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New Math Tutor Training – Pay At-TEN-tion

Just as kids must be agile decoders of words in order to understand increasingly complex texts, they must “break the code” of our number system–based on groups of 10–in order to successfully engage with and understand increasingly complex mathematical ideas. In this workshop, we’ll explore the meaning of our base 10 system, examine the ways in which its structure lends itself to the creation

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College Ready Kickoff Training

Please Join Us! Wednesday, October 8,1:00-4:30pm CRLS Library Fiction Room. CSV COLLEGE READY: PLANNING, MENTORING & ESSAY WRITING KICK-OFF TRAINING Lunch Provided RSVP at 617-349-6794 or sign up online: http://collegereadycrls.eventbrite.com/ The College Ready Kick-Off training is for both new and experienced CSV College mentors. CSV is gearing up to support the new crop of CRLS juniors and seniors with the College application process. Your

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New Math Tutor Training: Pay At-TEN-tion

New Tutor Training – Intergenerational Math Program October 23, 2014 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm. Pay At-TEN-tion: Developing Kids’ Foundational Understandings of Our Number System CSV is seeking new volunteers to join the ranks of our Intergenerational Math Program. Do you like young children? Do you love math? Do you want to help a student who may be struggling with math? Do you have

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Upper School Tutor Training (grades 6-8)

Tutoring middle school students is an art as well as an academic endeavor. Join us on Thursday, October 16th, 4-6pm to learn about what makes middle schoolers tick. This presentation will include important considerations for working with students in grades 6, 7 and 8, including developmental, social and behavioral realities. Participants will learn to model reading strategies and writing support strategies. The session will

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New Volunteers Turn Out in Large Numbers!

Director of HS Programs Laura Margosian leading the high school orientation   Around 90 prospective volunteers came to learn about CSV’s tutoring programs at last night’s annual kick-off event and orientation. What a fantastic turn-out! Thanks to CSV staff and the many “veteran” tutors who shared their volunteering experiences with the new recruits. After a light dinner of pizza and salad, the group divided in

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To Sit Still and Think

Dr. Susan Pollak, clinical instructor at Harvard Medical School/Cambridge Health Alliance, recently presented a “Mindfulness and School Stress” workshop to volunteers, teachers, and Cambridge parents. Cambridge School Volunteers hosted Dr. Pollak’s workshop as part of Cambridge’s Screen-Free/Screen-Wise Week 2014, Cambridge’s version of national Screen-Free Week. The program began with an introduction on school stress by Paula Feynman, the school district’s academic challenge and enrichment manager. Did you miss this workshop? You can

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CSV Volunteers Attend Awesome In-Service Training

Several dozen volunteers attended CSV’s last training opportunity of the academic year. Three different workshops were offered: Moving from Reading to Writing (Grades 7-12) led by CRLS teacher, Jennifer Hogue; Teaching and Tutoring Math – Re-teaching Concepts using Questions (Grades 7-12) led by CRLS teacher, Alysa Breyer, and Math as Play: Games and Ideas to Engage Struggling Students (Grades 1-3), led by math coach

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Trainings–one of the Benefits of Volunteering thru CSV

December’s program-wide training event was a notable evening for CSV. It was a night of firsts:  the first time that five separate workshops were offered to attendees;  the first time that CRLS Guidance Counselors and CSV’s college planning expert shared the spotlight on a panel; and even  the first time that there were scrumptious desserts courtesy of Empire Boston (chocolate truffles and red velvet

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Program-wide Training: Come Eat, Learn, and Meet Other Volunteers

Join Us for a Free Training Event Thursday, Dec. 6, 5:30-7:30 p.m. CRLS School Library, 459 Broadway Supper donated by the Middle East Restaurant (http://www.mideastclub.com/) RSVP to 617-349-6794 New volunteers are welcome. K-3 Math Workshop – Games and Activities for Building Number Sense in Young Mathematicians. The new Common Core State Standards explicitly focus on the development of deep understanding of our Base 10

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