TouchMath University

Professional Learning Webinars

Join other TouchMath educators for one of our live, online Open Enrollment, Around the Worktable, or Thought Leadership Professional Learning webinars. Led by the TouchMath University team, these informative sessions are designed to help you implement and teach TouchMath with ease. Whether you are new to TouchMath, or looking to brush up on your skills, these timely and targeted sessions are suitable for all experience levels.

Open Enrollment Webinars: 2-hour sessions, $45 per person
Around the Worktable / Thought Leadership Webinars: 1-hour sessions, FREE

All registrants (including those unable to make the live class) will receive a certificate of attendance, on-demand access to the webinar recording, and a list of TouchMath resources.

Using TouchMath in a Distance Learning Environment

Saturday, March 13, 2021
11:00 am – 1:00 pm Eastern
Registration: $45

Join fellow TouchMath educators for a two-hour virtual professional learning session focused on helping educators successfully use TouchMath in distance, remote, and hybrid learning settings.

Designed for new or current TouchMath users in a hybrid/remote learning setting, the training will be led by TouchMath University’s lead trainers and focus on:

  • Identifying the fundamental components of TouchMath
  • Distance learning opportunities and challenges
  • Correlating UDL to TouchMath tools and techniques
  • Incorporating TouchMath into distance learning environments

Presented by:


Aleasha Stevens, M.Ed.
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Not Your Mother’s Funding: Demystifying the New Landscape

New Date TBD
3:00 – 4:00 pm Eastern
Registration: FREE

Between recurring federal allocations and the two rounds of new COVID-relief packages, this free, one-hour webinar will demystify the new funding landscape and give administrators at the school and district level a solid understanding of how to find and use these dollars to mitigate learning loss now.

Designed for administrators at the school and district level, guest speaker Dr. Paula Love (the Funding Doctor) and TouchMath Chief Academic Officer Dr. Sandra Elliott will help participants:

  • Learn how to navigate the different buckets of available funding
  • Understand how to use available funding to mitigate learning loss before it gets worse
  • Gain the tools and resources to secure available funding and help students get back on track

Presented by:


Dr. Paula Love
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Sandra Elliott, Ph.D.
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Coming in April

Supporting Students with Autism the TouchMath Way

A special 2-hour event in observance of National Autism Awareness Month.

TouchMath Jumpstart

2-hour introduction to the TouchMath program and methodology for new users.

Review, Refresh, Restart Your TouchMath Skills

2-hour review of the TouchMath program and methodology for all users that just need a refresher.

NOTE: Minimum enrollments must be met in order for sessions to be held.

TouchMath Jumpstart for Homeschool Parents and Tutors

Saturday, March 6, 2021
11:00 am – 1:00 pm Eastern
Registration: $45

Join fellow homeschool educators, parents, and tutors for a two-hour virtual professional learning session designed to help you learn or refresh your TouchMath knowledge and skills.

Designed for homeschool educators, parents, and tutors, the training will be led by TouchMath University’s lead trainers and will focus on:

  • How to teach math with TouchMath methodology, strategies and TouchPoints
  • How to use TouchMath print, manipulative and digital resources
  • How to identify and plan for acceleration or remediation
  • Understand how to make accommodations and modifications

Presented by:


Randy LaRusso, M.Ed.
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Theresa Shattuck, Ph.D.
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Join other TouchMath educators for one of our live, online Open Enrollment Professional Learning classes. Led by the TouchMath University team, these 2-hour sessions are designed to help you implement and teach TouchMath with ease. Whether you are new to TouchMath, or looking to brush up on your skills, these timely and targeted sessions are suitable for all experience levels, including Math Teachers, SPED Teachers, Instructional Coaches, and Homeschool Parents. Please see our upcoming course schedule listed below.

Registration: $45 per person ($60 value)
Early registration is recommended

Registrants unable to make the live class will automatically receive a recording of the webinar.  All registrants will receive a certificate of attendance, on-demand access to the webinar recording, and a list of TouchMath resources discussed during the webinar.

Minimum enrollments must be met in order for sessions to be held.

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Providing Accommodations
and Modifications with
TouchMath

Saturday, February 20, 2021
11:00 am – 1:00 pm Eastern
Registration: $45

Join fellow TouchMath educators for a two-hour virtual professional learning session on how to use TouchMath to more quickly determine the right accommodations and modifications for students struggling with mathematics.

