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. Some teachers have requested refresher high school level mathematics sessions to gain perspective regarding what their students will need to know for future courses. Some teachers want to see alternative ways to present particular topics. Teachers have requested support in using technology to enhance their lessons. In response to these requests, the Center for Recruitment and Retention is pleased to announce a series of teacher workshops. Our intent is to provide experiences to deepen mathematical understandings.

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


Spring 2015 Workshops

Middle School Math: Where is it Going?

Will your middle school students be prepared for high school math? Why are tricks like the input-output machine and criss-cross multiplication easy to teach in the moment, but may be detrimental to future progress? How can we help our students to be critical thinkers and understand math concepts on a deeper level? Where will the concepts of functions, slope, equations, etc. go from here? These are the questions we’ll be working to answer in this interactive three week workshop.
This is geared to teachers in middle grades.

Presenter:     Nicole Whitt and Austin Hagle, Vail Unified School District
Date:               Thursdays- April 16, 23, 30
Time:               5:15-7:15 PM
Location:       Gould Simpson Building Room 849.
Earn:               6 hours of professional development credit for re-certification.

Teachers in our partnership districts and schools (listed below) may attend at no cost.
Others may register for $90 for the 3 session workshop.
Payment is due in our office prior to the first 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 Middle School Math Workshop.


Decimal Numbers – Foundational Ideas for Grades 3 through 5

  • Provide learning opportunities that support a student’s developing fractional sense using decimals.
  • Investigate AZCCRS tasks with real-world contexts so students are better able to understand the mathematical ideas connected to decimals.
  • Establish classroom climate for effective instruction using the 8 Standards for Mathematical Practice and overt "Talk Moves".

    Presenter:     Connie Lewis, Tucson Unified School District
    Date:               Wednesdays- April 1, 8, 15
    Time:               5:15-7:15 PM
    Location:       Gould Simpson Building Room 849.
    Earn:               6 hours of professional development credit for re-certification.

    Teachers in our partnership districts and schools (listed below) may attend at no cost.
    Others may register for $90 for the 3 session workshop.
    Payment is due in our office prior to the first 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, to add your name to the wait list click here.





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

    Districts

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

    Schools

    City High School
    San Miguel High School
    The Gregory School
    Pima Community College- Mathematics and Mathematics-Education Instructors West Campus

    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



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