As common core standards in mathematics become increasingly integrated with language arts, building strong math literacy libraries will be essential for K-6 teachers. Our latest webinar airs Wednesday, June 27, designed to show elementary teachers how to use picture books to enhance math learning for their students.
Listen in on the discussion about teaching math in a different way with Marygrove College Master in the Art of Teaching’s Charles Pearson, Ph.D. as he presents “How to Achieve Picture Perfect Math” on Wednesday, June 27 at 4 p.m. EST.
Dr. Charles (Chuck) Pearson is a veteran educator with more than 30 years under his belt. As a former elementary school teacher for 14 years, and principal for nine, Dr. Pearson knows the challenges teachers in all environments face, day in and day out.
Joining him in the conversation is Carole Kamerman, an Independent Educational Consultant from Battle Creek, Michigan. She’ll share her multi-faceted teacher leadership experience with our audience and present a fresh perspective on teaching across the curriculum.
Both of them agree that even if math isn’t your first love, there are many tools elementary school teachers can use to make teaching mathematics effective and lots of fun. They’ll offer ideas on how to tie children’s literature to math lessons for optimal student engagement. They’ll even suggest some titles to start your own classroom math library, if you haven’t already.
When teachers incorporate literature as part of a routine, they can see the difference it makes in even the hardest to reach students. Don’t miss this one!
Dr. Charles (Chuck) Pearson is the Coordinator for the Marygrove Master in the Art of Teaching (MAT) Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment Program. Retired from K-12 in 2011, Dr. Pearson brings his 30-plus years of classroom and leadership experience to the MAT program, and is looking forward to helping teachers raise student achievement through practical research-based outcomes.
Dr. Pearson earned his Doctorate in Educational Leadership, Cognate in K-12 Superintendency from Western Michigan University. He has several publications in K-12 science to his credit, including multiple presentations for the National Science Teachers Association Annual Conferences around the country. He recently served as Field Instructor for six Detroit Public School science teacher interns through the University of Michigan/Teach For America organization.
Carole Kamerman is also retired from a full career as a classroom teacher and instructional technologist, among other teacher leadership roles in the Kalamazoo, Michigan Public Schools. She was a trainer and facilitator of the Battle Creek Area Mathematics and Science Center elementary science curriculum, which has been adopted by more than 200 school districts in the state of Michigan, and Dubai, United Arab Emirates.