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 2016 Workshops

Nurturing Algebraic Thinking in Primary Grades

Target Area: K-2 Come and learn the connections between the five mathematical representations, the Arizona standards and algebraic thinking. Practice hands-on activities that will build excitement and confidence connecting patterns and numbers to writing equations. Learn how to use these activities to share your excitement and confidence with your students as you help build a classroom of algebraic thinkers. All teachers will practice activities that will "fill in the gaps" of some of their learners.

Presenter:     Rick Ramsey and Christina Grossman, MAPPS
Dates:             Tuesdays- January 26, February 2 and 9, 2016
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 6 hour 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.

Click here to register for Nurturing Algebraic Thinking in Primary Grades

Fostering Algebraic Thinking in Intermediate Grades

Target Area: Grades 3-5 Come and learn the connections between the five mathematical representations, the Arizona standards and algebraic thinking. Practice hands-on activities that will build excitement and confidence connecting patterns and numbers to writing equations. Learn how to use these activities to share your excitement and confidence with your students as you help build a classroom of algebraic thinkers. All teachers will practice activities that will "fill in the gaps" of some of their learners.

Presenter:     Rick Ramsey and Christina Grossman, MAPPS
Dates:             Tuesdays- February 23, March 1 and 8, 2016
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 6 hour 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.

Click here to register for Fostering Algebraic Thinking in Intermediate Grades

Conceptual Strategies for Multiplication and Division

Target Area: Grades 3-5
Students need to understand the meaning of multiplication and division beyond repeated addition and repeated subtraction. They also need multiple strategies to multiply and divide that will help them make sense of what they are doing. Come and learn multiple conceptual strategies for multiplication and division that will foster greater student success and a deeper meaning for both operations.

Presenter:     Melissa Hosten, CRR
Dates:             Saturdays- February 20 and March 12, 2016
Time:             8:30 AM - 12 noon
Location:      Gould Simpson Building Room 849
Earn:             7 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 $100 for the 7 hour 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.

Click here to register for Conceptual Strategies for Multiplication and Division

Moving Beyond Counting Strategies to Improve Students' Conceptual Understanding of Addition and Subtraction

Students have become too reliant on counting strategies. In order to use more advanced strategies students need apply their number sense. This session will focus on how to help your students move beyond counting in order to fluently and efficiently add and subtract. We will explore hands-on manipulatives, games and problems that will help students model and explain their thinking on the road to mastery.
This workshop is intended for teachers in grades K-2.

Presenter:     Allison Davis
Date:             Saturday - April 23, 2016
Time:             8:30 AM- 12:30 PM
Location:       TBA
Earn:             4 hours of professional development credit for re-certification.

Registration will be available in March.




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