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

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.

Teachers in our partnership districts and schools (listed below) are invited to apply at no cost. Others may register for $45. 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 new initiative: Improving Mathematical Problem Solving, Acumen, & Confidence for K-5 Teachers and Students (IMPACTS).

This workshop os FULL 

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

Conceptual Strategies for Multiplication and Division (Sept 9 Multiplication 8:00-12:00, Division 12:30-4:30)

Conceptually Exploring Place Value (September 23 8:00-12:00)

Building Fraction Sense (Oct 28 part 1 8:30-12:30, December 2 part 2 8:00-12:00)

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)

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.

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.

Mathematics Educator Appreciation Day (MEAD) Conference

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

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.


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 Unified School District

City High School
Paulo Freire Freedom Schools
Presidio Middle School & High School
San Miguel Catholic High School
The Gregory School