Lesson Structure & Design for all grade 1-6 educators

Does your school have a math curriculum that meets the needs of all your students and teachers? Do you find yourself supplementing your textbook with materials from the internet? Do you ever wonder if math centers are really a better way to meet the needs of your kids than whole class instruction? Do you ever wish somebody would just hand you a great curriculum so you could focus on teaching the lessons well instead of writing them yourself?

If this sounds familiar, join Greg Tang for his virtual grade 1-6 workshop Lesson Structure & Design. Greg will share his “less is more” approach to planning, structuring, and leading more effective math lessons.

After helping thousands of teachers improve understanding and test scores by simplifying what they teach and how they teach it, Greg is now helping to simplify the structure and design of their lessons, too. In this new workshop, you won’t just hear about effective lesson design and delivery – you will experience it yourself.

Greg will use a simple, 3-part lesson structure to teach each mini lesson:

Part 1. Exploration – anchor task or “low floor high ceiling problem”

Part 2. Whole Class Instruction – teacher-led, virtual math talk

Part 3. Application or Reflection – online as a class or offline later

Greg will offer thoughts and insights to help you design and deliver more effective lessons, including tips on writing problems, leading math talks, and assessing learning. Key topics we will address include:

Differentiation. Is it possible to provide meaningful instruction to all of your students, no matter what their current skill level? When and how can whole class instruction be modified and when is small group instruction most beneficial?
Intervention. Do you have students who are 1, 2 and even 3 or more grade levels behind? How can you begin to fill their gaps in knowledge while still helping them learn current grade level skills and concepts?
Enrichment. Who needs enrichment – advanced students or all students? How can we help kids who struggle become proficient, kids who are proficient become advanced, and kids who are advanced become more advanced?
Fluency. Are math facts an issue at your school? Is fluency the same as automaticity? Is there a role for math centers, strategically timed tests, thoughtful drills and worksheets, and reasoning-rich homework in your math curriculum?
Assessment. Are there ways to assess students in more informative and less discouraging ways? Can we design our lessons so formative assessment is front and center and has a purely positive effect on teaching and learning?

You have the option of joining us for our morning session, afternoon session, or both sessions. No matter what option you choose, our goal is to:

1.   Increase your confidence and ability to plan, structure and lead more effective math lessons.

2.   Improve your math content knowledge and understanding of key skills, strategies and standards.

3.   Help you select better problems and activities for whole class instruction, cooperative group work and independent practice.

Are you ready for a simpler, more streamlined and effective approach to teaching and learning? Are you ready to experience virtual instruction firsthand? Then join Greg Tang for Lesson Structure & Design. Math will never be the same!

Session 1
9:00-11:30am Session:

In our grade 1-6 morning session, we will:

1.   Develop important place value concepts at every grade level.

2.   Explore effective regrouping strategies for addition & subtraction.

2.   Build foundational skills for multiplication and division.

Session 2
12:30-3:00pm Session:

In our grade 1-6 afternoon session, we will:

1.   Correct misconceptions about number lines and fractions.

2.   Use visual models to multiply & divide at every grade level.

2.   Build fluency and automaticity through games and activities.

Virtual Training for Boston Area Teachers

Date: April 29, 2020
Time: 9:00-11:30am and/or 12:30-3:00pm
Who: Boston Area Teachers (Must register with local school email address)
Where: Online via Zoom with Greg (All attendees must be on camera)
Price: $149 for 1 session, $249 for both. Pricing is per person.