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.
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: email@example.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
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.
Tonight’s speaker was Dr. Diana Koslowske. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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.
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
We’ve received word that our brochure, while totally awesome, is killing the toner supply of printers out there. Our brochure elf created a printer that’s a bit easier on the toner, and hopefully a bit easier to read.
Be sure to print these and share them with your colleagues! It’s the best professional development deal in town!
KRC 2013 Brochure (printable)