Multisensory Mathematics I: For Distance Learners : 2018
Fulfills one course requirement for Teaching Level Certification

"I’m sure you hear this all the time but I need to say it anyway……

Thank you for a wonderful class!  I wish this course were required for all teachers and a part of teacher preparation courses.  I will be encouraging as many colleagues as I can to try and get into your class.  I have learned an abundant amount of valuable strategies that will benefit me, my colleagues and my students for a very long time. I have already been using what I have learned in my second grade classroom and am seeing results. I can’t wait to do summer school with grades 1-3 so that I can reach more students who need these approaches.  I feel encouraged that we can finally begin to close some gaps and not just watch the gap increase by doing the same things more slowly over and over but instead use systematic OG approaches that will in fact truly help our students close their gaps in learning and become more confident in their abilities. "  Erika Clark, teacher

Based on the Orton-Gillingham philosophy of teaching, Multisensory Mathematics I applies the research-based Concrete-Representation-Abstract (CRA) approach to teaching mathematics as advocated by the National Math Panel and the NCTM. Participants learn to apply this methodology in guiding students from foundation skills and numeracy to place value, operations, fractions and decimals. Participants learn to use manipulatives effectively to reinforce concepts, aid memory and enhance performance for all students. Strategies for helping students learn and retrieve math facts are stressed as well as structured procedures for computational accuracy. This approach is especially effective with students who learn differently, inclusion classes and ESL learners. The approach is effective for initial instruction as well as remedial work at all levels and is compatible with all curricula and programs.

Watch a sample lesson from Marilyn Zecher's Multisensory training

Participants receive Math Manual that includes teacher re-producible masters as well as a starter kit of math manipulatives.

Distance Learning Procedures:

  • Participants have access to 30 hours (five full days of lectures) of recorded sessions between September 23-November 19, 2017
  • Participants may communicate daily with instructor through online community blog
  • Participants meet with instructor in two online sessions dates: See below
  • Participants complete required class assignments no later than December 1, 2017
  • Participants seeking certification as Math Specialists will be required to submit a digital video project as evidence of proficiency in the language applications of the course.
Technical Requirements:
  • A Pentium II or faster computer that can log on to the Internet
  • An Internet Service Provider (ISP)
  • Valid email address for the participant (all communication occurs via email)
  • Up-to-date browser such as Internet Explorer,Firefox, or Safari
  • PC users: most recent version of Flash installed for your browser of choice
  • Mac users: plan to use the Safari browser or Flash installed for your browser of choice
  • Audio speakers or headphones plugged into the computer
  • Access to a printer
Course Credit Requirements

Next Course

When: January 20 - March 26 , 2018
Online Sessions: Participants will meet online with Marilyn Zecher tor two 90 minute sessions.  Dates TBD.
There is no set time that you must be signed in except during the online sessions with the instructor..
Cost:$785 (includes Shipping and Handling costs for course manual and Manipulatives starter kit) Discount prices available for schools that register 6 or more teachers.
Materials: Participants receive Math Manual a few days prior to the start of class that includes teacher re-producible masters as well as a starter kit of math manipulatives.
Online Access to the class videos and materials will be available on the first day of class. We will send you an email with course login information one day prior to the start of class.
You must become an ASDEC member to register. Join here.
Graduate Credit From Trinity University is available for an additional fee.  Please complete this form along with payment and submit it to by the first day of the course.
NEXT ONLINE MATH COURSE: April 7-June 23, 2018
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania June  25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 2018

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22 West Jefferson Street, Suite 307, Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: 301.762.2414  
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