Professional Development

Helping Charges with Math, Anxiety Free!

When: Sat Feb 20, 2016, 10 am – noon
Where: Chapel Hill Public Library, Meeting Room D
Contact: Denny Corsa (Professional Development Chair)

Presentation Topic: How can we provide effective support to develop children’s concepts for learning in mathematics in partnership with their parents?

Description: Mathematics and numeracy, two words we hear on a daily basis but what do they mean in an early years setting? The National Curriculum argues the importance given to mathematics and numeracy in the Early Years; however, many Early Year Practitioners (EYPs) either report significant anxieties or lack the essential understandings as to how children best learn math in their 21st century world.

The purposes of this professional development are to assist those in recognizing how children learn mathematics as well as inform EYPs as to the nature and role that the national curriculum plays in a child’s life.

About the Presenter: James Strickland started teaching Mathematics in 2002. He has a bachelor degree in Middle Grades Mathematics and Social Studies, a K-Adult TEFL License, master of school administration, and is in his final year in his doctorate of Math Education. He brings field and research experiences in teaching and learning mathematics that covers all academic levels.


== All who are interested are welcome to attend, but seating is limited. ==

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