Monday, July 29, 2013

Professional Development Worth the Time

I am pleased to report that, so far, our professional development days have been well worth our time!  On Thursday, we had the pleasure of hosting Cindy Cliche, a 2nd grade teacher at the McFadden School of Excellence in Murfreesboro, TN and a math consultant with Middle Tennessee State University.  She had so many wonderful ideas to incorporate Number Sense into our math routines!  She is currently working on other projects to help teacher's incorporate math focus standards in fun, effective ways!
We made triangle sum puzzles and rekenreks. Haven't heard of them?  Yeah, neither had I!  Here is a site that will show and explain them to you.  A handy resource when you do get your hands on one! 
K-5 Math Teaching Resources
On Friday, we were also lucky enough to be a part of yet another very useful training for the new Discovery Education TECHbooks that we will be using for our science textbook!  Let me just say...this is A-W-E-S-O-M-E!!!  Christian Dickinson, a Discovery Education consultant and long time educator, helped to introduce us to our online science techbook!  This is a fantastic resource for educators to use or supplement their science curriculum.  Check it out!

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