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Friday, November 15 • 10:30am - 12:00pm
202: Lost in Translation: From Writers’ Workshop to Math Groups

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In the elementary grades, we often take ideas from literacy and apply them to math class. Sometimes that works well, e.g., sense making strategies for story problems. Sometimes, however, we oversimplify an approach, losing its power and purpose. In this session, we’ll look at various grouping formats used in elementary math classes today (math workshop, guided math, RTI) through this lens. What were the original ideas? What have they morphed into? What does that transformation mean for students?

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Tracy Zager

Author & Educator, Portland Public Schools/Stenhouse Publishers
Tracy has worked in many schools over the course of her career, first as a fourth-grade teacher, then as a supervisor of pre-service teachers and their in-service mentors, and currently as a math coach. Becoming the Math Teacher You Wish You'd Had grew out of Tracy’s work in classrooms... Read More →

Friday November 15, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm PST
PSCC, Oasis 3