The CRR supports educators in their quest to provide quality instruction to elementary, middle, and high school mathematics students. The Center's intent is to provide experiences to deepen mathematical understandings and to supply lessons that could be implemented in K-12 classrooms. Workshops and Events are listed below. Further program details are listed on IMPACTS and HEMS program tabs above.

We are regularly revising our workshop topics and schedule. If you have topics you would like to see featured in these workshops, please let us know.

For the 2023-2024 school year, CRR events are FREE for ALL Arizona teachers!

Upcoming Workshops and Events (All hybrid)

Snapshot of CRR Events: Summer 2024 (Google Slide)

ADE Math Events Calendar (Google Calendar)

 

IMPACTS Summer Institute Information Sessions for teachers and school leadership

ZOOM LINK FOR ALL INFO SESSIONS: https://arizona.zoom.us/my/rodrigog 

May 2024  5/9 (4 pm)

5/13 (5 pm)

5/16 (5:30 pm)

5/20 (3:30 pm)

5/21 (4:30 pm)

May 2024

Description: Drop in to ask a question or gain experience with Algebra Tiles. 

*No registration is required. Drop-ins are welcome!

**If possible, please have a physical set of the featured manipulatives available during the session.

Presenter: Ariel Beggs
Date: Thursday, May 2nd, 2024 
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm 
Location: Online, via Zoom
Earn: 1 hour of professional development credit for recertification

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Description: Drop in to ask a question or gain experience with KP Ten-Frame Tiles. 

*No registration is required. Drop-ins are welcome!

**If possible, please have a physical set of the featured manipulatives available during the session.

Presenter: Ariel Beggs
Date: Thursday, May 9th, 2024 
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm 
Location: Online, via Zoom
Earn: 1 hour of professional development credit for recertification

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Description: Drop in to ask a question or gain experience with Pattern Blocks & Cuisenaire Rods. 

*No registration is required. Drop-ins are welcome!

**If possible, please have a physical set of the featured manipulatives available during the session.

Presenter: Ariel Beggs
Date: Thursday, May 16th, 2024 
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm 
Location: Online, via Zoom
Earn: 1 hour of professional development credit for recertification

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Description: How might mathematics bring us together through heart, place and shared experiences?  Join us to explore a new, strengths-based, precalculus curriculum grounded in Arizona and the Southwestern U.S. as place and identity.  We will engage with our culturally affirming contexts, work through examples, share perspectives, reflect on opportunities for student flourishing, and more.  Our community of practice participants/teachers will share their experiences, hoping you might join us next fall!

More information on Culturally Affirming Precalculus: www.math.arizona.edu/culturallyaffirming/

Presenters: Guada Lozano, Maya Lanzetta, Melissa McRae, Cathy Yslas, and Nick Witt (UArizona Project FAMILIA and Project REEDS)
Date: Saturday, May 18th, 2024 
Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm 
Location: Hybrid: In-person at UArizona Tucson Campus. Remote via Zoom.
Earn: 3 hours of professional development credit for recertification

REGISTER HERE

hs

Teacher teams attend a four-day institute to deeply explore the progression of learning for high school mathematics, working together to design site plans for professional development to share strategies and content with colleagues in their schools. Participants receive $300.

HS Summer institute will be in-person. (Accommodation assistance may be available for those from outside the Tucson region who want to attend in person)

Questions? Please contact Melissa Hosten (mhosten@math.arizona.edu

More information about the IMPACTS Program at https://crr.math.arizona.edu/impacts 

REGISTER HERE

June 2024

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Teacher teams attend a one-week institute to deeply explore the progression of learning for elementary or middle grades mathematics, working together to design site plans for professional development to share strategies and content with colleagues in their schools. Participants receive $250.

K-9 Summer institutes will be HYBRID with in-person and online participants. (Accommodation assistance may be available for those from outside the Tucson region who want to attend in-person)

Questions? Please contact Melissa Hosten (mhosten@math.arizona.edu) for grades K-5 or Rodrigo Gutiérrez (rodrigog@math.arizona.edu) for grades 6-9.

