Huntington teachers Joanne Cicio and Christine Lofaro recently made a presentation at the regional conference of the National Council for Teachers of Mathematics.
The two elementary grade level math coaches submitted a proposal to conference organizers last winter. They were notified in March that their proposal, “Coaching in the World of Elementary Mathematics” was selected for presentation at the group’s regional conference in Orlando, Florida last month. Over 200 workshops were offered to the more than 1,500 teachers in attendance at the four-day conference.
Huntington's Christine Lofaro, Joanne Cicio and
Marybeth Robinette at the regional math conference.
Mrs. Cicio and Mrs. Lofaro were accompanied to the conference by Marybeth Robinette, Huntington UFSD’s director of assessment, instructional technology and elementary mathematics.
“The focus of our workshop was to present the best practices in coaching peers in elementary mathematics instruction,” Mrs. Cicio said. “We received positive feedback from attendees of the workshop as well as from our director.”
In addition to making their own presentation, the Huntington teachers were able to attend many other workshops regarding best practices in mathematics. They will be “turn-keying” information learned during the conference to their colleagues through professional development, staff development and other opportunities.
“It was an honor to represent Huntington on a national level,” Ms. Lofaro said.