Math on the “Planes”®
Pre-Conference: February 20, 2014 and Conference: February 21-22, 2014

Welcome to new and returning district and building-level intervention teams including general and special education math teachers, instructional leaders, and interventionists. In addition to CCLD’s ongoing professional development, the Colorado Council of Teachers of Mathematics in cooperation with the Colorado Department of Education is presenting a series of regional workshops designed to support teachers in building readiness for implementing Colorado’s revised mathematics standards.

Presented by:
Colorado Council for Learning Disabilities
Colorado Metro Math Intervention Team
Colorado Council for Teachers of Mathematics

  • Location:
    Instructional Support Facility
    Cherry Creek School District
    5416 Riviera Way
    Centennial, CO 80015
  • Hotel Accommodations:
    Fairfield Inn & Suites
    24192 E. Prospect Ave
    Aurora, CO 80239
    RATE CODE: Math on the “Planes”


February 20,2014

Numeracy and Proportional Reasoning:
Assessment and Instruction

Dr. Mary Pittman, CDE Mathematics Specialist will be the presenter for the pre-conference workshop on February 20. Because of the critical need for teachers to understand the instructional implications of diagnostic assessment tools, Dr. Pittman will repeat the training provided at the February, 2013 Conference. Participants of this interactive-workshop will develop a deeper understanding of the foundations of numeracy (including the concepts of proportional reasoning and spatial-visualization) and learn ways to assess these concepts within the Colorado Academic Standards.

This one day training is suggested for participants who did not attend the February, 2013 training. Participants will leave the pre-conference workshop with:

  • An understanding of how to administer the New Zealand Numeracy Project Assessment (NumPA), a free screener/diagnostic assessment tool, and have the knowledge base to interpret results to better inform instruction and intervention; and
  • The knowledge of learning trajectories in addition/subtraction, multiplication/division, and ratio/proportion; and also the knowledge of how to use assessment to place students within these trajectorie.

February 21-22, 2014

Explain How You Know. . .
How to use instruction in mathematical models to enable all students to approach novel problem-solving and explain their thinking

Dr. Richard Kitchen, professor and Kennedy Endowed Chair of Urban Education, University of Denver will be the featured presenter. The workshop will also be facilitated by several of the state math leaders who presented at the 2013 Math on the “Planes” Boot Camp.

Participants will leave this two-day workshop with:

  • Strategies to organize learning activities, environments, and direct instruction so that all students learn math content and participate in mathematical practices;
  • A deeper understanding of the roles that mathematical models and tools play in both problem-solving and learning;
  • Strategies to analyze the strengths and weaknesses of mathematical models and tools; and
  • Specific models and tools that facilitate student learning and problem solving with fractions and ratios.
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    Conference Rates and Check - In

    Pre-Conference: February 20, 2014
    *Early Registration Deadline: January 20, 2014
    Check In: 7:30-8:00
    Sessions: 8:00–3:30

    Participant  Early Rate   Reg. Rate (after 1/23/14) 
    *Members of CCLD   $35 $55
    Non-Members $55 $75

    Group rates for districts sending a team of 10 or more: $45 per participant.

    Conference: February 21-22, 2014
    *Early Registration Deadline: January 20, 2014
    Check In: 7:30-8:00
    Sessions: 8:00–3:30

    Participant  Early Rate   Reg. Rate (after 1/20/14) 
    *Members of CCLD   $90 $110
    Non-Members $190 $210

    Group rates for districts sending a team of 10 or more: $150 per participant.

    *Participants may join CCLD/CLD as part of the registration process and get all of the additional Benefits of Membership for an entire year (See Benefits of Membership at ). All memberships must be current as of 2/20/14 and participants must join both CCLD and CLD ($113) to qualify for the reduced rate.

    Conference Fees include breakfast and lunch for each day.


    Registration Policies

    Payment: Online registration may be completed for individuals or for district/building teams. Payment must be made to complete the registration process. School Districts may pay by district check (contact Kyle Hughes for questions:

    Member Discounts: You must be a current member of The Colorado Council for Learning Disabilities (CCLD) Members will need to include their membership number on the registration form. New members may contact Kyle Hughes for membership verification. If your membership is not current, you will be asked to pay the full amount for non-members.

    Refunds will be made 12 days (2/8) prior to the conference with the exception of a $20.00 nonrefundable registration fee. After day 12, fees are 100% nonrefundable. Attendee may substitute another person at no additional charge.

    Credit: Participants may receive a CDE certificate of attendance (7.5 hours for 2/20 and 15 hours for 2/21-22) OR Adams State credit (two semester hours).

    Questions: Contact Kyle Hughes

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