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This two day academy is designed for mathematics and special educator school teams working together to enhance student outcomes, especially for students with disabilities, by focusing on improving content understanding, pedagogical strategies, collaboration strategies, and networking within the co-taught classroom. Sessions will feature evidence-based practices for teaching mathematics to students with learning difficulties, including use of hands-on materials for integers and algebra and understanding fractions and decimals. An additional focus will be on the language of mathematics, such as important symbols and vocabulary and effective word-problem solving for routine and instructional word problems.
The Virginia Department of Education will assume the cost of registration, the extra meal plan (breakfast and dinner) and On-Campus DOUBLE lodging (if you select SINGLE lodging, you will pay the difference of $28) for all Virginia public school teachers. A $200 stipend will be provided to each participant upon successful completion of this 2-day academy.
A requirement of the AMSET Academy is a teacher team (one Special Education Teacher and a co-teaching Mathematics Teacher attend). **Important NOTE** When completing the registration form you must BOTH identify the other member of your teacher team (see below). Please be aware that while you may get an email upon completion of the form saying your registration is COMPLETE your status will be changed to PENDING if the other member of your team does not register within 10 days.
Your acceptance into the Augmenting Mathematics and Special Educator Teams (AMSET) CTA is based on the following requirements and must be included in the notes section of your application:
1. Math and special educator co-teaching partner’s name and grade level/subject
This training is designed for school based teams comprised only of persons who are currently employed by local public schools and authorized by the superintendent to represent the school division. Therefore, registration for the training is limited to current public school employees only. No onsite registration will be accommodated. All registrants will be required to present a school-issued identification card at the check in desk upon arrival. Individuals registered will not be permitted to send a substitute if they are unable to attend. No audio or video taping of the training sessions will be allowed. The Virginia Department of Education reserves the right to cancel the registration of any person who does not meet the registration criteria.
2. School name and school division name
The Department is seeking middle school, mathematics 6-8, and Algebra 1 teachers in co-teaching teams from individual middle and high schools. Priority will be given to teachers who teach in schools that have not met their annual measurable objective (AMO) for students with disabilities in mathematics.
The 2017 Content Teaching Academy sessions begin at 8:30 am Wednesday, June 28 and conclude at 5:00 pm on Thursday, June 29. The daily schedule is set up much like a high school 4x4 block schedule, with two 1.5 hour sessions in the morning and two 1.5 hour sessions in the afternoon. Breaks with snacks and beverages are provided between sessions in both the mornings and afternoons.
A mathematics educator for over 20 years, Kyle Schultz, earned his Ph.D. in mathematics education at the University of Georgia and is currently an associate professor of mathematics education and chair of the Department of Middle, Secondary, and Mathematics Education at James Madison University. A former middle and high school mathematics teacher, Kyle channels his interest in his students’ mathematical thinking into helping them enhance their own students’ learning. Kyle’s professional journey includes a variety of roles and experiences that inform his vision and leadership, including service as president of the Valley of Virginia Council of Teachers of Mathematics, service on two NCTM committees, working collaboratively to develop and implement two VDOE Fall SOL Institutes, chairpersonship of two VCTM conference program committees, editorship of a research journal, and leadership of a variety of professional development programs for K–12 mathematics teachers.