More information about the IMPACTS K-9 Program at https://crr.math.arizona.edu/impacts 

REGISTER HERE

Previous Workshops and Events

August 2023

August 12, 2023 - IMPACTS Elementary: Using Centers and Work Stations 

  • Presenter: Melissa Hosten
  • Description: Do you wish you could work with a small group while the rest of your learners are engaged in rich mathematics? Have you wondered how and why to use small group instruction and centers or stations? Come experience how we can meet our learners where they are at by providing responsive instruction. Experience the power of small group instruction, centers, and stations so we can get the most out of our math time!

August 12, 2023 - HEMS-HS:  Classroom Makeover - From Polite Guests to Active Participants with Kristi Peterson (1 of 2)

  • Presenter: Kristi Peterson is in her 30th year in secondary math education. The first 9 years of her career she taught in the small rural community of Kearny, AZ and then transferred to Gilbert Public Schools. She has taught all courses from Algebra 1 to Calculus. For 6 years she was the Secondary Mathematics Coordinator where she supported math curriculum, instruction and assessment for all 7-12 math classrooms in the district.  Her passion for helping students succeed through student centered math instruction has led her back to the classroom.  Last year she returned to teaching at Mesquite High School where she had a chance to implement the many new strategies she learned, and looks forward to making more improvements this year. Mrs. Peterson was honored to be a finalist for the PAEMST award last year.
  • Description: Have you been striving to increase student engagement for all students? Would you like your students to do more thinking and less mimicking? Do you want your students to become lifelong problem solvers? In this seminar, we will collaboratively experience how to get even the most reluctant learners to participate successfully in your High School mathematics classroom. We will use Peter Lilijedhal’s set of practices in Building Thinking Classrooms to transform our classrooms. These easy-to-follow steps will create an environment that is focused on collaboration and student-centered learning where thinking is the norm and student learning is the goal.

August 19, 2023 - IMPACTS Elementary Pulling Small Groups

  • Presenter: Melissa Hosten 
  • Description: Have you set up Centers/Work Stations with your students, and now you want to dig deep into your intensification and enrichment time with your small groups? Do you want to discover how to choose your small groups, how to structure their experience, and how to get the most out of the time you have? We will discuss setting up small group instruction, focusing on the math and not the student, as well as data that can drive your small groups. Come and experience these ideas, ask questions, and gather ideas to launch your small group instruction.

August 19, 2023 - IMPACTS-MS Fraction Operations: Foundations for Middle School 

  • Presenter: Ariel Beggs, Shawn Hedayati, and Rodrigo Gutiérrez
  • Description: Fractions and fraction operations are the foundations for middle school mathematics. They are essential for proportional reasoning, algebra, and probability, yet they are incredibly difficult to learn and teach. In middle schools, it is important to understand students’ previous experiences with fractions in order to develop their algebraic reasoning. Fraction operations intentionally and systematically grow from work in 3rd grade, culminating in fluency with operations with rational numbers in 7th grade. What instructional strategies will build the concepts clearly and understandably? How do we develop and integrate fluency while also addressing other middle school math topics? Come and explore the developmental path and strategies to move students to a deeper understanding of fractions and fraction operations.

August 19, 2023 - HEMS-HS:  Classroom Makeover - From Polite Guests to Active Participants with Kristi Peterson (2 of 2)

  • Presenter: Kristi Peterson is in her 30th year of secondary math education. For the first 9 years of her career, she taught in the small rural community of Kearny, AZ, and then transferred to Gilbert Public Schools. She has taught all courses from Algebra 1 to Calculus. For 6 years she was the Secondary Mathematics Coordinator where she supported math curriculum, instruction, and assessment for all 7-12 math classrooms in the district.  Her passion for helping students succeed through student-centered math instruction has led her back to the classroom.  Last year she returned to teaching at Mesquite High School where she had a chance to implement the many new strategies she learned, and looks forward to making more improvements this year. Mrs. Peterson was honored to be a finalist for the PAEMST award last year.
  • Description: Have you been striving to increase student engagement for all students? Would you like your students to do more thinking and less mimicking? Do you want your students to become lifelong problem solvers? In this seminar, we will collaboratively experience how to get even the most reluctant learners to successfully participate in your High School mathematics classroom. We will use Peter Lilijedhal’s set of practices in Building Thinking Classrooms to transform our classrooms. These easy-to-follow steps will create an environment that is focused on collaboration and student-centered learning where thinking is the norm and student learning is the goal.

 

September 2023

September 5, 2023 - An Introduction to KP Ten-Frame Tiles (Making Manipulatives Make Sense) 

  • Description: This introductory session will focus on exploring the system of ten-frame platforms and tiles through which students physically and visually experience the structure and applications of the base-10 number system. Learn how to use KP Tiles to help students make sense of, and think flexibly about, place value concepts. 
  • Presenter: Ariel Beggs

September 5, 2023: Making Manipulatives Make Sense (MMMS) Drop-in, Q&A, or Coaching Session 

  • Description: Drop in to ask a question or gain experience with ANY manipulative.
  • Presenter: Ariel Beggs 

September 7, 2023 - An Introduction to Algebra Tiles (Making Manipulatives Make Sense)  

  • Description: Algebra Tiles can be a powerful tool to help students concretize abstract thinking. In this introductory session, learn how to use area explorations to "name" algebra tiles, help students understand why 2x is different than x2, and simplify expressions using a conceptual approach. 
  • Presenters: Ariel Beggs

September 7, 2023 - Making Manipulatives Make Sense (MMMS) Drop-in, Q&A, or Coaching Session 

  • Description: Drop in to ask a question or gain experience with ANY manipulative.
  • Presenter: Ariel Beggs 

September 9, 2023 - IMPACTS Elementary Addition and Subtraction

  • Description: 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 a deeper understanding of addition and subtraction.
  • Presenters: Omar Valencia, Beatriz Santacruz

September 12, 2023 - Using Pattern Blocks and Cuisenaire Rods to Conceptualize Fractions (Making Manipulatives Make Sense) 

  • Description: Pattern blocks are often used to create elaborate geometric patterns and designs; however, helping students think about their area. The features that make pattern blocks good for making geometric designs also make them a powerful tool for teaching students about fractional relationships. Cuisenaire Rods are also useful because of their connections to tape-diagram thinking. Learn how to use pattern blocks and Cuisenaire rods to help students conceptually understand fractions. 
  • Presenter: Ariel Beggs 

September 12, 2023 Making Manipulatives Make Sense (MMMS) Drop-in, Q&A, or Coaching Session 

  • Description: Drop in to ask a question or gain experience with ANY manipulative.
  • Presenter: Ariel Beggs 

September 13, 2023 - Community Game Night with AmeriCorps 

  • Description: Families, students, teachers, and community members are all invited to join the CRR in a night of fun, community, board games, and logic puzzles. This is a free event for all to come and go as they please, both virtually on Zoom or in person on the UA Tucson Campus. There is no registration required to attend in-person or remotely, however, there are separate Zoom rooms for participants based on age range. 

September 14, 2023 - Using Pattern Blocks and Cuisenaire Rods to Add and Subtract Fractions (Making Manipulatives Make Sense) 

  • Description: Students often struggle to understand fractions when fractional operations are taught as a process they have to memorize. In this session, learn how to use pattern blocks and Cuisenaire rods to help students make sense of situations involving adding and subtracting fractions.
  • Presenter: Ariel Beggs 

September 14, 2023 - Making Manipulatives Make Sense (MMMS) Drop-in, Q&A, or Coaching Session 

  • Description: Drop in to ask a question or gain experience with ANY manipulative.
  • Presenter: Ariel Beggs

September 16, 2023 - IMPACTS-MS Surviving and Thriving in Middle School Mathematics: Building Problem Solvers (Grades 5-9) 

  • Description: Are you surviving or thriving as a middle-grade mathematics teacher? Middle school math content is not easy to learn or teach, yet it is instrumental for making sense of and impacting the world. It helps students understand such important ideas as ratios, proportional reasoning, percent change, negative numbers, expressions, equivalence, equality, similarity, and function thinking. This is why it is so important that middle school mathematics instruction builds powerful problem solvers by emphasizing conceptualization and meaning-making, not just formulas and answer-getting. Come join us as we explore conceptual teaching and develop tools to help you thrive in your classroom. 
  • Presenters: Amee Legarra, Katie Nicholas, and Rodrigo Gutiérrez

September 19, 2023 - Using KP Ten-Frame Tiles to Add and Subtract Whole Numbers and Decimals (Making Manipulatives Make Sense) 

  • Description: Learn how to help students use KP Tiles to make sense of, and think flexibly about, adding and subtracting; this session covers situations with both whole numbers and decimals. 
  • Presenter: Ariel Beggs

