MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE SUMMER INSTITUTE
The National Math Foundation (NMF) Summer Institute programs will be held in conjunction with summer camps for K-5 students. Teachers will receive training in movement-based learning strategies and have the opportunity to reinforce their new learning through working with students. Additional Summer Institute topics include self-development and community development, strategies for increasing parental involvement, grant writing, and wellness.
Oswego, NY, August 7-8, 2017
Cost: $345 (2-day training)
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BENEFITS OF ATTENDING THE SUMMER INSTITUTE
Have Loads of Fun
You will be a part of an enjoyable, fast-paced week of engaging, fun, kinesthetic math activities. You will soar to higher levels in mathematical confidence, understanding, and enjoyment. You will learn kinesthetic teaching techniques, collaborate with NMF participants on developing activities, and actively engage in math learning.
Have Time for Collaboration
After extensive training in the existing Math & Movement strategies, you will collaborate to identify existing best-practices for kinesthetic learning, and to build a repertoire of movement-based learning activities applicable to individual students. Your contribution is crucial. You will have opportunities to share best practices and creative ideas which will enrich and strengthen the movement-based learning programs for all participating schools.
Integrate New Learning with Practice
The NMF Summer Institute training will integrate professional development with opportunities to teach children. The Summer Institute will work in conjunction with local day camps to provide young learners for our teachers to practice with.
Self-Development / Community Development
Additional topics include gratitude, positive thinking, integrity, creating a positive school culture, the benefits of exercise and movement-based learning, health and overall wellness, and increasing parental involvement.
You will have the opportunity to learn about the NMF Corps Members. Teams of three Corps Members (recent college graduates) will serve in elementary schools for a two-year period as teaching assistants. Throughout the school day, Corps Members will assist teachers in a variety of tasks based on the goals of the teacher. Tasks may include offering differentiated instruction for small groups of children, managing parent and community volunteers, or leading the entire class of students in movement-based learning activities. During out-of-school hours, NMF Corps Members will work to create a community environment that supports rapid math learning. As funding permits, individuals accepted into the Summer Institute will have the first opportunity to invite a team of three NMF Corps Members to join their school. Providing a salary for NMF Corps Members to work in schools is a primary goal of the National Math Foundation.
Learn New Strategies
You will learn high-impact strategies for:
- Strengthening your students’ math and reading ability.
- Increasing math-confidence in students.
- Supporting risk-taking in problem solving.
- Helping your students achieve mastery learning in all math concepts.
- Utilizing Math & Movement as “energizers” to awaken sleepy brains before school, throughout the day, during transitions, and after school.
- Increasing critical thinking and problem solving ability.
- Meeting the Common Core State Standards.
- Increasing the health and well-being of your students.
- Improving classroom management and reducing/eliminating misbehavior.
- Boosting math retention.
- Reaching the kinesthetic learner.
- Supporting students with special needs.
- Decreasing the cost of Response to Intervention (RTI), and auxiliary services.
- Maximizing learning readiness in students.
- Increasing parental involvement.
- Teaching your students about gratitude, positive thinking, integrity, and community service.
- Promoting a positive school culture.
- Optimizing the help of parent/community volunteers.
The goal of the National Math Foundation is to secure grant funds to provide $2,000 of Math & Movement Materials (the Clock Hop Floor Mat, the Add/Subtract Floor Mat (Hundred Number Grid Mat 1-100) and seven Skip Counting Hopping Floor Mats (Numberline Hopping Mats for 2’s, 3’s, 4’s, 6’s, 7’s, 8’s, and 9’s) for all teachers that attend the Summer Institute. If you have interest in grants for these materials, then, in addition to paying the program fee, please fill out the application on the National Math Foundation website. http://nationalmathfoundation.org/.
Purchase orders are accepted.
Your early registration and payment helps us to reach additional potential funders. NMF is committed to supporting your school in fully implementing the movement-based learning for math, literacy, science, and social studies. Participants who attend the Summer Institute will have our continued support in locating and securing funds to provide your school with the Math & Movement math, literacy, science and social studies learning materials. We will do this by writing grants for your school, supporting your efforts with grants, or collaborating with organizations to offer unique fundraisers for your school to obtain needed materials.