2017 Math+Literacy Summer Institute

2017 Math+Literacy Summer Institute:

Implementing the Math Diet to Grow Mathematicians

The Math Diet is a research-based, instructional framework to grow proficient mathematicians in grades K-5. In this two-day, professional learning institute, we will explore the five components of the Math Diet and use them to design effective, student-centered math units for rational numbers (fractions, decimals, and percentages).
Participants will:
  • identify why each component of the Math Diet is important to mathematical learning,
  • analyze a sample unit based on the Math Diet,
  • implement the Math Diet to create their own SOL-based, rational numbers unit, and
  • make-and-take the math tasks and games necessary to teach their unit. 
Participants will leave with their ready-to-teach rational numbers unit and the supplemental materials to accompany it as well as the tools and confidence to design additional units using the Math Diet.
To learn more about the Math Diet, visit our blog and the Teaching Children Mathematics journal article published by NCTM.

 

When: Wednesday, July 26, 2017 & Thursday, July 27, 2017 9am-3pm
Where: CitySpace on the Historic Downtown Mall, 100 5th St NE, Charlottesville, VA 22902
Contact Us: mathplusliteracy@gmail.com

*Preliminary Agenda

2017 Math+Literacy Summer Institute
July 26-27, 2017
Charlottesville VA
Day 1: Backwards Design, Conceptual Understanding & Strategic Competence
Day 2: Procedural Fluency, Counting, & Subitizing
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
9-10am Introduction to the Math Diet & Sample Unit
10-11am Unpacking Rational Number Standards & Assessments
11am-12pm Conceptual Understanding for Rational Numbers
12-1pm Lunch
1-2pm Strategic Competence for Rational Numbers
2-3pm Make-and-Take Math Tasks & Closure
Thursday, July 27, 2017
9-10am Procedural Fluency for Rational Numbers
10-11am Counting for Rational Numbers
11am-12pm Subitizing for Rational Numbers
12-1pm Lunch
1-2pm Lesson Planning with the Math Diet
2-3pm Make-and-Take Math Games & Closure
Parking
Parking is available in the following locations:
  • On-street parking is available in the downtown surrounding area free of charge. Some options for on-street parking can be found on: Monticello Avenue, East High Street, 6th Street SE.
  • 2 parking garages are available:
Map – Click the link below.
CitySpace 
100 5th St NE, Charlottesville, VA 22902
Lunch
We invite you to enjoy lunch on the Historic Downtown Mall; however, in an effort to keep registration costs low, lunch is not included in the institute registration. We will share a list of favorite restaurants, lunch spots, and food trucks.
Fee Breakdown
Early Bird Individual Cost (until May 31): $212
Individual Cost (June 1 to July 21): $250
Group of 3 or more: $212 per person
Payment
You can register and make payment at our Eventbrite registration page. Credit cards are accepted to pay for individuals and groups of 4 or more. Click the Register Now! Button below.
Cancellation Policy
All cancellations must be submitted in writing to mathplusliteracy@gmail.com by July 3 for a refund, less a $50 cancellation fee. No refunds will be issued for no-shows or cancellations occurring after July 3.
What are my parking options for the institute?
Parking is available in the following locations:
  • On-street parking is available in the downtown surrounding area free of charge. Some options for on-street parking can be found on: Monticello Avenue, East High Street, 6th Street SE.
  • 2 parking garages are available:
What should I bring to the institute?
  • We will have free wi-fi and snacks for institute participants.
  • Please bring a laptop or other electronic device.
  • Presenter handouts will not be printed. The Monday before the institute, you will receive an email with a link and password to download electronic copies of all the handouts. If you would like to print handouts prior to your arrival, please download the documents and bring them with you to the event.
  • You are welcome to bring any planning resources for rational numbers (pacing guide, curriculum, etc.); however, we will provide resources and materials that align with the Math Diet for rational numbers.
Will lunch be included in the institute?
No. We invite you to enjoy lunch on the Historic Downtown Mall; however, in an effort to keep registration costs low, lunch is not included in the institute registration. We will share a list of favorite restaurants, lunch spots, and food trucks.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Send us an email at mathplusliteracy@gmail.com.
What’s the refund policy?
All cancellations must be submitted in writing to mathplusliteracy@gmail.com by July 3 for a refund, less a $50 cancellation fee. No refunds will be issued for no-shows or cancellations occurring after July 3.
Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?
If you cannot attend an institute, please see if someone can attend as a substitute. Contact us immediately at mathplusliteracy@gmail.com. Send us your name, Eventbrite order number, the name of the participant who will attend instead of you, and the contact information for that person. We will contact both you and your substitute to confirm the registration fee has been transferred.
I hear there is a wait list. Is there space in the institute?
If there is a wait list your name will be added in the order it is received, and if space becomes available, we will contact you.
I am unable to attend the institute. What should I do?
If you cannot attend an institute, please see if someone can attend as a substitute. If no one can sub for you, we will process this as a cancellation. See cancellation policy below.
Cancellation Policy
All cancellations must be submitted in writing to mathplusliteracy@gmail.com by July 3 for a refund, less a $50 cancellation fee. No refunds will be issued for no-shows or cancellations occurring after July 3.
Handouts & Electronic Resources
Presenter handouts will not be printed. On the Monday before the institute, you will receive an email with a link and password to download electronic copies of all the handouts. If you would like to print handouts prior to your arrival, please download the documents below and bring them with you to the event.
Day 1
Day 2
Please email us with any questions!
mathplusliteracy@gmail.com