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[19 Jun 2011 | 14 Comments | 51,364 views]
National math conference coming to Little Rock

About 400 elementary teachers from across the nation will gather in Little Rock this week for the first time that Arkansas has hosted a conference about Cognitively Guided Instruction.
CGI is a professional development program that focuses on math for grades K-3 and has attracted widespread interest throughout Arkansas.
Cognitively Guided Instruction is an elementary-level mathematics professional development program based on an integrated program of research on four components:

the development of students’ mathematical thinking,
instruction that influences that development,
teachers’ knowledge and beliefs that influence their instructional practice, and
the way that teachers’ knowledge, beliefs …