(15 ISBE Clock Hours) This course will teach participants how to establish a classroom culture that is conducive to learning and sharing. They will also learn a variety of ways to check their students’ understanding of elementary math content, so they are able to assess the effectiveness of their teaching. Participants will also be able to recognize twelve of the most common math misconceptions, and will be ready to correct those misconceptions through a variety of instructional strategies taught in this course.

  • Total Price: $85
  • Credit Type: ISBE Clock Hours

  • Credits: 15 ISBE Clock Hours

  • 9 High-Quality Resources Provided with the Course


  • Math
  • Classroom Management/Behavior
  • Lesson & Curriculum Planning
  • Teaching Strategies
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Course Objectives & What You Will Learn in this Course:

What You Will Learn
  • Learn How to Establish a Productive Classroom Culture, Community, & Growth Mindset In Your Students

  • Learn How to Check For Understanding, Identify, & Correct Common Math Misconceptions

  • Learn How to Intervene & Re-teach Critical Math Concepts Based on Identified Math Misconceptions

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Course Guiding Question:

Course Guiding Questions

How can I monitor the level of understanding in my students, predict misconceptions they may have in my planning, and build an action plan for addressing misconceptions and re-teaching concepts so that all of my elementary students can be successful in math?

Loved this course!

We have some state testing coming up and I’m so excited to try some of these checking for understanding strategies for our review! I have a much better idea of how I can re-teach concepts that I know students will be struggling with, and I have a good plan for how to keep track of what my students know!

-Elementary Math Teacher

 15 ISBE Clock Hours

At the conclusion of this course, you will earn 15 ISBE clock hours, including a signed ISBE certificate.

Continuing Education hours through Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU) are offered as ISBE clock hours and indicated as continuing education clock hours on a University provided certificate. Although offered in partnership with NEIU, they do not result in graduate- level or academic credit and cannot be used toward a degree program. These courses are primarily intended for recertification or re-licensure and continuing education for teachers in the state of Illinois.

Northeastern Illinois University is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. It is recognized as an approved provider of ISBE clock hours by the state of Illinois.

Course Sections

Topics Covered and General Course Outline

Section 1 – Establishing a Math Community

Analyze components of classroom culture that help establish a strong classroom community, then reflect on an area of growth you would like to consider for yourself in a future classroom

Section 2 – Checking for Understanding

Learn 12 check for understanding methods and when each are best used in the classroom, then reflect on several methods appropriate for your current or future class and grade level

Section 3 – Interventions

Analyze three intervention methods to re-teach class content, then reflect on how you’d re-teach a concept specific to your grade level

Section 4 – Common Math Misconceptions

Review the common misconceptions in elementary math and reflect on misconceptions your own students would experience at your grade level

Professional Development Course Resources

Helpful Resources & Templates Included With the Course
The course comes with 9 templates, tools, and graphic organizers ready to be used in your classroom!
These Include:

  • Check for Understanding Strategy Guide
  • Classroom Culture Evaluation Tool
  • Correcting Elementary Math Misconceptions Strategy Guide
  • Effectiveness Checklist
  • Intervention Plan Template
  • Math Check for Understanding & Intervention Plan Template and Sample
  • Implementation Observation Checklist and Sample

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Receive a copy of the course syllabus by submitting the form below. Once submitted, we automatically email you a copy. The syllabus contains detailed and important information on the structure and core content of the course as well as grading.

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  • Register for full access to the course for 1 full year
  • Get started immediately, work at your own pace, and earn 15 ISBE clock hours once complete
  • Once your course is complete you will receive a completed ISBE certificate from NEIU

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