Bridging the Instructional Gap in Mathematics

Target Audience: Most appropriate for 4-8 math teachers, instructional coaches and any administrators interested in knowing more about quality math instruction.

All Locations: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Presenter: Deborah Sanchez, Faculty - Program Mentor, Teacher Education, Western Governors University

This session will focus on developing the understanding of the types and levels of instruction necessary to address the new MO math standards and the accompanying state assessments.  Participants will learn actionable and practical skills and strategies that can be immediately applied to classroom learning including incorporating the math practice standards into daily instruction and the development of performance tasks for key grade-level concepts.  Come learn how to strategically adjust your math instruction to better meet the state expectations and the needs of young mathematicians.

About Your Presenter:  Deborah Sanchez comes to you with over 15 years of mathematics classroom instruction at the middle and high school levels.  With a master’s degree in special education, she excels in differentiation in mathematics and her students have shown significant growth in district and state assessments.  Deborah recently moved to higher education where she assists future teachers in mathematics as a program mentor.  Deborah has presented at the local and state levels.

Please select the date and location link below to register

July 12 - Jackson R-II, Southeast Region

July 19 - Jefferson City, Central Region

Special pricing for member districts registering 3 or more, please see the registration form for additional details

Please click here to review the Graduate Credit Syllabus offered through Lindenwood University for this workshop.

Upping Your Game on Observation and Feedback: Seeing and Speaking as an Instructional Leader

July 31 – August 1, 2019

Old Kinderhook Lodge

Camdenton, Missouri

Registration Deadline: July 24, 2019

This is a two-day training that goes deeper into the practices of effective instruction, instructional observation and feedback.  We will explore the researched areas of quality instruction and what to expect during short walk-through observations.  We will also discuss formal teacher evaluation and feedback and how it must look and feel differently.

In addition, we will discuss a three-step process on observation for curriculum fidelity and how you can ensure that your teachers are teaching and assessing your curriculum as written.  We will touch on formative assessment, what to look for and how discern effective use of formative assessment. 

Participants will leave with strategies and techniques that they can use the very next day. These are some of the questions that we will answer during our time together:

  • What are the types of Observation and when do I perform them?
  • How does one perform observation for curriculum fidelity?
  • What does strong instruction look like?
  • What does effective formative assessment look like during instruction?
  • What teaching behaviors are proven to have the greatest impact?
  • What is “Rigor”? What is “Quality” in teaching and learning?
  • What questions should I ask and when should I ask them?
  • What is Feedback for Impact and how do I get started?

Targeted Audience: Building Administrators and Curriculum leaders, District Administrators, Instructional Coaches, Teacher Leaders

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Member District $330 /individual 
Non-member District $430/individual 

Bill Now or After July 1, 2019 Option available

Registration Form:

For reservations call Old Kinderhook at 1-888-346-4949 and ask for the SMCAA CD Retreat Rate of $109.00 per night. The Group rate will be honored until June 30, 2019.