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The Important Thing About Shapes

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Date: Friday, August 2, 2013

Course #: W729

Time: 9 a.m. - Noon

Cost: $90

Credit Available: 0.3 CEUs; 3 CPDUs


This workshop 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.


Nicole Cesario, M.Ed.

Nicole Cesario, M.Ed., is coach with the Erikson Early Math Collaborative. Currently, she is engaged in working on a special grant with the Chicago Public Schools, mentoring teachers grades K-3 to help them become higher impact math teachers. Cesario has taught first and second grade for eight years and was an induction coach for beginning teachers with the Chicago New Teacher Center. She has been a mentor and facilitator to teachers seeking their National Board Certification.

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.

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