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.
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.
Investigating Middle Grades Mathematics: Explorations in Ratio, Proportionality, Algebra, and Probability
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:
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.
Leadership & Systems Change: Attracting and retaining talented STEM teachers and teacher leaders
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.
TI-SmartView™ CE Training to Enhance High School Mathematics Instruction
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.
HEMS Strategies for Teaching Algebra
Description TBAPresenter:     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
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