I recently attend a workshop that used cooperative learning, literature, manipulatives and writing to teach the math standards. Many of the recent posts have asked for help in these areas. The wrokshops are offered nation wide. I thought I would post information on who to contact to have such workshops in your district. I attended the elementary workshop but the ad had workshops from preschool to high school.
They are called Create A Vision Workshops. The person in charge of this interesting and informative workshop is
Janet K Scheer, Ph.D The 800 number on her card is (800)795-9313
They are a division of Creative Publications and lovated in Mountain View California the fax number is (415)988-1111.
For those wondering I am not connected with them in any way, and they have no idea I am posting this. I spent 2 days at the workshop, learned many things, received valuable materials, ideas, and methods. I just thought I let others know about something good.