(30 ISBE Clock Hours) Are you constantly striving to see your students show significant growth in their math skills? Math stations with small group learning is an effective way to foster meaningful learning, showing growth in math skills for each individual student. In this course, you will learn actionable steps for how to assess and group students, implement math stations in your classroom, and get engaging math activities going for your students.

  • Total Price: $145
  • Credit Type: ISBE Clock Hours

  • Credits: 30 ISBE Clock Hours

  • 18 High-Quality Resources Provided With The Course


  • Math
  • Early Childhood
  • Lesson & Curriculum Planning
  • Teaching Strategies
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Course Objectives & What You Will Learn in this Course:

What You Will Learn
  • Learn The Benefits of Math Stations in the Classroom
  • Learn How to Effectively Implement Math Stations in the Classroom
  • Receive Tools & Strategies to Plan, Manage, & Measure the Effectiveness of Your Math Stations

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Course Guiding Question:

Course Guiding Questions

How can math stations be used as a tool to foster significant growth in each individual student’s math skills in my classroom?

Very Helpful Math Stations Course!!!

This course gave a great overview of how to set up Math Stations for elementary students. The lessons and videos were really helpful and organized and the course had great resources for my planning and to use wiht my students. I would definitely recommend this course to my fellow teachers!

-Elementary Teacher

 30 ISBE Clock Hours

At the conclusion of this course, you will earn 30 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 – Math Stations: What, Why, & How

  • What math stations Are
  • Why and when stations are beneficial to students when we differentiate for student groups
  • An overview of the steps that should be taken to implement math stations
  • What effective math stations look and sound like in the primary grades

Section 2 – Grouping Students

  • When to use whole group instruction and when to use small group instruction
  • Different options for grouping students
  • Common practices and recommendations for grouping students
  • Effective ways to assess students’ skills

Section 3 – Math Stations Planning Activities & Implementation

  • How to choose and plan math station activities based on grade level
  • How to differentiate stations activities to meet the needs of learners
  • How to use the provided resources effectively
  • How to implement stations into the classroom by following a sequence of steps

Section 4 – Expectations & Behaviors

  • How and why to establish age-appropriate expectations for independent work time
  • The importance of modeling expected behaviors
  • How to choose a behavior management plan that works effectively for you and your students

Section 5 – Collecting Data

  • Why collecting data during small group time is important
  • Different ways data can be collected
  • How to develop a strategy for keeping students accountable while working independently
Professional Development Course Resources

Helpful Resources & Templates Included With the Course
The course comes with 18 templates, tools, and graphic organizers ready to be used in your classroom!
These Include:

  • Math Stations Activities by Grade Level
  • Assessments Based on Grade Level
  • Math Stations Activities – Extra Resources
  • Grade Level Math Skills Expectations
  • Groups Planner
  • Final Activity Template
  • Student Math Stations Data Tracker
  • Long-Term Stations Planner
  • Math Stations Implementation Guide
  • Rotations Schedule Template
  • Weekly Stations Plan
  • Behavior Management Strategies
  • Math Stations Expectations
  • Math Small Group Progress Monitoring Tool
  • Progress Monitoring By Grade Level Tool
  • Student Math Work Trackers
  • Student Activities Materials Organizer
  • Effectiveness Rubric
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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 30 ISBE clock hours once complete
  • Once your course is complete you will receive a completed ISBE certificate from NEIU

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