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 2018 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:     TBD

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:     TBD

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.

**Registration Coming Soon!**

IMPACTS: Conceptually Exploring Place Value

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:     TBD

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.

**Registration Coming Soon!**

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:     TBD

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 Coming Soon!**

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:     TBD

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 Coming Soon!**

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:     TBD

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 Coming Soon!**

Spring 2018 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:     TBD

Date:              Saturday, February 2nd

Time:             7:45am-12:45pm

Location:       Sierra Vista 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: 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:     TBD

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: Level 2 (Topic TBD)

This workshop is designed for teachers in their second or third year in the IMPACTS program.

Presenters:     TBD

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 Measurement: Area, Perimeter and Volume K-5

Have you ever wondered how measurement “fits” in math? Have you wondered how best to start teaching measurement—to ensure your students understand and can explain measurement? Come and explore the three actions that summarize all of K-12 measurement. We will learn how to move through the pathway for measurement to ensure ALL students are successful. We will also discuss concrete ways to explain challenging measurement topics like elapsed time. Be ready to think deeply, work together, make mistakes, take risks, and question everything!

Presenters:     TBD

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:     TBD

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 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

ACE Charter High School

AmeriSchools Academy

City High School

Ha:san Prepartory & 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