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


Spring 2015 Workshops

Decimal Numbers – Foundational Ideas for Grades 3 through 5

  • Provide learning opportunities that support a student’s developing fractional sense using decimals.
  • Investigate AZCCRS tasks with real-world contexts so students are better able to understand the mathematical ideas connected to decimals.
  • Establish classroom climate for effective instruction using the 8 Standards for Mathematical Practice and overt "Talk Moves".

    Presenter:     Connie Lewis, Tucson Unified School District
    Date:               Wednesdays- April 1, 8, 15
    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, to add your name to the wait list click here.


    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.

    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

    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



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