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 & 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 Sensible & Strategic Instruction.


It will consist of four, 1-hour virtual sessions. Choose morning, afternoon, or both. Greg will cover Number Sense, Operations, Word Problems, and a fourth session on Enrichment for Kindergarten and Intervention for grades 1 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 workshops 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 8 supplemental, half-day workshops for teachers of grades 1 thru 8:


1.  Fraction Foundations (3-6)
2.  Fraction Operations (3-6)
3.  Decimal Operations (4-6)
4.  Proportional Reasoning (6-8)

5.  Algebraic Thinking (6-8)
6.  Measurement & Data (3-5)
7.  Effective Intervention (1-6)
8.  Lesson Planning (1-6)

 

Our Virtual Math Academy starts June 22nd 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. He has transformed schools and districts – increasing understanding, test scores, and enjoyment along the way. Greg’s streamlined and sensible approach to math – together with his website gregtangmath.com with more than 123 million page views to date – are now cornerstones of school curriculums worldwide.


Since the pandemic started in March 2020, Greg, his son Greg Jr, and their colleague Jared have taught more than 1,000 free, virtual PD workshops for teachers, workshops and enrichment sessions for parents and families, and lessons and enrichment sessions for kids across the United States, Canada, and on our military bases in Europe and the Pacific.


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 workshops they normally attend. So join us this summer for:


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

2.  Virtual tools & manipulatives that help students think visually and intuitively.

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

4.  Tips for designing effective and enriching virtual and in-person lessons.

5.  Many smiles and weirdly satisfying moments!

2021 Summer Schedule
Zoom Link
You will receive your Zoom link by 2:00 pm CDT the day before our workshop.

For security reasons:
1. You must sign up on this form with a current and valid K-8 school-issued email address.
2. Your video camera must be turned on during the entire meeting.
3. We reserve the right to mute or disinvite any attendee to protect the security of others.
4. We respectfully ask that you do not post your link or forward it to any other person.
 

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.