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

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

Spring 2019 Workshops

IMPACTS: Conceptual Strategies for Multiplication and Division Grades 3-5 -- SIERRA VISTA LOCATION

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 and Carrie Burdon

Date:              Saturday, February 23rd

Time:             7:45am-3:45pm

Location:       Sierra Vista TBD

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

***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 CRR and MUST be mailed and received prior to the workshop. This is not considered a tax-deductible donation since it is a payment for services rendered. The mailing address is 617 N. Santa Rita Ave Tucson, AZ 85721-0089.

**Registration Coming Soon!**

IMPACTS: Geometry in the Elementary Grades: Using Conceptual Learning Progressions 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.

Presenters:     Eboney McKinney and Debbie Black

Date:              Saturday, February 9th

Time:             8am-12pm

Location:       UofA Campus, TBD

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

***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 CRR and MUST be mailed and received prior to the workshop. This is not considered a tax-deductible donation since it is a payment for services rendered. The mailing address is 617 N. Santa Rita Ave Tucson, AZ 85721-0089.

**Registration Coming Soon!**

IMPACTS Measuring Brain Torque: The Myths and Facts about Depth of Knowledge  

Presenters:     Agi Post and Nancy Casagrande

Date:              Saturday March 2nd

Time:             7:30am-12:30pm

Location:       UofA Campus TBD

Earn:             5 hours of professional development credit for re-certification.

***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 CRR and MUST be mailed and received prior to the workshop. This is not considered a tax-deductible donation since it is a payment for services rendered. The mailing address is 617 N. Santa Rita Ave Tucson, AZ 85721-0089.

**Registration Coming Soon!**

IMPACTS: Exploring Geometric Measurement: Area, Perimeter and Volume K-5 

Presenters:     Anne Warner and Debbie Black

Date:              Saturday, March 9th

Time:             8am-12pm

Location:       UofA Campus, TBD

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

***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 CRR and MUST be mailed and received prior to the workshop. This is not considered a tax-deductible donation since it is a payment for services rendered. The mailing address is 617 N. Santa Rita Ave Tucson, AZ 85721-0089.

**Registration Coming Soon!**

IMPACTS: Interventions in K-5 Mathematical Understanding: Foundation Building Games

Frequently students come to our grade missing foundational mathematics skills, especially a strong sense of number. Mathematics games can be a powerful tool to build and strengthen those foundational understandings. By building their understanding, the skills follow. Come and experience games that help develop foundational mathematics understanding while motivating students to play, helping children experience the joy of mathematics!

Presenters:     Elisabeth Bankhead and Lori Valentine

Date:              Saturday, April 13th

Time:             8am-12pm

Location:       UofA Campus, TBD

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

***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 CRR and MUST be mailed and received prior to the workshop. This is not considered a tax-deductible donation since it is a payment for services rendered. The mailing address is 617 N. Santa Rita Ave Tucson, AZ 85721-0089.

**Registration Coming Soon!**

Mathematics Educator Appreciation Day (MEAD) Conference January 26, 2019

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

IMPACTS Summer K-5 Institute June 10-14, 2019 (Tentative)

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.


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 will incur a fee related to the number of hours for the workshop. 


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.  

Past Workshops

IMPACTS: Conceptual Strategies for Addition and Subtraction 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.

Presenters:     Debbie Black, Carrie Burdon, Eboney McKinnney

Date:              Saturday, August 11th

Time:             8am-12pm

Location:       UofA Campus TBD

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

***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 CRR and MUST be mailed and received prior to the workshop. This is not considered a tax-deductible donation since it is a payment for services rendered. The mailing address is 617 N. Santa Rita Ave Tucson, AZ 85721-0089.

**Registration Closed**

IMPACTS: Conceptual Strategies for Multiplication and Division 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:     Nancy Casagrande, Janet Acree, and Agi Post

Date:              Saturday, September 8th

Time:             7:30am-11:30pm (Multiplication) & 12:30pm-4:30pm (Division)

Location:       UofA Campus TBD

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

***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 CRR and MUST be mailed and received prior to the workshop. This is not considered a tax-deductible donation since it is a payment for services rendered. The mailing address is 617 N. Santa Rita Ave Tucson, AZ 85721-0089.