September 19, 2023 - Making Manipulatives Make Sense (MMMS) Drop-in, Q&A, or Coaching Session 

  • Description: Drop in to ask a question or gain experience with ANY manipulative.
  • Presenter: Ariel Beggs

September 21, 2023 - Using Algebra Tiles to Solve Equations and Inequalities (Making Manipulatives Make Sense) 

  • Description: Algebra Tiles can be a powerful tool to help students concretize abstract thinking. Learn how to leverage the power of algebra tiles to investigate how to conceptually make sense of solving linear equations and inequalities.
  • Presenter: Ariel Beggs 

September 21, 2023 - Making Manipulatives Make Sense (MMMS) Drop-in, Q&A, or Coaching Session 

 

  • Description: Drop in to ask a question or gain experience with ANY manipulative.
  • Presenter: Ariel Beggs

September 23, 2023 - IMPACTS Elementary Multiplication and Division 

  • Description: 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: Omar Valencia, Beatriz Santacruz

September 23, 2023 - HEMS-MS Conceptual Understanding to Fluency: Building a Bridge with Amee Legarra (Part 1 of 2) 

  • Description: Middle School Math is complex and important! Middle school standards range from exploring the foundations of ratio and algebraic thinking to fluently working with these concepts in three short years.  What happens when you have students who have gaps in their math learning? How do you provide grade-level math access to all students? How do we successfully connect conceptual understanding to fluency? With tips and strategies from Jennifer Bay Williams and John S. Giovani’s Figuring out Fluency in Mathematics and Teaching, K-8, we will take a deep dive into teacher moves and activities that answer these questions and will help all students gain the knowledge and power to become confident mathematical thinkers. 
  • Presenter: Amee Legarra is in her 22nd year of teaching, all of them in the Flowing Wells School District.  For 10 years she taught fourth and fifth grade and has taught sixth-grade math for the past 12 years. She is entering her 5th year of being a Teacher Leader with the CRR at the U of A. Amee is passionate about leading a student-centered math classroom, making math accessible to all students, and her belief that all students can be successful in math. She is a Nationally Board-Certified Teacher and the Arizona 2018 PAEMST Awardee.
  • This is a two-part series focused on Middle School Mathematics that earns participants professional development certificates for 9 hours.  $50 stipends will only be provided to the first 25 teachers from Arizona schools who participate in both sessions due to the generosity of Lee and Arthur Herbst. Please only register if you can attend both sessions.

September 26, 2023 - Using Square Tiles, Pattern Blocks, and Cuisenaire Rods to Multiply and Divide Fractions (Making Manipulatives Make Sense) 

  • Description: Students often struggle to understand fractions when fractional operations are taught as a process they have to memorize. In this session, learn how to use square tiles, pattern blocks, and Cuisenaire rods to help students make sense of situations involving multiplying and dividing fractions.
  • Presenter: Ariel Beggs 

September 26, 2023 - Making Manipulatives Make Sense (MMMS) Drop-in, Q&A, or Coaching Session 

  • Description: Drop in to ask a question or gain experience with ANY manipulative.
  • Presenter: Ariel Beggs

September 28, 2023 - Using Pattern Blocks to Explore the Equation of a Line, y=mx+b (Making Manipulatives Make Sense) 

  • Description: Many students have difficulties moving from procedural algebra to structural algebra. Pattern blocks can be the seeds of growing patterns that encourage students to make conjectures about rates of change and y-intercepts in linear functions. This session explores how to use the three sequential stages of representation—enactive (concrete manipulatives), iconic (visual representations), and symbolic to help your learners SEE the difference among linear growth patterns.
  • Presenter: Ariel Beggs

September 28, 2023 - Making Manipulatives Make Sense (MMMS) Drop-in, Q&A, or Coaching Session 

  • Description: Drop in to ask a question or gain experience with Any manipulative 
  • Presenter: Ariel Beggs

September 30, 2023 - IMPACTS Building Fractions Sense Grades 1-4 

  • Description: Have you ever wondered if there was a way to help students build a sense of fractions the way they build a sense of numbers? Come and explore ways to build students’ fractions sense in such a way as to support their understanding of equivalence, and comparisons.
  • Presenters: Carrie Burdon, Debbie Black, Wendy Towery-Stove

