Greg Tang Virtual Academy K-8 Educators Summer 2020

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For the second summer since 2014, we will not be hosting our national Math Plus Conference or any regional conferences or in-person workshops. But there is a silver lining. Our Virtual Math Academy is back for Year 2, and after teaching more than 750 virtual workshops for teachers and 100 virtual lessons for students this past school year, Greg has more to offer than ever!


The theme for this summer and the 2021-22 school year is differentiated and effective instruction. Yes, many students have some catching up to do after these past 2 school years, but many will be on track and some will be ahead of the curve. More than ever, it will be critical for teachers to feel comfortable and confident that they can give every student exactly what they need.

To be effective, teachers need the skills, know-how, tools, and technology to provide effective and differentiated instruction. To help, Greg has a brand, new workshop for this summer called Essential Strategies & Skills.


It will consist of four, 1-hour virtual sessions. Choose morning, afternoon, or both. Greg will cover Number Sense, Operations, Reasoning, and Word Problems for grades K thru 6.


To ensure everyone can focus on specific skills, strategies, and standards for each grade level, sessions will be offered to teachers in narrow grade bands: K, 1-2, 3-4, and 5-6. You will have the choice of taking any workshop live by joining our Zoom sessions the week of June 21-24 or July 12-15.


Busy those weeks? Pay a reduced cost and watch the recording when you have time. It’s virtually impossible to tell the difference between a live and recorded session!


In addition to his primary workshop, Greg will also be offering 10 supplemental, half-day workshops for teachers of grades 1 thru 8:


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Fraction Foundations (3-6)
Fraction Operations (3-6)
Proportional Reasoning (5-8)
Algebraic Thinking (6-8)
Measurement & Data (3-5)

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Strategic Intervention (1-3)
Strategic Intervention (4-6)
Effective Enrichment (1-6)
Lesson Planning (1-6)
Decimal Operations (4-6)

 

Our Virtual Math Academy starts June 21st and continues until August 4th. Create the perfect, summer PD schedule to meet your learning goals and budget. We weill help you get ready for the new school year in three important ways.


First. Greg will focus on the most important concepts at each grade level, including the specific concrete, pictorial, and abstract models that help kids most. We will focus on fewer more effective visual models and tools, then learn to generalize and apply them more broadly. That’s algebraic thinking.


Second. Since all of our summer workshops are virtual, you will have the chance to experience the digital, math revolution – what effective math instruction could look like with the right tools and technology. Greg will show you how to save hundreds of hours of prep and modeling time – hours you and your kids need to fill gaps in understanding and skills. Greg will offer tips for:

1.  Using the right models and manipulatives to model key concepts.

2.  Teaching more effectively in whole group and small group settings.

3.  Communicating concepts and assessing student understanding in person and online.


Third. Greg’s sessions provide an opportunity for you to experience firsthand the power and flexibility of visual and virtual math instruction. Why did more than 450,000 students join Greg’s lessons this spring? Because they loved learning math visually, virtually, and vivaciously! We want you to experience the magic of Greg’s approach to teaching and learning, too. It’s empowering. It’s uplifting. It’s engaging. It’s enlightening.


Why Tang Math. Math is profoundly different than other subjects. Every skill, strategy, and standard is part of a conceptual and technical progression that begins in elementary school and builds through middle and high school. For instruction to be effective, we need to leverage foundational skills and strategies in systematic and sensible ways.


Greg Tang’s “Less Is More” approach focuses on the most important skills and strategies at each grade level. The ones that generalize well when problems get harder and develop the abstract thinking and reasoning skills kids need as they grow older.


Since 2001, Greg has done more than 4,500 workshops, conferences, and author visits. His streamlined, strategic, and sensible approach to teaching math have transformed schools by increasing understanding, test scores, and enjoyment.


Greg’s original website GregTangMath.com and his new website TangMath.com are now cornerstones of school curriculums around the world and have had more than 123 million page views to date.


