Foundations of Math: Teaching Students with Significant Disabilities

Days 1-2: August 5-6, 2020

Day 3: September 23, 2020

Days 4-5: October 13-14, 2020


Math Made Possible for Everyone

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 

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. This course focuses on research and practice that addresses the unique instructional challenges of teaching mathematics to students with significant disabilities, and provides teachers with the mathematical understanding needed to provide coherent, consistent mathematics instruction. 

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: Teaching Students with Significant Disabilities 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

Files for Download

Additional Info


Fairfield Inn and Suites Lansing at Eastwood

3320 Preyde Blvd
Lansing, MI 48912

Rate: $85.00
Code: ALTG

Block Deadline Information:

August 2020 (Book by July 14, 2020)
September 2020 (Book by August 30, 2020)
October 2020 (Book by September 20, 2020)

Event Location

Clinton County RESA Administration Building
1013 Old U.S. 27
St. Johns, MI 48879