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Confidently Plan, Teach, and Engage Your Math Students with Virtual Learning Tools

(WITHOUT FEELING FRUSTRATED WITH NEW TECHNOLOGY, OVERWHELMED WITH PLANNING, AND PRESSED FOR TIME)

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The events of last school year hit our world hard and we were forced to transform the way we do school overnight. 

While we met that challenge, as we always do, many teachers struggled with the new teaching technology and methods that replaced their familiar, traditional tools.

While the world may be getting back to “normal,” it’s a new normal– school as we knew it before March 2020 is gone, at least for now.

As we get ready to return to the classroom, many of us are returning to alternating instructional days, hybrid teaching models, or online modes of instruction.

This unknown territory can be scary and you may not feel like you are fully-equipped to meet the demands of our “new normal.”

How are we supposed to prepare for a new school year with such an uncertain future? 

If you’re an upper elementary or middle school math teacher, teaching math in a virtual classroom or blended learning environment . . . it’s time to get the training and tools you need to feel confident teaching math virtually.

Here’s what you might not know about working in a virtual learning or blended learning environment

Believe it or not, we can do the same things in a virtual learning environment as we do during in-person schooling. All it takes is a little adaptation, creativity, and willingness to learn.

How Can We Mimic In-Person Instruction in a Virtual Learning Environment?

With a Set of Technology Tools to Help You Teach, Practice/Extend, and Assess Math Online

But, there’s just one problem: How do you find these tools and learn how to use them?

And most importantly, how do you tie it all together and wrap it up with a bow? 

Maybe the panic-based instruction that resulted from the swift closure of schools last March left a lot to be desired so you scoured the web looking for tips and strategies, asking questions in Facebook groups, and creating makeshift document cameras and whiteboards to get the tools needed to teach math effectively during virtual learning.

Maybe you ended the school year feeling exhausted, inadequate, unprepared, and overwhelmed . . . so you’re apprehensive about starting the new school year and making it work. 

The Three Mindset Shifts You Need to Make Right Now to Teach Math, Effectively, in a Virtual Learning Environment

Mindset Shift 1

We can engage students in authentic learning in a virtual learning environment. Don’t throw best practices out the window! Students can participate in collaborative groups and complete cooperative learning tasks together virtually.

Mindset Shift 2

We can teach new content and use hands-on activities in a virtual learning environment. There are so many tools you can use to teach your content, including pre-made videos, video creation tools for teacher-made videos, digital notetaking resources, and virtual manipulatives. 

Mindset Shift 3

We can differentiate learning and meet the needs of all learners in a virtual learning environment. Small group math instruction . . . yes you can! You can even use digital whiteboards with students so they can “show” you their work.

So, why does teaching math virtually seem so hard?

Because “good online learning begins with good math instruction” (Mike Flynn) which means we start with good math instruction and match the technology to what we are trying to teach.

You’re a good math teacher!

Let’s get you the tools you need to feel confident using virtual learning tools to teach, practice, extend, and assess math content and skills. 

You’re a ROCKSTAR friend! You can teach in a successful virtual learning environment where you: 

 

All you need is the training and tools to reimagine learning and look at math in a whole new way so you can help your students become successful mathematicians no matter whether you’re teaching in-person or from a distance. 

I’d love to show you how!

Go from feeling frustrated and overwhelmed trying to teach math virtually to feeling confident and prepared to teach in our “new normal”!

Introducing

The Level Up Online Learning Teacher Academy

An exciting and fun, 5-hour professional development workshop that guides you through a step-by-step process to teach, practice/extend, and assess math virtually with a focus on teaching math effectively using best practices.   

I’ve taken my 18 years as an innovative teacher and everything I know about using technology to engage students and scoured the internet looking for tools to help you create math lessons that are easy to follow and make learning virtually fun and exciting. The proof will be smiling students who feel connected to you, their classmates, and the learning, as well as, parents who feel their students are getting the same education as they would during in-person schooling. 

The Level Up Online Learning Teacher Academy is the ONLY program of its kind that:

Is Focused on Math First and then Technology

This program is designed to focus on teaching math . . . period. Once we know what we need to teach, we can decide what technology tools to use to help us achieve that goal. 

Teaches You How to Teach Math Using a Variety of Virtual Learning Tools

I’ve done all the research for you! I’ve found a number of virtual tools you can use to plan, teach, practice, and assess learning. You decide which ones are most appropriate for you and your students. 

Helps Teachers to Take What They Already Do Well to the Next Level

We know what our students need to be successful math students, but it’s time to create a new “normal.” We can take our existing math lessons and recreate them with digital learning tools for a “new and improved normal” where students are engaged 100% of the time and working together just as they would in the classroom. 

