We are committed to empowering teachers across the nation to strengthen their students’ conceptual, representational, and abstract understanding of math or science. We facilitate powerful workshops for teachers, using hands-on math or science so they experience and learn methods to successfully incorporate manipulatives into their classrooms. Our workshops give instructors experiences that may change their current teaching beliefs and practices. Teachers will be able to strengthen their capacity in math and science allowing them to build greater math and science knowledge within their students.
Students understand mathematics better when given the opportunity to learn it in a “real world” way. We think students need to experience math in a hands-on way, so they understand better its visual and abstract representations. Workshop participants will experience the power of hands-on, content rich, conceptually based math tasks written by AIMS. The tasks are engaging, and provide the rigor and cognitive complexity that is expected to be used when teaching students.
Workshop participants will:
- Spend time extending the adult learning of mathematical concepts.
- Cooperatively practice these concepts.
- Discuss the language of math.
- Discuss how students think and write about math.
- Discuss how using hands-on math strategies enables them to differentiate the teaching of students at various levels, and
- Reflect and think about how they might initiate change by using the tasks in their own classroom.
AIMS practical science tasks are a great addition to any classroom. Students understand science better when given the opportunity to learn using hands-on techniques. Participants attending an AIMS science workshop will experience teaching using hands-on methods.
Discussion time will focus on:
- How students learn science.
- How students think and write about science.
- Discussing how hands-on strategies to enable them to differentiate the teaching of students at various levels, and
- Reflecting and thinking about how they might initiate change by using those
tasks in their own classroom.
Start a conversation with us about your Professional Learning needs, by filling out the form below or calling (559) 453-8131.