Math: Essential Math Practices for STAAR Success with Sarah Powell-IN PERSON

Are you shooting for the STAAR? Come spend the day diving into evidence-based practices for your math instruction. We will focus on modeling and practice, concentrating on math vocabulary, using different manipulatives and visuals, building fluency, and solving word problems. By the end of the workshop, you will be ready to provide effective math instruction to all your students!

Boost your:

  1. Math modeling and practice opportunities
  2. Focus on math vocabulary
  3. Use of representations
  4. Fluency-building activities
  5. Word-problem instruction


Sarah R. Powell is an Associate Professor in the Department of Special Education at The University of Texas at Austin and Associate Director of the Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk. Her research, teaching, and service focus on mathematics, particularly for students who experience mathematics differently.

Powell is a former Kindergarten teacher who became interested in research about the teaching and learning of mathematics. Powell is currently Principal Investigator (PI) of an Institute of Education Sciences (IES) efficacy grant (RAAMPS) related to word-problem solving at Grade 4. Powell is also PI of SPIRAL, an IES grant which works collaboratively with Grade 4 and 5 teachers who provide mathematics instruction to students with mathematics difficulty. Powell is Co-PI of STAIR 2.0 (funded by IES) in which the team works with middle school special education math teachers and SCALE (funded by the US Department of Education) in which the team is replicating a fraction intervention in Grades 4-8. Powell was awarded the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) in 2019.


This workshop is also available virtually. If you prefer to attend the virtual session please register for SP2451097.

3rd - 8th Math teachers, Algebra I, Math Specialists
Sarah Powell
Effective Schools Framework - 5.1, STAAR, Elementary, STAAR Redesign, High School, Student Achievment, Instructional Coaching, Student Assessment, Assessment, Mathematics
Blended, In-person and Online

CPE Credits: 6.00  
Registration Closes: 3/5/2024 2:00 pm
ESC Region 13 - Main Campus
5701 Springdale Rd.
Austin, TX 78723
Wed. 3/6/2024 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Starts: 3/4/2024
Ends: 4/15/2024