Your students need to develop number sense? Here’s a plan you can begin with tomorrow.
If you start the tasks the day after workshop one, by the time you return to workshop two you will have noted the impact. Then we ‘ll dig deeper. When it comes to learning and remembering basic facts, every grade from K to 8 has a role to play.
The tasks you will study are specific to your grade level, matched to Alberta Curriculum. These practice tasks focus students on practicing the foundations for number sense and mathematical thinking that are appropriate to their age & ability. Join me to learn how “the right” practice makes perfect.
Your facilitator, guide and coach for these sessions is Geri Lorway. Known for her passion and insight, Geri studies Alberta curriculum, in Alberta classrooms. Her B.E.R.C.S. approach to designing, implementing and assessing instruction models for teachers how to “spatialize” curriculum and empowers students to take responsibility for their learning. Through her consulting company: Thinking101, Geri provides workshops, lectures, courses as well as coaching, mentoring and tutoring services to parents, teachers and students across Alberta. As an instructor for University of Alberta, Geri teaches science and math courses in the Elementary Ed program.
Geri Lorway does not promote or support “discovery learning”. She promotes and supports teaching children how to think, how to reason and problem solve, how to comprehend and communicate both written and oral language in grade appropriate ways, how to use their visual spatial skills to learn, recall and apply FACTS.
The basics that form the foundation for success with Readin’, Ritin’ and ‘Rithmetic all connect when we teach kids to THINK as they learn.
Geri's career in education spans more than 35 years. She has taught in single & multi grade classrooms, been a principal, a District Principal, a District Consultant and currently continue as a University Professor, action researcher, coach and mentor to teachers, parents and students across Western Canada. As she works in classrooms across the province, her knowledge and understanding evolves. Teaching is change because learning is change.
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