Thursday, August 4, 2016

Want to join me for a FREE math webinar?

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A free webinar?  

Tell me more!

So...I have had an interesting summer with diving into new ventures...I reluctantly tried Facebook Live--and loved being able to talk with people around the world about math...but there are some real limitations with it. 

1.  I do NOT like my face being the main thing people see when I have so many OTHER things I'd rather they look at!  It is super hard with FB Live to "show" I started searching for a better way to do it.

2.  Facebook Live has a "delay"--so if a participant asked me a question, there would be a 20-30 second lag before I would see it.  It makes it challenging to have a true "conversation".

3. People would often tune in late (which is fine--and they can watch replays)--but it sometimes makes it hard when they join in partway through the conversation.

Now this doesn't meant that I won't be doing more Facebook Lives--but it means I made the decision to look for a DIFFERENT way to connect with teachers to provide interesting and relevant staff development--and I think webinars are the way to go.

Webinars are a way for me to do a "presentation" of sorts...where I can share information, pictures, ideas, research, and classroom applications--and can allow you, the viewer, to have a forum for learning, asking questions, and getting new ideas for the classroom.

So...if you haven't been to a webinar before--it's simple.  You sign up (it's free),  you get an email reminder about it with a link to join, you click the link, and listen!  There is no microphone or anything needed on your end...any questions you have simply get entered in a "chat" format.  It's super easy.

Think it sounds interesting?  I decided that SO many people were interested in my Facebook Live videos about math workshop that I would start there and build from that.  So...what will I be "webinar-ing" about?

Topics Covered:

What does brain research say about learning math?

Working with a growth mindset is so critical in math, so let me give you some great information about what the experts in the field say about math instruction.
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What is "Best Practice" in math instruction?

(There is some pretty solid consensus about what we need LESS of in our classrooms and what we need MORE of--and I'll tell you more about that.

How can we better reach ALL students during our math block?

Math workshop does NOT need to mean "centers"--and I'll tell you what options you have.

How can we get started grouping students differently to maximize our instructional impact?

There are some simple ways to organize our "minutes" during math to get more targeted instruction--so students spend a higher percentage of their time getting what they need.

How can we think about problem solving differently in our classrooms?

We all use word problems in our classrooms to help students become better problem solvers--but there are other options as well.  We'll talk about looking for "real world" problem solving opportunities.

So...if this all sounds intriguing to you, I'd love to have you join me!  There are three times to sign up for at this time:


Tuesday, August 9 at 6 pm central

Thursday, August 11 at 8 pm central

Sunday, August 14 at 3 pm central

***UPDATED with 2 new sessions!***

Thursday, August 25 at 8 pm central

Sunday, August 28 at 3 pm central

Just CLICK HERE to reserve your is limited, but if everything fills up, I can certainly open new sections.

I made a little "Freebie" that can be printed as a note-taking guide for the webinar.  Is it not at all needed, but it might be a useful tool for you.  Just click the image below to grab it.
See you there!


  1. Rats! Going to be on vacation with intermittent internet. Would love a date beyond the 14th...

  2. Participated tonight. loved your suggestions on how we can reach more students and differentiate. Thank you for sharing!