MATH STATIONS FOR PREK – 2ND GRADE – VCSU COURSE

(2 Semester Credits) 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. You will design an action plan for your classroom, develop an additional resource to support your plan, and analyze research to support implementation in the classroom. The course ends with you designing an implementation plan designed to ensure you are successfully incorporating the lesson concepts, ideas, and resources into a future lesson.

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COURSE DETAILS:
  • Total Price: $269
  • This price includes a $129 One-time fee now + $70/Credit when you finish your course

  • Credit Type: Graduate-Level Credit
  • Credits: 2 Semester Credits
  • 18 High-Quality Resources Provided With The Course

CONTENT AREAS:

  • 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

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  2 Graduate-Level Semester Credits:

At the conclusion of this course, you will earn 2 Graduate-Level Semester Credits

This course falls under Valley City State University’s (VCSU) EDUC 2000 numbering system, for the purposes of credential/licensure designed primarily for electives or professional development/salary advancement purposes. This course is for 2 Credits and requires a minimum passage grade of 80%. Model Teaching is an accredited partner with VCSU. Upon course completion, you will be provided with 2 graduate-level semester credits, along with an official transcript and letter grade from VCSU for you to submit to your district or state department of education for your licensing and/or salary advancement needs.

REGIONALLY ACCREDITED · OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT PROVIDED · INCLUDES A LETTER GRADE

Model Teaching has helped thousands of teachers across the country meet their relicensing requirements.  This course is offered in partnership with Valley City State University.

VCSU is a public, regional university originally founded in 1890. Since its founding, VCSU has grown into an innovative state university, offering exceptional learning programs and learner-centered education throughout the central midwest. Regionally-accredited, including accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), VCSU offers continuing education courses to educators through private partnerships such as Model Teaching. Model Teaching’s graduate-level credit courses provided through VCSU are designed primarily for professional development/salary advancement & license renewal purposes. All online VCSU-partnered courses taken through Model Teaching will include access to graduate-level credit through VCSU along with an official transcript and letter grade.

Valley City State University is regionally-accredited and accredited by the following bodies:

  • Higher Learning Commission (HLC), formerly the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA)
  • National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education
  • American Association of School Librarians (AASL-CAEP)

All VCSU-partnered Model Teaching courses will include access to graduate-level credit through VCSU along with an official transcript and letter grade.

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Please confirm your specific district or state requirements for license renewal prior to registering and feel free to reach out to us with any questions you may have about our graduate-level courses.

Model Teaching has helped thousands of teachers across the country meet their relicensing requirements.  This course is offered in partnership with Valley City State University.

VCSU is a public, regional university originally founded in 1890. Since its founding, VCSU has grown into an innovative state university, offering exceptional learning programs and learner-centered education throughout the central midwest. Regionally-accredited, including accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), VCSU offers continuing education courses to educators through private partnerships such as Model Teaching. Model Teaching’s graduate-level credit courses provided through VCSU are designed primarily for professional development/salary advancement & license renewal purposes. All online VCSU-partnered courses taken through Model Teaching will include access to graduate-level credit through VCSU along with an official transcript and letter grade.

Valley City State University is regionally-accredited and accredited by the following bodies:

  • Higher Learning Commission (HLC), formerly the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA)
  • National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education
  • American Association of School Librarians (AASL-CAEP)

All course work completed will include an Official Transcript and Letter Grade, ready to submit to your district or state authority.

Please confirm your specific district or state requirements for salary advancement prior to registering and feel free to reach out to us with any questions you may have about our graduate-level courses.

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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$269
  • Register for full access to the course for 1 full year
  • Get started immediately, work at your own pace, and earn 2 Graduate-Level Semester Credits once complete
  • Once your course is complete you may then request your graduate credit(s) and official transcript

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