Teacher Workshop Schedule Spring Semester 2013
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.
This summer the UA Department of Mathematics is offering the following course-
505D - Data Analysis and Probability for K-8 Teachers
In this course, we will explore ideas in probability and statistics by performing experiments, collecting data, and using technology to analyze results. We will see how students can learn about ideas such as randomness and variability, and use these ideas to solve real-world problems. In this course, participants will work on interactive investigations and projects and receive plentiful feedback from the instructor and from their peers. We will also explore how these ideas are treated in the Common Core State Standards.
Instructor:   Cody Patterson       Date:     June 10 - June 28, 2013, Monday through Friday       Time:     8:30 AM – 12:00 noon Location:   Math East Building, room 143
There are openings for few teachers to register for this course in one of two ways:
A 3-credit course will cost $1,389 for in-state residents. Current policy states that a person who is subsequently accepted to a graduate degree program may transfer up to 6 credits from a non-degree program. Unfortunately, we do not have any funds to assist with these costs.
Taking the course for re-certification hours
Fall 2013 Workshops
Statistics for Teachers Grades 6-8Presenter:   DeAnna McDonald       Date:     Mondays- September 9, 16, 23, 30       Time:     TBA Location:   TBA       Earn:     8 hours of professional development credit for recertification.
Decimals and Percents in the Common Core for Teachers Grades 3-8Presenter:   Jennifer North-Morris       Date:     Tuesdays -September 10, 17, 24, October 1       Time:     TBA Location:   TBA       Earn:     8 hours of professional development credit for recertification.
Exploring Topics in Intemediate AlgebraPresenter:   Bruce MacMillan       Date:     Thursdays – September 12, 19, 26, October 3       Time:     TBA Location:   TBA       Earn:     8 hours of professional development credit for recertification.
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.
Watch for a repeat of this workshop in the fall.
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