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 2017-2018 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

Spring 2017 Workshops


Deeply Exploring Middle Grades Equations and Expressions Through Hands-on Minds-on Tasks

This session is for teachers in grades 6-8. Teachers in earlier grades who wish to stretch their algebraic understandings are also welcome.
Have you ever wondered how all of these standards fit together in a coherent story about equations and expressions? Have you wanted to see how deep the standards go and what they really mean? Come and experience the standards for equations and expressions through hands-on minds-on tasks, where the story will come to life!

Presenter:     Christina Grossman and Rick Ramsey; MAPPS, U of A
Date:             Saturday - February 18, 2017
Time:             8:30 AM- 12:30 PM
Location:       Room 849 in the Gould Simpson Bldg., 1040 E. 4th St.
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.

We are grateful to The Thomas R. Brown Family Foundation for their support of this workshop and CRR's new initiative: Improving Mathematical Problem Solving, Acumen, & Confidence for K-5 Teachers and Students (IMPACTS).

Click here to register for Deeply Exploring Middle Grades Equations and Expressions


Mathematical Practices: Structure and Modeling

This session is for teachers in grades K-5.
Mathematical Practices are key behaviors students exhibit as they engage in mathematics problem solving and learning. The two most difficult practices to understand are Modeling with Mathematics (MP4), and Looking for and Making Use of Structure (MP7). How do we recognize these behaviors? How do we encourage them in the classroom? How can they support each other? How can they support student understanding of key grade level mathematics standards? Teachers will explore and analyze these behaviors through hands-on minds-on tasks.

Presenter:     Melissa Hosten
Date:             Saturday - March 4, 2017
Time:             8:30 AM- 12:30 PM
Location:       MTL Room 120, 1129 E. Lowell St.
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.

We are grateful to The Thomas R. Brown Family Foundation for their support of this workshop and CRR's new initiative: Improving Mathematical Problem Solving, Acumen, & Confidence for K-5 Teachers and Students (IMPACTS).

Click here to register for Mathematical Practices: Structure and Modeling


Desmos: Using an Appropriate Tool Strategically

These sessions are for teachers in grades 7-12. Teachers in earlier grades who wish to stretch their algebraic understandings are also welcome.

Desmos is a free interactive graphing calculator and activity builder. These sessions will provide opportunities for teachers to gain expertise in using the calculator and to explore ways to incorporate it regularly in their lessons. Desmos is imbedded in Az MERIT assessments this year. It is important for students to have experience using this tool efficiently and effectively.
Two sessions are scheduled-

  • Beginning to Use Desmos from 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM will introduce the graphing calculator's functions and techniques. Participants will have time to explore some of the available activities at content levels they teach.
  • The Intermediate Desmos Session from 1:00- 4:00 PM will assist participants as they explore and extend their expertise with desmos. Participants will be encouraged to work with others who teach the same content so they can share insights and strategies.
    Participants will need to bring their own laptops, or chromebooks. Those who are new to desmos are welcome to stay for both sessions.

    Presenter:     Greg Epstein
    Date:             Saturday - March 11, 2017
    Times:
    Session 1:           8:30 AM- 12:30 PM
    Session 2:           1:00 - 4:00 PM
    Location:       Room 849 in the Gould Simpson Bldg., 1040 E. 4th St.
    Earn:             4 hours, 3 hours, or 7 hours of professional development credit for re-certification depending which session(s) you attend.

    Teachers in our partnership districts and schools (listed below) are invited to apply at no cost. Others may register for $45 for each session, or $75 for both. 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 either or both Desmos sessions.


    Herbst Enrichment Mathematics Seminar (HEMS): You’ve Got to Move It: Transformational Geometry

    This session is for teachers in grades 8-12. Teachers in grades 5-7 who wish to stretch their geometric understandings are also welcome.
    What does a transformational approach to geometry mean to my classroom? Come explore ideas of congruence, similarity, and symmetry from a transformational perspective through various mediums. We will utilize simple graph paper, patty paper, Geogebra, and Desmos (to name a few) to explore this concept and collaborate with others to create a wealth of resources and ideas to utilize in the classroom.

    Presenter:     Jennifer North Morris
    Date:             Saturday - April 1, 2017
    Time:             8:30 AM- 12:30 PM
    Location:       Room 849 in the Gould Simpson Bldg., 1040 E. 4th St.
    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 in our partnership districts and schools (listed below) who attend and actively participate in this Herbst Enrichment Mathematics Seminar. 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 You’ve Got to Move It: Transformational Geometry.

    Conceptual Strategies for Addition and Subtraction

    This session is for teachers in grades K-4.
    Addition and subtraction are the foundation of elementary mathematics. These operations intentionally and systematically grow from work in kindergarten through grade 3, culminating in fluency with addition and subtraction in grade 4. How do we help students move along the path? What strategies will build the concept clearly and understandably? Come and explore the conceptual path and strategies to move students to deeper understanding of addition and subtraction.

    Presenter:     Melissa Hosten, CRR
    Date:             Saturday - April 1, 2017
    Time:             8:30 AM- 12:30 PM
    Location:       MTL Room 120, 1129 E. Lowell St.
    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 Conceptual Strategies for Addition and Subtraction.


    Advanced Placement Mathematics Practice Exams

    Statistics, Calculus AB, and Calculus BC practice exams for students

    Presenters:     Bruce MacMillan and Josh Tabor
    Date:             Saturday - April 29, 2017
    Time:             TBA
    Location:       TBA

    Click here for more information and to register



    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
    Paulo Freire Freedom School- Downtown
    Paulo Freire Freedom School- University
    Salpointe Catholic High School
    San Miguel Catholic 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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