The Common Core Standards for elementary mathematics are well-aligned with the principles of Universal Design for Learning. In particular, the Standards for Mathematical Practice rely heavily on UDL to teach mathematics effectively.
The focus of this course is to learn how to engage in best practices from these standards and UDL strategies to increase course participants’ ability to effectively engage their students in learning elementary mathematics. Participants will engage in selected topics focused on providing their students with conceptual understanding, mathematical fluency, and the development of a growth mindset. In-depth discussions and assignments will include the use of visual models, manipulatives, technology platforms, and student collaboration to prepare for a UDL-based elementary mathematics classroom environment.
Learn best practices to increase course participants’ ability to effectively engage their students in learning mathematics.
Build a student's connection to mathematics from a young age by creating engaged and active students.
Learn how to design equitable and inclusive content for the elementary classroom.
Karen Gartland, M.Ed.
I have spent my entire career working in the field of mathematics education, as well as integrating the purposeful use of technology into mathematics experiences. I believe that students should have opportunities to learn mathematics skills and concepts through varied opportunities, including manipulatives, visual models, number sense experiences, problem-solving, and critical thinking. I have been fortunate enough to have worked with students in grades K-12 and in teaching college-aged students, both undergraduate and graduate. I am currently employed as the K-8 Mathematics Supervisor in the Groton-Dunstable Regional School District in Massachusetts. It has also been an honor to have experienced co-authoring five mathematics education books, the most recent of which is the Well Played series, involving learning mathematics concepts through games. I look forward to our journey together throughout this course to engage in the relationship between UDL and mathematics education!
There are no prerequisites or required texts for this course. All materials are linked freely within the modules.
Our standard and group pricing covers your course registration with Novak Educational Consulting, Inc. only. You may also choose to purchase graduate credits and/or clock hours (for Washington State teachers) at the time of registration. For questions regarding pricing or to request a purchase order, contact us.
You will receive a completion certificate from Novak Education at the conclusion of the course. Please check in with your school or district to determine if this alone will be sufficient for salary points or advancement. Some states require additional proof of completion such as clock hours, contact hours, or credits. Graduate credits (3 continuing education credits) may be obtained through our accredited university partners. Learn more about our graduate partners: Gordon College and Teachers College of San Joaquin.