Numeracy

ATLAS provides professional development around numeracy instruction that centers on implementation of the College & Career Readiness (CCR) Math Standards and preparing adult learners for the daily math demands of work, college, and community.

Math Institute

The Math Institute is offered most years, generally in early fall. The current focus of this one-day conference is building coherence in math programming and instruction, based on the CCR Math Standards, Mathematical Practices, and Key Instructional Shifts (see the CCR Standards resource library for more information). Content also includes tenets of effective numeracy instruction to adults at all levels, as well as more advanced math content for those working on high school equivalency or adult diploma requirements.

MCTM Spring Conference

ATLAS has built a partnership with Minnesota’s math teachers’ professional organization, MCTM (Minnesota Council of Teachers of Mathematics). The annual MCTM Spring Conference in Duluth is a statewide event for math educators in K-12 through college contexts; when funds are available, ATLAS provides scholarships for ABE practitioners across the state to attend, in addition to coordinating a core group of math practitioners to present at the conference.

Webcasts and Workshops

Mathematical Practice Webcast Series

The purpose of this webcast series is to give adult educators a better sense of each of the 8 Mathematical Practices of the CCRS and to suggest ways to encourage the Practices with their students. Each webcast offers an explanation of the highlighted Practice as well as facilitation questions to ask students, sample activities at multiple levels, and classroom videos that demonstrate the Practice. The webcasts can be viewed in any order, so feel free to start with the one that is the most challenging or interesting to you! Watch on your own or with your team!

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E-quip Math Series

Designed and facilitated by some of our most experienced numeracy leaders in MN ABE, the E-quip math webinars have the dual purpose of providing 1) a math content refresher for teachers, and 2) related teaching strategies. Beyond each webinar, the E-quip series offers “pre-work” – readings and/or web activities that teachers can access in order to build their background knowledge before attending the webinar, as needed.

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Numeracy Webinars and Workshops

Additional webinars/webcasts and regional event workshops are offered throughout the year to deepen practitioners’ math content and pedagogical knowledge around adult math instruction.

Questions about our Numeracy offerings? Please contact the ATLAS Numeracy Coordinator, Lindsey Cermak.

Study Circles

Integrating Numeracy & Language Study Circle

The purpose of this study circle is to advance Minnesota ABE teachers’ ability to effectively and confidently integrate numeracy instruction into English language classes. It is appropriate for teachers of all levels of EL learners within Minnesota Adult Basic Education, as teachers adapt tasks for their own levels and classrooms. Study circle participants explore relevant research and its implications for best practices in the classroom, as well as engaging in both at-home reading and reflective classroom tasks that inform and deepen discussions and allow for maximum professional growth.

Online Groups

MN Numeracy Instruction Networking Group - Schoology

Join this online networking community of practice on the Schoology platform! The group serves as a forum for discussion among math educators statewide, as well as a hub for webinar announcements and materials, resources, and face-to-face event information.

Advisory Teams

Minnesota Numeracy Instruction Advisory Team

The Minnesota Numeracy Instruction Advisory Team (MNI A-Team) is an ATLAS-sponsored team designed to strengthen math and numeracy teaching and learning in Minnesota ABE through relevant, meaningful, and effective professional development for practitioners.

The A-Team is responsible for visioning and implementing a long-term strategic plan for numeracy PD in Minnesota, as well as specific tasks yearly to support established PD efforts, such as the September ABE Math Institute, regional workshops, etc.

New Numeracy Resources

Progressions: Illustrative Mathematics

Videos and tasks on math content progressions related to fractions in the Common Core standards.

Math Snacks: Fractions

Online activities and videos for supporting students' understanding of math concepts such as ratios, scale factors, fractions, number lines, and so on. Some activities may need additional language learning supports (i.e. for beginning English learners). Videos are also available in Spanish and in a printable "comic book" form.

Math Snacks: Ratios

Online activities and videos for supporting students' understanding of math concepts such as ratios, scale factors, fractions, number lines, and so on. Some activities may need additional language learning supports (i.e. for beginning English learners). Videos are also available in Spanish and in a printable "comic book" form.
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Latest Math/Numeracy Articles

Coherence Across Classrooms

In the mathematics section of the CCRS, we are introduced to the 3 Mathematical Shifts before we even see any of the standards or mathematical practices that are now part of our instruction.  Those shifts include Focus, Coherence, and Rigor. But what does it mean to be coherent across classrooms? Read More

CCRS Teacher Workouts – Feel the Burn!

New CCRS ELA and Math Teacher workouts are focused, fast, and designed to help teachers move forward with CCRS implementation. Use them in a staff meeting, with a colleague, or independently. Each workout takes just 20-45 minutes and focuses on a key CCRS shift, standard, or practice. Read More

Upcoming ABE Events

November 21, 2019 2:00 pm–3:30 pm
Minnesota Literacy Council
Online

Introduction to Khan Academy for Distance Learning (webinar)

Online

Registration Deadline: THU. 11/21/19 Join us for the next in our distance learning webinar series, where we explore the free website Khan Academy. Learn how to set up classes, enroll learners, assign content, pull distance learning hours, and more! This session will be led by Susan Wetenkamp-Brandt from… Learn More

Online
November 22, 2019 12:00 am–11:59 pm
MELEd
St. Paul RiverCentre
175 W Kellogg Blvd
St Paul, 55102

MELEd (MN English Learner Education) Conference

St. Paul RiverCentre
175 W Kellogg Blvd
St Paul, 55102

Deadlines: Applications for scholarships due TUE. 10/15/19 Registration for conference ends early November 2019 ATLAS scholarships to attend will be available soon!  Applications will be due in mid-October!  Please check back. For now, see the May 2019 newsletter article here: https://atlasabe.org/news/attention-esl-teachers-a-fall-conference-for-you/… Learn More

St. Paul RiverCentre
175 W Kellogg Blvd
St Paul, 55102
November 22, 2019 11:00 am–12:15 pm
Burlington English
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Data-Driven Instruction with BurlingtonEnglish

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Registration Deadline: THU. 11/21/19 Do you want to learn how to use the data from Student Progress Reports to customize your instruction? If so, join us and other teachers to “Drill into the Details” of BurlingtonEnglish Student Progress Reports. Teachers will learn how to run reports, interpret sample… Learn More

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