H-ton Math Coaches Make Splash at Conference

Huntington UFSD is striving to drive math performance levels higher.

January 24, 2017

As the Huntington School District continues its campaign to improve students’ math performance levels, veteran teachers and current math coaches Joanne Cicio and Christine Lofaro recently made a presentation at a conference for math professionals held at Molloy College in Rockville Centre.

Sponsored by the Nassau County Mathematics Teachers Association, the “How to Make Math Count” professional development conference drew a large crowd of teachers from across Long Island. Participants engaged in specialized workshops aimed at educators who work with students spread across grades K-8.

“The purpose of the conference was to promote an active interest in mathematics education by providing a forum for the exchange of ideas and by encouraging research to improve the teaching of mathematics at all levels,” Mrs. Lofaro said.

The Huntington faculty members’ presentation focused on the successful implementation of math stations in the elementary grade level classrooms in the district.

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Huntington teachers Christine Lofaro and Joanne Cicio presented at a math conference at Molloy College.

“The workshop provided teachers with strategies on how to successfully present math lessons by incorporating math stations in their classrooms,” Mrs. Cicio said. “The stations focused on fluency, application, concept development and technology.”

Dozens of Nassau and Suffolk teachers attended the Huntington duo’s two workshop presentations. “The feedback that we received was very helpful in reflecting on our own practice,” Mrs. Lofaro said.

Several other Huntington School District teachers also attended the conference and its variety of workshop offerings aimed at sharpening instructional practices.

“It was an honor to represent the district on a regional level,” Mrs. Lofaro said.

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