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

Transformational Geometry: How is this Different Than Before?

What does this transformational approach to geometry mean to my classroom? How much of my curriculum needs to change? How will assessment change? Come explore ideas of congruence, similarity, and symmetry from a transformational perspective through various mediums to experience this shift and collaborate with others to create a wealth of resources and ideas to utilize in the classroom.
Although we will focus on middle school standards, we know that many teachers have not had much experience with geometric transformation. Please join us for this exciting look at transformations!
All teachers of mathematics, K-12 are welcome.

Presenter:     Jennifer North Morris
      Date:     Thursdays - Aug 28, Sept 4, Sept 11, Sept. 18
      Time:     5:15 - 7:15 PM
Location:   Gould-Simpson Room 849
      Earn:     8 hours of professional development credit for re-certification.

Click here to apply to the Transformational Geometry workshop.

HEMS -Illustrating Story Problems Mathematically, Grades 2-5

This special Herbst Enrichment Mathematics Seminar (HEMS) is sponsored by Arthur and Lee Herbst, friends of the Center for Recruitment & Retention, to assist teachers in increasing their effectiveness in the classroom in order that all students may achieve and excel in mathematics.

Join us as we investigate the world of story problem situations and see how story problems can come alive for your students. Examine the types of problem situations (comparisons, part-part-whole, etc…) your students need to experience in order to gain confidence in their problem solving abilities. Participants will have hands-on experiences with a variety of tools to help students represent and ‘act-out’ story problems. Participants will learn how to incorporate these basic tools, including number lines and strip diagrams, to understand and solve problems effectively and efficiently.

This workshop is intended for teachers of grades two through five who work in partnership districts/schools. Participants will be selected to represent partnership districts proportionally. Teachers will be notified of their registration status (accepted, or on the wait list) two weeks prior to the workshop, August 22.

Presenter:     Darlene Mansouri
      Date:     Saturday - Sept 6
      Time:     8:15 AM- 12:30 PM
Location:   Gould-Simpson Room 849
      Earn:     4 hours of professional development credit for re-certification.
This is a repeat of the workshop that was offered last Spring.
Participants will be paid a $25 stipend for their active participation thanks to the generous donation from Arthur and Lee Herbst.

This workshop is full.

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.


TBA (Middle Grades)

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.

Registration will be available in August.


Enhancing High School Mathematics Instruction Using TI-84 Graphing Calculators

Presenter:     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.

Registration will be available in August.


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.

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.

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.

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

Nosotros Academy
St. Gregory College Preparatory 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