Teacher Workshop Schedule


Our mission is to support educators in their quest to provide quality instruction to elementary, middle school, and high school mathematics students. Our intent is to provide experiences to deepen mathematical understandings and to supply lessons that could be implemented in K-12classrooms.

We are currently planning our workshop schedule for the 2016-2017 school year.
If you have topics you would like to see featured in these workshops, please let us know.

Space for each workshop is limited. You are encouraged to register as soon as possible. Priority is given to teachers from partnership schools and districts.

If you have questions about the workshops, or if you have trouble using the registration forms, please contact Ginny Bohme.
vbohme@math.arizona.edu


Fall 2016 Workshops

Herbst Enrichment Mathematics Seminar (HEMS): Engaging High School Students in Modeling with Mathematics

This workshop is FULL.

How do we make mathematics accessible and interesting to all students? How do we show students that math is everywhere? During this workshop, we will explore low-floor, high ceiling tasks that excite and motivate students to learn. Participants will select, evaluate and create three-act tasks. Participants will walk away with tools to identify rich, meaningful tasks and how to effectively implement three-act tasks.

Presenter:     Mona Toncheff
Date:             Saturday - August 27, 2016
Time:             8:30 AM- 12:30 PM
Location:       MTL Bldg Room 124
Earn:             4 hours of professional development credit for re-certification.

Through a generous endowment sponsored by Lee and Arthur Herbst, a $25 stipend will be paid to the mathematics teachers who attend and actively participate in these workshops. Teachers in our partnership districts and schools (listed below) are invited to apply.
Others may register for $45 for the workshop. Payment is due at the beginning of the session. Checks may be written to The University of Arizona. This is not considered a tax-deductible donation since it is a payment for services rendered.

This workshop is FULL.



Herbst Enrichment Mathematics Seminar (HEMS):
Letís Build! Bringing Math Concepts to Life with Science, Technology and Engineering

This workshop is FULL.
These workshops are intended for teachers in grades K-3.

Young students are curious and enjoy building. Incorporating science, technology and engineering concepts with math concepts helps students apply their mathematical knowledge in different and creative ways. These sessions will explore ways teachers can incorporate science, technology, and engineering into their primary math classrooms to help build a deeper understanding of number and help students understand that success is not always achieved on the first try. Participants will be encouraged to implement tasks in their classrooms.

Presenter:     Allison Davis
Date:             Saturdays - August 27, November 5, and December 3, 2016
Time:             8:30 AM- 12:30 PM
Location:       MTL Bldg Room 120
Earn:             12 hours of professional development credit for re-certification.

Through a generous endowment sponsored by Lee and Arthur Herbst, a $25 stipend will be paid to the mathematics teachers who attend and actively participate in these workshops.

Teachers in our partnership districts and schools (listed below) are invited to apply.
Others may register for $120 for the 3 session workshop. Payment is due at the beginning of the session. Checks may be written to The University of Arizona. This is not considered a tax-deductible donation since it is a payment for services rendered.

This workshop is FULL.


Guiding Teachers from Algorithmic Thinking to Conceptual Understanding

This workshop is for teachers in grades 3-5.
As teachers, many of us are more comfortable going straight to the formula to solve a mathematics problem. Would you like to learn how to explore a math problem using different strategies? Would you like to add more to your own conceptual understanding and gaining flexibility in providing a diverse learning environment for your classroom? We will be exploring different strategies and processes when working with Number Sense, Fractions, and Algebra.

Presenters:     Rick Ramsey and Christina Grossman; University of Arizona MAPPS
Date:             Tuesdays - September 6, 20, and 27, 2016
Time:             5:30 - 7:30 PM
Location:       Gould Simpson Bldg Room 849
Earn:             6 hours of professional development credit for re-certification.

Teachers in our partnership districts and schools (listed below) are invited to apply at no cost.
Others may register for $90. Payment is due at the beginning of the session. Checks may be written to The University of Arizona. This is not considered a tax-deductible donation since it is a payment for services rendered.

Click here to register for the Guiding Teachers from Algorithmic Thinking to Conceptual Understanding Workshop.


Math for Global Understanding: Population, Environment, and Society

This workshop is intended for mathematics teachers in grades 5-8.
Discover interdisciplinary activities that prepare middle school students to think critically about contemporary environmental and global issues through the lens of mathematics. Participate in hands-on activities that cover a variety of themes ranging from human impact on the environment to interpreting population data. Receive a standards-aligned curriculum CD-ROM.

Click here for a flyer describing the workshop.

Presenter:     Michelle Deeds
Date:             Saturday - September 24, 2016
Time:             8:30 AM- 12:30 PM
Location:       Gould Simpson Bldg Room 849
Earn:             4 hours of professional development credit for re-certification.

Teachers in our partnership districts and schools (listed below) are invited to apply at no cost.
Others may register for $45. Payment is due at the beginning of the session. Checks may be written to The University of Arizona. This is not considered a tax-deductible donation since it is a payment for services rendered.

Click here to register for the Math for Global Understanding Workshop


Games in the Classroom: Keeping Those Basic Skills Fresh

Teachers in grades 1-4 will learn how to use games in the mathematics classroom to help your students practice and maintain basic skills. Practice keeping motivation and participation high while practicing logic, addition, multiplication, factors, multiples, and other mathematical skills.

Presenter:     Christina Grossman and Rick Ramsey; University of Arizona MAPPS
Date:             Saturday - October 1, 2016
Time:             8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Location:       Gould Simpson Bldg Room 849
Earn:             4 hours of professional development credit for re-certification.

Teachers in our partnership districts and schools (listed below) are invited to apply at no cost.
Others may register for $45. Payment is due at the beginning of the session. Checks may be written to The University of Arizona. This is not considered a tax-deductible donation since it is a payment for services rendered.

Registration will be available the first week in September.




The following districts/schools maintain a partnership with the Center.

Districts

Altar Valley School District
Amphitheater Public Schools
Benson Unifed School District
Catalina Foothills School District
Flowing Wells Unified School District
Marana Unified School District
Sahuarita Unified School District
Santa Cruz Valley Unified School District
Sierra Vista Unified School District
Sunnyside Unified School District
Tanque Verde Unified School District
Tucson Unified School District
Vail Unified School District

Schools

AmeriSchools
City High School
Salpointe Catholic High School
San Miguel High School
The Gregory School

We appreciate any suggestions you have for additional workshops.


Center of Recruitment & Retention
Department of Mathematics
The University of Arizona
617 N. Santa Rita
Tucson, AZ 85721