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Fractions Learning for Remote and In-Class Learning: Win the Game of Understanding
Tuesday, December 1, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST
Presented by Sara Smith, Creative Curriculum Developer, FableVision Learning; Anne Richards, Game Designer, Writer, Producer; and Bob Krech, Math Advisor, Cyberchase, WNET / THIRTEEN
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For learners in grades 3 and 4, understanding and applying core fractions concepts is the launching pad for success in all the math students will encounter as they enter upper elementary grades and middle school. This edWebinar will take a fresh new look at teaching strategies in key fraction concepts, including fair shares, unit fractions, non-unit fractions, equivalent fractions, comparing and ordering fractions, and estimation with fractions.
The presenters will introduce these strategies using the newly produced Cyberchase Fractions Quest, an online game for in-class, hybrid, and remote learning, set in the world of the popular PBS KIDS Cyberchase animated series. edWebinar participants will learn how to use this “learning game” approach to boost students’ skills and knowledge in creating, interpreting, manipulating, and writing and labeling fractions, with the objective of developing a thorough understanding of fraction concepts.
The presenters will also provide a preview of the teacher resources and dashboard that accompany the game, along with multiple free Cyberchase resources for students to use. Cyberchase Fractions Quest has been developed by WNET and FableVision, two of education’s most innovative and student-focused media organizations.
This edWebinar will be of interest to kindergarten through elementary teachers and school and district leaders. There will be time for questions at the end of the presentation.
About the Presenters
Sara Smith is the creative curriculum developer at FableVision Learning. She is a licensed educator with experience as an International Baccalaureate teacher in the elementary grades. She holds a Master of Science in creativity from the International Center for Studies in Creativity at SUNY College at Buffalo. In addition to creating trainings and professional development courses for educators, Sara has facilitated Creative Problem Solving sessions with schools, individuals, and organizations to help them innovate in response to challenges.
Anne Richards is an award-winning strategist, game designer, writer, and producer who specializes in the development of innovative and impactful products for young people. She has over 20 years of experience in children’s media and has developed products for a wide range of platforms, including television, interactive, film, and audio. She has consulted for clients including Netflix, Highlights for Children, HIT Entertainment, Classroom, Inc., Disney Interactive, and The Muppets Studio, among many others. Anne is currently the executive producer at Pinna, an audio streaming service developed and curated exclusively for kids 3-12, where she works both internally and with outside partners to develop new audio series and plan overall content strategy.
Bob Krech is a writer and consultant on elementary math. A former elementary teacher, supervisor, and curriculum developer, he has written more than 30 books for teachers and parents and is a recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching. He is the math advisor for award-winning PBS children’s television series, Cyberchase.
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