Grades K-5: Conferring in the Elementary Classroom

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Type of PD: 2-Day Institute 
Date: 1/13/17, 1/20/17
Location: P.S. 340 Sixth Avenue Elementary School 590, 6th Ave, New York, NY 10011
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (1 hour lunch break included) 

Cost: $500 per person

Who should attend: All Math Educators Grades K-5, including Teachers, Special Education Teachers, and Coaches in the grade levels.


Many educators feel confident and prepared for literacy conferences, but often are at a loss when conferring with students in mathematics. What is essential in conferring in mathematics? How do you know if your math conference was effective? For the past three years, one of Metamorphosis’ Teaching Learning Communities has been exploring these questions. In this institute, we will share some of the findings from our work. This institute is designed to support and empower educators to engage in math conferences more frequently and effectively. We will use video and audio case studies with transcripts to help participants (1) Explore different types of conferences and their purposes; (2) Analyze conferring moves to begin building their own toolkit; and (3) Consider the essentials for conferences.

The institute will give educators an opportunity to:

  • Consider one-on-one and small-group conferences.
  • Analyze student work and plan a conference around the student’s mathematical ideas, strategies, and models.
  • Examine a wide-range of videotaped conferences to develop their own conferring toolboxes.
  • Play with the Landscape of Learning, a developmental tool to help them assess student thinking and plan their conferences.

Participants will leave with:

  • Handouts listing specific conferring tools.
  • A deeper understanding of what constitutes an effective conference in mathematics.
  • An understanding of the Landscape of Learning for assessing student oral and written communication.

Event Properties

Event Date 01-13-2017 8:30 am
Event End Date 01-20-2017 3:00 pm
Individual Price $500.00
Location P.S. 340

Group Rate

#Registrants Rate/Person($)
1 500.00
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