Math in the Real World: Teaching Meaningful Standards-based Math Part 1

Presentation Slides

Jenny Root, Ph.D.

This session will focus on a 6-step process that teachers can follow to plan meaningful standards-based math to students with significant cognitive disabilities. The process is designed to help teachers contextualize math concepts from state standards within meaningful real-world applications, increasing student generalization. Using a tell-show-try-apply framework, teachers will have opportunities to work through the 6-step process during the session to begin planning instruction for their own students.

Credits: Act 48, Psych, Instructional Hours
Audience: Special Education Teachers; Teachers/other professionals who work with students who have sustained traumatic brain injury; General Education Teachers; Supervisors/Administrators; Parents, Guardians, Family Members; Paraprofessionals

Speaker biography: Jenny Root, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Special Education in the School of Teacher Education at Florida State University. She teaches courses on differentiating instruction, access to the general curriculum, and transition for students with disabilities. Dr. Root is a board-certified behavior analyst (BCBA) and uses applied behavior analysis as a theoretical framework in designing and evaluating interventions and practices.
Dr. Root’s research focuses on instructional methods to promote academic learning for students with autism and intellectual disability. She was the 2019 recipient of the Tom E. C. Smith Early Career Award from the Division of Autism and Developmental Disabilities and 2015 recipient of the Alice Hayden Emerging Leader award from TASH. Her work has been published in peer-reviewed journals and she has written several book chapters on the education and assessment of students with extensive support needs.
Dr. Root is a former classroom teacher of middle school students with disabilities in North Carolina. She completed an undergraduate degree in Special Education at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, where she was a NC Teaching Fellow, and a masters degree in Special Education and graduate certificate in autism spectrum disorders at East Carolina University. She earned her PhD. In Special Education with emphasis on severe disabilities and applied behavior analysis from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte where she was a Snyder Fellow and OSEP Special Education Leadership Scholar.

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