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Gr. 6 -12 AERO Mathematics Moving Learning Forward

Erma Anderson, Math Consultant

Wednesdays, March 31 & April 7, 14 & 21

16:30-17:30 CEST/GMT+2 (Four 1 hour sessions)

No fee for MAIS Member Schools  · $50 Non-Member schools

Certificates for PD hours for participants

Time for All Sessions

15:30-16:30 = England, Morocco, Portugal, Tunis

16:30-17:30  = Egypt, France, Italy, Spain

17:30 - 18:30 = Cyprus, Greece, Lebanon

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AERO is offering a series of four (1 hr) online opportunities focused on the NCTM/NCSM Moving Forward recommendations for instructional practices that support mathematics teaching and learning during the COVID Era: face-to-face, hybrid or remote settings.

  1. Implementation of three key norms is essential to all mathematics classrooms:

  2. Tasks that promote thinking, prompt discourse, and reveal misconceptions;

  3. Questions that advance understanding and uncover errors; and

  4. Evidence that informs formative assessment.

We will share strategies for addressing the Moving Forward recommendations through the lens of the TQE process. These sessions are designed for 6-12 teachers.

Session 1 - Planning the Learning Journey

WEDNESDAY, March 31, 2021 | 4:30-5:30pm (CEST, GMT+2)

Using the priority areas, this session will identify the ‘learning intentions’ of the priority content and the prerequisite knowledge needed for accessing the priority content. A process for identifying a learning progression, a pathway to successfully achieving the ‘learning intention’ will be shared.


Session 2 - The Task

WEDNESDAY, April 7, 2021 | 4:30-5:30pm (CEST, GMT+2)

To gather evidence of student learning of the priority areas, students need opportunities to engage in problem solving. This session will focus on exploring a variety of rich, student-centered tasks and analyzing the strategies to help students make sense of the tasks and assist them in persevering and engaging in critical thinking.

Session 3 - The Questioning

WEDNESDAY, April 14, 2021 | 4:30-5:30pm (CEST, GMT+2)

Effective classroom questioning does more than identify what a student may or may not know. Questions can engage and challenge a student. Effective questioning helps students develop critical thinking skills and is a powerful teaching strategy to open doors at every stage of the learning experience. This session will focus on strategies for crafting important questions and questioning techniques which support visible student thinking and move student learning forward.


Session 4 - The Evidence

WEDNESDAY, April 21, 2021 | 4:30-5:30pm (CEST, GMT+2)

To experience success in mathematics, students must be able to construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others. They should be able to analyze situations, form plausible arguments and be able to communicate their ideas and conclusions to others. Conversely, students should have the communication skills to understand, analyze and respond to the arguments and conclusions formed by others. This session will focus on the tools and strategies needed to develop these overarching competencies in your students.

Erma Andeson Biography

Erma Anderson is a former high school physics and mathematics teacher and Albert Einstein Distinguished Fellow in the US Senate. She was a Senior Program Officer with the National Research Council assisting in the development of the National Science Education Standards and a Christa McAuliffe Fellow with the National Foundation for the Improvement of Education.

She has worked with the National Science Teachers Association on several projects including the Mentoring Initiative e-Mentoring for Student Success (eMSS), development of sciLINKS (, and Project Manager of Scope, Sequence, and Coordination of Secondary School Science.
She was Associate Project Director for the Council for Basic Education’s Schools Around the World project, developing and implementing the Evidence to Excellence protocol, professional development that used student work from nine participating countries to enhance the teaching and learning of mathematics and science. Ms. Anderson worked with the Council in the writing of state and district curriculum frameworks and benchmarking of state standards to NAEP and Japanese standards.

Ms. Anderson has considerable experience developing and facilitating workshops, on site and online with multiple national entities. Currently, she is a Mathematics consultant working with international schools on implementing the AERO Mathematics Standards. She also facilitates the Math Specialist in International Schools (MSIS) and Math Fellows in International Schools (MFIS) initiative.

In the past 14 years, she has facilitated conversations about the K-12 math and science curriculum, instruction, and assessment in over 120 international schools and facilitated over 500 parent presentations on the teaching and learning of mathematics.

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