Pitching In. Since the start of the pandemic in March 2020 – Greg Sr, Greg Jr, and colleague Jared have taught more than one thousand free PD sessions for teachers, workshops for parents, and lessons for students and their families.


In the past 3 months alone, more than 458,000 students have participated in a live, K-8 lesson, and in the past 12 months, tens of thousands of teachers and parents from across the United States, Canada and our military bases in Europe and the Pacific have joined a workshop.


Virtually Incredible. Teachers say Greg’s virtual sessions are as informative and inspiring as in-person PD, and in a truly ironic twist, many say his sessions feel more personal than the in-person workshops they normally attend! Greg's student lessons? Teachers rave about the way he differentiates instruction and gets all of their students – even their most reluctant learners – to actively learn, participate, and dance to celebrate and enjoy their learning.


SUMMER 2021. We invite teachers, coaches, and administrators to join us and experience firsthand the magic of Greg’s teaching style and teaching methods. You will learn to use:


1.  Low floor/high ceiling activities that encourage exploration & independence.

2.  Virtual tools & manipulatives that encourage visualization, reasoning, and intuitive understanding.

3.  Clever problems that encourage metacognition and creative problem solving.


The best part? You will come away feeling encouraged, enlightened, and energized – likely more excited than ever to start another school year. Whether you are new to the Greg Tang way of teaching math or a seasoned veteran back for the umpteenth time – we welcome you to what promises to be a scintillating summer of learning, laughing, and many weirdly satisfying moments!


Pay-Per-View PD
Couldn't attend our live workshops? Schedule a pay-per-view PD!
New this year! You are able to watch any of our 2021 Summer Academy lessons when it works for your schedule. At the date and time you select, you will have access to watch the recorded lesson. This option is available to indvidiual teachers and there are group rates available. View the list below to see when each session will be available to start playback.
Information on how to schedule your pay-per-view PD will be sent out after registration.

Summer 2020 Feedback

Survey Results.

Feedback from Summer 2020 was incredibly positive and many teachers said they liked our virtual format better than in-person instruction!

“The virtual platform was a relaxed and engaging way to learn. You felt a part of the group - able to ask and answer live questions. I was skeptical at first, but Greg Tang is highly engaging and full of real-world application of skills. I attended two sessions and the time flew by.”

“This is helpful for both the math content and the modeling of teaching virtually! Everyone will learn many things as Greg is so knowledgeable and engaging! Don’t think twice about it and just sign up!”

This is a must-do!! Very well designed, personal, interactive, and engaging. Better than in- person workshops!!”

“This workshop allows the participant to get a good handle on many of those "nagging questions" teachers have like, "Well, how could I do that?" and "What would be a useful way to teach that?" Greg's no nonsense approach and clear explanations make even the most convoluted standard comprehensible.”

“Greg's pacing and effective delivery of content material is calming and thought-provoking. Love his approach to number sense!”

Click the button on the schedule to join us for 2021!

Onsite School Visits

GREG TANG SR is a best-selling children's author, an international math consultant, and a keynote speaker at major mathematics, literacy, and technology conferences. Greg is the author of eight award-winning children's books from Scholastic including the New York Times best seller The Grapes of Math and the gold medal-winning eBook Math Appeal.

Greg is also the creator of GregTangMath.com - a cornerstone of school math curriculums around the world with more than 114 million page views to date. In the last 19 years, Greg has done more than 4,200 workshops, conferences and school visits and has been called the "math missionary" for his dedication and passion for teaching math.

For pricing and availability, email gregtangmath@gmail.com.

GREG TANG JR is a master game developer, programmer, word problem expert and favorite among students, teachers and parents across the country. His most popular creations include Tangy Tuesdays™, Ten Frame Mania™, NumTanga™, and his new website tangmath.com has re-invented the way math instruction is given in the classroom.

