This interactive course features innovative methods to manipulate numbers using minimum language demands. Students perform the four basic operations of whole numbers, fractions, percentages, and elementary algebraic concepts using concrete manipulatives, graphic organizers, gross motor/kinesthetic processing, and visual imagery techniques. After problems are solved through alternative modalities, language is used to describe and document the solution process. Thematic, language-based instruction will be presented in a hands-on format which aids student comprehension by integrating concepts and procedures with related word problems through experiential learning. Participants will explore several thematic units and will receive the necessary guidance and materials to adapt one for their own use. While these methods are essential for individuals with auditory processing issues and/or executive function disorders, all students can benefit from these strategies.
Upon completion, participants will be able to:
Multiplication and Division Facts for the Whole-to-Part, Visual Learner by Christopher Woodin. Text may be ordered at www.landmarkoutreach.org.
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.
Graduate credit is included in course tuition and is granted by Colorado State University-Pueblo.
3 Graduate Credits (fee included in course tuition)
|July 13-17, 2020
8:30am - 4:00pm
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
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.