Poster presentations link first- and second- year Early Math Project teachers

by Cody Meirick

On February 18th at the fourth core professional development workshop of the year, second-year seminar teachers joined the first-year teachers to showcase poster presentations they created, highlighting innovative ways to integrate math in prekindergarten and kindergarten classrooms. The hour-long event created an atmosphere of collaboration between different cohorts of teachers at different stages of the Early Math Project programming.

In the Irving B. Harris Commons on the second floor of Erikson, first-year teachers viewed presentations on two of ten different posters that afternoon. From Laura Miller of Prieto Math & Science Academy, whose poster was on “Are You Taller or Shorter than an Emperor Penguin,” to Irene Shelton of Gregory Elementary, whose poster was entitled “Shape Up and Build,” plenty of teachers provided rich discussion to complement the images and ideas depicted in the posters.

“Both presenters and audience seemed to get so much out of this experience,” Early Math Project instructor Donna Johnson said. “It is always a thrill to see the sharing of ideas between teachers. It’s not just about instruction and lecturing but promoting ways for teachers to learn from each other.”

Ideas and activities from some of the poster presentations, as well as others submitted by first-year teachers, will be featured in Early Math Project’s annual Idea Book. Featured ideas from those Idea Books can later be found in Early Math Project’s newsletter and website.

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Comment from Deborah Domain
Time May 4, 2011 at 1:23 pm

Dear Donna, I was interested in joining the community of teachers from the math project at Erikson–I was in both 1 &2 of the math program. Best Deborah Domain

Comment from cmeirick
Time May 5, 2011 at 6:04 pm

Hi Deborah. I forwarded your message to Donna. Thanks.

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