Math Add+Vantage

What is the Add+VantageMR Professional Development Program?

The Add+VantageMR professional development program includes two courses of instructional training that support K-5 mathematics assessment and teaching.  It is unique because it has been designed to meet the specific needs of the classroom teacher.  The foundation of this program, the Learning Framework In Number (LFIN), provides participants with an understanding of how children learn mathematics.  AVMR helps teachers assess their students accurately and custom-fit their instruction to enable students to progress in the area of mathematics.

Location

Unless otherwise noted, all sessions will be held at the East Bay Educational Collaborative - 317 Market Street, Warren, RI 02885 from 8:30 a.m - 3:00 p.m.

How Does It Work?

There are two courses  in AVMR Professional Development training. As part of the course, participants receive the text Teaching Number in the Classroom for 4-8 year olds, course handbooks, and various teaching materials. Both courses allow teachers to gain insight and the ability to assess where children are on the continuum of learning in relationship to the Learning Framework In Number

Course 1:  Takes place as a 4-day workshop (dates to come) with the development of local collegial teams to support on-going study. The coursework covered includes:

·         Number Words & Numerals

·         Structuring Number

·         Addition & Subtraction

·         Add+VantageMR Assessments for each of the above topics

·         Classroom Instructional Framework for Early Number

 

Course 2It builds upon the work done in Course 1.  It is presented as a 2-day workshop and provides valuable insight about why so many children have difficulty with place value, multiplication and division.  It focuses specifically on:

·         Multiplication & Division

·         Place value

·         Add+VantageMR Assessments for each of the above topics

·         Classroom Instructional Framework for Early Number

After completing both courses, teachers are able to confidently administer all five assessments and determine a student profile to guide day-to-day instruction  for each student in such a way that the teacher has a clear picture of the student’s current understanding and the next step he or she needs to take.

Who Should Take Add+VantageMR Training?

This professional development training is beneficial for anyone working in the area of mathematics, or supervising others who teach mathematics.  Teachers with at least one year of experience who are working with kindergarten through fifth-grade children are encouraged to take Add+VantageMR Professional Development courses.  It is also beneficial for teachers at the sixth-grade level who have students who have fallen at least two years behind. 

How Much Does It Cost?

    * Course 1, 4-day program (effective 2012): $995 per participant (Note: For In-District Contract Trainings, a minimum of ten (10) participants is required)

    * Course 2, 4-day program: $995 per participant (Note: For In-District Contract Trainings, a minimum of ten (10) participants is required)