Teachers from around the region learn from well-known math specialist
Graham Fletcher, a math specialist who presents workshops for educators nationwide, was at C.E.S. on Monday, March 9, 2020, for a program co-sponsored by the C.E.S. Foundation.
Several dozen educators from around the region attended the day-long event to hear Graham talk about how problem-based lessons can be used throughout a unit and how teachers can harness their power to move student thinking forward. He helped them identify strategies and explore tasks to find a healthy balance between application, conceptual understanding, and procedural fluency.
Graham has designed many culturally responsive and popular 3-act math tasks that have become of high interest to all educators because of their ability to be low-entry and high-scalability. Click here to visit Graham's website.
Having Graham at C.E.S. for a workshop hosted by Professional Development Services meant an exceptional opportunity for teachers in southwestern Connecticut to enhance their skills with one of the nation’s leading advocates for best practices in elementary mathematics. The PDS team consistently organizes programs and workshops that help educators meet the needs of all learners. Curiosity, culture, coaching, and capacity are the foundation of the PDS mission. Click here to visit the PDS web page and learn more about what the agency offers and what workshops are available.
Thanks to the C.E.S. Foundation for supporting this valuable workshop. The Foundation was created in 2007 to support the C.E.S. educational programs and has funded nearly $200,000 in enrichment grants throughout the agency. Click here to learn more about the Foundation.