Kassia Wedekind

This afternoon we had a unique meeting with Kassia Wedekind, author of Math Exchanges. We had a great turnout for a Friday afternoon, and Kassia gave a wonderful talk.

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We also tried something new, and recorded audio of her talk. You can find that talk embedded below, along with an option for downloading it to your mobile device. Here is the very first Kent Reading Council podcast! (We missed the first few moments with some technical difficulties, so the recording begins mid-answer)

Kassia Wedekind resources:

Math Exchanges website

Email: omohundro@gmail.com (Kassia mentioned after our meeting that she would help answer questions via email if you need further clarification or suggestions)

Math Exchanges book

How Did You Solve That? DVD

Recommended math books for further exploration

Children’s Mathematics: Cognitively Guided Instruction

Young Mathematicians at Work: Constructing Multiplication and Division

Young Mathematicians at Work: Constructing Number Sense, Addition and Subtraction

Young Mathematicians at Work: Constructing Fractions, Decimals, and Percents

Young Mathematicians at Work: Constructing Algebra

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Dr. Diana Koslowske

UPDATE 10/18/13: Vision Games and Toys document from Dr. Koslowske. Also, if you are interested in the local book A Taste of Classroom Success, then please call Dr. Koslowske’s office at (616) 301-8663 to obtain a copy. 

UPDATE 10/15/13: Here is a pdf of Dr. Koslowske’s handout from last night.

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Tonight’s speaker was Dr. Diana Koslowske. Contact her at drdeye@gmail.com

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The Vision and Sensory Center is the only place in Grand Rapids devoted SOLELY to vision therapy.

Lynette G. Burgess

Vision & Sensory Center Office

4467 Byron Center Avenue

Wyoming, MI 49519

(616) 534-4953

dr_burgess@hotmail.com

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A simple test to check for CI: hold a pencil out in front of the child and slowly move it towards their nose. If one eye swings out away from the nose, that may be a sign of convergence insufficiency.

Checklist:

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Pencil Pushups are a great eye exercise that students can do themselves to strengthen there eyes. Be sure to do it with fidelity, not just until you see improvement.

A Taste of Classroom Success (contact information for this book forthcoming)

Games to play: Memory, Simon, bean bag toss, pinball games

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