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K5 Connecting Mathematics, Language and Literature with Dr. Yeap Ban Har & Dr. Amy Tozzo

August 19

$295.00 – $325.00
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Early Bird Ticket available up until April 30, 2020.
$ 295.00

Language shares an integral and inseparable connection with mathematics. To experience success in mathematics, our students must be able to construct viable arguments analyze situations, and be able to communicate their thoughts and ideas to their classmates. They should also be able to connect the mathematics we teach to the literature they read and the physical world they live in. When educators develop these connections, students' motivation increases as understanding and recall deepens. Join Amy and Ban Har for an exceptional day of inspiration, and professional growth.

Overview: Mathematical Reasoning & Communication

Mathematics can, and should, make sense to all learners. When math makes sense, engagement, achievement, and test scores climb. In this session, you will learn some of the most effective, research-based and classroom-proven strategies to develop your students’ reasoning and communication skills – all while building new levels of engagement, confidence, and satisfaction in your classroom.

This workshop will provide participants with the tools and strategies to develop these overarching competencies in their students. Two major focuses will include developing reasoning and communication skills through “Anchor Tasks” and “Math Journals.”

Learning Objectives:

  • Pose questions to your students that facilitate rich classroom discourse and logical progressions
  • Plan lessons and create tasks that nurture reasoning skills and are accessible to all of your students
  • Teach procedures and algorithms through reasoning and problem-solving rather than rote memorization
  • Develop fact fluency through reasoning and whole number computation strategies
  • Use visual representations to analyze and understand the difficult word problems that students struggle with
  • Much more. . .

You’ll leave this workshop feeling empowered and enlightened; armed with practical, effective strategies that you can confidently implement in your classroom the very next day.

About Dr. Yeap Ban Har

To learn more about Dr. Yeap you can visit his speaker page.

Overview: Teaching Math with Children's Literature

In this session, you will explore the many benefits of incorporating children's literature into your elementary mathematics instruction. You will be equipped with several examples of picture books, children's literature, lessons, activities, games that creatively extend read-alouds into open-ended opportunities to develop students' mathematical thinking.

Learning Objectives:

  • Support why children's literature is a valuable teaching strategy for mathematics instruction.
  • Analyze different types of children's literature that supports math teaching.
  • Analyze strategies for effective whole-group or teacher-facilitated math lessons that incorporate children's literature
  • Develop active engagement activities to accompany children's literature-based math lessons.
  • Generate strategies beyond classroom lessons for using children's literature to teach math.

You will leave this part of the conference saying GOODBYE to math lessons that only focus on numbers, solutions, and computation and HELLO to bringing the best of children's literature into math teaching and learning!

About Dr. Amy Butterfield-Tozzo

To learn more about Dr. Amy you can visit her speaker page.


8:00am Registration & all day beverages to include coffee, soda, lemonade, and water.*
8:30-9:30 Key Note – Dr. Yeap Ban Har
                   Grades K-2                   Grades 3-5
9:30-12:00 Teaching Math with Children’s Literature with Dr. Amy Tozzo Reasoning & Communication with Dr. Yeap Ban Har
12-1:00 Lunch on your own**
1:00-3:00 Reasoning & Communication with Dr. Yeap Ban Har Teaching Math with Children’s Literature with Dr. Amy Tozzo

* If you get to the event early you can enjoy breakfast at the Ridgebury Cafe, located on the 1st Floor Lobby.

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**For lunch you can enjoy Hat City Tavern which is located in the Lobby.

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August 19
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
$295.00 – $325.00

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Crowne Plaza Hotel & Conference Center
18 Old Ridgebury Road
Danbury, CT 06810
United States
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