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  1. Curriculum Directors Meeting
    Directors from Region 2 will meet regularly throughout the school year to share legislative updates, professional development opportunities, and network with one another.

    This is a closed meeting designed for Region 2 Curriculum Directors only.

  2. Literature Based Activities to Teach Reading and Math in Early Childhood

    How can you take one book and teach several reading and math activities? This workshop will not only review the research behind using literature based activities to teach reading and math to early childhood students, it will also provide participants with a set of materials to take back with them! Join us for this fun make and take to get you started with materials to teach literature and math, plus ideas to make more. 

  3. Harnessing the Power of Modeling Tasks through the Lens of a Math Progression
    Why do we choose one task over another? There are many factors that teachers must take into account before, during, and after a task is taught but what drives our decision-making? In this session, we’ll examine how the purposeful use and sequence of modeling tasks can build our understanding of what students know and keep their thinking along the progression of understanding.

  4. What's the Problem with Your Math?
    Math is about relationships-the relationships between numbers, events, objects, systems, and cycles; it is, of course, about calculating; and it is also about figuring things out in and organized way. Participants will engage in activities that encourage problem solving in the mathematics curriculum.

  5. Building Comprehension Using Math Models

    This workshop focuses on helping students make sense of word problems using representations such as strip diagrams, number lines, and equations that include identification of the unknown quantity.  This workshop also presents research-based reading comprehension strategies teachers could use to help students identify essential points in understanding word problems. The goal for reading and math is one and the same: Comprehension!

  6. Addition and Subtraction...Let's SOLVE with Understanding!

    I can do it, but I can’t explain it...this workshop focuses computational strategies teachers could use to help bring a real understanding of number relationships and the meaning behind the math for their students. These strategies can be viewed as the bridge students need to develop conceptual and procedural understandings that help lead to fluency and number sense. Participants will engage in multiple strategies for solving addition and subtraction problems and practice applying these strategies to word problems! This workshop also models Number Talks. Teachers will share their thinking about how they solved a problem using the strategies with the group.

  7. A Vertical Look at Geometry and Measurement (K-5)
    Discover essential, practical ideas for helping students cultivate habits of mind that lead to success in geometry and measurement. This training will focus on the learning progression of the concepts of geometry and measurement from Kinder to 5th grade. This content knowledge will assist teachers in filling gaps by better understanding how these concepts build on each other from one grade level to the next. Teachers will analyze assessment items from TEA's Rapid Assessments and STAAR in order to identify the understandings, vocabulary, and rigor needed for effective geometry and measurement instruction.

  8. Fractions: From the Ground Up! (3-8)
    This workshop is vertically aligned and designed to build and/or enhance teachers' knowledge of the development and progression of concepts and skills around fractions from grades 1-8. Knowledge of these skills at each grade level will assist in developing a better understanding of the fraction concepts so that teachers can design effective fraction instruction that is scaffolded for purposes of closing student gaps. Participants will unpack the grade 1 to grade 8 fraction TEKS and engage in the use of strategies, models, tools/manipulatives and best practices.

  9. Math Academy in Action for the Struggling Student: Number Concepts & Relationships and Whole Number Operations- Intervention for Grades 2 and 3

    “Say it Louder,” “Complete More Problems,” “Teach it the Same Way,”…NOOOOO! If students do not have the foundational knowledge and skills, they struggle with grade level content. This session is designed to build and/or enhance participants’ knowledge of mathematics concepts and processes taught at the Kinder and 1st grade levels. Knowledge of these foundational skills will assist in closing student gaps which will enable struggling students to grasp grade-level concepts. Teachers will engage in hands-on activities using a variety of manipulatives and tools that were used during the TEA Mathematics Academies. Each teacher will leave the workshop with the necessary knowledge, skills, and tools to provide intervention instruction for their 2nd and 3rd grade struggling students.

    Teachers will walk away with beaded number lines, dry-erase & magnetic double ten frames, and rekenreks to provide small group instruction, over a $75 value!

  10. Awesome Apps for the Early Elementary Classroom
    Do you have tablets in your classroom?  Do you need new ideas for using them?  Come learn how to use FREE technology driven tools to engage students in learning! Apps include AR Flashcards, MSQRD, Doodle Buddy, and more!  We will also explore websites and programs that can be used in all content areas.

