Nebraska Instructional Materials Collaborative

Because materials matter for all Nebraska students.

*All times are 3:30-5:00 CST. Please select ONE date per grade band to attend.

 

K-2:  April 13 and April 15, 2021

 

Gr 3-5:  April 19 and April 22, 2021

 

Gr 6-8:  April 26 and April 29, 2021

 

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Using Math Models in K-8

How pictorial models provide consistent gateways to conceptual understanding across grade bands

 

A Nebraska Department of Education Virtual Event

co-sponsored by Great Minds

 

We all want our students to understand the WHY behind math. How can we deepen our students’ understanding and lift their reasoning beyond mere algorithms? Too often we jump our students from manipulatives straight to abstract concepts. Instead, this grade band-specific PD will enable you to equitably support your students by nurturing the pictorial stage in the concrete-pictorial-abstract progression of learning. Models are a critical key in unlocking mathematical reasoning, maximizing instructional time, and improving student learning.

 

This is a FREE event and open to all Nebraska educators. Participants will receive a meeting link after registering.

 

For more information about the materials used in the workshop, please contact greatminds.org

Jeremy Newth | [email protected] | 248.907.1052

April 30, 2021, 9-10:30

May 7, 2021, 1-2:30

May 14, 2021, 4:30-6:30

 

*All times are CST. Please select ONE date to attend.

 

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Complex Texts and Knowledge-Building in 6-12

A Nebraska Department of Education Virtual Event

co-sponsored by Great Minds

 

What are complex, grade-level texts and why are they essential to literacy development? How can we use knowledge-building to help students have something substantial to talk and write about? In this session, participants will examine research and evidence-based practices to learn the connections between complex texts, knowledge, and literacy development for middle and secondary learners—including struggling readers. Participants will also explore tools for assessing the quality and rigor of units designed around novels.

 

This is a FREE event and open to all Nebraska educators. Participants will receive a meeting link upon registration.

 

For more information about the materials used in the workshop, please contact greatminds.org

Jeremy Newth | [email protected] | 248.907.1052