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Putting Practices into Action: Bringing the Standards for Mathematical Practice to Life in the K-5 Classroom

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  • Susan O'Connell - K-5 Mathematics
     February 20, 2024
     8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Midwest Principals’ Center & Illinois ASCD

invite you to


“Putting the Practices into Action:

Bringing the Standards for Mathematical Practice to Life in the

K-5 Classroom” 

with Susan O’Connell

February 20, 2024

8:30am – 3:00pm 

The Medinah Shriners’ Center

550 Shriners Drive

Addison, IL  60101

Registration fee includes a continental breakfast, lunch buffet, and an optional book purchase.


The Standards for Mathematical Practice elevate students’ learning of math from knowledge to application and bring rigor to our math classrooms.  But how can we incorporate the Practices into our teaching and ensure that our students develop these critical skills?  In this workshop, Sue O’Connell unpacks each of the eight Practices and provides a wealth of practical ideas and activities to help you integrate them into your existing math program. 

Participants’ learning outcomes:

  • Identify the key elements of the practice standards and how to bring each standard to life in your classroom.

  • Identify ways to support the development of students’ problem-solving and reasoning skills.

  • Examine strategies for justifying solutions and processes.

  • Explore ways to include varied math models as a component of classroom explorations.

  • Identify classroom tasks that build math vocabulary to promote precise communication.

  • Gather creative ways to prompt students’ observations and insights about math concepts and processes.


Susan O’Connell has decades of experience supporting teachers in making sense of mathematics and effectively shifting how they teach. As a former elementary teacher, reading specialist, and math coach, Sue knows what it’s like in the classroom and her background is evident throughout her work as she unpacks best practices in a clear, practical, and upbeat way.

Sue is the lead author of the new Math by the Book series, a K-5 resource connecting math and children’s literature. She is also the lead author of Math in Practice, a grade-by-grade K-5 professional learning resource. She is also coauthor of the bestselling Putting the Practices into ActionMastering the Basic Math Facts in Addition and Subtraction, and Mastering the Basic Math Facts in Multiplication and Division.  She served as editor of Heinemann’s popular Math Process Standards series and also wrote the bestselling Now I Get It.

Sue is a nationally known speaker and education consultant who directs Quality Teacher Development, an organization committed to providing outstanding math professional development for schools and districts across the country.














The book, Putting Practices into Action, may be purchased as an option in registering ($26.00).


550 North Shriners Drive, Addison, Illinois, 60101, United States

Additional Information
  • All registrations will be confirmed by email.
  • If you register 10 people, the 10th registration is free. Call 847-851-2256 or email [email protected] to receive this discount.
  • Cancellations must be received at least 5 business days before the program event in order for refunds to be made. A $10 cancellation fee applies to all cancellations.
  • If you have questions or need assistance in registering, call Tresie at 847-851-2256 or email her at [email protected].