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.

Spring 2015 Workshops

Mathematical Modeling in the Common Core

Cancelled due to little participation

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

Target Area: K-5 (although this can be extended through 8th)

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. Middle school teachers will see how the foundations of algebra start as early as kindergarten and build through the grade levels. All teachers will practice activities that will "fill in the gaps" of some of their learners.

Presenters:     Rick Ramsey and Christina Grossman, MAPPS
Date:               Tuesdays- February 24, March 3, March 10
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.

HEMS Workshop- Strategies for High School Mathematics Intervention Classes

Many schools are experiencing the need for a support class or intervention class to aid their struggling math students, which means there is a need for teachers and strategies that work specifically for these students & classes. This session hopes to provide classroom strategies and teaching techniques and paradigm shifts for teachers currently teaching (or hoping to teach) these types of intervention classes. The facilitator, Dan Schneider, is a math intervention specialist at Amphi High School, who teaches a separate math intervention class most of the day and hopes some of the things that have worked for him will work for you.

This workshop is intended for high school teachers.

Through a grant sponsored by Lee and Arthur Herbst, a $25 stipend will be paid to the high school mathematics teachers who attend and actively participate in this workshop.

Presenter:     Daniel Schneider, Amphi High School
      Date:     Saturday- March 7, 2015
      Time:     8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Location:   Room 849 in the Gould Simpson Building
      Earn:     4 hours of professional development credit for re-certification.

Teachers in our partnership districts and schools (listed below)are invited to apply.

Click here to register for the HEMS Workshop- Strategies for High School Mathematics Intervention Classes.

The following districts/schools maintain a partnership with the Center.


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


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

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