Designed for new and current users of TouchMath, the training will be led by TouchMath University’s lead trainers. Focus will be:

  • Accommodating and modifying instruction with TouchMath and TouchPoints
  • The difference between accommodations and modifications in instruction and assessment
  • Identified research based strategies in TouchMath
  • How to use present level of performance in determining accommodations and/or modifications
  • TouchMath resources which support the identification of instructional families

Presented by:


Randy LaRusso, M.Ed.
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Supporting Students with Autism the TouchMath Way

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Join fellow TouchMath educators for a 2-hour virtual professional learning session to learn how TouchMath can help support students with Autism.

Designed for new or currents users of TouchMath, the training will be led by TouchMath University’s lead trainers and focus on:

  • How TouchMath is an effective instructional tool meeting the needs of students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD)
  • How TouchMath appeals to the learning styles associated with individuals with ASD
  • TouchMath methodology, strategies, and TouchPoints

Presented by:


Theresa Shattuck, Ph.D.
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TouchMath Jumpstart for Homeschool Parents and Tutors

Registration Opens Soon.
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Join fellow homeschool educators for a two-hour virtual professional learning session to learn or refresh your TouchMath knowledge and skills.

Designed for homeschool educators, parents, and tutors, the training will be led by TouchMath University’s lead trainers. Focus will be:

  • Accommodating and modifying instruction with TouchMath and TouchPoints
  • The difference between accommodations and modifications in instruction and assessment
  • Identified research based strategies in TouchMath
  • How to use present level of performance in determining accommodations and/or modifications
  • TouchMath resources which support the identification of instructional families

Presented by:


Randy LaRusso, M.Ed.
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Theresa Shattuck, Ph.D.
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Supporting Students with Autism the TouchMath Way

Registration Opens Soon.
Join Our Webinars Email List:

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Join fellow TouchMath educators for a 2-hour virtual professional learning session to learn how TouchMath can help support students with Autism.

Designed for new or currents users of TouchMath, the training will be led by TouchMath University’s lead trainers and focus on:

  • How TouchMath is an effective instructional tool meeting the needs of students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD)
  • How TouchMath appeals to the learning styles associated with individuals with ASD
  • TouchMath methodology, strategies, and TouchPoints

Presented by:


Theresa Shattuck, Ph.D.
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TouchMath Review, Refresh, Restart

Saturday, January 30, 2021
11
:00 am – 1:00 pm Eastern
Registration: $45

Join fellow TouchMath educators for a 2-hour virtual professional learning session to review and refresh your TouchMath knowledge and skills.

Trainer: Theresa Shattuck, Ph.D.
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Designed for current users of TouchMath, the training will be led by TouchMath University’s lead trainers. Focus will be:

  • TouchMath Methodology and strategies, including using TouchPoints from Pre-K to algebra
  • TouchMath print, manipulative and digital resources
  • Implementing and modifying lessons to fit distance, hybrid or in-school environments
  • Using the concrete-representational-abstract continuum and formative assessments to determine the right skill entry point
  • Identify, document and target math skill gaps
  • Identify present level of performance and plan for intervention

Coming Soon

Using TouchMath in a Distance Learning Environment

Registration: $45

Join fellow TouchMath educators for a two-hour virtual professional learning session focused on using TouchMath in hybrid/remote learning settings.

Presented by:

Join our interest list to stay informed on all upcoming webinar trainings and events:

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Designed for new or current TouchMath users in a hybrid/remote learning setting, the training will be led by TouchMath University’s lead trainers and focus on:

  • Identifying the fundamental components of TouchMath
  • Distance learning opportunities and challenges
  • Correlating UDL to TouchMath tools and techniques
  • Incorporating TouchMath into distance learning environments

Register Now

How to Personalize Math Remediation and Intervention Anywhere, Anytime

Thursday, February 18, 2021
3:00 – 4:00 pm Eastern
Registration: FREE

Join fellow TouchMath educators for a free one-hour virtual Around the Worktable session where we discuss ideas and strategies to personalize math remediation and intervention while transitioning between face-to-face and virtual learning.

Suitable for teachers, tutors, homeschoolers, and those interested in TouchMath, this free session will discuss:

  • Suggestions on how to prioritize math skills to target for this school year and decrease the overwhelmed feeling that teachers are having
  • How embedded assessments can decrease stress on students
  • Ideas on managing the time crunch when moving back and forth between face-to-face and virtual learning

Presented by:


Randy LaRusso, M.Ed.
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Theresa Shattuck, Ph.D.
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The TouchMath University Team is hard at work preparing additional courses. Please sign up here to receive notifications for future events.

