Archive for the ‘Slide-A-Round Updates’ Category

I had my proposal to demonstrate my math strategies at the 2020 Leading Through Digital Innovation Conference on July 16th at Region 4 Education Service Center in Houston, TX accepted! Due to COVID-19, this conference will be held virtually, and it will be my third demonstration at Region 4 ESC in last 3-4 years.

I am looking forward to the opportunity to help many students in Texas during the 2020-21 school year! See you virtually on July 16th!

Due to the COViD-19, we had to have four three- hour virtual math workshops rather than traditional face-to-face workshops at the Alabama regional in-service centers this month. I was really impressed with their interest and giving up some of their summer vacation time to learn new math strategies. One teacher even participated in the workshop at the beach…. talking about dedication! I also enjoyed meeting virtually with the staff at MonTECH in Missoula, MT.

Based on the feedback that I received, I anticipate helping many students during the 2020-21 school year!

Due to COVID-19, the 2020 Effective Teacher Institute in June has been cancelled. I contacted Kelli Olive, Conference Coordinator, and she informed me that she will reach out to me to do a workshop once things get back to normal. Please follow the “Latest News” for updated information once it becomes available.

I just received an acceptance notice from the OCTM Program Committee regarding their annual conference in Cincinnati on October 15-16! My session is going to be on October 16th; the time is TBD. Please follow the “Latest News” tab because I will post the time of my session once it becomes available.

It has been awhile since I have been in Ohio. I am looking forward to it!

I hope everyone is safe, and things will be getting back to normal soon!

I have scheduled many summer virtual demonstrations at regional in-service education centers in Alabama. My demonstrations are appropriate for administrators, regular and special education teachers, and teachers-of-the visually impaired. Here are the following dates, times, and contacts:

June 8th University of North Alabama at (8:30-11:30, Tammy Wynn)

June 9th University of Montevallo (8:30-11:30 for regular and special education teachers, Dr. Dwight Jinright)
(12:30-3:30 for TVI, Dr. Dwight Jinright)

June 10th University of Alabama- Birmingham (8:30-11:30, Dr. Boyd Rogan)

June 22nd Jacksonville State University (8:30-11:30, Eric Lee)

July 23rd Athens State University (8:30-11:30, Patty Maze)

July 23rd Alabama State University (1:00- 4:00, Dr. Evelyn Hodge)

If you have any questions or need additional information, feel free to contact me or the regional in-service. I am looking forward to sharing my strategies with you this summer!

The cornavirus is impacting my 2020 summer schedule. At this time my summer workshop at Alabama State University is going to be done virtually on June 16th. My Athens State University workshop is rescheduled for July 23rd at 8:30-11:30.

Please follow the “Latest News’ for updates regarding my other Alabama regional in-service education centers this summer due to the coronavirus.

I received an email from Dr. Karin Fisher, Georgia CEC Vice President. Due to the coronavirus, the 2020 Georgia CEC Conference in Statesboro, GA on April 4th had to be cancelled. Dr. Fisher stated that the conference will be rescheduled this fall.

Dr. Karin Fisher, GA CEC Vice President, informed me that I will be presenting at the GA CEC Conference in Statesboro, GA on April 4th. See you at the conference!

I was very impressed by Aanya Rispoli, Lead Specialist for Professional Learning and Sustainability, for responding to my correspondence on a Sunday. After she reviewed my demonstration videos and information, she offered to share my strategies with the Arizona DOE math specialists. Because my manipulatives are available for checkout at the Arizona Assistive Technology Access Program (AzTAP), I am looking forward to the opportunity to share my math strategies with many students in Arizona.

I appreciated the prompt response from Macie Buckle, Education Program Consultant at the Louisiana Department of Education. Ms. Buckle offered to share my demonstration videos and strategies with her math and special education colleagues. Because my manipulatives are available for checkout at 7/7 Louisiana Assistive Technology Initiative Assistive Technology Centers, I am looking forward to helping additional students learn math in Louisiana!