Here’s how I’ll help you get there: 

Here’s what’s inside the Level Up Online Learning Teacher Academy

Module 1:
Create a Solid Roadmap for Learning

All great lessons start with a plan! And, adding technology to the lesson makes the decision-making process even more essential. In module 1, we will look at the “big picture” and iron-out several details related to how your math block is structured and how you plan to share assignments with students. 

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Explore different ways to maximize the use of technology tools in the classroom
  • Discover a variety of lesson plan and assignment templates designed to engage students
  • Find out how to use your print resources and where to look for resources you can use in your lessons

Module 2:
Teach Your Math Content and Develop a Conceptual Understanding

Once you have a solid plan, it’s time to teach. You may be surprised to hear that you can teach new content in a virtual learning environment. And yes, you can give students access to virtual manipulatives they can easily manipulate on screen and create opportunities to guide and facilitate student learning. In module 2, we look at tools to craft your lesson and help students process their learning. 

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Learn about “done for you” tools you can plug into your lesson plan
  • Explore tools to create your own videos– face or no face
  • Discover virtual manipulatives to help students understand math conceptually and notetaking tools to help students document their learning

Module 3:
Differentiate Learning with Practice and Extensions

Let the fun begin! After we teach the content, it’s time to practice. From digital task cards and math menus to virtual partner games, your students will love practicing their math skills! In module 3, we’ll dive into developing practice and extensions that are sure to engage students.  

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Explore ways to transform your traditional print worksheets into digital learning tools
  • Discover easy-to-use activities that can be adapted for any math content or skill
  • Investigate collaborative work tools to promote active engagement among students

Module 4:
Simple Strategies to Assess Student Understanding

Assessing students today helps us know what to do tomorrow! Once students have a chance to practice and extend their learning, it’s time for them to show what they know. In module 4, we’ll explore assessment tools to use at different stages of the lesson cycle.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Explore self-assessment tools to help students evaluate their own learning
  • Monitor and adjust learning with tools that can be used as assessments for learning 
  • Learn how to use math journals and online quizzes as go-to assessments of learning

Module 5:
Communicate Thinking Via Math Talk

The learning cycle wouldn’t be complete without opportunities for students to communicate. Student-to-student interactions can and should be happening online. And, technology gives us some exciting ways to do that. In module 5, we explore virtual learning collaboration strategies, structures, and tools.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Learn how to use breakout rooms to create collaborative groups
  • Explore structures to promote student-to-student communication in a virtual learning environment
  • Discover collaborative work tools and strategies to engage students’ thinking during discussion 

Module 6:
Strategies for Success-- Preparing for a Great School Year

We’ve created our lesson and we’re ready to execute it. But, we need to set-up our systems and communicate expectations. In this bonus module, we get to the nitty gritty of creating systems, building community, and teaching digital citizenship so our students have a clear idea of what is expected of them.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Discover strategies for teaching and communicating expectations in a virtual learning environment
  • Learn how to build community with students in the first days of school
  • Review important considerations and potential trouble spots and create a plan to address them 

When you enroll today, you get everything for one payment of $67!

The Level Up Online Learning Teacher Academy
($175 Value)

Here’s what you’re getting when you enroll today: 

21 Bite-Sized Instructional Videos

Each video includes a detailed description of tools and apps you can use to plan your lessons, teach your content, practice and extend student learning, assess student understanding, and communicate thinking. The bonus video includes tips and strategies for setting expectations and building community in a virtual learning environment.

5 Hours of Professional Development Credit and Certificate of Completion

After completing the course, each participant will receive a certificate of completion that includes continuing professional education credit equal to 5 hours issued from The State of Texas that can be shared with your campus administrator or district officials. 

1 Course Workbook

Designed as a companion to the course videos, the workbook includes space to jot notes, as well as, a “Decisions” worksheet and “Now Do” list for each lesson to help you process your learning and prepare your first lesson. The workbook also includes links to lesson resources, apps, and tools.

You also get these 6 VERY EXCITING bonuses!

Private Facebook Group ($75 value)

Course members will be invited to join a private, 6-week group where you can get support, ask questions, and collaborate with Shametria and your fellow educators.

Weekly Q & A Sessions ($100 value)

Once a week, Shametria will go live in the Facebook group to answer questions submitted by course members.

Tech Tip Library ($100 value)

Need a quick tutorial to learn how to use one of the cool tech tools featured in the course? Get access to 14 tech tutorials where Shametria walks you through how to use the tool or complete the task.

