Number Routines

Course Syllabus

3 PD Credit Online Course (Blended)

Instructor:  

Sadie Estrella, HIDOE BKM Complex Area Resource Teacher

sadie.estrella@bkmcomplexarea.k12.hi.us

Course #: PD180229, Section #: 279602

Course Objectives:                        

Participants will:

Activities to Achieve Objectives:                                                

In order to meet the above objectives, participants will:                

Learning Results Portfolio (PD Credit Requirement)

The format of the Learning Results Portfolio must be online pointing to their website which must have links to shared documents and other items on Google Drive that provide evidence of professional learning and student impact.  A template will be provided as an option.

Contents will include:

         

How this Online Course Works

This course is run with three main components:  

Live online Sessions:  All online sessions will be run through WebEx.

Google+ Community for Number Routines: This community is a closed ‘by invitation’ only community.  Please request access or check your email for an invitation.

Course Website - Number Routines Google Site:  

This website will house all the essential documents for our course.

Learning Results Portfolio Template 

Google Site Example 

WordPress Example (prettier and less clunky)

Course Schedule

The course runs from October 6, 2015 to January 29, 2016.

Online Sessions

Seven Tuesdays 3-5 pm

See below for full course schedule

NOTES on Course Schedule of Assignments and Session Topics

*Webex meeting days will be synchronous.  Attendance to these online meeting times is a required part of the course.  Sessions will be held from 3-5pm.  These sessions will introduce teachers to new topics and start conversations around the guiding questions.

*All assignments are due prior to the subsequent online session meeting date.  The first assignment is due Nov 17, 2015 and the last assignment is due Feb 16, 2016.

* There is an ongoing requirement of asynchronous collaboration, listed as online posts in the course schedule,.  Post an answer to the weekly guiding questions and/or your reflection of the online meeting to your blog and post the link in the Google+ community page for everyone in course to see and comment on.  You will also be asked to comment on 3 different colleagues posts during this time.

COURSE SCHEDULE on Following Page


Number Routines Course Schedule

Week

Topic

Task

1

10/6/15

(Webex)

  • Introductions
  • Technology requirements
  • Questions about the course,
  • Class norms
  • What is a Number Routine?
  • Counting Circles
  • Number Talks
  • Number of the Day
  • Choral Counting

Share and reflect on some of the noticing and wondering you had while watching various number routines. Include answers to questions similar to these:

  • What do you wonder about specific number routines?  
  • What do you hope to do when you start to implement them in your classroom? What do you like about the idea of having them be a part of your instruction?  
  • What teaching moves were present?  Where did you see connections to the Mathematical Practices and/or content standards?
  • What did you like about the routines?  What worries you about the routines?

2

(online posts)

  • Getting started with Number Routines

Read Making Number Talks Matter Ch 2-3 (Pg 11-31)

Engage in the Making Number Talks Matter Book Study.

 

3

10/20/15

(Webex)

  • Reflect on reading
  • Thinking through Number Routines
  • Similarities
  • Differences
  • Mathematical Goal for your Number Routine.
  • Understanding students needs.

Share and reflect on the principles we chatted and read about in Ch 3's reading. Include answers to questions similar to these:

  • What guiding principles fall under your strength category?  Which principles will you have to put conscious effort into implementing?
  • What routine are you anticipating will best meet your mathematical goal?
  • What are some goals you have in mind for your Number Routine?  What connection does this goal have to previous and future learning for your students?
  • Where are your students?  What are their strengths? What are their challenges?

4

(online posts)

Planning Guide:

  • Mathematical Goal
  • My Students

Complete the Mathematical Goal and My Students sections of the Number Routine planning guide. You might want to start by asking yourself these questions:

  • What Mathematical Goal do you have in mind for your students? 
  • Where is this goal leading to?
  • What connections will students make to previous content or upcoming content?
  • What are your students’ strengths?  How will you use these strengths to build engagement in your Number Routine?
  • What are your students’ challenges?  How will you use this knowledge to help build towards your Mathematical Goal?

Be sure to read through 2 colleagues planning guides and provide reflective feedback.

5

11/3/15

(Webex)

  • Sharing Mathematical Goals
  • Anticipating Student Responses
  • Recording Student Work
  • Importance
  • Notice/Wonderings of students’ work and what they say
  • Strategies to recording

Share and reflect on some of the wonderings you have around various Number Routines and your current recording practices in the classroom.  Include answers to questions similar to these:

  • How do you currently record student work?  Refer to book Pg 20 #7.
  • How does the way you record student’s thinking support engagement in the mathematical practices?  How does it support and foster discourse?
  • Reflect on your current recording practices, what are your strengths?  What are some areas you would like to work on.
  • Create a goal for yourself, in regards to recording student work, and describe how you plan to achieve this goal through your number routines (ie. pictures, class, video etc)

6

(online posts)

Planning Guide:

  • Number Routine
  • Recording

Complete the Number Routine and Recording sections of the Number Routine planning guide. You might want to start by asking yourself these questions:

  • What number routine am I planning to do?
  • Number Talk:
  • What is my planned number string?
  • What strategies might students use if given this number string?
  • How will I record this number talk?
  • What is important that I capture in my number talk?
  • Counting Circle:
  • What am I counting up/down by?
  • What number will I be starting at?
  • What number will I stop at?
  • How many people down the circle will I have them calculate?
  • How will I record the answers shared?
  • What strategies might I see in this counting circle?
  • Choral Counting:
  • What am I counting up/down by?
  • What number will I be starting at?
  • How will I record the answers shared?
  • What strategies might I see in this counting circle?

