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Virtual 2 Day Seminars

Develop Cardinality and Number Sense with Whole-to-Part Icons of Quantity, Virtual – Summer Institute 2021

If you sign up for this section, you are signing up for a virtual section. There are a limited in-person spaces for this course. If you want to take the course in-person, you must register for the in-person section so we can ensure social distancing.

The content for the virtual section and in-person section is the same.

 

COURSE LOGISTICS

  • Event type: Two-day seminar
  • Section delivery mode: Virtual. The instructor will be on-site, and participants will be virtual.
  • Attendance: Live, on the date and time listed in the course information section. Please be prepared to be available for a combination of synchronous and asynchronous instruction for the entire duration of this course.
  • Platform: Canvas and Zoom. You will need access to a reliable internet connection and computer with video and audio. Login credentials emailed the day before the course begins.

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

A student with dyslexia who is confused by typical math instruction can excel when instructed in a way that always shows the big picture first, uses visual-spatial images, and examines directly how the parts are connected to the whole. This program is quite different from how most of us were taught math, and it is different from most modern curriculum approaches, as well. Number sense is developed by establishing a robust understanding of quantities so that their values may be compared. The methodology to be presented enables such comparison by limiting demands on language processing, working memory, and executive function skills.
         
Learning and memory research tells us that multi-sensory integration is absolutely vital for children who have learning difficulties, as well as the best way to teach all students.  Experiential, gross-motor activities provide a powerful approach to interact with recognizable whole-to-part visual models. Students develop language skills necessary to describe math concepts and relationships as they perceive and process them. Simply put, students take patterns apart, then reassemble them while describing the process. Various games and activities involving both fine and gross motor skills will be demonstrated, and supported with free online materials.

Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  • show how to access and download online materials from the WoodinMath website
  • demonstrate how to prompt a student to produce oral addition and subtraction facts using a visual, or tactile-kinesthetic prompt
  • demonstrate how to prompt a student to perform a regrouping step using patterns of base ten manipulatives
  • assess whether a student is functionally fluent within a given addition fact family

 

LEVEL
The skill base covered in this course is traditionally taught from Pre-K through grade 2; however, these skills are frequently underdeveloped or lacking in students with LBLD at higher grade levels. A significant number do not acquire these skills without specific prescriptive remediation.

 

MATERIALS

All necessary materials will be shared electronically.

Course Information

Credits
10 Hours/PDPs
Optional graduate credit for an additional fee of $125
Dates/Time Price
July 19-20, 2021
8:30am - 3:00pm Eastern
$300 $275

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About the Instructor

Christopher 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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