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Aleasha Stevens, M.Ed., PMP

Driven by a passion to advocate for the needs of all learners — particularly those who historically have not been empowered to do for so themselves — Aleasha is uniquely poised to draw from 20+ years of experience in increasingly responsible roles in the field of education including teaching, training and executive leadership. A resourceful and accomplished sponsor-for-change, Aleasha is well-regarded for building trusting partnerships to create organizational advantage as well as breakthrough results for individuals. A passionate educator at her core, Aleasha prides herself on caring deeply for students, understanding the educator’s perspective, and bringing the voice of the classroom to the boardroom.

Now an empty-nester and full time independent education consultant, Aleasha maintains her love for teaching and traveling as a seasonal ESL teacher in France while helping other educators do the same.

Dr. Paula Love

Known as the Funding Doctor, a highly sought out speaker, writer, and publisher in education funding. Dr. Love has nearly five decades of experience and a winning track record using proven funding strategies for for-profit and nonprofit organizations, state and local educational agencies, schools, and institutions of higher learning. Dr. Love's public service includes educational leadership and administrative roles at local, state, and federal levels with passion for helping others find funds and with a focus on securing and managing major grant initiatives (e.g. last eight months at the state level awarded over $52 million in competitive grants). Dr. Love is also a successful funding executive for well-known educational technology companies that enabled sales and marketing teams to follow the funding and resulted in numerous contractual, grant, and appropriation awards. Presently, Dr. Love is the founder of woman-owned small business in education funding with award winning productivity software tools to scale funding opportunities for businesses and schools.

Sandra Elliott, Ph.D.

Dr. Sandra T. Elliott, Ph.D. is a career educator who has spent over 4 decades working to enhance education for all students and improve schools and their systems around the globe. She has served as a Special Education teacher, and five-time principal in Florida and Colorado, and district-level administrator. She has held senior level positions at public/private education providers and foundations and was part of the EngageNY–Eureka Math team. Sandra is also a member of the UNESCO — sponsored international EDUsummIT that meets biennially. She is thrilled to be able to combine her focus on Special Education and Math at TouchMath.

Randy LaRusso, M.Ed.

Randy LaRusso has been a leader in the field of special education for 42 years. Her experience includes special education teacher, district level leadership and adjunct professor at the University of Central Florida. Randy was the founding director of the Florida ACCESS Project for the Florida Department of Education and in that capacity was responsible for the development of curriculum for students with significant cognitive disabilities (SwSCD) as well as professional development for teachers, administrators and parents across the state. As Florida’s liaison to the National Center and State Collaborative (NCSC) Randy worked closely with other states and national organizations on the development of alternate achievement standards aligned to Common Core State Standards. She continues to serve as an expert panel member for the national technical assistance project on the inclusion of SwSCD, the TIES Center.  As a national presenter, she is considered an expert in the field of curriculum and instruction and professional development.

Theresa Shattuck, Ph.D.

Dr. Theresa Shattuck became an educator in 1975. She has taught in both general education and special education settings. Her areas of expertise are Autism Spectrum Disorders, behavior, classroom management, and standards-based instruction. She recently retired from a large urban school district where she was the supervisor for Specialized Programs that served over 3000 students.

Dr. Shattuck has been a speaker at state and national conferences on the topics of autism and behavior, and was a guest speaker for the Chat-back during the run of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time at the Winspear Opera House in January 2017. As a recent retiree, Theresa wants to help teachers using her years of experiences, successes, and mistakes.

Randy LaRusso, M.Ed.

Randy LaRusso has been a leader in the field of special education for 42 years. Her experience includes special education teacher, district level leadership and adjunct professor at the University of Central Florida. Randy was the founding director of the Florida ACCESS Project for the Florida Department of Education and in that capacity was responsible for the development of curriculum for students with significant cognitive disabilities (SwSCD) as well as professional development for teachers, administrators and parents across the state. As Florida’s liaison to the National Center and State Collaborative (NCSC) Randy worked closely with other states and national organizations on the development of alternate achievement standards aligned to Common Core State Standards. She continues to serve as an expert panel member for the national technical assistance project on the inclusion of SwSCD, the TIES Center.  As a national presenter, she is considered an expert in the field of curriculum and instruction and professional development.

Theresa Shattuck, Ph.D.

