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 2017-2018 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.
vbohme@math.arizona.edu

Spring 2017 Workshops

Watch for these workshops this spring!


Geometry in the Elementary Grades

This workshop is intended for teachers in grades K-5.

How can students discover properties, attributes, and structures through exploration? Come experience the world of geometry in a new way. Look at figures and shapes in new ways, and discover new relationships. Participants will experience investigations designed to support students' discovery and conceptualization of geometric properties, attributes, and structures. Participants will explore the optimal progression for learning big ideas of geometry. Geometry is an area with significant misconceptions. By engaging in geometry hands-on minds-on tasks, teachers will analyze misconceptions that are uncovered through these tasks.

Presenter:     TBA
Date:             Saturday - February 4, 2017
Time:             8:30 AM- 12:30 PM
Location:       TBA
Earn:             4 hours of professional development credit for re-certification.

Registration opens in January


Problem Solving and Representation Using Tape Diagrams

This session is intended for teachers in grades K-9.
The Bar Model/Tape Diagram is a powerful representation that begins in kindergarten as a Part-Whole Mat and is used throughout elementary, middle, and high school mathematics classrooms. This powerful representation supports students' understanding of the problem and selection of the operation. This tool is a strong support between the concrete and the abstract. Come and learn how to use tape diagrams to solve mathematics problems and support student understanding.

Presenter:     TBA
Date:             Saturday - February 13, 2017
Time:             8:30 AM- 12:30 PM
Location:       TBA
Earn:             4 hours of professional development credit for re-certification.

Registration opens in January


Mathematical Practices: Structure and Modeling

This session is intended for teachers in grades K-5.
Mathematical Practices are key behaviors students exhibit as they engage in mathematics problem solving and learning. The two most difficult practices to understand are Modeling with Mathematics (MP4) and Looking for and Making Use of Structure (MP7). How do we recognize these behaviors? How do we encourage them in the classroom? How can they support each other? How can they support student understanding of key grade level mathematics standards? Teachers will explore and analyze these behaviors through hands-on minds-on tasks.

Presenter:     TBA
Date:             Saturday - March 4, 2017
Time:             8:30 AM- 12:30 PM
Location:       TBA
Earn:             4 hours of professional development credit for re-certification.

Registration opens in February


Conceptual Strategies for Addition and Subtraction

This session is intended for teachers in grades K-4.
Addition and subtraction are the foundation of elementary mathematics. These operations intentionally and systematically grow from work in Kindergarten through grade 3, culminating in fluency with addition and subtraction in grade 4. How do we help students move along the path? What strategies will build the concept clearly and understandably? Come and explore the conceptual path and strategies to move students to deeper understanding of addition and subtraction.

Presenter:     TBA
Date:             Saturday - April 1, 2017
Time:             8:30 AM- 12:30 PM
Location:       TBA
Earn:             4 hours of professional development credit for re-certification.

Registration opens in March



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

Districts

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

Schools

AmeriSchools
City High School
Paulo Freire Freedom School- Downtown
Paulo Freire Freedom School- University
Salpointe Catholic 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