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Starting the School Year STEM Strong: How to Power Deeper Math Learning
Thursday August 16, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
Presented by David Woods, Director of Curriculum and Reporting, DreamBox Learning
Sponsored by DreamBox Learning
A strong foundation in math and science learning can prepare students to succeed in meeting the rigorous, and often technical, demands of the 21st century. As education systems move toward competency-based learning, there is increasing pressure for students to demonstrate deep conceptual understanding at every step, and for teachers to effectively prepare students in STEM.
But what are the best strategies to effectively integrate STEM in schools while empowering student agency and supporting teachers? In this edWebinar, David Woods, Director of Curriculum and Reporting at Dreambox Learning, shows how to kick-start a STEM strong school year, including:
- Building STEM into your curriculum and school culture
- Leveraging technology and tools to support student growth and understanding in mathematics
- How to prepare and support teachers to teach with confidence on challenging STEM topics
- Strategies for introducing traditionally challenging mathematical concepts to students
PreK through middle school level school and district leaders will benefit from watching this recorded session.
About the Presenter
David Woods earned a BA in elementary education with endorsements in reading and middle level mathematics and a minor in Spanish from Whitworth University, and a master’s degree in integrating technology in the classroom from Walden University before joining the DreamBox Curriculum team. Throughout his teaching career, David reviewed new curricula, interpreted assessment data, and was a leading member of his professional learning community of math teachers. For the last six years he has been a curriculum designer at DreamBox Learning, currently serving as the director of curriculum and reporting, where he can apply his passion for building an effective, individualized math curriculum.
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DreamBox Learning Math offers a groundbreaking combination of intelligent adaptive learning, rigorous elementary mathematics curriculum, and motivating learning environment. The innovative DreamBox platform captures every decision a student makes while working in the program and adjusts the student’s learning path appropriately, providing millions of individualized learning paths, each one tailored to a student’s unique needs.