It is now cold and frosty in Massachusetts but there are a lot of things to get you excited out there! I have been preparing for this for months, and I am excited to share this great news – I will be conducting a workshop on “Singapore Math” at Columbia University Teachers College in March 2015 next month!
This workshop is a collaboration between Lexington Singapore School and Teaching Residents at Teachers College 2 (TR@TC2), the new 18-month teaching residency program being launched byProfessor A. Lin Goodwin, Vice Dean and Professor of Education at Columbia University Teachers College. This program is among 24 teacher preparation programs nationwide funded by the TQP (Teacher Quality Partnership) grants to prepare more than 11,000 teachers, with a national goal of improving student achievement in the STEM disciplines.
“Singapore Math”, with its focus on in-depth conceptual understanding on fundamental concepts, is chosen as one of the math approach for this program. In our workshop, we will be presenting an overview of “Singapore Math” approach, “Bar Modeling” and how to foster early algebraic thinking in elementary school kids.
We would like to extend our special thanks to Professor Goodwin and we look forward to a great session in New York City next month!