The Important Thing About Shapes
Date: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Course #: WEB105
Time: 6 p.m.-7 p.m. CT
Credit Available: 0.1 CEUs; 1 CPDU
This webinar promises to help boost participants’ geometric thinking and offers an exploration of important concepts regarding two- and three-dimensional shapes. Participants will deepen their understanding of the relationship between shape and number composition and will leave with strategies to help encourage their students’ thinking about geometry and its place in algebraic thinking as well as ideas for assessing and supporting children’s development of this important mathematical concept.
Instructors:Lisa Ginet, Ed.D.
Lisa Ginet works with Erikson’s Early Math Collaborative as the Assistant Director of Instruction. She has spent more than a quarter century as a general educator in various roles: classroom teacher, child care provider, parent educator, home visitor, teacher trainer, and adjunct instructor. She has worked in diverse settings, from child care centers and elementary and middle schools to community colleges and private universities. She has taught mathematics to children from infancy to middle school and to teachers in college classes and workshops.
Lisa Ginet’s doctoral dissertation was titled “How Does It All Add Up? Investigating How Teachers’ Attitudes & Beliefs About Mathematics Interact with Classroom Practice in Teaching Math to Young Children.”