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


Fall 2015 Workshops

Algebraic Thinking Isn't Just for Middle School Anymore!!

Target Area: K-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
Date:               Tuesdays- August 18,25, September 8, 2015
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.


Investigating Middle Grades Mathematics:
Explorations in Ratio, Proportionality, Algebra, and Probability

Click here to register for a flyer describing the Investigating Middle Grades Mathematics seminars.

This unique opportunity is available to our partnership teachers.

Teachers will explore the big ideas of ratios, proportions, functions, and probability through mathematics specific content and pedagogy . Teachers will explore connections like:

  • ratios and fractions are overlapping sets,
  • proportional reasoning is complex and involves understanding equivalent ratios,
  • functions' rates of change related to their type,
  • multiple function representation, and
  • modeling probability likelihood and the counter intuitive nature of probability
    Teachers will develop problem solving formative assessments that they will use with students, analyze student responses, and present their findings, new understandings, and actions taken during the final session, an Outcome-Sharing Symposium.

    Presenter:     Melissa Hosten and Ginny Bohme, CRR Co-Directors
    Date:               Mondays- 9/14, 9/21, 9/28, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/30, and 12/7, 2015
    Time:               4:30 PM-7:30PM
    Location:       Sunnyside District Office (2238 E Ginter Road, 85706)
    Earn:               Up to 30 hours of professional development credit for re-certification.

    Click here to register for the Investigating Middle Grades Mathematics workshop.


    Leadership & Systems Change:
    Attracting and retaining talented STEM teachers and teacher leaders

    Click here to register for a flyer describing the Leadership & Systems Change seminars.

    Public, private, and charter district and school leaders will investigate structures from a systems view that attract and retain high quality STEM teachers. Leaders will collaborate around challenges that occur in systems and develop new structures that have the potential to overcome system challenges in recruiting and retaining STEM talent in the teacher workforce.

    Facilitators:     Melissa Hosten and Ginny Bohme, CRR Co-Directors
    Date:               Tuesdays - Sept. 15, Oct. 20, Nov. 10, Dec. 1, Jan. 19, Feb. 16, and Mar. 1 Time:               1:00-2:30 PM
    Location:       Initial Meeting- U of A campus TBA. Subsequent meetings will be held at school district sites to be determined.
    Earn:               4 hours of professional development credit for re-certification.

    Superintendents, Assistant Superintendents and School Principals in our partnership districts and schools (listed below) may attend at no cost.

    Click here to register for the Leadership & Systems Change seminars.


    TI-SmartView™ CE Training to Enhance High School Mathematics Instruction

    Click here to register for a flyer describing the TI-SmartView™ CE Training.

    TI-SmartView™ CE software emulates the TI-84 Plus family of graphing calculators on a PC or Mac®, making it an ideal demonstration tool for leading classroom instruction of math concepts. Participants will learn how to use the software to enhance student learning by showing multiple representations simultaneously, develop presentation strategies to keep students on track, enhance tests and student worksheets by capturing calculator screens and key strokes, and how to manage student calculators by updating software and transferring files. All participants will be given their own software license for use in the classroom or at home. Appropriate for any TI 83 or 84 graphing calculator user.

    Presenters:     Kim Thomas and Veronica Carlson
    Date:               Saturday - Sept 26, 2015
    Time:               8:30 AM- 12:30 PM
    Location:       U of A Campus TBA
    Earn:               4 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 $60 for the 4 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 the TI-SmartView™ CE Training Workshop.


    HEMS Strategies for Teaching Algebra

    Description TBA

    Presenter:     Daniel Schneider, Amphitheater Unified School District
    Date:               Saturday- October 24, 2015
    Time:               8:15 AM-12:30PM
    Location:       Gould Simpson Building Room 849
    Earn:               4 hours of professional development credit for re-certification.

    Registration will be available in mid-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
    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



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