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Foundations of Math: Teaching Students with Significant Disabilities

August 3, October 4-5, and November 7-8, 2018

Alt+Shift, encompassing Michigan’s Integrated Mathematics Initiative, is pleased to offer the 5-day course, developed in partnership with the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, where participants will:

  • 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

The 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.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Two versions of Foundations of Math training are being offered.  This course is designed for special educators, therapists, and related services personnel who are involved in the teaching of mathematics to students with moderate to significant disabilities, including those with complex communication needs.  This includes students who receive instruction in self-contained classrooms and center-based programs, who take the alternative math assessment, and/or are learning the Common Core Essential Elements.

If you are a general or special educator responsible for teaching math to students who struggle with math, including students with disabilities, and may receive their instruction in inclusive settings or resource rooms, you may want to consider registering for Foundations of Math.  Both courses cover the same content and teach the same approach to instruction.

For assistance with deciding which training is most appropriate for you, please email [email protected].

Event Deadline

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Event Fee




Contact Information

Kate Fanelli

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Additional Info

Recommended Lodging

Fairfield Inn and Suites Lansing at Eastwood

Rate: $75.00 plus tax
Code: FoM
Block Information:
With the blocks being at peak-times of the year, participants will need to reserved by the cut off dates.
August 2018 (book by July 10, 2018)
October 2018 (book by September 11, 2018)
November 2018 (book by October 14, 2018)

Event Location

Clinton County RESA
1013 S. US Highway 27
St. Johns, MI 48879