Welcome to the 2019 MidSchoolMath National Conference! #MidSchoolMath2019

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Thank you for joining us in Santa Fe for our 6th Annual Conference! If you selected your sessions prior to Sunday, 2/24, a print copy of your personalized schedule will be provided in your attendee packet. You’ll also get a daily agenda email from SCHED!

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Friday, March 1 • 9:40am - 10:25am
Language-Based Math Instruction for Struggling Learners FULL

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Join us to learn about our language-based method of math instruction for struggling learners that has consistently provided increased intrinsic student motivation, increased confidence, increased problem solving/reasoning skills and strong learning gains in our lowest middle school math performers. This session acknowledges the complex language involved in understanding, practicing and mastering new middle school math standards and explores how to repair and build the critical foundational pieces

Experience the instruction like a student, with a casual, interactive introduction of the target skill and vocabulary through riddles and word-play. This classroom opportunity, as well as mini mock lesson, provide for independent thinking, scaffolded brain-storming, and practice with figurative language. Following this discussion we will move quickly into a cooperative, hands-on game involving the target vocabulary and concepts. We will end the mini-mock lesson, segueing into standards-based practice problems.

We'll wrap up this session with Q &A, provide a brief history of how this class was developed and share success stories. You'll leave with specific real-world activities, ideas for stations, games, hands-on tasks and vocabulary building.

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Thyra Schwab

SLP, Imagine School at Palmer Ranch
I have been a speech/language pathologist in Sarasota, Fl for 23 years. I have experience in several settings, but quickly found that school-based practice was my passion. For the last 10 years I have worked at a charter school, Imagine Schools Palmer Ranch, where I realized that... Read More →
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Corry Tyle

ESE Liaison, Imagine School at Palmer Ranch
With 8 years in the business world and 15 years as an educator, I am currently the ESE Liaison, ESE Middle School Math Teacher and Intensive Math Teacher at the Imagine School at Palmer Ranch in Sarasota, Florida.  Previously, while in the regular education classroom, I felt the... Read More →

Friday March 1, 2019 9:40am - 10:25am MST
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  Sessions: Educational Equity
  • WHAT WILL ATTENDEES GAIN? real-world activities, ideas for stations, games, hands-on tasks and vocabulary building.
  • BEYOND "STAND & DELIVER" Play word games to introduce new vocabulary and ensure understanding of previously learned vocabulary.