Web-Based Resources for Numeric Literacy
Whether you are teaching in-person, online, or hybrid, this session will introduce you to a variety of web-based resources to build numeric literacy. Highlighted resources target skills from early elementary to adult workplace learning. During this workshop you will learn key strategies for teaching numeracy with web-based resources. After an introduction to resources aligned with each instructional strategy, workshop participants will choose breakout rooms to explore and evaluate which resources are best for their own context.
What is the difference between mathematics and numeracy? Numeracy is the ability to respond to mathematical information in a real-world context. Numeracy assessments measure how well adults can use math to solve everyday problems, and it should be a goal of childhood mathematics as well.
The instructional strategies and web-based resources shared in this session can be modified for use with a wide variety of learning contexts. One sample lesson will be shared from The Literacy Cooperative’s free and downloadable Contextualized Curriculum, intended for use with Integrated Education &Training (IET).
PRESENTER: Meagen Farrell is a trainer, woodworker, and PhD student. As Chief Learning Officer of Mustard Seed Training, Meagen supports parents and educators to create a more just and loving society. In addition to training and program development, Mustard Seed Training builds and sells materials for Catechesis of the Good Shepherd and other interactive forms of Christian discipleship. Meagen serves as a national author and trainer in the field of adult literacy, helping educators find a balance between face-to-face and digital instruction. She has a BA in Religion from Oberlin College, Certificate in Distance Education from Penn State University, MA in Theology and Religious Studies from John Carroll University, and is currently pursuing a PhD in Educational Technology at Kent State University.
Friday Dec 1, 2023 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST