CRA Interventions for Elementary Math

DATE:     October 26, 2023  
TIME:     9:00am – 3:00pm
TYPE:     In-Person

          200 Ridgefield Ct, Suite 206
          Asheville, NC 28806

FEE:      $45 WRESA Members
          $70 Non-members 

CEUs:     5 Contact Hours 
LIMIT:    30 Participants

Audience: K-5 Teachers, Coaches, Interventionists, Administrators, and Curriculum Specialists

Research has shown that when math content is new or difficult, students benefit from explicit instruction. Modeling with concrete materials and mathematical discourse helps to support conceptual connections. Participants will practice using the CRA model of teaching elementary mathematics. Using concrete materials, participants will learn how to develop conceptual understanding of operations with whole numbers, fractions and decimals, subitizing, counting, number recognition, and math vocabulary. Participants will use Math Language Routines with activities from elementary math standards to help students move from concrete to representational to abstract.

Presenter:  Elsa Iglesias
Currently I am the EC Curriculum and Instructional Specialist for Buncombe County Schools in Asheville, North Carolina. I am the North Carolina State Improvement Project Math Coach for the Western Region of North Carolina. I hold B.S. and M.S. degrees in Special Education and I am a Nationally Board Certified Teacher of High School Mathematics. I am also an instructor of Foundations of Math and Reading Research to Classroom Practice.

Although most of my experience has been in teaching high school mathematics, I have taught math, science, social studies, reading and writing to dyslexic students using explicit and direct instruction. I currently provide professional development for teachers in reading and math in Buncombe County.

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