In this course, we are going to look at and create Math Toolkits that should be a part of any ongoing Math Workshop or Guided Math Program. We will discuss specific concrete, paper, and digital tools as well as templates! Both individual student toolkits and the Classroom as a Toolkit will be talked about extensively. We will explore in detail what they are, how to use them, when to use them, who should use them and where to use them. Math toolkits are one of the major keys to building mathematical proficiency.
Dr Nicki has an Ed.M. and an Ed.D from the Department of Curriculum and Teaching at Teachers College, Columbia University specializing in Teacher Education and Curriculum Development. She uses her strong understanding of curriculum to address the differentiated needs of all students in her work with teachers and administrators. Dr. Nicki builds upon current curriculum research and theory to provide practical, realistic 21st century strategies in today’s classrooms. Dr. Newton is greatly interested in teaching and learning practices around the world and has researched education in Denmark, Guatemala and India.