2017 AMSET (Content Teaching Academy @ James Madison University)
This two day academy is designed for mathematics and special educator school teams (Grade Band(s): 6-8, 9-12) working together to enhance student outcomes, especially for students with disabilities, by focusing on improving content understanding, pedagogical strategies, collaboration strategies, and networking within the co-taught classroom. Sessions will feature evidence-based practices for teaching mathematics to students with learning difficulties, including use of hands-on materials for integers and algebra and understanding fractions and decimals. An additional focus will be on the language of mathematics, such as important symbols and vocabulary and effective word-problem solving for routine and instructional word problems.
The Virginia Department of Education will assume the cost of registration, the extra meal plan (breakfast and dinner) and DOUBLE lodging (if you select SINGLE lodging, you will pay the difference of $28) for all Virginia public school teachers. A $200 stipend will be provided to each participant upon successful completion of this 2-day academy.
A requirement of the AMSET Academy is a teacher team (one Special Education Teacher and a co-teaching Mathematics Teacher attend). **Important NOTE** When completing the registration form you must BOTH identify the other member of your teacher team (see below). Please be aware that while you may get an email upon completion of the form saying your registration is COMPLETE your status will be changed to PENDING if the other member of your team does not register within 10 days.
Your acceptance into the Augmenting Mathematics and Special Educator Teams (AMSET) CTA is based on the following requirements and must be included in the notes section of your application:
1. Math and special educator co-teaching partner’s name and grade level/subject
2. School name and school division name
Registration closes Friday, June 9, 2017.
6/28/2017 - 6/29/2017
Content Teaching Academy will be held on the campus of James Madison University, located in the beautiful and historic Shenandoah Valley.