Does your school have new teachers that are rolling out the Focused Instructional Model for Math, but never received training? New teachers (or teachers new to a certain grade level) are often expected to “hit the ground running” and implement FIM with full fidelity without a deep understanding of the system itself. This engaging workshop will help those teachers that are new to FIM understand the ins and outs of the system and feel comfortable with implementation.
- Receive an overview of FIM Math that will help explain the “what, why, and how” behind the system;
- Understand how to roll out Warm-Ups and Progress Monitoring Tests to students with fidelity;
- Explore the non-cognitive factors (Habits of Mind) exhibited by students that directly relate to FIM;
- Understand the value of incoming formative assessment data and how to use data to make informed decisions for students.
To help convey the FIM Math information to the audience, the presenters will use highly engaging protocols for processing new information and for sharing ideas with other educators in the room. Participants will explore the possibilities for using these strategies with students in their classrooms.
FIM Math for New Users
October 14, 2016
9:00am – 3:00pm
Institute for Excellence in Education
711 West Pickard Street
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858
Lunch will be provided.
Blake Pratt brings over 10 years of classroom experience to his role as a Targeted Learning Coach for the Institute for Excellence in Education. As a former middle-grades math teacher, Blake helped to develop an instructional model that significantly increased his students’ math proficiency. As a math coach for IEE, Blake provides ongoing professional development to schools and has empowered hundreds of educators to implement instructional strategies that lead to sustained student growth and achievement. Blake earned a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Saginaw Valley State University.
Event Registration Cancellation Policy
Transfer: Registrations are transferrable, but not refundable. Substitutions for persons attending can be made up to one day in advance of the event without charge.
Cancellation by Participant: No refunds will be given, but a voucher for attendance at another Institute for Excellence in Education event will be offered and will be valid for one full year.
Cancellation by IEE: In the event of circumstances beyond its control, the Institute for Excellence in Education reserves the right to amend or cancel any event. If the Institute for Excellence in Education cancels an event, registrants will be offered a full refund.