In today’s educational landscape, educators are often required to run parallel structures in their classrooms. While there is still a place for large group instruction and direct instruction, in many classrooms students benefit from engaging in small group instruction as well as working independently or in small groups at centers and/or learning stations.
This course is designed to give an overview of centers, learning stations, and small groups. Research will be reviewed and classroom experiences shared. The SET model will be discussed as an easy, practical way to analyze what is going on in a classroom. Examples of the types of centers and learning stations that can be implemented will be given as well as sample activities for each type at all grade bands. Different grading methods will be discussed as well as how to implement for differentiation and/or intervention.
Basic + and Custom level participants will have the opportunity to work with Tammy in learning how to design and effectively facilitate centers, learning stations, and small group instruction.
Participants will receive grade-band specific samples of ready to use activities and tasks for mathematics centers and learning stations.
Upon successful completion of the Basic course, participants will get a certificate for 6 hours of PD credit.
Upon successful completion of the Basic+ course, participants will get a certificate for 12 hours of PD credit.
PD credit hours will be determined by the local district/school for the Custom course.
Centers, Learning Stations, & Small Group Instruction Introduction
Norms of Cooperative Behavior
Examples of Centers & Learning Stations
Compare and Contrast activity to use with students
Suggestions for Learning Math with Learning Stations including 7 station cards
CLSSG Examples of Centers and Learning Stations Study Journal
Examples of Centers & Learning Stations: A First Look
Examples of Learning Stations & Centers: Vocabulary & Writing
Examples of Learning Stations & Centers: Fluency & Problem Solving
Examples of Centers and Learning Stations: LITERACY
Sugested Trade Books for Elementary Mathematics
Suggested Trade Books for Secondary Mathematics
Using Trade Books in the Elementary Classroom-Numeracy-One Grain of Rice
Using Trade Books in the Secondary Classroom One Grain of Rice
Examples of Centers and Learning Stations: SPATIAL REASONING