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 2013 Workshops
DOMAINS: Statistics and Probability: The Power of Data Analysis
In middle school and high school, students learn concepts in probability and statistics that help them make sense of data, describe variability, and make decisions in the face of uncertainty. In this workshop, we will explore some tools - both mathematical and technological - that help us extract meaning from data sets and analyze chance processes. We will discuss what the Common Core asks students to understand about statistics at both the middle and high school levels, and share some activities that can help students make sense of statistical concepts. We will use spreadsheets in this workshop to analyze data sets and create data displays. Even if your students do not have access to computers, you as a teacher can use spreadsheets to demonstrate key statistical concepts and set up in-class activities that promote student reasoning. If you would like to "play along" and practice using the technology yourself, please bring a laptop computer with a spreadsheet program such as Excel. The first session of this workshop on October 22 will be an optional "Technology Warm-Up" in which you can learn some neat tricks you can do with spreadsheets; the main statistics and probability content will begin on October 29.
Presenters:   Cody Patterson and Jason Aubrey       Date:     Tuesday -October 22 for the spreadsheet introduction       Date:     Tuesdays -October 29, November 5, 12       Time:     5:15- 7:15 PM Location:   Gould-Simpson Room 849       Earn:     6 hours or 8 hours of professional development credit for recertification.
Registration for teachers in our partnership districts and schools (listed below)is available without cost. Others may register for $120. Payment is due the day of the first session.
Checks may be written to The University of Arizona. This is not considered a tax-deductible donation since it is payment for services rendered.
Tasks and Activities to Construct Deep Understanding of Fractions, a HEMS Workshop
This special Herbst Enrichment Mathematics Seminar (HEMS) for math teachers in grades 3-5 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.
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