Onsite Math Academy

CORE’s Math Academy for Elementary Schools is designed to enable students to become mathematically proficient and meet the Common Core and other State Standards.


About CORE's Onsite Math Academy

CORE’s Math Academy is designed to increase mathematical content understanding and evidence-based practices to enable students to become mathematically proficient and meet the Common Core and other State Standards. Based on the current research and findings from the National Mathematics Advisory Panel, the National Research Council and other prominent mathematics researchers, the CORE Math Academy focuses on the critical topics that pose challenges for many students, particularly those who are behind in mathematics achievement. While each Math Academy session is dedicated to a discrete topic, it is recommended but not required that all five sessions be included in a robust professional development plan. Each topic below requires a full-day session but may be taken in half-day increments.


CORE Elementary Math Academy Outcomes:

Evidence-Based Practices

Learn evidence-based practices for improving student proficiency in selected topics.

Math Concepts

Understand math concepts and the connections between concepts and procedures

Mathematical Discourse

Grow the use of a mathematical discourse to promote engagement and deep processing.

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Course Overview

Grade Levels: K-6

 

Format: The Onsite Math Academy is a five-day course composed of five standalone topic sessions. While each session can be taken individually, we recommend attending all five as part of a robust professional development program. Each topic below requires a full-day session but may be taken in half-day increments.

 

Audience: This course is for District and school leadership, math coaches, classroom teachers, and specialists of levels K-6.

Onsite Math Academy Topics

  • Overview, Number Concepts and Counting
  • Addition and Subtraction
  • Problem Types and Problem Solving
  • Number Facts and Number Properties
  • Place Value
  • Multi-Digit Addition/Subtraction
  • Multi-Digit Multiplication/Division
  • Common Misconceptions
  • Fractions and Equivalence
  • Addition and Subtraction
  • Multiplication and Division
  • Common Misconceptions
  • Equality
  • Fractions, Decimals and Percents
  • Ratio and Multiplicative Thinking
  • Mathematical Discourse
  • Measurement
  • Shapes
  • Applications

Meet Our Experts

Dean Ballard
Dean Ballard

Director of Mathematics | CORE Learning

Dean Ballard is the Director of Mathematics for CORE. Dean has developed CORE’s math trainings, overseen CORE’s expert math team and services, and worked extensively with schools, teachers, and consultants on effective instruction and implementation of rigorous standards through their core and intervention programs.

Expertise in Math

Cyndia Ackerman
Cyndia Acker-Ramirez

Director, Professional Learning | CORE Learning

Cyndia Acker-Ramirez partners with schools and districts to reimagine job-embedded professional learning, with a focus on the instructional core, instructional decision-making, and leveraging curricular materials to deepen students’ mathematical understanding. As part of these efforts, Cyndia is leading the development and scale of CORE’s collaborative inquiry model that aims to support growth in student belonging, academic identity, and achievement while fostering teacher collective efficacy and individual agency in instructional decision-making.

Expertise in Math

Tatiana Mirzaian
Tatiana Mirzaian

Program Manager | CORE Learning

As Program Manager, Tatiana Mirzaian works collaboratively to develop and support the implementation of CORE’s CORE’s Collaborative Inquiry model with schools and districts to reimagine job-embedded professional learning. In doing so, Tatiana works to create experiences with partnering schools and districts to deepen teacher pedagogical content knowledge and develop their capacity in instructional decision-making.

Expertise in Math

Dr. Katie Kaskasky
Katie Laskasky

Program Manager | CORE Learning

As Program Manager, Katie Laskasky works to collaboratively develop and support the implementation of CORE’s professional learning and coaching model with schools and districts to include developing teacher capacity in instructional decision making and integrating job-embedded curriculum implementation support. Katie also revises CORE’s professional learning curriculum to deepen teacher pedagogical content knowledge in providing math instruction aligned to the CA Mathematics Framework.

Expertise in Math

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Contact CORE to learn more about CORE Learning’s Onsite Math Academy.