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DECODING MATH

 

Unpacking the Core Weaknesses in Math Learning Disabilities (Dyscalculia) and Planning Targeted Instruction

Coursework Description

Mathematics learning can be difficult for many students, particularly those with dyscalculia or math learning disabilities (MLD). Coursework from Decoding Math is designed to support the varied needs of educators with a diverse set of workshop offerings.  

Workshop content is designed to familiarize participants with the multiple cognitive mechanisms involved in mathematics learning and performance. Coursework features opportunities to plan instruction that develops students' intuition of numbers and is aligned with the science of math and current research. 

Participants can select from a variety of workshop formats including:

  • A 3-Credit Graduate Course 
  • Comprehensive Self-Guided Courswork (30hrs/PDPs)
  • Mini Self-Guided Courses on Selected Content Areas (12hrs/PDPs)

 


Workshop Offerings

Decoding Math workshops are designed in a format that allows participants to seamlessly implement strategies. Content includes videos, clear instructions, scripts, and resources for instruction. 


 

Micro-Course: Understanding the Science of Math and Developing Number Sense, Addition and Subtraction (15 hrs/PDPs)

This micro-course is self-guided and provides participants with an opportunity to familiarize themselves with foundational cognitive skills necessary for effective mathematical processing through five modules including:

Module 1: Neuroscience of Math & Dsycalculia 

Module 2: Math Learning Disabilities, Assessments & Qualifications

Module 3: Number Concept and Decomposition to 10

Module 4: Decomposition and Recomposition of Number

Module 5: Addition and Subtraction 

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Micro-Course:Teaching Multiplication and Division Concepts, Strategies, and Fluency  (3 hrs/PDPs)

This micro-course is self-guided and provides participants with an opportunity to deepen their understanding of multiplication and division and increase knowledge of effective instructional strategies.

The micro-course includes a single module of coursework that addresses content in the following areas: 

  • Learn efficient strategies for multiplication facts based on number sense and visual methods
  • Observe models of instructional routines 
  • Learn activities that can support the development of math fact fluency 
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Comprehensive Course: Decoding Math from Concepts to Practice 

(30 hrs/PDPs)

This comprehensive, self-guided course is organized into 10 modules which include presentation, articles to read, instructional videos, and resources for further learning. 

Modules include: 

Module 1: Neuroscience of Math & Dsycalculia 

Module 2: Math Learning Disabilities, Assessments & Qualifications

Module 3: Number Concept and Decomposition to 10

Module 4: Decomposition and Recomposition of Number

Module 5: Addition and Subtraction 

Module 6: Multiplication and Division

Module 7: Word Problems and Research-based Math Instruction

Module 8: Planning Targeted & Differentiated Intervention, Developing IEP Goals

Module 9: Fractions

Module 10: Selection, Administration and Interpretation of Math Assessments for Screening, Evaluation and Progress Monitoring.

At the end of each module, participants will respond to a discussion question and complete a short quiz. 

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Graduate Course: Decoding Math from Concepts to Practice 

(45hrs - 3 Graduate Credits)

This comprehensive graduate level course combines self-guided coursework and live workshops. The coursework is organized into 10 modules which include presentation, articles to read, instructional videos, and resources for further learning. 

COURSE OUTLINE

Each module of coursework includes 3 hours of self-guided work. Participants complete the self-guided coursework prior to live sessions when they will have an opportunity to practice planning and delivering instructional routines.and topics include: 

Module 1: Neuroscience of Math & Dsycalculia 

Module 2: Math Learning Disabilities, Assessments & Qualifications

Live Workshop, Oct 18: 6 - 8pm

Module 3: Number Concept and Decomposition to 10

Module 4: Decomposition and Recomposition of Number

Live Workshop, Nov 15: 6 - 8pm

Module 5: Addition and Subtraction 

Live Workshop, Dec 13: 6 - 8pm

Module 6: Multiplication and Division

Live Workshop, Jan 10: 6 - 8pm

Module 7: Word Problems and Research-based Math Instruction

Live Workshop, Feb 7: 6 - 8pm

Module 8: Planning Targeted & Differentiated Intervention, Developing IEP Goals

Module 9: Fractions

Live Workshop, March 7: 6 - 8pm

Module 10: Selection, Administration and Interpretation of Math Assessments for Screening, Evaluation and Progress Monitoring.

Live Workshop, April 4: 6 - 8pm

 

Enrollment fee: $750 (Take 10% off by enrolling before June 30, 2022 with code DECODE22).

*Graduate credits (3) through Gordon College are available for an additional fee of $225.

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Course Instructor

Rebecca Lord, M.Ed is an elementary math coach, special education, and middle school math teacher. She has 10 years of experience in specialized math instruction, primarily teaching substantially separate small-group math classes to students with dyscalculia, dyslexia, language-based, and math learning disabilities. During this time she also served as a middle school math general education teacher, provided tier 2 math support, and designed and delivered tier 3 math interventions. Over the past several years she has provided professional development on dyscalculia, math learning disabilities, and effective math instruction for teachers and districts throughout New England.