EARCOS Sponsored Weekend Workshop (2016)

Practical Strategies for Making Math Truly Work for All Students

With Author and Researcher

Steven Leinwand

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September 9th-10th , 2016

Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Saturday: 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

This fast-paced, example-laden workshop will address the translation of the vision of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics in grades 4-8 into daily classroom instruction.  We’ll look at how our tasks, our questions and the discourse we engender create the engagement that leads to a depth of learning.

  • We’ll explore, in very practical terms, the NCTM Eight Mathematics Teaching Practices and how they connect to the problem solving, perseverance, reasoning, argument, and modeling that are essential components of the Common Core.  
  • We’ll also model the high leverage instructional practices of on-going cumulative review, higher order questioning, embedding the mathematics in context, alternative approaches and constant use of representations to provide much stronger access to the mathematics.  
  • Finally, participants will begin a personal action plan to convert the two days of learning into tangible classroom changes.

Location: (more info)

Morrison Academy, Taichung Campus
136-1 Shui-Nan Road
Taichung, Taiwan 40679

Registration Deadline: September 1st, 2016 (Workshop will be closed at 50 participants)

Registration:  Please click and fill out form to register

Registration Fee: 60 USD (or equivalent New Taiwan Dollar NTD) which includes snacks and lunch each day.  This is payable in cash on the first day of the workshop- Current Exchange Rate: USD 1 = NTD 30 (approx.)

Transportation from Airport: (click link for more info)

Accommodation: Mason de Chine Hotel is within a short taxi ride or 20 min walking distance to the Taichung Campus

Contact Information: Please contact Mrs. Missy Basnett at basnettm@ma.org.tw for questions or more information


Biographical Information

Steve Leinwand is a Principal Research Analyst at AIR and has over 35 years of leadership positions in mathematics education.  He currently serves as mathematics expert on a wide range of AIR projects that turn around schools, improve adult education, evaluate programs, develop assessments and provide technical assistance.  Leinwand’s work at AIR has included leadership and change instigator in AIR’s school turnaround work in Hazelwood, MO, East St. Louis, IL and Alexandria, VA; developing specifications and an Algebraic Reasoning item pool for the NCES High School Longitudinal Study; serving as Implementation Task Leader for the IES Mathematics Professional Development Impact Study; co-authoring “What the United States Can Learn from Singapore’s World-Class Mathematics System (and what Singapore can learn from the United States”; and co-authoring a comparison of the 2007 Grade 3 assessments administered in Hong Kong and in Massachusetts.  In addition, Leinwand has provided school and district-level support and technical assistance for the General Electric Foundation’s Ensuring Futures in Education project and the Microsoft Math Partnership, As part of AIR’s assessment program, Leinwand has overseen the development and quality review of multiple-choice and constructed response items for AIR’s contracts with Ohio, Hawaii, Delaware, Minnesota, South Carolina and the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium.

Before joining AIR in 2002, Leinwand spent 22 years as Mathematics Consultant with the Connecticut Department of Education where he was responsible for the development and oversight of a broad statewide program of activities in K-12 mathematics education including the provision of technical assistance and professional development, the evaluation of Title 1 and K-12 mathematics programs, the assessment of student achievement and teacher competency, and the coordination of statewide mathematics programs and activities. Steve has also served on the NCTM Board of Directors and has been President of the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics. Steve is also an author of several mathematics textbooks and has written numerous articles. His books, Sensible Mathematics: A Guide for School Leaders and Accessible Mathematics: 10 Instructional Shifts That Raise Student Achievement were published by Heinemann in 2012 and 2009 respectively.