Atlantic Seaboard Dyslexia Education Center
Multisensory Mathematics I
For Distance Learners ; Winter 2016

Fulfills one course requirement for Teaching Level Certification

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 January - March 2016
  • 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 March 31, 2016.
  • 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 16 - March 19, 2016
Online Sessions: Participants will meet online with Marilyn Zecher tor two 90 minute sessions in February.  Dates TBD.
There is no set time that you must be signed in except during the online sessions with the instructor.
Cost:$775 (includes Shipping and Handling costs for course manual and Manipulatives starter kit) Discount prices available for schools that register 6 or more teachers.
MaterialsParticipants receive Math Manual that includes teacher re-producible masters as well as a starter kit of math manipulatives.
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Graduate Credit From Trinity University for an additional fee.  Requests for Graduate Credit must be submitted by January 16, 2016.


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