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 2014 Workshops
Transformational Geometry: How is this Different Than Before?
What does this transformational approach to geometry mean to my classroom? How much of my curriculum needs to change? How will assessment change? Come explore ideas of congruence, similarity, and symmetry from a transformational perspective through various mediums to experience this shift and collaborate with others to create a wealth of resources and ideas to utilize in the classroom.
Presenter:     Jennifer North Morris       Date:     Thursdays - Aug 28, Sept 4, Sept 11, Sept. 18       Time:     5:15 - 7:15 PM Location:   Gould-Simpson Room 849       Earn:     8 hours of professional development credit for re-certification.
HEMS -Illustrating Story Problems Mathematically, Grades 2-5
This special Herbst Enrichment Mathematics Seminar (HEMS) 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.
Join us as we investigate the world of story problem situations and see how story problems can come alive for your students. Examine the types of problem situations (comparisons, part-part-whole, etc…) your students need to experience in order to gain confidence in their problem solving abilities. Participants will have hands-on experiences with a variety of tools to help students represent and ‘act-out’ story problems. Participants will learn how to incorporate these basic tools, including number lines and strip diagrams, to understand and solve problems effectively and efficiently.
Patterns Leading to Algebraic Reasoning
Presenter:     Rick Ramsey       Date:     Tuesdays - Sept 9, Sept 16, Sept. 23, Sept. 30       Time:     5:15 - 7:15 PM Location:   Gould-Simpson Room 849       Earn:     8 hours of professional development credit for re-certification.
TBA (Middle Grades)
Presenter:     Jason Aubrey       Date:     Saturday - Sept 20       Time:     8:30 AM- 12:30 PM Location:   Gould-Simpson Room 849       Earn:     4 hours of professional development credit for re-certification.
Enhancing High School Mathematics Instruction Using TI-84 Graphing Calculators
Presenter:     Kim Thomas and Veronica Carlson       Date:     Saturday - Sept 27       Time:     8:30 AM- 12:30 PM Location:   Gould-Simpson Room 849       Earn:     4 hours of professional development credit for re-certification.
Exploring the Essential Concepts in the Domain Number and Operation - Fractions
Define significant tasks to support the learning trajectory in this NF domain for 3rd grade content to 5th grade. Examine CCSS tasks with rich, real-world contexts so students are better able to generate and model for themselves mathematical ideas related to fractions. Provide opportunities for students using essential strategies which support fraction Sense; i.e., students have tasks with irregularly partitioned, and unpartitioned areas, lengths and number lines. Establish classroom climate for effective exploration of the challenging work of fractions using the 8 Standards for Mathematical Practice and overt "Talk Moves"Presenter:     Connie Lewis       Date:     Tuesdays - Oct. 21, Oct 28, Nov. 4       Time:     5:15 - 7:15 PM Location:   Gould-Simpson Room 849       Earn:     6 hours of professional development credit for re-certification.
Middle Grades Mathematical Explorations to Enhance Focus and Rigor
Presenter:     Cody Patterson       Date:     Thursdays - Oct 30, Nov. 6, Nov. 13, Nov. 20       Time:     5:15-7:15 Location:   Gould-Simpson Room 849       Earn:     8 hours of professional development credit for re-certification.
Connecting Geometry and Algebra Using Conic Sections
Presenter:     Scott Kaschner       Date:     Tuesdays - Nov. 18, Nov. 25, and Dec. 2       Time:     5:15 - 7:15 PM Location:   Gould-Simpson Room 849       Earn:     6 hours of professional development credit for re-certification.
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