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  • Learning the Language of Math: Improving Problem Solving and Communication in Math

  • 3 Credits, K-12, Instructional Strategies, Math

Learning the Language of Math: Improving Problem Solving and Communication in Math
  • Learning the Language of Math: Improving Problem Solving and Communication in Math

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This course equips Texas Region 10 teacher learners with the knowledge and tools necessary to ensure that all students are empowered to become proficient problem solvers and communicators of mathematics. This goal is pursued through a language-centered approach that highlights the essential role of communication in developing students’ capacities for comprehension, critical thinking, and clear exposition of mathematical ideas. Emphasis is placed on leveraging students’ community-based knowledge and honoring the multitude of preferred modes of learning and self-expression. 

Objectives

As a result of this course, participants will:

  • Explain the important role of problem solving and mathematical literacy in preparing students to navigate an increasingly technical and data-driven society
  • Engage and empower students to become critical participants in society by showing them how math can be used to investigate realistic and relatable sociocultural issues
  • Mitigate against the deleterious effects of math anxiety and negative math attitudes by cultivating a psychologically safe and multiculturally affirming classroom environment
  • Teach and model a structured, yet flexible approach to problem solving that is characterized by productive struggle and a tolerance for ambiguity 
  • Utilize a variety of strategies and downloadable resources to provide students regular opportunities to speak, write, and otherwise communicate their mathematical thinking
  • Conduct meaningful multimodal assessment that honors the multitude of preferred learning styles and modes of expression without sacrificing mathematical rigor

Enrollment is a two-step process:

To Register/Enroll in a Course:

Register:

  • Register with Region 10 ESC by going to Region 10 Education Service Center.
  • Once you have registered, Region 10 will email you a prepaid enrollment code to use to enroll at CE Credits Online.

Enroll:

  • Begin at https://www.cecreditsonline.org/collections/region-10
  • Select your course and click “Add to Cart”.
  • Review cart and click “Login”.
  • If you’re a new user, click “Create account”. If you’re a returning user, log in with your email and password.
  • You will now be returned to the cart. Enter your enrollment code and click “Validate”.
  • Click “Check Out”.
  • Complete your order by entering your contact information. Click “Continue to Payment Method”. (You will not be charged or need to enter a credit card number)
  • Click “Complete Order”.
  • If you are a new user, you will receive an automated email from Schoology with your initial eClassroom Sign In information.
  • You have 180 days from your enrollment date to complete your course.
  • If you have any questions, check out our FAQs or email support@cecreditsonline.org.

For questions regarding the registration or payment process through Region 10, please contact:

Lori Aden
(972) 348-1510
lori.aden@region10.org

CPE Credit: All courses are approved for CPE credit.

Upon Course Completion:

Obtaining Graduate-Level Professional Development Credits

  • We have partnered with regionally-accredited universities to provide graduate-level professional development credits for our courses.
  • Upon successful completion of your course, you will receive a Certificate of Completion for your records.
  • Select the university (see University Partners tab) from whom you want your credits--the university or universities that are providing credits for a specific course are listed in the drop down in each course description.
  • Email support@cecreditsonline.org to let us know you are completed and which university you have selected for your credits.
  • CE Credits Online will email you instructions on how to pay for the credits ($55/credit).
  • Upon completion of your course, CE Credits Online will forward all the required documentation to the University you selected.
  • The University partner will process your course completion and provide a transcript that includes the name of the course, course number, number of credits, and your grade.
  • You will receive directions on how to receive your transcript in email form, and you can also review the University Partners section of our website for more information.
  • You must check with your district to ensure the credits received will meet your specific requirements. We will not be held responsible if your school, district or state does not accept the credits issued.

Obtaining CPE Credits

  • Upon successful completion of your course, you will receive a Certificate of Completion for your records that will include the name of the course, the number of professional development hours completed and our CPE Provider number.
  • The Certificate of Completion is designed as a record that verifies that a professional development course was taken and passed.

University pricing options

  • $210 - Augustana University - 3 Credits
  • $240 - Valley City State University - 3 Credits
  • $0 - Adams State University - 3 Credits

*subject to change