Welcome to the Engaging Learners Academy Course in Math and Literacy!

The ability to speak, read and write is now an essential part of math class. In this highly engaging course, you’ll join Alex Kajitani, the California Teacher of the Year, widely known as The Rappin' Mathematician, to explore, discover, and learn high-leverage strategies that are easy-to-implement, and will get our students on the path toward achieving the State Standards. Specific topics include:


• Inspiring students to talk about math in a way that is meaningful and relevant to their lives.

• Getting students writing about math, and using math to argue, communicate and justify their thinking.

• Teaching students to persevere in attempting, evaluating and solving “word problems.”

• Addressing the negative stereotypes about math that exist in society, and how to combat them.

• Engaging students with strategies, activities and games that can be used to teach the State Standards.


Instructor Alex Kajitani is the 2009 California Teacher of the Year, and a Top-4 Finalist for National Teacher of the Year. He is the co-author of Chicken Soup for the Soul: Inspiration for Teachers, and his first book, Owning It, was named “Recommended Reading” by the U.S. Department of Education. Alex is on a mission to get every kid in America to learn their times tables, and to make this happen, he created the popular online program www.MultiplicationNation.com.


The material in this course is targeted to grade 4-12 teachers, paraeducators and tutors – but all math educators will benefit from Alex Kajitani's enthusiastic and research-based strategies.

2 HOURS OF PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Upon completion of the course each student will receive a certificate documenting 2 hours of professional development.

Course Curriculum


  How to Connect Math & Literacy
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  Module 2: What Have You Learned and What Does it Mean for Your Classroom?
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Alex Kajitani

Alex Kajitani is the 2009 California Teacher of the Year, and a Top-4 Finalist for National Teacher of the Year. He is the co-author of Chicken Soup for the Soul: Inspiration for Teachers, and his first book, Owning It, was named “Recommended Reading” by the U.S. Department of Education. Alex is also on a mission to get every kid in America to learn their times tables, and to make this happen, he created the popular online program MultiplicationNation.com. Alex is a highly-sought after keynote speaker who supports and motivates teachers nationwide, and he’s known around the world as “The Rappin’ Mathematician.” Alex has a popular TED Talk, has been honored at The White House, and was featured on The CBS Evening News, where Katie Couric exclaimed, “I LOVE that guy!” For more of his innovative ideas, visit www.AlexKajitani.com.

2 HOURS OF PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

RECEIVE A CERTIFICATE UPON COMPLETION OF THE COURSE


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$19.95

How to Connect Math and Literacy

Get Students Reading, Writing and Speaking in Math Class