2013-06-12 / School News

Morgan County teachers attend RESA 8 math training

Bridget Christie, Adam Keeling and Mary Hansen at RESA 8 training. Bridget Christie, Adam Keeling and Mary Hansen at RESA 8 training. To be successful in mathematics, elementary students not only need to memorize math facts, but they need to build their mathematical understanding. RESA 8 sponsored a teacher workshop featuring WVDE Office of Early Learning Math/Science Partnership Coordinator, Lynn Baker.

Baker presented hands-on practice for building student mathematical understanding using the practices included in Sherry Parrish’s text, Number Talks. Teachers were introduced to the Number Talks routine and practiced using these routines to support student understanding of math. As part of each session, teachers created a series of activities that could be used in their classroom the very next day.

Teachers from Berkeley, Grant, Jefferson, Hampshire, Hardy, Mineral, Morgan, and Pendleton counties and the West Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind attended one of two sessions held in Martinsburg and Romney.

Morgan County was represented by: Shanahan Elmore, Julie Hoover, Rochelle Price, Christina Rose, Brett Shippey, Bridget Christie, Mary Hansen and Adam Keeling.

RESA 8 serves the eight counties in the Eastern Panhandle. For more information about RESA 8 programs, visit their website.

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