June 3rd and 6th, I worked with some fabulous SCDE teachers to completed a book study PD using Debbie Diller's "Moving Into Math Stations." It was a fabulous opportunity to connect & collaborate with colleagues. There were some enlightening discussions that really set a fire and desire to implement Math Stations.
While the idea of Math Stations isn't new, I have generally just Incorporated a couple of stations during Daily 5 / Literacy Stations. In the up coming year, each math station will have a specific skill focus with 3-5 activity choices. Check out the resources below for more details.
A second big idea that has affected my personal pedagogy is the use a workshop format lessons. I am looking forward to expanding on this idea using common core this year.
Resources used for Moving Into Math Stations PD, Summer 2013:
Prezi discussion guides
Classroom Management During Centers
We accessed several useful sites for templates and activities to actually make and take centers.
Tennessee Trending Teacher Wiki
Inside Mathematics, standards & tasks
Common Core Live Binder
K-5 Math Teaching Resources
We hit on the 8 all important mathematical practices as well.
8 Mathematical Practices Posters
Finally, we explored some amazing teacher blogs.
Station(center) lesson pans for first grade - Mrs. Schnuck's site
Launching stations overview - Mrs Parker's Learning Blog
Just a great resource - The Math Penguin
SCDE Summer PD 2012