This spring I’m going to be co-teaching two courses with Kaitlin Ruggiero on instructional routines.

The first course will focus on using the instructional routine, Contemplate then Calculate, as a tool for learning how to use the 5 Practices for Orchestrating Productive Mathematical Discussions. The second course will focus on using another instructional routine, Connecting Representations, to better understand formative assessment strategies. These instructional routines were developed by Grace Kelemanik and Amy Lucenta. Connecting Representations is one of the routines described in their book, Routines for Reasoning.

Both courses are structured as a one-day workshop followed by 5 weeks of planning and reflecting, in an online discussion forum, on the use of the practices and strategies. The fee for the courses is minimal, set at $25 for non-New Visions’ teachers. If you are a teacher in New York City, you can also pay a $45 fee to the NYC DOE and receive 1 p-credit for each course.

I’m looking forward to teaching these courses and hope that some of you are able to participate!