathematics with State Standards
How can afterschool programs support learning math in ways that are different from the school-day program? What math concepts should students be developing? What are some hands-on, engaging, instructional activities that can be provided? This session provides research-based information to answer these questions and more.
Integrating Mathematics into Afterschool
Through collaborative dialogue and hands-on activities, participants will engage in high-quality mathematics learning and gain awareness of practices that support the enrichment of mathematics in an afterschool setting. Questions to be explored include the following: What is the role of afterschool time in mathematics achievement?; what is high-quality mathematics enrichment?; and how does our understanding of mathematics impact our ability to effectively support high-quality mathematics learning?
Good Questioning Practices That Support Mathematics Learning in Afterschool Programs
Questioning is a challenging but powerful practice for fostering understanding in mathematics. Using a vignette developed from an authentic afterschool site, you will engage in a dialogue with colleagues about the questions asked and the learning that results. You will leave with guidelines for questioning that support mathematics learning for all children.