Respected math teacher, author, and presenter Graham Fletcher will conduct a one-day training for K–6 teachers from Sacramento and Placer Counties on March 9, 2023 (8:30 a.m.–3 p.m.). The free training is being hosted by the Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) Curriculum and Instruction Department in collaboration with the Placer County Office of Education (PCOE).
In his training sessions across North America, Graham Fletcher highlights new and innovative ways to support students and teachers, focusing on the development of “conceptual understanding” (teaching the “why” behind math so that students can apply their skills to a variety of problems). He is also well known for developing many interesting “three-act tasks” (a strategy that engages students with a problem, helps them understand a math concept, and then encourages them to solve the problem in an efficient way).
In Sacramento this March, Fletcher will be giving a presentation titled, “The Power of Progressions: Untangling the Knotty Areas of Teaching and Learning Mathematics.” He will describe how “problem-based” lessons (contextualizing concepts through real-life scenarios) can be used throughout a learning unit and how the lessons can move student thinking forward. He’ll also identify strategies that help develop a healthy balance between conceptual understanding, procedural fluency, and application.
Training participants will:
- Engage in grade-appropriate modeling tasks, learning how the implementation of low-entry, high-scalability tasks can be used to reach all students.
- Explore the regular use of “three-act tasks,” identifying when the lessons can be used in the scope of a learning unit.
- Understand how “three-act tasks” and “problem-based” lessons can be used within the instructional framework, and how to orchestrate an effective closing session.
- Identify ways “problem-based” lessons can be used to monitor student growth.
- Connect “three-act tasks” to conceptual learning and application, identifying how this approach develops procedural fluency.
Details and Registration
When: March 9, 2023 (8:30 a.m.–3 p.m.)
Please arrive at least 20 minutes early to check in. (Check-in begins at 8 a.m.)
Where: SCOE Conference Center
3661 Whitehead Street, Suite 100
Mather, CA 95655
- Register online (registration is required; space is limited)
- Event flyer
- Printable driving directions
Breakfast and lunch will be provided. For questions, additional information, or assistance with registration, please call (916) 228-2789.