Tuesday, July 23, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM EDT
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Antioch University New England 
40 Avon Street
Keene, NH 03431

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Peg Smeltz 
Antioch University New England 

Making Math Magical! 

How can we, as educators, meet the mathematics standards in a play – based environment? How can we teach and engage through imagination so that the spirit of the child is enlivened and nourished?

This workshop will bring current mathematics standards and curriculum to life in an imaginative, play – based arena. Through music, movement, poetry and story, teachers will learn strategies and tools for teaching mathematics through play. This workshop will feature creative exploration of shape and number as well as a chance to brainstorm and discuss ways to bring curriculum concepts and procedures to children in a way that meets the developing child. This full day workshop will also include ways to differentiate curriculum to meet different learners as well as strategies for assessment.

Teachers will receive a collection of resources and should come dressed to move.

About the facilitator:
Jen Kershaw is an Adjunct Faculty member at Antioch University New England. She holds a B.A. in Theater Performance from the   University of South Florida, Tampa, 1991, and a Masters of   Science in Education from Wheelock College in Boston. She   completed her Waldorf Teacher’s Training Certificate Program with Antioch University in 2011. She holds a N.H. Teaching Certificate in Elementary Education (1-8) and Special   Education (N-9). Jen is also a graduate of the Teaching Students with Special Needs Program, 1999.  She currently teaches first grade at High Mowing School in Wilton, NH.