*Please note that priority will be given to registrants who select both Multiplication and Division*

**Registration is Closed**

IMPACTS: Conceptually Exploring Place Value Grades 1-5

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:     Dana Islas and Anne Warner

Date:              Saturday, September 15th

Time:             8am-12pm

Location:       UofA Campus TBD

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

***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 CRR and MUST be mailed and received prior to the workshop. This is not considered a tax-deductible donation since it is a payment for services rendered. The mailing address is 617 N. Santa Rita Ave Tucson, AZ 85721-0089.

*Depending on the number of registrants, registrants may be asked to attend an afternoon session, and the morning session times may need to be adjusted (half hour earlier)*

**Registration is Closed*

IMPACTS: Building Fraction Sense 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:     Mayra Vera and Karen Couch-Murphy

Date:              Saturdays: October 20th and November 17th

Time:             8am-12pm

Location:       UofA Campus TBD

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

***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 CRR and MUST be mailed and received prior to the workshop. This is not considered a tax-deductible donation since it is a payment for services rendered. The mailing address is 617 N. Santa Rita Ave Tucson, AZ 85721-0089.

**Registration is Closed**

IMPACTS Level 2: Intentional Responsive Asset-Based Intervention in the K-5 classroom

This workshop is designed to help teachers in their second or third year of IMPACTS participation.

Have you already implemented many of the ideas you learned in IMPACTS workshops? Have you wanted to go deeper into socially just mathematics teaching? Level 2 workshops provide the opportunity for IMPACTS classroom teachers to dig even deeper as a way to transform their teaching practices. Intentional Effective Asset-Based Intervention will help participants use learning trajectories to craft intervention strategies and approaches that build off of learners’ strengths. Come and explore the world of interventions in math classrooms by analyzing student work and collaborating around next steps for these learners. This workshop is not a differentiation workshop, but rather a workshop to consider targeted interventions for student groups without focusing on deficits.

Presenters:     Dana Islas, Elisabeth Bankhead, and Agi Post

Date:              Saturdays: October 27th

Time:             8am-12pm

Location:       UofA Campus TBD

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

***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 CRR and MUST be mailed and received prior to the workshop. This is not considered a tax-deductible donation since it is a payment for services rendered. The mailing address is 617 N. Santa Rita Ave Tucson, AZ 85721-0089.

**Registration is Closed** 

IMPACTS: Conceptually Exploring Place Value -- SIERRA VISTA LOCATION

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:     Eboney McKinney and Lori Valentine

Date:              Saturday, November 3rd

Time:             8am-12pm

Location:       Sierra Vista, TBD

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

***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 CRR and MUST be mailed and received prior to the workshop. This is not considered a tax-deductible donation since it is a payment for services rendered. The mailing address is 617 N. Santa Rita Ave Tucson, AZ 85721-0089.

**Registration is Closed**

IMPACTS: Level 2 Complex Instruction, Problem Solving, and Tape Diagrams

Students in elementary school need to flex their problem solving muscles regularly, and they must discuss and debate mathematics ideas with their peers. This workshop is designed to help teachers in their second or third year of IMPACTS participation implement complex instruction in their classrooms to facilitate problem solving. Teachers will also learn to use tape diagrams as a key tool for supporting problem solving and mathematical discourse.

Presenters:     Carrie Burdon and Janet Acree

Date:              Saturday December 1st

Time:             7:30am-12:30pm

Location:       UofA Campus TBD

Earn:             5 hours of professional development credit for re-certification.

***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 CRR and MUST be mailed and received prior to the workshop. This is not considered a tax-deductible donation since it is a payment for services rendered. The mailing address is 617 N. Santa Rita Ave Tucson, AZ 85721-0089.

**Registration is Closed**

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

ACE Charter High School

AmeriSchools Academy

City High School

Ha:san Preparatory & Leadership School

Highland Free School

Imago Dei Middle School

Paulo Freire Freedom School

Pima Community College

Presidio Schools (K-12)

San Miguel Catholic High School

The Gregory School

Tucson Country Day School

YouthWorks Charter High School