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 2014 Workshops

Patterns Leading to Algebraic Reasoning

Presenter:     Rick Ramsey
      Date:     Tuesdays - Sept 9, Sept 16, Sept. 23, Sept. 30
      Time:     5:15 - 7:15 PM
Location:   Gould-Simpson Room 849
      Earn:     8 hours of professional development credit for re-certification.

Click here to register for the Patterns Leading to Algebraic Reasoning workshop.


Expressions & Equations in the Middle Grades

We will explore rich problems and activities which challenge and extend students' understanding of the concepts in the "Expressions and Equations" progression of the Common Core for grades 6-8.

Presenter:     Jason Aubrey
      Date:     Saturday - Sept 20
      Time:     8:30 AM- 12:30 PM
Location:   Gould-Simpson Room 849
      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 Expressions & Equations in the Middle Grades.


Enhancing High School Mathematics Instruction Using TI-84 Graphing Calculators

This workshop is for teachers beginning to use the TI-84 and the new TI-84C calculators with students.
This is your opportunity to work with apps, collect data, explore settings and menus, to perform calculations and create graphs.
Participants will connect the use of this graphing tool with the mathematical practices.
Come check-out the new TI-84C Graphing Calculator!

Presenters:     Kim Thomas and Veronica Carlson
      Date:     Saturday - Sept 27
      Time:     8:30 AM- 12:30 PM
Location:   Gould-Simpson Room 849
      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 graphing calculator workshop

Exploring the Essential Concepts in the Domain Number and Operation - Fractions

Define significant tasks to support the learning trajectory in this NF domain for 3rd grade content to 5th grade. Examine CCSS tasks with rich, real-world contexts so students are better able to generate and model for themselves mathematical ideas related to fractions. Provide opportunities for students using essential strategies which support fraction Sense; i.e., students have tasks with irregularly partitioned, and unpartitioned areas, lengths and number lines. Establish classroom climate for effective exploration of the challenging work of fractions using the 8 Standards for Mathematical Practice and overt "Talk Moves"

Presenter:     Connie Lewis
      Date:     Tuesdays - Oct. 21, Oct 28, Nov. 4
      Time:     5:15 - 7:15 PM
Location:   Gould-Simpson 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 at the beginning of 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.

Registration will be available in September.

Middle Grades Mathematical Explorations to Enhance Focus and Rigor

Presenter:     Cody Patterson
      Date:     Thursdays - Oct 30, Nov. 6, Nov. 13, Nov. 20
      Time:     5:15-7:15
Location:   Gould-Simpson Room 849
      Earn:     8 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 $120 for the 4 session workshop. Payment is due at the beginning of 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.

Registration will be available in October.

Connecting Geometry and Algebra Using Conic Sections

Presenter:     Scott Kaschner
      Date:     Tuesdays - Nov. 18, Nov. 25, and Dec. 2
      Time:     5:15 - 7:15 PM
Location:   Gould-Simpson 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 at the beginning of 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.

Registration will be available in September.










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

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

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