Graham Fletcher

Teaching on the Edge of Understanding and at the Speed of Learning

November 10, 2021 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Waterfront Hotel and Convention Center, Oshkosh, Wisconsin

About This Program:

There are many things to consider when we engage students in mathematics. What makes our task extremely difficult is that we teach a specific age of students that function and think in multiple grade levels. This makes differentiation seem impossible, but it doesn't need to always feel this way. Let's explore how the purposeful use and sequence of the right tasks can unlock what students know and inform our next move in the progression of learning.

Participants will:

  • Engage in grade-appropriate problem-based lessons (PBL) and understand how the implementation of low-entry, high-scalability tasks can be used to reach all students.

  • Explore the use of problem-based as regular practice. Participants will identify when and how these lessons can be used throughout the scope of a unit.

  • Understand how problem-based lessons can be used within the instructional framework (opening, work session, close), and the purposeful moves required to orchestrate an effective closing session.

  • Identify ways in which problem-based lessons can be used as formative assessment to monitor student growth.

  • Connect conceptual learning and application, and the role they play in modeling with mathematics.

About our Presenter:

Graham Fletcher has served in education as a classroom teacher, math instructional lead, and currently as a math specialist. Graham's work with the math progressions and problem-based lessons has led him to present throughout North America and beyond.

He is continally advocating for best practice in elementary mathematics by seeking new and innovative ways to support students and teachers in their development of conceptual understanding. He is the author of Building Fact Fluency: A Toolkit for Addition and Subtraction.

Registration Fees:

WASCD Member Fee: $249

Non-Member Fee: $299

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A block of rooms is reserved at the Waterfront for only $89.99/night.


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Reg­is­tra­tion Terms: Reg­is­tra­tion deadline is November 1 and participants will be invoiced after the event and are on a first-​come, first served basis only. Con­fir­ma­tions are e-​mailed approx­i­mately one week before the pro­gram. Please call the WASCD office before the pro­gram if you did not receive a con­fir­ma­tion to deter­mine your reg­is­tra­tion sta­tus. There are no refunds on cancellations two weeks prior to the event. How­ever, there is no charge for substitutions.

Can­cel­la­tion Pol­icy: There are no refunds on cancellations two weeks prior to the event. How­ever, there is no charge for substitutions. WASCD reserves the right to move or can­cel meet­ings because of low reg­is­tra­tion. That is why it is impor­tant to reg­is­ter early. In the unlikely event of a can­cel­la­tion, all reg­is­trants will be noti­fied and will receive full refunds.

Spe­cial Needs: Please notify WASCD of any spe­cial needs when you register.