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Multisensory Math 1 Workshop

Multisensory Math 1 Strategies for Teaching All Kind of Learners

June 25 - 29, 2018

8:00 am - 3:30 pm
(1 Hour lunch- on your own)

Greater Pittsburgh Masonic Center
3579 Masonic Way
Pittsburgh, PA  15237-2700

Presented by Marilyn Zecher, MA, CALT


Marilyn Zecher, M.A., CALT, is a former classroom and demonstration teacher in an Orton-Gillingham based public school program. She holds a BA in education and a BA and MA in English. In 2004, Ms. Zecher received her certification as an Academic Therapist specializing in multisensory mathematics and study skills. She helped to develop ASDEC’s Multisensory Mathematics program that applies Orton-Gillingham instructional techniques to the teaching on mathematics. Ms. Zecher is a presenter at IDA and LDA and the National Teachers of Mathematics national and regional conferences. She has trained both public and private school teachers as well as academic therapists in multisensory mathematics instructional techniques, handwriting, multisensory study skills and educational strategies for the gifted and talented dyslexic student. She recently served as chair of the Mathematical Literacy Symposium at 2017 IDA Annual Conference in Atlanta, Georgia


Target Audience:
Teachers, tutors, and parents who work with students learning math, whether they work with a whole class, a small group, or an individual learner. The workshop content is suitable for those who work with all traditional learners, students with learning disabilities, at risk populations, and ELL’s.
Workshop Description:
Based on the Orton-Gillingham philosophy of teaching, Multisensory Mathematics I applies the research-based Concrete-Representation-Abstract (CRA) approach to teaching mathematics as advocated by the National Math Panel and the NCTM. Participants learn to apply this methodology in guiding students from foundation skills and numeracy to place value, operations, fractions and decimals. Participants learn to use manipulatives effectively to reinforce concepts, aid memory and enhance performance for all students. Strategies for helping students learn and retrieve math facts are stressed as well as structured procedures for computational accuracy. This approach is especially effective with students who learn differently, inclusion classes and ESL learners. The approach is effective for initial instruction as well as remedial work at all levels and is compatible with all curricula and programs.
Specific Course Outcomes Include:
• Participants relate instructional methodology to current research in mathematics
• Participants utilize concrete-representational-abstract approach in teaching concepts and procedures
• Participants identify common learning characteristics of students with math deficits and utilize an appropriate diagnostic     prescriptive approach to instruction
• Participants select appropriate manipulatives to use in instruction of fractions, decimals, algebra concepts and operations and   geometry
• Participants create effective multisensory lesson plans to introduce or reinforce math concepts and procedures
• Participants demonstrate appropriate language strategies for addressing the needs of diverse learners
• Participants analyze basic concepts and applications associated with a variety of operations and link appropriate language and   instructional strategies to illustrate the underlying conceptual basis of those operations
• Participants apply specific MSLE strategies to processing difficulties in complex math applications.   These include: coding,   structured procedures, pattern recognition, summarizing, simultaneous multisensory processing and graphic organizers.

Workshop Registration Rates and Discounts:

Registration includes manual and all materials.
SPECIAL EARLY BIRD Pricing: Save $130 - $140 on registration and payment received by December 31, 2017.
$ 685.00 – Active IDA members/ Attended 5/13/2017 1 day workshop/Group of 3 or more from same organization
$ 725.00 – Nonmember rate
Advance: January 1 – April 20, 2018
$745.00 - Active IDA members/ Attended 5/13/2017 1 day workshop/Group of 3 or more from same organization
$ 785.00 – Nonmember rate
Regular: May 1 – June 24, 2018
$815.00 - Active IDA members/ Attended 5/13/2017 1 day workshop/Group of 3 or more from same organization
$865.00 – Nonmember rate

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