GCRTC Core Connection

Spring 2019

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10 MATHEMATICS IMPLEMENTING A REAL WORLD / FINANCIAL MATH COURSE AT YOUR SCHOOL Is your high school interested in a 3rd or 4th year elective math course? Now that the Common Core has been implemented, let's focus on an engaging, useful, and interesting math experience suitable for any level of student. In large part personal finance, there is a heavy emphasis on banking, investing, personal income tax, mortgage, property taxes, and automotive finance. This course includes content within the SUNY SmartTrack Financial Literacy Program. Other topics include real world geometry, accident investigation, geographical measurement, and statistical history and prediction. The course would require that students have semi-frequent access to computers or Chromebooks with the internet, Excel, or Google Sheets. Jump on board to review the lessons and help further plan the course for the future! Schools who decide to offer this course in the future would have coaching and co-planning available to them from the facilitators, who also teach the course. Email dave@teachers-center.org for more info, or register below. Hundreds of high school seniors graduate with the useful experience every year. Hear how their teachers started this course and how it continues to evolve and gain popularity with students and parents. Location: Colonie Central High School Dates: 1/25 - 5/17 weekly - Online Times: Asynchronous online; 30 hours Facilitators: Dave Fields, GCRTC and S. Colonie Teacher & Erin Botta, S. Colonie Teacher Registration: https://bit.ly/2zmupAa GUIDED MATH IN THE ELEMENTARY CLASSROOM This course will provide instruction, tools, and strategies to successfully design and implement a Guided Math program within your classroom. We will discuss the benefits and format of Guided Math, how it can benefit instruction and assist in differentiating student activities, best practices to implement and organize centers, ideas and strategies for grouping students, how to track and assess student work, how to correlate with curriculum standards, and examples of different types of activities that can be used. Sessions will be broken into segments that will assist in guiding the participants through different aspects of the program. By the end, each participant will have a workable plan and toolbox to use towards developing a Guided Math program that works in their classroom. Dates: 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/25, and 3/4 (Mon) Time: 4:00 - 7:00 pm Facilitator: Tiffany Salisbury, AIS Reading and Math Specialist, ASCA Location: All Saints Catholic Academy, 10 Rosemont St, Conference Room (instructor present) Registration: https://bit.ly/2LmOb2W Location: Hudson Falls Primary School, 47 Vaughn Road (virtual, interactive) Registration: https://bit.ly/2zzpY63

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