Dates: August 10-12, 2021
Time: 8:00AM -3:30 PM
Cost: $550.00 includes all materials, manipulatives, handouts, and daily lunch
Location: Hyde Park Day School Chicago Campus, 6254 South Ellis, Chicago IL
This workshop/course is a shortened version of the 30 hour graduate level course which has been offered online and at universities. It includes the research, rationale and principle strategies we use in a multisensory math approach to teaching all students, not just students with special needs. It is designed for use in inclusion classrooms, small group instruction and one-on-one tutoring or home schooling circumstances.
This workshop/course is unique in that it includes additional content not normally part of the three day multisensory math experience. It includes a segment on helping students with word problems, a segment on the multisensory lesson plan and strategies for intervention.
The approach is based on the neuroscience of math learning, the best recommendations from major research institutions and the principles of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
- Become familiar with CRA (Concrete, Representational, Abstract) instructional method.
- Create and use manipulatives to apply to their teaching.
- Understand the importance of using intentional language processes in math.
- Learn about the processing areas of different levels of math and how they align with language disabilities.
- Develop lesson plans that can reach every learning need in one classroom.
- Differentiate instruction for various levels of student needs within one lesson.
- Find inexpensive, time-saving, creative ways to teach the how and why of math using multisensory methods.
Marilyn Zecher M.A., CALT
A nationally certified Academic Language Therapist and former classroom/demonstration teacher, Ms. Zecher is a specialist in applying multisensory strategies to a variety of content areas. She trains nationally for The Atlantic Seaboard Dyslexia Education Center in Rockville MD. A frequent presenter at regional and national conferences, Ms Zecher specializes in evidence-based methods and interventions for all students but which are especially effective with students with learning differences. She teaches two graduate level Multisensory Math courses, and gives workshops on multisensory math, structured literacy as a component of ELA classrooms, written language & study skills.
Ms. Zecher will be presenting virtually with onsite facilitation from Multisensory Math Practitioners Sarah Imboden and Marisa Churchill.