An in-depth exploration of teaching systematic approaches for solving math word problems and developing written communication skills to describe solution processes. Rock Island ROE #49 teachers will learn a wide range of strategies to develop students' skills in the math problem-solving tasks of:
comprehending the problem and identifying relevant data
analyzing the problem's internal structure to determine what type of problem it is
selecting a viable solution process and carrying it out
explaining the solution process both orally and in writing.
Rock Island ROE #49 teachers will be able to:
explore a wide range of instructional strategies for math problem solving and math communication
learn to create exciting math lessons that are challenging and achievable for all your students
find a focus on strategies that can be applied across all grade levels in mathematics
learn practical ideas and instructional strategies that they can immediately use with their students
look at teaching strategies that can help students accomplish the four main tasks of problem solving:
understanding the problem and what it is asking
analyzing the problem to determine its structure
choosing a solution process and carrying it out correctly
explaining that process, both orally and in writing
Graduate-Level Professional Development Credit Courses
We have partnered with regionally-accredited universities to provide graduate-level professional development university credits for our courses. Most Illinois educators choose Humboldt State University for their credits.
View the University Partners tab for more information about our Partners.
CE Credits Online will email you your instructions, including how to make payment.
CE Credits Online will forward all the required documentation to the University you selected (on the 1st or the 16th of each month).
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. This process can take 4-6 weeks.
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.
All the courses listed may be used to meet your Illinois Rock Island ROE #49 recertification or professional development needs (always check with your district/state to determine eligibility).
Upon successful completion of your course, you will receive a Certificate of Completion for your records that will include the name of the course and number of professional development hours completed.
The Certificate of Completion is designed as a record that verifies that a professional development course was taken and passed.
Required Illinois Clock Hour forms will be emailed to you, along with instructions. To obtain Clock Hours, please follow the instructions carefully.