Hello! My name is Jess Armbruster and I am so excited to welcome you to one of my courses. An upstate girl at heart, I grew up in Plattsburgh, NY and earned my BS in Psychology and Theatre from SUNY Plattsburgh. Dowling College’s Dual Certification program brought me to Long Island, where I earned my MS in Special Education. I have been teaching over a decade between NYC and Long Island.
As the founding director of Student Support Services, I also co-taught middle school Math and ELA for a Lower East Side Charter School in Manhattan. In that role, I supported both fellow teachers and tutors by creating and leading professional development for our school staff. Now a Long Island resident, I co-teach 5th grade in the Northport School District, where I also direct our middle school musical and musical showcase. My incredible husband and I have two amazing kiddos, a 3 year old son and 3 month old daughter! I look forward to meeting you in class soon!
I’ve got 99 problems…and Counting!: Math Problem Solving Strategies to get your K-12 Mathematicians Thinking Critically
New Class for SUMMER 2022 ON-LINE (3 credits/45 hours) In-Service Credit only Instructor: Jessica Armbruster firstname.lastname@example.org Course Description: When students are stuck with a math problem what do you want them to do? Students need exposure to multiple math problem solving solving strategies if we want them to utilize a variety of them when they are stuck. This course will explore different problem solving strategies that students in all age groups can utilize, including mental math and critical thinking approaches to problem solving. Teachers will be able to engage their students in all aspects of the problem solving process. Topics covered include categories of Problem Solving Strategies, Matching the strategy to the learner, and benefits of multiple strategy usage in the classroom. This course welcomes educators of grades K-12!
New Class for SUMMER 2022 ON-LINE (3 credits/45 hours) In-Service Credit only Instructor: Jessica Armbruster email@example.com
Course Descriptions: Math Facts are essential, and require reinforcement to stay in the long-term memory bank. Deliberate incorporation of fluency into our daily classroom routines ensures student growth and success. This course will examine why students need to build their math fact fluency as well as different strategies for incorporating math facts into your day through stations, games, community builders, and more! Teachers will explore the “how” behind fact memorization, as well as the “where” to incorporate this essential practice. This course welcomes educators of grades K-6!