Web Event: Schema Based Instruction – Teaching Children with Different Learning Needs to Successfully Solve Word Problems

 webeventlogoDate: September 21, 2015

Time: 3:30 pm EDT



Presented by ALDI and LEARN

Schema Based Instruction is an instructional strategy that uses visual representations to teach children the underlying mathematical structure of a word problem. SBI helps children understand the relationships between the numbers in the problem, reduces the cognitive load on working memory, and helps them become more efficient problem solvers. During this webinar, you will be introduced to Schema Based Instruction and shown how it can be used to help children solve word problems.

Presenters: Kim Desmarais

Kim Desmarais is an educator and Clinical Activities Specialist with over 12 years with children with special needs and their families. Instruction. She is currently a PhD student in the Research and Clinical Psychology program at Concordia University. Her research focuses on the problem solving strategies used by children with different learning needs during Schema Based Instruction (SBI). Kim’s future research will focus on examining the use of SBI to help children learn to solve situational problems.

Style of Event: webcast

Target Audience: Pre-school, Elementary – cycle 1, Resources teachers, special education consultants, math consultants

Maximum 30 participants

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About Susan van Gelder

Susan has over 20 years experience in the classroom at the elementary level, first as a homeroom teacher and later as an ICT teacher. She has presented sessions and workshops at a number of conferences, both in Canada and the U.S. Her work with LEARN is directed towards providing materials for teachers and consultants to help with powerful ways of using technology to improve communication and learning. She wrote her first blog post in 2005.
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