Making Sense of Number Sense: Developing Numerical Literacy in Preschool and Kindergarten
Date: Friday, June 28, 2013
Course #: W719
Time: 9 a.m. - Noon
Credit Available: 0.3 CEUs; 3 CPDUs
In this session, teachers will be introduced to key skills and understandings that contribute to strong number sense. Number sense enables children to be flexible, automatic and fluid with numbers so they can be efficient and strategic problem solvers. Through video and hands-on examples, participants will consider big ideas and strategies that young children need to explore on their journey of learning about numbers, subitizing, counting, and unitizing. Teachers will learn how to apply this knowledge in assessing what children know — and what they need to know next. Teachers will take home materials and ideas for planning appropriate activities to support their students’ numerical literacy.
Instructors:Lisa Ferguson, M.A.
Ferguson completed a master's degree in teaching from National-Louis University and has over 18 years of experience in early childhood education, including public school teaching and working as an education consultant and professional development presenter through Erikson and Hug-A-Book. Ferguson is a math coach with Erikson's Early Mathematics Education Project, and is currently an instructor and mentor with University of Illinois-Chicago.Katie Morgan, M.S.
Katie Morgan, M.S., is a math coach for the Erikson Early Math Collaborative Innovations Project working with pre-K to second grade teachers. Morgan worked on the Erikson Early Mathematics Project for four years coaching pre-K and kindergarten teachers and facilitating professional development for kindergarten teachers. Prior to joining the Early Math Collaborative, Morgan was a teacher for ten years in Chicago Public Schools.