Be sure to read through 2 colleagues’ planning guides and provide reflective feedback.

7

11/17/15

(Webex)

  • Shareout Number Routine chosen and why?
  • Questioning
  • Discussion Strategies
  • Talk moves

Share and reflect on some of the wonderings you have around various questioning/discussion strategies.  Include answers to questions similar to these:

  • What questions will I ask?  How would I categorize the type of questions I ask?
  • How does this help meet my Mathematical Goal?
  • How will these questions help students engage in the mathematical practices?
  • How will these questions help me keep the focus on student’s thinking without adding in my teacher voice?
  • What talk moves will I use?  How does this help meet my Mathematical Goal?
  • Wait time
  • Restating
  • Revoicing
  • Reasoning
  • Adding On

8

(online posts)

Planning Guide:

  • Questions for Accountable Talk

Complete the Questions for Accountable Talk  section of the Number Routine planning guide.

Be sure to read through 2 different colleagues planning guides and provide reflective feedback.

9

12/1/15

(Webex)

Planning Guide:

  • All required sections complete
  • Share with group.
  • Reflective feedback based on number routines chosen.

Post your completed Number Routine planning guide on your blog.  (this needs to be done before the Webex session so that everyone is able to participate in the scheduled activity during the meeting time).

10

(Face to face with video assistance)

  • Facilitate Number Routine #1 in class

No reflection required. This week’s assignment is to set up and video tape  your number routine, and then upload to Vimeo/youtube/google drive.

11

(online posts)

  • Reflection of Number Routine #1

Watch your video and reflect on on your first Number Routine.  Include answers to questions similar to these:

  • How did it go?  
  • Were you able to complete the number routine the way you had planned it?
  • What did you like most about the way the number routine went? What would you like to change for next time?
  • Looking at the 5 sections of your Number Routine planning guide:
  • What worked well?
  • What would you change?  Why?

Be sure to read through 2 colleagues’ Number Routines reflection and provide reflective feedback.

12

12/22/15

(Webex)

  • Formative Assessment
  • Exit Ticket
  • Journal
  • Anchor Chart
  • How do I move forward?
  • Impact on future number routine planning

Share and reflect on some of the wonderings you have around formative assessment with regards to your number routine.  Include answers to questions similar to these:

  • What do I notice students doing?  What did I hear my students saying?  What do I wonder about my students’ sayings and doings?  How did my students surprise me?
  • How do I move forward using the information I know about where my students are at?
  • How does this information impact the planning for my next number routine?
  • Do I need an exit ticket? If so, how will I use this information for the next number routine?
  • Do I need an anchor chart? Why or why not?

13

(online posts)

Planning Guide:

  • Follow Up

Complete the Follow Up section of your first Number Routine planning guide.  Also, start planning for your second Number Routine.  Use what you learned in your Follow Up section and last week’s reflection to guide your next Number Routine.

14

(online posts)

Planning Guide:

  • All required sections complete.
  • Reflective feedback based on number routines chosen.

Post your completed Number Routine planning guide #2 on your blog.  Feel free to set up a time to meet with your group (on your own time) to reflect and discuss your second Number Routine.  It is not required for you to meet synchronously you may also do so by providing reflective feedback on each other’s blog posts. Due date for planning guide #2 post is 1/5/16, due date for reflective feedback is 1/12/16.

15

(Face to face with video assistance)

  • Facilitate Number Routine #2 in class

No reflection required. The week’s assignment is to set up and video tape of your number routine, and upload to Vimeo.

16

(online post)

  • Reflection of Number Routine #2

Watch your video and reflect on on your second Number Routine.  Include answers to questions similar to these:

  • How do it go?  
  • Were you able to complete the number routine the way you had planned it?
  • What did you like most about the way the number routine went? What did you change from the last time that made it work better this time?
  • Looking at the 5 sections of your Number Routine planning guide:
  • What worked well?
  • What would you change?  Why?

Be sure to read through 2  colleagues’ Number Routines reflection and provide reflective feedback.

17

1/19/16

(Webex)

  • Next steps for implementing Number Routines in classroom.
  • Follow up to be provided.
  • Portfolio completion/submission.

Share and reflect on what you learned throughout this course. Include answers to questions similar to these:

  • What are your next steps with Number Routines?  
  • What has changed in your instructional practice?
  • How are you going to continue to implement number routines throughout the rest of this year?
  • What are some goals you plan to set for yourself and how do you plan to meet these goals?

Portfolio Completion:

1/29/16

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