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### Borrowing/Carrying –> Regrouping

Participants in this workout learn to teach strategies that support conceptual understanding of place value instead of the algorithm.

### Building Conceptual Understanding

Participants in this workout consider the conceptual understanding behind the traditional algorithm for long division and then recognize the importance of building students’ conceptual understanding beyond this example of long division and into every area of math.

### What Does It Really Mean to Look for and Make Use of Structure?

Description: "We will work to clarify what MP7 looks like in K-5 classrooms by exploring generalizations about operating with odd and even numbers, examining both addends unknown problems, developing mathematical arguments, and creating representations to prove our claims. We will also analyze student thinking around these ideas with the use of classroom video."

### Math Antics: Types of Fractions

This video presents types of fractions (proper, improper, etc.) and addresses how students can use the structure of a fraction to make sense of where it belongs on the number line. The video points out that the relationship between the numerator and denominator is division.

### How tall was my plant?

An activity where students must determine how tall the plant was x time ago if it is a certain height now and how fast it will grow.

### Ever Wonder What They’d Notice?

Asking the right questions and making space for student thinking can change outcomes for students. What can we do as teachers to faciliate their critical thinking and engagement? In this 5-minute Ignite talk, Annie Fetter addresses giving students space to notice and wonder.

### CCRS Mathematical Practice 7 – Webcast

This webcast highlights Mathematical Practice 7 - Make use of structure. It is one of a series of 8 webcasts, the purpose of which 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.

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### What Caused the Tiger Salamanders to Disappear

This unit focuses on the disappearance of tiger salamanders from a vernal pool (where salamanders breed). This curriculum, originally adapted for EL learners at a 5th grade reading level, has nine weeks of life science curriculum material. The curriculum was developed by the NYU SAIL research lab, who was awarded a design badge by the Next Generation Science Standards for high quality curricula. It has activities that are designed to cultivate scientific literacy skills alongside building content.

### MN Building Success – An Overview of Establishing a HiSET Test Center

In this webinar, led by HiSET Adult Education Manager Tess Yuirk on February 12, 2024, participants looked at testing modalities for student testing, discussed the reasons for test center set-up, looked at the types of test centers, and walked through the process of setting up a test center.

### HiSET Practice Exam – Science

HiSET is joining the GED as an alternative pathway to a K12 degree in Minnesota. This link provides students with an opportunity to assess their science knowledge prior to taking the HiSET exam.

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## Upcoming ABE Events

April 15, 2024 1:00 pm–2:00 pm
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### The HiSET Exam Curriculum: Leveraging Existing Skills for Success

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Registration Deadline: MON. 4/15/24 The HiSET serves as a crucial pathway for individuals seeking to obtain a high school equivalency credential. This session highlights a unique perspective on the HiSET exam curriculum, emphasizing that individuals are often already engaging with its content in their daily lives and in… Learn More

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April 15, 2024 6:30 pm–8:30 pm
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### Volunteer Core Training Module 2: Understanding Adult Learners

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Registration Deadline: MON. 4/15/24 Participants develop their personal cultural awareness and learn how expectations around school culture shape how people teach and learn. Guiding principles for effectively delivering instruction to adults are also covered. Finally, participants increase their sensitivity to the challenges of learning English and developing literacy… Learn More

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April 16, 2024 12:30 pm–1:15 pm
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### Burlington English Lunch and Learn: Looking into CCR & ELPS with Burlington English

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Registration Deadline: TUE. 4/16/24 In this session, we will learn how to identify CCR and ELP standards addressed in a lesson in Burlington Core and use other instructional resources in Burlington Core to… Learn More

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