Registration is now open for the 2021 COABE National Virtual Conference! The Adult Numeracy Network is again sponsoring a Math & Numeracy Workshop Strand. Below you will find a chronological listing of this years offerings with workshop descriptions, presenters, and dates/times.
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Primary Presenter: Rebecca Strom, Mankato Area ABE
Session 1, Monday, 3/22, 8:00am - 9:15am
Online learning has changed how we teach, but not what we teach. This session will give participants the opportunity to explore using Jamboard and Google Slides to collaborate as they dig into the conceptual understanding of “what is a factor”? We will start with what is multiplication/division and connect to factors, prime numbers, and square roots all using the exploration of virtual manipulatives. The focus will be on both building conceptual understanding and coherence.
Primary Presenter: Sarah Goldammer, Southern Illinois Professional Development Center, Co-Presenter(s): Amber Fornaciari
Session 2, Monday, 3/22, 11:45am - 1:00pm
Designing math lessons that infuse the principles of UDL, Universal Design for Learning, promotes self-confidence and improves problem solving and independence. Putting a spotlight on UDL principles already utilized in your classroom and intentionally adding new UDL ideas is more than an addition equation. It results in exponential growth for teachers and learners! Take home ideas to use in your next class, ideas of how to promote engagement and learning, and have fun.
Primary Presenter: Tina Hite, NM Adult Education
Session 3, Monday, 3/22, 2:00pm - 3:15pm
EdReady is an open-access resource developed by NROC, a membership organization. Adult education leaders in multiple states have aligned math assessments with NRS levels, College and Career Readiness Standards, and TABE. This session will cover how to use this resource to measure and support student progress.
Primary Presenter: Graciano Petersen, Academy of Hope
Co-Presenter(s): Lateefah Montague
Session 4, Monday, 3/22, 3:45pm- 5:00pm
Students with disproportionately higher scores in Reading than Math don’t often see the links between the two subjects. Utilizing your student’s successes in reading can be essential to achieving success in math. This session will demonstrate that being able to make logical inferences, compare and contrast, recognize patterns, and identify key and signal words are reading skills that are fundamental to progress in the mathematics classroom.
Primary Presenter: Wendy Kittler, Arkansas Adult Education Section
Session 5, Tuesday, 3/23, 8:00am - 9:15am
This session will provide several strategies to use with math anxious or math frustrated students in Adult Ed. Specific reasoning and brainstorming activities will be demonstrated, and apps for virtual instruction will be discussed. Many adult learners come to us because of deeply seated issues with learning that may be rooted from childhood or high school, and this is especially true in math. This presentation will help give the teacher strategies to bridge the gap.
Primary Presenter: Kamila Goldin, Academy of Hope Adult Public Charter School
Co-Presenter(s): DaNelle Cook
Session 5, Tuesday, 3/23, 8:00am - 9:15pm
As humans we are constantly growing and learning, evaluating our old practices and using our experiences to navigate through life. Integrating reflective practices into the classroom can propel learners to higher levels of success and self-confidence. Join us to learn key opportunities for reflection in the learning process, discuss testimonials from multi-level math classrooms, and identify resources for developing the seeds of practices that can blossom in their classrooms.
Primary Presenter: Lori Lundine, Rogue Community College and Oregon HECC CCWD, Co-Presenter(s): Donna Parrish
Session 6, Tuesday, 3/23, 11:45am - 1:00pm
Adult students are busy and goal driven. In the name of quick test taking success, it is easy to fall back on mnemonics or math tricks while teaching them mathematics. But are we really doing our students any favors? Research shows that teaching the "Why" in math leads to greater and longer lasting comprehension which can be applied to more than a standardized test. Come learn some ways to teach meaning in Math!
Primary Presenter: Margaret Patterson, Research Allies for Lifelong Learning
Session 6, Tuesday, 3/23, 11:45am - 1:00pm
Adult English learners typically focus on language-related skills, yet large-scale PIAAC data reveal many English learners 25 and older have low numeracy skills too. Come find out how these English learners use numeracy (print and electronic) at home and how use connects with numeracy skills. Session attendees will collaborate on approaches and take away implications for English learner numeracy instruction aligned with instructional guidance from the PIAAC Numeracy Framework.
Primary Presenter: Cynthia Bell, Literacy Assistance Center
Session 7, Tuesday, 3/23/2021, 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Teaching math effectively and in an engaging way may have already been challenging. Now we have to navigate the remote and hybrid learning environments. If only there was a good model that you can use in each of these learning environments! Attend this session to find out the free and accessible tool that helps build student conceptual understanding, mathematical thinking and skills no matter where they're learning. Be sure to bring your own device.
Primary Presenter: Kirk Walters, WestEd. Co-Presenter(s): Rebecca Perry, Ann Edwards
Session 8, Tuesday, 3/23, 3:45pm - 5:00pm
The U.S. Department of Education has contracted with WestEd to update the Adult Numeracy Instruction Professional Development Program for teachers of basic mathematics education for adults. This presentation will provide an overview of the new professional development program, ANI 2.0, and share an exciting opportunity for teams of state-based facilitators to participate in the ANI 2.0 field test, receive training to deliver the ANI 2.0 program locally, and earn certification to become ANI 2.0 facilitators.
Primary Presenter: Graciano Petersen, www.aohdc.org
Co-Presenter(s): Kamila Goldin
Session 9, Wednesday, 3/24, 8:00am - 9:15am
Teaching during COVID-19 does not make for an ideal learning environment for any adult learner. During these times, it seems that we can only be assured of inconsistency. To counteract this challenge, be a source of constancy for your learners. By focusing on precision, using images and visual cues, and addressing your students’ executive functioning, you can lead your students to achievements in the mathematics classroom despite the uniqueness of our current situation.
Primary Presenter: Brooke Istas, Southern Methodist University/Cowley College
Session 10, Wednesday, 3/24, 9:30am - 10:45am
Brooke Istas was the 2020 COABE Incentive Grant winner. This presentation will reveal preliminary findings of her study, “Adult Learners’ Perceptions of Mathematics Class.” The goal of this research is to uncover the underlying reason that math goes from a positive to a negative experience. Participants of this session will learn more about her study, data collection, and early findings. There will be an open discussion about this study’s impact on the adult numeracy field.
Primary Presenter: Connie Rivera, TERC's Adult Numeracy Center
Session 11, Wednesday, 3/24, 11:15pm - 12:30pm
What math can you do with a class of students from varying math backgrounds who have a wide range of test scores? Help your students develop reasoning and thinking habits, practice and build language skills, and build community by regularly using short numeracy activities in your instruction.
Primary Presenter: Joey Lehrman, Delgado Community College
Co-Presenter(s): Christin Smith
Session 12, Wednesday, 3/24, 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Even in our digitized world, teachers are still seen as the authority within classrooms. What we publicly value as teachers affects what students believe is valuable. But! This means we have an opportunity to teach people the value of their own thinking. This is especially important in math class where many people have learned to ignore intuition. Leave this session with concrete ways to use teacher power for good in both distance and in-person settings.