In this online session, Dr. Nicki Newton will help you to think about and prepare for the first 20 days of implementing a math workshop. In this 4 module session we will discuss planning for and implementing the first 20 days with engaging, standards-based activities, math anchor charts and assessments that reveal what you need to know! We will talk about strategies for setting expectations, building routines, norming behaviors, and creating procedures that will ensure success throughout the year. Building a “community of thinking mathematicians” in which students are engaged, enthusiastic and independent is more likely when “community building” has taken place in a purposeful and meaningful manner.
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.