Guided Mathematics Models: Developing a Framework for Meaningful Instruction

Course Number: EDU 5636 C05
Instructor: Sandi Stanhope
Location: Mill River Union High School, Clarendon, VT
Dates and Times: August 7, 8, 9, 10 (8 am - 4 pm), October 9 and November 6 (3:45 pm - 7 pm), 2017
Credits: 3 credits
Tuition: $975

Note: Please register directly with Sandi Stanhope, Stanhope Primary Mathematics Consulting, via email. Notify Sandi if you wish to take the course for credit, she will give you the Castleton online registration link. Tuition is payable to Stanhope Primary Mathematics Consulting.

Course Description

This course will focus on building teacher pedagogical knowledge about effective instructional practices. Teachers will focus on the guided math workshop model as an effective practice for differentiating and enhancing mathematics instruction to meet the needs of all students. Teachers will examine current mathematics programs and materials for embedded effective instructional practices. Teachers will review best practices for instruction and assessment to address the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics for students elementary classrooms.

Contact Sandi Stanhope for a complete syllabus.

Course Objectives

Teachers will

✓ examine research that focuses on identifying effective instructional practices for mathematics
✓ examine models of instruction delivery to improve student learning
✓ investigate current math programs to embed guided math strategies
✓ collect and analyze student work to inform instructional decisions based on student understandings and misconceptions
✓ create, implement and share targeted instructional plans which support student learning in critical areas of mathematics using a guided workshop model
✓ investigate different forms of assessment to collect data around student understanding
✓ use the Common Core State Standards to guide the development of teaching and learning strategies.Course Expectations

Course Expectations

  • Read course text: Leinwand, S. (2009). Accessible mathematics: 10 instructional shifts that raise student achievement. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.
  • Read on of the following: 
    • Sammons, L. (2010). Guided math: A framework for mathematics instruction. Huntington Beach, CA: Shell Education. OR
    • Newton, N. (2013). Guided math in action: Building each student's mathematical proficiency with small-group instruction.
  • Read Progressions for the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics for Domains Numbers and Operations in Base Ten, Counting and Cardinality, and Operations and Algebraic Thinking
  • Read Progressions for the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics for Domains Geometry or Measurement and Data
  • Complete all additional readings handed out during class
  • Reflect in writing on each assigned reading or chapter
  • Complete a lesson analysis
  • Complete an instructional cycle using a guided math model
  • Collect, analyze, share student work
  • Implement and report on a Guided Math Project for Symposium
  • Active participation and helpfulness to colleagues
  • Attendance at all sessions

For additional course and registration information

Sandi Standhope
(802) 527-7582

Please register directly with Sandi Stanhope, Stanhope Primary Mathematics Consulting, via email.