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

Toni Hollingsworth, Director of the Mississippi Hearing- Vision Project, and I scheduled a state-wide demonstration with TVI on November 3rd at 4:00. I am looking forward to the opportunity!

I was contacted by Deborah Castel, Autism Support Teacher, at Medlock Elementary School, GA. We have been able to schedule a virtual demonstration on September 27th at 2:45. I am looking forward to meeting her and sharing my strategies with her!

Here is my schedule to share my teaching strategies in Mississippi:

September 29th (Virtual): Kelli Oliver, Coordinator of Professional Development, Southwest Mississippi Education Consortium in Jackson, MS

October 5th: Susan Scott, Program Coordinator, North Mississippi Education Consortium in Oxford, MS

October 6th: Dr. Irene Dearman, Curriculum Director, and Dr. Jack McAlpin, Southern Regional Education Service Agency Director, Hattiesburg, MS

October 7th: Sifia Pouncey, Coordinator of Professional Development, East Mississippi Center for Education Development in Meridian, MS

Follow the “Latest News” for additional demonstrations in Mississippi and the United States!

I am attaching the link to my recently-published fractions article in the Oklahoma Council for Teachers of Mathematics Journal. My article is on pages 15-23. Check it out if you are looking for new strategies to teach fractions!

After sharing demonstration videos and articles about my strategies with the Division of Special Education Services and Supports at the Georgia DOE, they informed me that they were willing to forward my information to the Georgia Learning Resource System so that they could forward it to Georgia special education directors. Because I am still in the classroom, I really appreciate their help!

I have been in contact with Susan Scott of the North Mississippi Education Consortium. She invited me to do a demonstration at her education service center in Oxford, MS. Follow the “Latest News” for the date time!

I just received confirmation that my article will be published in LDA. The article focuses on my Elapsed Time and Money manipulatives and an amazing teacher (FYI: It is not me!) Check back for the link on my website to see the article, assuming you are not an LDA member.

I just received confirmation from the 2020 OCTM Conference Committee that my proposal was accepted for their virtual conference. My session will be on October 3rd at 10:30. See you then!

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!