Welcome back to school! This fall Illustrative Mathematics will be offering our second Virtual Lecture Series, this one focuses on the theme:

Working with Number in the Elementary Classroom

The following lectures are scheduled in the series on Thursday nights from 7-8pm Eastern on Adobe Connect. Watch them live with the ability to ask questions, or watch the recordings at any time:

**September 25, 2014 Linda Gojak**, Immediate Past President, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Director, The Center for Mathematics Education, Teaching, and Technology, John Carroll University *“Using Representations to Introduce Early Number and Fraction Concepts”*

**October 23, 2014 Dona Apple**, Mathematics Learning Community Project, Regional Science Resource Center, University of Massachusetts Medical School *“Supporting students’ conceptual understanding about number through reasoning, explaining and evidence in both their oral and written work”*

**November 20, 2014 Brad Findell, **The Ohio State University

**December 11, 2014 Francis (Skip) Fennell**, Professor of Education McDaniel College, Past President NCTM *“Fractions Sense – It’s all about understanding fractions as numbers (and this includes those special fractions – decimals!) – use of representations, equivalence, comparing/ordering and connections”*

**January 22, 2015 Susan Jo Russell**, TERC: Mathematics and Science Education and **Deborah Schifter**, Education Development Center (EDC) *“Operations and Algebraic Thinking in the Elementary Grades”*

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This school year we will offer two series. In the fall we are featuring “Working with Number in the Elementary Classroom” and this spring we will offer “Incorporating Mathematical Practices into the Middle and High School Classroom.” The intended audience for these series is classroom teachers, district and state mathematics specialists, and mathematics coaches. The five hour long sessions will include 40 minutes of presentation from national experts on Adobe Connect, followed by 20 minutes of Q&A. The sessions will also be recorded for participants that are not able to join in person. The cost to virtually attend each series is $150.

Here is a flyer to circulate among friends that might be interested or to post in the staff room! Hope to see you there.

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