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 2016-2017 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.

Spring 2016 Workshops

How Much Water is Enough?: Mathematical Modeling in Grades 5-8

This workshop is full.

This interactive workshop explores mathematical modeling with a focus on problems that promote the mathematical modeling process. The Mathematical Practice 4 - Model with Mathematics, incorporates researching information, making assumptions, problem solving, creating a model, estimating, calculating, interpreting, validating, and reporting out.

Presenter:     Cynthia Anhalt, Secondary Mathematics Education Program, University of Arizona
Date:             Saturday - April 16, 2016
Time:             8:30 AM- 12:30 PM
Location:      Gould Simpson Building Room 849
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.

Herbst Enrichment Mathematics Seminar (HEMS): Moving Beyond Counting Strategies to Improve Students' Conceptual Understanding of Addition and Subtraction

This is a repeat of the workshop offered last fall. Those K-2 teachers from our partnership schools and districts who had registered last fall, but could not attend because it was full, will be given preferred registration status.

Students have become too reliant on counting strategies. In order to use more advanced strategies students need apply their number sense. This session will focus on how to help your students move beyond counting in order to fluently and efficiently add and subtract. We will explore hands-on manipulatives, games and problems that will help students model and explain their thinking on the road to mastery.
This workshop is intended for teachers in grades K-2.

Presenter:     Allison Davis
Date:             Saturday - April 23, 2016
Time:             8:30 AM- 12:30 PM
Location:      Gould Simpson Building Room 849
Earn:             4 hours of professional development credit for re-certification.

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

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

Click here to register for the HEMS: Moving Beyond Counting Strategies Workshop.

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


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


City High School
Salpointe Catholic High School
San Miguel 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