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2 Day Seminars

Accessible Middle School Math: Interactive Multimodal Lessons to Engage Students

This interactive course features innovative methods to explain and perform concepts and procedures customarily taught at the middle school level. Concrete manipulatives, graphic organizers, gross motor/kinesthetic activities, and visual imagery techniques provide students with the ability to perceive and process abstract material that may otherwise elude or overwhelm them. Learn to adapt or create materials to provide necessary structure and scaffolding to enable students (not their parents) to initiate and complete independent assignments. Foster increased vigilance, precision, and independence by promoting a growth mindset that rewards process rather than product.

Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  • implement teaching methods that utilize multiple modalities that are modeled in class, and described in required readings
  • implement techniques for enhancing mathematics learning in children with varied abilities through peer teaching exercises
  • demonstrate direct instruction of math procedures using manipulatives during peer teaching exercises

This course is appropriate for educators at the middle school level.



Participants wishing to receive 1 graduate credit for this course must bring payment of $200 on the first day of the seminar. Payment must be made via credit card or check made out to Fitchburg State University. Cash or Purchase Order will not be accepted for this payment.

Course Information

10 Hours/PDPs, 1 Graduate Credit ($200 additional fee payable on first day of seminar)
Dates/Time Price
July 23-24, 2018
8:30am - 3:00pm

Registration is unavailable at this time.

Teachers Say...

“Chris Woodin is a master teacher. I feel exceptionally fortunate to have experienced a class with him. His enthusiasm and constant work to reach every student and creative methods are inspiring. The fact videos and materials are available online is a gift to math teachers everywhere.”

Kristin Lewis Bardini

About the Instructor

Chris Woodin

Chris has been with Landmark School since 1986. He is a graduate of Middlebury College and the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and he is currently the mathematics department head at the Landmark Elementary•Middle School. Chris has published several articles, including a recent one through the Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity. His latest book is entitled Multiplication and Division Facts for the Whole-to-Part Visual Learner. Chris presents internationally on topics involving multimodal math instruction and learning disabilities.

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