IMPACTS Program for Teachers in Grades K through 5

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Elements of the IMPACTS Program 

Teacher Workshops, Teacher Leader Retreat, Mathematics Educators Appreciation Day conference, and Summer K-5 Institute

Teachers Workshops 

A series of teacher workshops is offered throughout the school year to address major mathematical content in grades K through 5.  

Fall 2017 Workshops

IMPACTS: Building Fraction Sense Grades 3-5

This session is intended for teachers in grades 3-5.
Have you ever wondered if there was a way to help students build a sense of fractions the way they build a sense of number? Come and explore ways to build students’ fractions sense in such a way as to support their understanding of equivalence, comparisons, and operations with fractions. This is a TWO PART workshop. Participants will be expected to take a task back to their classrooms, collect and analyze student work, and share their reflections with the group. **Please only register if you can attend both sessions. 

Presenters:     Carrie Burdon, Vail USD; Agi Post, Tucson Country Day School; and Melissa Hosten, CRR
Date:             Saturdays - October 28 and December 2, 2017 
Time:             8:00 AM - 12:00 PM 
Location:       University of Arizona, TBA 
Earn:             8 hours of professional development credit for re-certification.

Click or copy the link below to register:

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***Teachers in our partnership districts and schools (listed below) are invited to apply at no cost. Others may register for $110. Payment is due at the beginning of the session. Checks may be written to The University of Arizona. This is not considered a tax-deductible donation since it is a payment for services rendered.

We are grateful to The Thomas R. Brown Family Foundation for their support of this workshop and CRR's initiative: Improving Mathematical Problem Solving, Acumen, & Confidence for K-5 Teachers and Students (IMPACTS).

Conceptually Exploring Place Value

This session is intended for teachers in grades K-5

Place Value is a crucial understanding students develop across their elementary experience. Why does it seem to come easier to some students than other students? What is involved in understanding place value? What tools and strategies will help students develop place value understanding? Come and learn conceptual strategies to teach place value that will foster deeper understanding and support students’ understanding of other elementary maths.

Presenters: Agi Post (Tucson Country Day School), Eboney McKinney (Sierra Vista Public Schools), and Melissa Hosten (University of Arizona)

Date: September 23, 2017

Time: 8:00 AM-12:00 PM

Location: TBA

Earn: 4 hours of professional development credit for re-certification

We are grateful to The Thomas R. Brown Family Foundation for their support of this workshop and CRR's initiative: Improving Mathematical Problem Solving, Acumen, & Confidence for K-5 Teachers and Students (IMPACTS).

Conceptual Strategies for Multiplication & Division

This session is intended for teachers in grades 3-5.
Students need to understand the meaning of multiplication beyond repeated addition & the meaning of  division beyond repeated addition and repeated subtraction. They also need multiple strategies to multiply and divide that will help them make sense of what they are doing. Come and learn multiple conceptual strategies for multiplication and division that will foster greater student success and a deeper meaning for multiplication and division leading to fluency. 

Presenters:     Eboney McKinney, Sierra Vista Public Schools & Melissa Hosten, University of Arizona CRR 

Date:             Saturday - September 9, 2017 

Time:             Multiplication 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM & Division 12:30-4:30 PM

Location:       MTL 120 

Earn:             8 hours of professional development credit for re-certification.

We are grateful to The Thomas R. Brown Family Foundation for their support of this workshop and CRR's new initiative: Improving Mathematical Problem Solving, Acumen, & Confidence for K-5 Teachers and Students (IMPACTS).

Teachers in our partnership districts and schools (listed below) are invited to apply at no cost. Others may register for $60. Payment is due at the beginning of the session. Checks may be written to The University of Arizona. This is not considered a tax-deductible donation since it is a payment for services rendered.

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:     Carrie Burdon & Melissa Hosten
Date:             Saturday - August 19, 2017 
Time:             7:30 AM- 12:30 PM 
Location:       MTL Room 120, 1129 E. Lowell St. 
Earn:             5 hours of professional development credit for re-certification.

We are grateful to The Thomas R. Brown Family Foundation for their support of this workshop and CRR's new initiative: Improving Mathematical Problem Solving, Acumen, & Confidence for K-5 Teachers and Students (IMPACTS).

Fall 2017-Spring 2018 Professional Development Schedule (subject to change)

Mathematical Practices: Problem Solving and Using Tools (*5 hour workshop) (Nov 18 7:30-12:30)

Conceptually Exploring Measurement: Area, Perimeter, and Volume (Dec 9 8:00-12:00)

Conceptual Strategies for Addition and Subtraction (Feb 3 8:00-12:00)

Interventions in K-5 Mathematical Understanding: Foundation Building Games (Feb 24 8:00-12:00)

Geometry in the Elementary Grades: Using Conceptual Learning Progressions (Mar 3 8:00-12:00)

Mathematics Educator Appreciation Day (MEAD) Conference January 20, 2018

      The teacher teams and teacher leaders will present sessions at the MEAD conference.

Summer K-5 Institute June 11-15, 2018

        20 teacher teams attend a one-week institute to deeply explore elementary mathematics and to design site plans for professional development to share strategies and content with colleagues in their schools.

Teacher Leadership Retreat August 25-26, 2017

        A two-day leadership retreat will be offered to no more than eight teachers who have demonstrated strong professional growth and a desire to become regional mathematics facilitators. The content and pedagogy focus will prepare them to provide regional professional development workshops throughout the school year.


The IMPACTS program is made possible by the generosity of the Thomas R. Brown Family Foundation. The Thomas R. Brown Foundations are a legacy of Thomas R. Brown, and the company he built in Tucson, Arizona, Burr-Brown Corporation.

CRR and the many teachers served by The IMPACTS Program are very grateful for the investment made by the Thomas R. Brown Family Foundation.

 Please Note: Teachers from non-partner schools may attend workshops, but they wil incur a fee related to the number of hours for the workshop. 

CRR Partnerships

District Partners School Partners

Altar Valley School District

Amphitheater Public Schools

Benson Unified School District

Catalina Foothills School District

Continental 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 School District

Academy of Tucson

Amerischools

City High School

Imago Dei Middle School

Paulo Freire Freedom Schools

Presidio Schools (K-12)

San Miguel Catholic High School

The Gregory School

Tucson Country Day School