HEMS Seminars

The Herbst Family Foundation, created by Lee and Arthur Herbst, provides an endowment to CRR to provide Saturday workshops for elementary, middle, and high school teachers. These Herbst Enrichment Mathematics Seminars (HEMS) are taught by exemplary classroom teachers who present meaningful content and model excellent teaching strategies. Stipends are paid  to the teachers who attend. In 2016-17, the Herbst endowment funded the following workshops: 

Herbst Enrichment Mathematics Seminar (HEMS): Engaging High School Students in Modeling with Mathematics

How do we make mathematics accessible and interesting to all students? How do we show students that math is everywhere? During this workshop, we will explore low-floor, high ceiling tasks that excite and motivate students to learn. Participants will select, evaluate and create three-act tasks. Participants will walk away with tools to identify rich, meaningful tasks and how to effectively implement three-act tasks. 

Presenter:     Mona Toncheff
Date:             Saturday - August 27, 2016 
Time:             8:30 AM- 12:30 PM

Herbst Enrichment Mathematics Seminar (HEMS): 
Let’s Build! Bringing Math Concepts to Life with Science, Technology and Engineering

This workshop is intended for teachers in grades K-3.

Young students are curious and enjoy building. Incorporating science, technology and engineering concepts with math concepts helps students apply their mathematical knowledge in different and creative ways. These sessions will explore ways teachers can incorporate science, technology, and engineering into their primary math classrooms to help build a deeper understanding of number and help students understand that success is not always achieved on the first try. Participants will be encouraged to implement tasks in their classrooms.  Presenter:     Allison Davis
Date:             Saturday - August 27, 2016 
Time:             8:30 AM- 12:30 PM 

Herbst Enrichment Mathematics Seminar (HEMS): You’ve Got to Move It: Transformational Geometry

This session is intended for teachers in grades 8-12. Teachers in grades 5-7 who wish to stretch their geometric understandings are also welcome.
What does a transformational approach to geometry mean to my classroom? Come explore ideas of congruence, similarity, and symmetry from a transformational perspective through various mediums. We will utilize simple graph paper, patty paper, Geogebra, and Desmos (to name a few) to explore this concept and collaborate with others to create a wealth of resources and ideas to utilize in the classroom.

Presenter:     Jennifer North Morris 
Date:             Saturday - April 1, 2017 
Time:             8:30 AM- 12:30 PM 

We are very grateful for the continued guidance and support from Lee and Arthur Herbst.


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