Greg Jr does over 200 onsite workshops per year, including professional development for teachers, enrichment assemblies for students, math nights for parents and more. His renowned "Math Mania" program is now in over 30 states nationwide, and continues to expand to new districts each year. If you're looking to jumpstart your math or STEM program contact Greg Jr today!

For pricing and availability, email contact@tangmath.com.

CATHY KUHNS is a well-known speaker and author who has recently retired after 35 years in the classroom. She has taught every grade level from Kindergarten through 5th grade and her students consistently ranked near the top in both understanding and test scores in Florida. Cathy presents with Greg Tang Sr at his summer Math Plus Conferences and in districts in Texas, Missouri, Wyoming, Illinois, Indiana, New Jersey, Connecticut, South Carolina and Florida. In 1999, Cathy was a Presidential Award winner for the teaching of mathematics.

For pricing and availability, email gregtangmath@gmail.com.

Frequently Asked Questions


Registration Questions

Can I pay with a credit card?
Yes, we accept onsite credit card payments. After completing your registration information, you will be taken to the payments page where you can complete your registration using your credit card. You will receive an email once your payment has been processed.
 

Can I register using a purchase order?
Of course! We know that many districts will only allow workshop registration using purchase orders. Once you complete your registration information, you will be taken to a page to complete your payment information. Your registration is not confirmed until you enter your purchase order information or complete purchase with credit card. If you do not have a PO # at the time of registration, enter "email" in the PO # field and send us an email at contact@tangmath.com to confirm your registration. You can email, fax or mail your PO to the information below. Payment is preferred prior to the event.
 

When is my payment due?
Payments are due prior to the event date.
 

Do you offer group discounts?
For our 2021 Virtual Academy we are offering the following group discounts:

      Groups of 3+ receive $5 off per registration. (Use code "group3" at checekout.)
      Groups of 10+ receive $10 off per registration. (Use code "group10" at checkout.)
      Groups of 20+ contact us at tj@tangmath.com.

Group discounts will be applied only when registering as a group. Discounts can be used for both the Live Sessions and PPV PD.
Select a lesson from the schedule to view pricing.
 

When will the teachers receive confirmtion emails?
Confirmation will be sent to the email address that completed the registration automatically. This will be the only initial confirmation received by your group.

For Virtual Live Sessions: Each registered teacher will receive a confirmation email 4-7 days before the event. Zoom information will be sent the day before each event by 2pm CT.
For PPV PD: In early July, all of the PPV PD registrations will receive information on how to schedule their session. Once they schedule their session, they will automatically receive an email confirmation. By 5pm CT the day before their session they will receive information on how to watch.

Virtual Live Session Questions

Where do I watch the session?
Our virtual live sessions are hosted on Zoom. Our PPV PD will be played on our Tang Math Live player which is powered by Vimeo.
 

When will I get the link to the session?
Links will be sent out by 2:00pm CT the day before the event.
 

Can I watch the session with a collaegue or friend?
The pricing for our PPV PD and our Virtual Live Sessions are all a per-person. While you can watch with other teachers, payment is required for each individual watching the session.
 

Do I have to be on camera?
Yes, all guests for our live sessions are required to be on camera during the entire meeting. This is both for security reasons, and because it makes for a much better learning environment.

Pay-Per-View PD Questions

Can I pick any date and time I want to watch the session?
Yes, after you sign up for our PPV PD, we will send you information on how to select the date and time you want to watch the session.
 

How long will I have access to the recording?
You will be able to watch the recording at the specific date and time you have requested. You will not have access to it after that.
 

When is the latest I can schedule the PPV PD?
We don't currently have an end date for when the PPV PD can be scheduled, but plan on having them available during the fall of 2021.
 

Can I watch the session with a collaegue or friend?
The pricing for our PPV PD and our Virtual Live Sessions are all a per-person. While you can watch with other teachers, payment is required for each individual watching the session.