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Pre-Conference Workshop Descriptions

Grades K-5 Workshop

Monday, October 21, 2024
9:00am - 3:30pm
The Huxley Learning Center
1551 Highway 210, Huxley
Iowa 50124

Workshop Description

Figuring Out Fluency: Beyond Facts and Algorithms

Fluency is more than basic facts and algorithms. It is complex and teaching it well is challenging. To find success, we must know what it is so that we can teach it well. This session unpacks the big ideas of fluency arming participants with practical know-how for advancing their students’ fluency. Participants will take a deep dive into teaching, practicing, and assessing the strategies of fluent students. Learning will be complemented with ready-to-use classroom resources.

Workshop Facilitator

John SanGiovanni

Workshop Outcomes

Participants will

  • Articulate the big ideas about what fluency is and how it is realized for our students through instruction, practice, and assessment,
  • Identify the significant strategies for adding and subtracting whole numbers, fractions, and decimals,
  • Identify the significant strategies for multiplying and subtracting whole numbers, fractions, and decimals,
  • Determine essential foundational skills for computational strategies and how to both reteach and reinforce them through instruction and intervention, and
  • Acquire a collection of ready-to-use classroom resources.

Grades 9-12 Workshop

Monday, October 21, 2024
9:00am - 3:30pm
DMACC's FFA Enrichment Center
1055 SW Prairie Trial Parkway Ankeny
Iowa 50023

Workshop Description

Exploring High School Statistics and Probability through Hands-on Activities and Technology

In this workshop, we'll explore statistics and probability content through engaging, collaborative, and hand-on activities and experiences. We'll also delve into the art of effective teaching of statistics and probability by unpacking pedagogies that help students build essential concepts, procedural knowledge, and reasoning skills. Participants will leave with several activities, virtual resources, and free software that can be used immediately in the classroom.

Workshop Facilitators

Maryann Huey, Drake University
Wendy Weber, Central College

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