August 3, 2017
2:00 PM Eastern Time
Old Dominion University
Sponsored by Connect4Learning (C4L)
Many early childhood teachers struggle with feeling comfortable and confident teaching mathematics. Administrators can do many things to help support early childhood educators build classroom practices that support young children’s mathematics learning through creative play. This webinar is designed to promote lesson ideas that support young children’s development of mathematics understanding and inquiry-driven, creative thinking skills. Rather than teaching mathematics in a linear, fact-based fashion, this session stresses the importance of encouraging minds-on learning experiences in the early childhood classroom. Young children build early mathematics understandings through guided and independent investigations where they are actively involved in meaningful ways. This session highlights role of the early childhood educator, acting as guide and facilitator, in the planning, implementation, and assessment of creative mathematics experiences.
The lesson ideas and classroom vignettes that will be presented in this session incorporate opportunities to help children understand the concepts of numeracy, classification, comparing, sequencing, shape, structure, location, motion, and transformation. The lessons include critical elements of inquiry and creative thinking—open-ended tasks, activities involving social interaction, and opportunities for children’s reflection and elaboration.
This webinar will support participants’ abilities to create and support creative mathematics learning experiences for young children. In particular, participants will:
• Identify the links between mathematics content and inquiry-based learning in order to develop cooperative mathematics lessons that will engage all children in their classrooms
• Recognize and appreciate children’s mathematics thinking in order to build upon their current understandings
• Document and evaluate children’s knowledge development with rich, meaningful classroom work samples
All sessions are 1.5 hours long, and include a brief announcement from our sponsor.
2:oo PM – 3:30 PM Eastern Time.
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You can earn .2 CEUs for each webinar. The cost is $15 paid to University of Oklahoma online when you apply. Learn more here: Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from University of Oklahoma