David Sousa Provides Educators with Math-Friendly Instructional Strategies

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Highly respected author and researcher David Sousa explains the latest neuroscientific findings in practical, understandable terms, and discusses the impact this information has for teaching math at all grade levels.

September 8, 2011 - Corwin and School Improvement announce the new interactive online course from David Sousa, How the Brain Learns Mathematics. Based on his best-selling book from Corwin, Sousa defines and elaborates on the classroom practices best suited for the student brain to internalize the principles of mathematics.

“Children often say, ‘I can’t do math!’ But you never hear them say, ‘I can’t do language!’ Yet both are innate capabilities. So why this difference?” says Sousa. How the Brain Learns Math covers the cognitive mechanisms for learning math, the environmental and developmental factors that contribute to math difficulties, and ways to differentiate math instruction. In this course, teachers at all levels will learn how to make informed decisions about which instructional strategies and activities to use in creating a math-friendly classroom.

This self-paced professional learning experience features ten modules ranging from processing in the developing brain to teaching math to gifted learners. Filled with video, live webinars, book excerpts, exercises, and online collaboration, every educator will have the opportunity to engage in live author discussion and deepen their understanding of how the brain learns mathematics.

Every license to How the Brain Learns Math includes six months of free access to PD 360 and a lifetime membership to the world’s largest online community of over 700,000 educators. Participants will also have the opportunity to receive three graduate credits from Seattle Pacific University (a fully accredited university) for less than half the cost of other graduate schools.

To learn more or to register for David Sousa’s How the Brain Learns Math, please go to http://www.corwin-sinet.com or call 877-778-8221.

About School Improvement Network
Founded in 1991 by teachers, the School Improvement Network provides comprehensive, research-based professional development anytime, anywhere. As the home of The Video Journal of Education, PD 360, the Learning 360 Framework, Equity 360, and Common Core 360, School Improvement Network resources focus on the most relevant topics, feature the top experts, and show educators how to put theory into practice. School Improvement Network works with thousands of schools and districts in every state and around the world and has visited over 3,000 classrooms to document best practices in action. Learn more at http://www.schoolimprovement.com.

About PD 360 • Practical, Scalable, Measurable
PD 360 is the multi-award winning, leading online, on-demand professional learning resource for schools and districts. With 1,500 videos on 97 topics from 120 experts, PD 360 has the largest online community of educators, with over 700,000 subscribers. The innovative PD 360 videos are unique and class-leading because of the quality of production, and each is research-based with classroom examples of best practices. The videos are also relatively short in nature (approximately 6-12 minutes in length) allowing educators access to “snack-able” content that is easy and accessible to view and implement.

Teachers, administrators, professional learning communities, coaches, mentors, instructional leaders, and paraprofessionals have available at their fingertips hundreds of indexed and searchable video segments that present real, best-practice classroom examples and feature respected education experts, such as Michael Fullan, Rick DuFour, Doug Reeves, Rick Stiggins, and many others. Educators can instantly find the help they need on nearly every topic, including differentiation, assessment, English language learners, leadership, and more. PD 360 can also be used to create a structured learning experience for an individual teacher, a PLC, or even an entire school. PD 360 bridges the gap between training and classroom implementation with job-embedded follow-up, tracking, and reflection tools. PD 360 gives educators access to an online community of teaching professionals that allows interaction and collaboration either within a district or across the United States and the world. PD 360 includes over 1,500 research-based video learning segments and is the most comprehensive web-based library of professional development resources available. See a demonstration at http://www.pd360.com.

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Duane Sprague
School Improvement Network
801-758-9546
duane(dot)sprague(at)schoolimprovement(dot)com

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