||Cognitively Guided Instruction (CGI) is a teacher professional development program based on over twenty years of research by university professors and elementary school teachers from across the country.
In CGI, teachers explore a framework for how elementary school children learn concepts of number, operations and early algebra. Teachers also learn how to use this framework to engage their students in the Standards of Mathematical Practice described in the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM). What teachers learn in a CGI institute enhances how they implement any curriculum or resource materials.
During this institute, you will learn to:
1. Analyze story problems and number sentences to determine their mathematical demands and recognize student responses in terms of cognitive development
2. Assess your students’ thinking and design problems that will develop their understanding of operations and algebraic thinking as described in CCSSM
3. Facilitate discussions that provide a window into children’s thinking, strengthen children’s ability to reason about arithmetic, and build their capacity for algebraic thinking
4. Use open and true/false number sentences to develop students’:
5. Relational understanding of equality
6. Understanding of the properties of operations as described by CCSSM.
7. Use of efficient and accurate strategies for computation and number facts
This institute helps teachers implement the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics and draws on research presented in Children’s Mathematics – Cognitively Guided Instruction (Carpenter, Fennema, Franke, Levi, and Empson, 1999) and Thinking Mathematically: Integrating Arithmetic and Algebra in Elementary School (Carpenter, Franke, and Levi, 2003). - Lunch will be provided|