Resource and Template Library ($50 value)

Get access to a variety of resources to help you get up and running with virtual learning, as well as, the templates used in the videos, including weekly math assignment templates, math menu templates, game templates, math notebook template, and math journal template.

Four Live Tutorials ($100 value)

Want to know how to create a Google Site, set-up Google Classroom, or prepare a digital math board game? Shametria will conduct four live tutorials based on feedback from course members. The recorded tutorials will be added to the Tech Tip Library after each event.

Video Training: How to Increase Student Engagement Using a 5E Model Math Lesson ($75 Value)

In this set of bonus videos, I demonstrate how to use the 5E Model of Instruction to design virtual math lessons and learning experiences for students. I also walk you through transforming an in-person Explore activity into a virtual one and demonstrate how to create a learning path with the 5E Model in mind. Lesson plan templates included. 

When you add up the teacher academy and the bonuses, it’s a value of $675!

But, because I know that we’re all on a budget and want the best for our students, when you enroll today, you get access to everything for just . . .

ONE PAYMENT OF $67!

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

The Level Up Online Learning Teacher Academy is a professional development course designed for upper elementary and middle school teachers. It is a 6-module course that contains 21 video-based lessons and a workbook to guide your learning with space for taking notes and places to make decisions.

Once you’ve completed your purchase, you’ll receive your login credentials which will allow you to access the course content via the online learning platform.

Absolutely! With the “level up or leave it” guarantee, you can request a 100% refund within 7 days of purchase if you feel the Level Up Online Learning Teacher Academy isn’t right for you. Just contact Shametria at help@therouttymathteacher.com for more information.

All course participants will receive 5 hours of professional development credit approved by the Texas Education Agency after you finish watching the course videos. Because each school system is different, please check with your campus administration or district officials to ensure the certificate will be accepted.  

Yes, but not for a while. Since the course is self-paced, you can purchase the course now and work through it on your time. 

The Level Up Online Learning Teacher Academy
($675 Value)

Here’s what you’re getting when you enroll today:

21  Bite-Sized Instructional Videos

5 Hours of Professional Development Credit and Certificate of Completion

1 Course Workbook

And . . . 6 VERY EXCITING bonuses!

When you enroll today, you get access to everything for just . . .

ONE PAYMENT OF $67!

The Level Up Online Learning Teacher Academy is PERFECT for you if . . .

If you said “That’s Me” to at least 3 of the statements above,

I can’t wait to meet you inside the Level Up Online Learning Teacher Academy. 

The Level Up Online Learning Teacher Academy
($675 Value)

Here’s what you’re getting when you enroll today:

21  Bite-Sized Instructional Videos

5 Hours of Professional Development Credit and Certificate of Completion

1 Course Workbook

And . . . 6 VERY EXCITING bonuses!

When you enroll today, you get access to everything for just . . .

ONE PAYMENT OF $67!

What Teachers are Saying about the Level Up Online Learning Professional Development Series:

“One of THE BEST trainings I have attended . . . I already shared many things with my colleagues today that I am excited to use in my math instruction.”

Reina, 5th Grade Teacher

“Really enjoyed . . . digital platform well organized [and] felt just as engaging as being in the classroom”

Amanda, 5th Grade Teacher

“Thank you for setting such an amazing example of what’s possible.”

5th Grade Teacher

LEVEL UP OR LEAVE IT GUARANTEE

Your purchase is protected by our “Level Up or Leave It” Guarantee

I’m so confident that what you’ll learn inside the Level Up Online Learning Teacher Academy will give you the training and tools you need to transform your teaching, create a “new” normal, and provide engaging digital learning experiences for your students that I want to make it as easy as possible for you to dive in and experience virtual learning like never before!

With the Level Up or Leave It Guarantee, you can request a 100% refund if you decide that the Level Up Online Learning Teacher Academy isn’t for you within 7 days of your purchase. 

Please contact me at help@therouttymathtecaher.com to start the refund process. 

A NOTE FROM SHAMETRIA

Are You Ready to Level Up Your Online Learning? 

I’ve been a lover of technology for many years! From taking coding classes in high school and college to building websites and teaching robotics– technology is my jam! But, the most important lesson I learned is– it’s not about the technology– it’s about you!

How we use technology only determines how our students will learn not what they will learn. We design the content, technology just makes it better!

We’re all facing an uncertain school year. Whether you’re preparing to teach 100% virtually or juggle in-person teaching and remote learning students, there are simple structures you can use to deliver your content and achieve the results you want. 

Let me show you how to do it!