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WHAT: Open House and Hands-on Teacher Training in Innovative New Program! The Math & Movement Learning Center in the DeWitt Mall Suites (one floor above Moosewood Restaurant) will be having an open house to introduce a unique program to bring movement and fun to learning math and reading.
There will be an opportunity to meet the founder of Math & Movement and receive hands-on training in three short workshops. The nationally acclaimed Math & Movement
The program utilizes specially designed floor mats and banners that enable students to hop, walk, crawl, or dance their way to mastering math and reading concepts. The workshops introduce materials and activities for four of M&M’s most popular topics as used by teachers across the nation.
The goal of this event is to demonstrate the speed at which students can learn with Math & Movement
During the training, teachers and parents will practice using the materials with students. Students will discover they CAN LEARN EASILY and QUICKLY, even if they have had little success academically in their school careers thus far.
WHY: Eight out of ten children are kinesthetic learners (learn best through movement.) The kinesthetic nature of Math & Movement
Studies show this type of activity allows teachers and students to feel more energized, focused, and prepared to learn. At a time when there are 12 million obese children, physical fitness has become a matter of national urgency. As U.S. Senator Chris Dodd has said, “All of us—parents, schools, government, employers—need to see the rising childhood obesity rates for what they are: a medical emergency.”
Math & Movement promotes physical activity while simultaneously increasing learning. The end result: physically fit children and increased test scores.
WHEN: Friday, June 24, 2016
WHERE: Math & Movement Learning Center
Open House 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Workshops at noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3 p.m.
DeWitt Mall Suites, First Floor (one floor above Moosewood Restaurant)
215 North Cayuga Street, Ithaca, NY 14850
About Math & Movement
The program gives students the confidence to learn and absorb new concepts and teachers the confidence to help all children improve scores and fluency.