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Building Mental Math Skills: Get on Board the Hundreds Board! (Gr. 1-5) by Kristin Hilty


Looking for fun and engaging ways to strengthen your students' mental math skills? Join Kristin to learn how to challenge your children to unlock patterns on the hundreds board. She shares five ways your kids can color the board to recognize fluency patterns. Use her simple ideas the next day in your classroom to build a strong number sense base.

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Easily and effectively differentiate your literacy centers so that all your students can experience success. Pat shares a wealth of ideas and activities for reading, writing, and content areas. Learn what kinds of assignments can be given as follow up to whole-class and small-group instruction. You’ll see how working with a wide range of learners can be manageable

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There are only three ways for students to integrate textual evidence into their writing: direct quotes, summarizing, and paraphrasing. Most students overuse direct quotes until they learn practical techniques for summarizing and paraphrasing. Yet summarizing and paraphrasing is not just for writing. Students build reading comprehension when they make sense of what the author is saying and doing in the text. I will show you a step-by-step plan that works for both literary and informative texts.

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Math journals always sound like a great idea early in the school year yet often they go to the wayside because of management or organization issues. Using journals specifically for fluency can support your math instruction in many ways. Most children learn math through multiple representations and with hands-on activities. The journal is a great way to organize these representations for reference and to make connections to upcoming experiences. Some of the most important phases of gaining fluency take place AFTER the initial instruction. Students need many different opportunities to continue working with basic facts after the lessons. We will look at strategies for reengaging, assessment, enrichment, and intervention through journaling. 

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Do your students complain and whine when it’s time to sit and write? No more! Attend this session to explore how to change writing time into one of the most positive, exciting times of your day. Get your students excited by allowing them to tell stories, see their stories come to life in the classroom, and turn their writing into published books!

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Grabbing students’ attention is challenging enough. It’s just as hard to sustain it throughout the lesson. Join Lynne to gain a winning collection of smart strategies for involving students in any subject. Come ready to participate in a variety of active and fun learning activities that will eliminate yawns and bring new focus to your classroom.

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Make learning real and meaningful in your classroom through project-based learning! Join Lori to identify the essentials of true project-based learning and explore some of her favorite project-based units. Discover practical tips for getting started with Project-Based Learning.

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Join Pat to discover the characteristics of effective interventions. Plus, learn specific strategies for instructing your struggling students in reading and writing during small-groups and individual lessons. Come learn how to help all children learn by implementing interventions that proactively meet their needs.

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To reward or not to reward? This divisive subject can make teachers uncomfortable in a world where PBIS, Class Dojo, and Pinterest behavior charts are everywhere. With an open mind, come to this webinar for a look at the research and the reality of rewards and incentives in our classrooms. Explore the intrinsic vs extrinsic motivation dilemma and learn practices for bringing out the best in your kids.

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Explore your role as a teacher in the life of a child who lives in poverty. Donna deepens your understanding of how you can intervene and assist children in significant ways to overcome their challenges—and improve their achievement in learning and in life.

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Your classroom culture has a huge impact on learning. You and your students may be keenly focused on "being thankful" in the month of November. But then what? Join Dedra to learn how to use the month of November to kick-start a year-long practice in gratitude. Discover how gratitude can play a key role in positive classroom culture and collect easy-to-implement ideas for teaching it.

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