Foundations of Math

Days 1-2: August 3-4, 2020

Days 3-4: September 21-22, 2020

Day 5: October 12, 2020


A shift in mathematical thinking can change mathematical outcomes. 

Alt+Shift, encompassing Michigan's Integrated Mathematics Initiative, is pleased to offer the 5-day course, "Foundations of Math: Teaching Students with Significant Disabilities." This course, developed in partnership with the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, will provide participants an opportunity to:

  • build deep foundational content and pedagogical knowledge
  • learn how to make solid instructional choices that positively impact students
  • connect procedures used in mathematics to conceptual understanding
  • build mathematical understanding & accurately assess learning for a range of learners 

Foundations of Math is a research-based training course for all educators of K-12 students who struggle with mathematics, including and especially those with Individualized Educaiton Plans (IEP). This course is designed to develop educators' knowledge of the mathematics they teach by seeing it through the lens of a well-delineated number sense.

Dr. Cain will present a way of understanding and teaching mathematics to struggling students - from building the understanding of number to developing understanding of function - that will challenge and enhance teachers' current thinking about mathematics education. 

For more information about this course, visit the Foundations of Math professional learning opportunity on our website.

Who Should Attend?

  • Educators responsible for the mathematics education of students with significant disabilities
  • Teachers, principals, local district administrators, ISD administrators etc. are invited to attend
  • Multi-disciplinary teams are encouraged to participate

Registration Deadline

Friday, July 24, 2020

Event Fee

Registration Fee: $75.00

The registration fee is due before the beginning of training. The only form of payment accepted is check. Please make checks payable to Clinton County RESA.

Submit Payment To:

Attn: Cheryl Barry
1037 S. US Highway 27
St Johns, MI 48879

If you have questions regarding your registration or payment, please contact Cheryl Barry by email at [email protected].

Contact Information

Cheryl Barry

Additional Info

Lodging - August 2020

Best Western Hotel

2209 University Dr.

Okemos, MI 48864


Rate: $85.00 Standard room plus tax

Code: AltShift

Block Deadline: July 13, 2020

Lodging - September & October 2020

Fairfield Inn and Suites Lansing at Eastwood

3320 Preyde Blvd

Lansing, MI 48912

Rate: $85.00 plus tax
Code: ALTG

Block Deadline: August 30, 2020

Event Location

August 3-4 - Best Western Hotel
Stadium Room
2209 University Park Dr
Okemos, MI 48864

Event Location

September & October 2020 - Clinton County RESA Administration Building
1013 Old U.S. 27
St. Johns, MI 48879

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