Great news! The T-TAC ODU library has been updated with many new math resources for teachers. Descriptions of the most recent math library additions are below. Don’t have a T-TAC ODU library account? You can set up a free account by completing the Library Account Request Form. And, always stay up to date with the… Read More Do You Need More Resources for Teaching Math? Check Out the New Books Available in Our Library
The VDOE has released several new resources to assist educators with mathematics instruction. Just in Time Mathematics Quick Checks Just in Time Mathematics Quick Checks are brief formative assessments that align with the 2016 Mathematics Standards of Learning. The assessments are designed to help teachers identify unfinished learning and plan for future instruction. The Just… Read More New! 2020 Math Resources from the VDOE
Math Aids (VDOE Accommodation Code 19) are a response accommodation for instruction and assessments available to students with disabilities based on individual needs and must be related to the student’s disability (VDOE, 2019). While Math Aids are generally concrete materials, the transition to virtual learning environments requires some flexibility in their use. Fortunately, free virtual… Read More Using Math Aids in Virtual Learning Environments
Then we have some resources and tips for you as you venture upon this new way of work. Start by trying to accept that the main difference is about the delivery and not necessarily the instruction itself. Not much else really changes! Keeping this key concept in mind will help offer you comfort when faced… Read More Going Virtual with Your Structured Literacy Instruction?
Providing virtual mathematics instruction to students can be challenging. However, there are several resources available to support teachers, parents, and students who are teaching and learning in an environment outside of school, or learning in place. A few of them are outlined below. Virginia Department of Education Resources The Virginia Department of Education has organized… Read More Math Resources for “Learning in Place”
VDOE’s Department of Special Education and Student Services, Office of Instructional Services (SEIS) created a new document, the SEIS Resource Repository, for educators and instructional leaders in the field. These resources are focused on serving students with disabilities, across a variety of topics and content areas and are reflective of the current challenges of serving… Read More VDOE’s SEIS Resource Repository
Reading and writing about interesting topics is engaging to students and their curiosity about a topic makes them more persistent, active, and engaged. Here are some ideas that promote students to become confident readers and writers of nonfiction (Duke, 2013; Pilonieta, 2011). Research Creating confident readers, writers and evaluators of non-fiction is a primary… Read More Just the Facts About Non-fiction (revised 2020)