  11. Building Math Vocabulary for English Language Learners

    Research shows that vocabulary knowledge is the single best predictor of ELLs academic achievement. This training delves into Marzano’s Six-Steps Process in building academic vocabulary. Participants will engage in strategies and techniques that support English Language Learners in learning math vocabulary. These strategies will provide mathematics teachers with effective practices for incorporating the TEKS and the ELPS in daily instruction to increase the likelihood of ELLs success in the mathematics classroom.

  12. Building Powerful Numeracy for Secondary Math Students
    Mastering facts is one of the greatest steps in establishing confidence and efficiency in mathematics. Strategies for learning the addition, subtraction, and multiplication facts are directly related to one or more number relationships. This workshop will provide strategies, activities, teaching tips, and methods for giving your students the keys to success in math fact proficiency.

  13. Number Talks
    Who do you think does the talking in number talks? If you said the teacher, you are wrong! Number talks are activities focusing on mental math strategies. Learn to help your students discover new strategies that will boost their number sense and ability to think flexibly about numbers. Improve the foundation for process skills needed to be successful in STAAR testing.

  14. Laying the Foundation for Mathematics
    You can not build a great building on a weak foundation.  Much is the same for mathematicians.  We must give students the strongest foundation possible in order to enable them to become strong mathematicians.  Early Childhood Teachers in grades PK-1st will gain content knowledge that will allow them to help their students build a strong foundation in mathematics. A wide variety of content will be covered including mathematical process standards, number and operations, algebraic reasoning, geometry and measurement and data analysis.  Several MAKE and TAKE activities will be practiced and created during the workshop. 

  15. Getting to Know the Math STAAR: Grades 3-5
    Teachers of all levels of experience greatly benefit from this opportunity to dig into the make-up of the STAAR tests. Participants spend time exploring and familiarizing themselves with many of the TEA resources that give teachers insight into the test format and content. We also spend time reviewing allowable accommodations. Teachers identify and study high priority TEKS based on regional data, and they also analyze released items that are related to those student expectations.

  16. Differentiate & Motivate with Math Stations

    When do I meet with small groups to provide interventions? What do I do with the rest of the class while I meet with small groups? Math stations give the teacher the opportunity to work with small groups while other students work on activities that give them multiple ways to review, practice, and/or learn concepts based on their diverse abilities. Implementing stations in your own classroom takes work. It takes time, persistence, consistency, and planning of purposeful station activities all students can productively engage in without you.

    This workshop outlines and details why math stations are necessary, how to organize and manage math stations, how to create purposeful and engaging station activities that empower students' knowledge, and how to get started! Participants will also have the opportunity to review sample station activities that could be used in the classroom.

  17. Math Academies
    The Math Academies are designed to implement research-based mathematics achievement academies for Kindergarten through grade 3. The Kindergarten through grade 3 mathematics achievement academies will enhance teachers’ knowledge and skills so they can effectively teach students in primary elementary grades to achieve mathematical proficiency. The academies will deepen teachers understanding of research-based effective and systematic instructional practices in mathematics that they can use to help students develop problem-solving skills and a strong foundation of number sense and fluency.

    To register for this workshop,
    please contact your Campus Principal / Curriculum Director / Superintendent.

  18. Flipping the Math Classroom

    Imagine stress free homework that all students can complete. Picture a classroom where our precious time is spent supporting students in productive struggle with little to no time wasted managing distractions. Both of these ideals are benefits of implementing a flipped classroom model!

    In this workshop, participants practice producing videos and learn how to share them using several platforms. Presenters facilitate as teachers flip a traditional classroom lesson and gain hands-on experience implementing the flipped classroom model.


  19. Intermediate TI-Nspire Training

    This workshop focuses on best practices for implementing TI-Nspire technology in the classroom. Topics include creating self-checking documents, teaching with TI's activities, creating interactive documents, and STAAR strategies.

    This class assumes a basic familiarity with the Nspire environment. We will assume teachers are able to use the calculator and graphing apps fluently as well as open, close and save documents. Attendance of the introductory level course is NOT required.

209 North Water St.
Corpus Christi, Texas 78401-2528
phone: (361)561-8400 fax:(361)883-3442