Dr. Theresa Shattuck became an educator in 1975. She has taught in both general education and special education settings. Her areas of expertise are Autism Spectrum Disorders, behavior, classroom management, and standards-based instruction. She recently retired from a large urban school district where she was the supervisor for Specialized Programs that served over 3000 students.

Dr. Shattuck has been a speaker at state and national conferences on the topics of autism and behavior, and was a guest speaker for the Chat-back during the run of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time at the Winspear Opera House in January 2017. As a recent retiree, Theresa wants to help teachers using her years of experiences, successes, and mistakes.

Randy LaRusso, M.Ed.

Randy LaRusso has been a leader in the field of special education for 42 years. Her experience includes special education teacher, district level leadership and adjunct professor at the University of Central Florida. Randy was the founding director of the Florida ACCESS Project for the Florida Department of Education and in that capacity was responsible for the development of curriculum for students with significant cognitive disabilities (SwSCD) as well as professional development for teachers, administrators and parents across the state. As Florida’s liaison to the National Center and State Collaborative (NCSC) Randy worked closely with other states and national organizations on the development of alternate achievement standards aligned to Common Core State Standards. She continues to serve as an expert panel member for the national technical assistance project on the inclusion of SwSCD, the TIES Center.  As a national presenter, she is considered an expert in the field of curriculum and instruction and professional development.

Theresa Shattuck, Ph.D.

Dr. Theresa Shattuck became an educator in 1975. She has taught in both general education and special education settings. Her areas of expertise are Autism Spectrum Disorders, behavior, classroom management, and standards-based instruction. She recently retired from a large urban school district where she was the supervisor for Specialized Programs that served over 3000 students.

Dr. Shattuck has been a speaker at state and national conferences on the topics of autism and behavior, and was a guest speaker for the Chat-back during the run of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time at the Winspear Opera House in January 2017. As a recent retiree, Theresa wants to help teachers using her years of experiences, successes, and mistakes.

Theresa Shattuck, Ph.D.

Dr. Theresa Shattuck became an educator in 1975. She has taught in both general education and special education settings. Her areas of expertise are Autism Spectrum Disorders, behavior, classroom management, and standards-based instruction. She recently retired from a large urban school district where she was the supervisor for Specialized Programs that served over 3000 students.

Dr. Shattuck has been a speaker at state and national conferences on the topics of autism and behavior, and was a guest speaker for the Chat-back during the run of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time at the Winspear Opera House in January 2017. As a recent retiree, Theresa wants to help teachers using her years of experiences, successes, and mistakes.

Theresa Shattuck, Ph.D.

Dr. Theresa Shattuck became an educator in 1975. She has taught in both general education and special education settings. Her areas of expertise are Autism Spectrum Disorders, behavior, classroom management, and standards-based instruction. She recently retired from a large urban school district where she was the supervisor for Specialized Programs that served over 3000 students.

Dr. Shattuck has been a speaker at state and national conferences on the topics of autism and behavior, and was a guest speaker for the Chat-back during the run of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time at the Winspear Opera House in January 2017. As a recent retiree, Theresa wants to help teachers using her years of experiences, successes, and mistakes.

Randy LaRusso, M.Ed.

Randy LaRusso has been a leader in the field of special education for 42 years. Her experience includes special education teacher, district level leadership and adjunct professor at the University of Central Florida. Randy was the founding director of the Florida ACCESS Project for the Florida Department of Education and in that capacity was responsible for the development of curriculum for students with significant cognitive disabilities (SwSCD) as well as professional development for teachers, administrators and parents across the state. As Florida’s liaison to the National Center and State Collaborative (NCSC) Randy worked closely with other states and national organizations on the development of alternate achievement standards aligned to Common Core State Standards. She continues to serve as an expert panel member for the national technical assistance project on the inclusion of SwSCD, the TIES Center.  As a national presenter, she is considered an expert in the field of curriculum and instruction and professional development.

Theresa Shattuck, Ph.D.

Dr. Theresa Shattuck became an educator in 1975. She has taught in both general education and special education settings. Her areas of expertise are Autism Spectrum Disorders, behavior, classroom management, and standards-based instruction. She recently retired from a large urban school district where she was the supervisor for Specialized Programs that served over 3000 students.

Dr. Shattuck has been a speaker at state and national conferences on the topics of autism and behavior, and was a guest speaker for the Chat-back during the run of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time at the Winspear Opera House in January 2017. As a recent retiree, Theresa wants to help teachers using her years of experiences, successes, and mistakes.