BER Online Learning for Educators


Grades 1-2: Using Vocabulary and Writing Strategies to Enhance Math Learning
The purpose of this course is to show how to lay a foundation for “writing to learn” in mathematics by developing primary students’ analytical thinking skills, increasing their math vocabulary, and engaging them in a variety of developmentally appropriate writing tasks.

Grades 1-3: Increasing Students' Mastery of Addition and Subtraction Facts
Taped in primary classrooms, this video-based online course demonstrates a wealth of highly engaging ways to develop young students' proficiency with addition and subtraction math facts.

Grades 3-6: Developing Core Math Problem-Solving Strategies
This course focuses on strengthening grade 3-6 students' use of tables, patterns, pictures, and diagrams as problem-solving tools. You'll learn the characteristics of effective problem solving instruction. All of the ideas, lessons and strategies in this course are designed to be implemented as part of an effective intermediate-level mathematics program.

Grades 3-6: Expanding Students' Repertoire of Math Problem-Solving Strategies
In this course, you'll observe many ways to engage intermediate grade level students in developing more sophisticated problem-solving strategies. As students encounter open-ended problems, they must learn to select the most appropriate problem-solving strategies. You'll see how to help students use their complete repertoire of skills and strategies to solve interesting and engaging problems.

Grades 3:6: Increasing Students' Mastery of Multiplication and Division Facts
Intermediate grade students who have a firm grasp of math facts are better prepared for learning increasingly complex math concepts. This video-based course demonstrates a variety of highly engaging ways to develop upper elementary students' proficiency with multiplication and division math facts.

Grades 3-6: Using Guided Math to Strengthen Students' Math Learning
Guided math is a versatile instructional strategy that works well with all math programs. In this video based course, you'll see experienced intermediate grade teachers provide explanations, models, and practical strategies for implementing small group guided math lessons to strengthen students' mathematical understanding and deepen their mathematical thinking.

Grades 3-6: Using Writing to Strengthen Your Students' Understanding of Math Concepts and Skills
Third through sixth grade learners need to gain proficiency in math calculation skills, but computation is not enough to ensure math understanding. This video-based online learning course takes you into intermediate grade classrooms to watch teachers engage students in thinking, talking and writing to help them analyze, process, and articulate new mathematical learning.

Grades K-2: Using Guided Math to Strengthen Students' Math Learning
This video-based professional development course demonstrates how to implement guided math as an effective way to address the diverse needs of primary students and increase their understanding and proficiency in math. Guided math is a technique, not a curriculum. Teachers use guided math groups to enhance existing math materials and programs.

Grades K-6: Strengthen Your Math Instruction with Strategies from Singapore
The video in this course is from a live seminar by Jeff Stenroos, an experienced educator, classroom teacher and national trainer. You'll not only see Jeff explain and demonstrate strategies from Singapore to enhance your math instruction and students' math learning in grades K-6, you’ll have opportunities to engage in the seminar activities yourself.

Grades K-6: Using Response to Intervention to Enhance Math Instruction for Struggling Students
This video-based online learning course demonstrates the power of Response to Intervention to increase the effectiveness of mathematics instruction and enhance the learning, motivation, and confidence of struggling math learners, grades K-6.