September 30, 2023 - IMPACTS-MS: Ratios, Proportions, and Proportional Reasoning (Grades 5-9) 

  • Description: Ratios and proportional relationships are critical areas for middle school mathematics and are foundational for further study in mathematics and science, as well as being useful for everyday life. The teaching of ratios and proportional reasoning should build on students’ work in measurement in multiplication and division in the elementary grades, while also further developing fraction sense as students move from additive to multiplicative thinking. Come and explore the learning trajectory, tasks, and student supports for proportional reasoning, in order to develop a deeper understanding of the Big Idea and the 10 Essential Understandings of ratios, proportions, and proportional reasoning.
  • Presenters: Rebeka Denson, Shawn Hedayati, and Rodrigo Gutiérrez

September 30, 2023 - IMPACTS Digging Deep into Fraction Operations with Addition, Subtraction Grades 4-6 

  • Description: Building fractions sense requires students to have robust visual models and flexible understandings of fractions. We will explore the operations of fractions through sense-making visually rich experiences. Join us and you will build, draw, and discuss fraction addition and subtraction. We will use representations to build a deeper understanding of fraction operations. Come and engage with fractions deeply.
  • Presenters: Wendy Towery-Stove

October 2023

October 3, 2023 - Using KP Ten-Frame Tiles to Multiply and Divide Whole Numbers and Decimals (Making Manipulatives Make Sense)

  • Description: Learn how to help students use KP Tiles to make sense of, and think flexibly about, multiplying and dividing; this session covers situations with both whole numbers and decimals. 
  • Presenters: Ariel Beggs

October 5, 2023 - Maximizing the Power of Algebra Tiles (Making Manipulatives Make Sense)

  • Description: Algebra Tiles can be a powerful tool to help students concretize abstract thinking. Learn how to utilize algebra tiles to explore how building rectangles can help students make sense of multiplying binomials and factoring trinomials.
  • Presenters: Ariel Beggs

October 21, 2023 - IMPACTS Digging Deep into Number Sense Grades PK-1 

  • Description: What specific strategies and ideas will lay a strong number sense foundation for our youngest learners. How can we create opportunities for them to develop a robust sense of number? Come and explore the early understandings of numbers in an interactive and strategic way. We will discuss how to support this sense of number in relevant and practical ways with our young learners.
  • Presenters: Jolene Horn, Leigh Diebold, Kiersten Scarbrough

October 21, 2023 - IMPACTS-MS: From Number Sense to the Number System in the Middle Grades 

  • Description: In learning to understand the rational numbers as a number system in Grades 6–8, students build on two important conceptions which have developed throughout K–5. The first is the representation of whole numbers and fractions on the number line, and the second is a firm understanding of the properties of operations on whole numbers and fractions. Come and explore how to build on students' number sense to develop the density of the number line as they extend their understanding of the number system, including integers, percentages, and the coordinate plane.
  •  Presenters: Ariel Beggs, Justin Powell, and Rodrigo Gutiérrez

October 21, 2023 - HEMS-MS Conceptual Understanding to Fluency: Building a Bridge with Amee Legarra (Part 2 of 2) 

  • Description: Middle School Math is complex and important! Middle school standards range from exploring the foundations of ratio and algebraic thinking to fluently working with these concepts in three short years.  What happens when you have students who have gaps in their math learning? How do you provide grade level math access to all students? How do we successfully connect conceptual understanding to fluency? With tips and strategies from Jennifer Bay Williams and John S. Giovani’s Figuring out Fluency in Mathematics and Teaching, K-8 , we will take a deep dive into teacher moves and activities that answer these questions and will help all students gain the knowledge and power to become confident mathematical thinkers. 
  • Presenter: Amee Legarra is in her 22nd year of teaching, all of them in the Flowing Wells School District.  For 10 years she taught fourth and fifth grade and has taught sixth grade math for the past 12 years. She is entering her 5th year of being a Teacher Leader with the CRR at the U of A. Amee is passionate about leading a student-centered math classroom, making math accessible to all students and in her belief that all students can be successful in math. She is a Nationally Board-Certified Teacher and the Arizona 2018 PAEMST Awardee.
  • This is a two-part series focused on Middle School Mathematics that earn participants professional development certificates for 9 hours.  $50 stipends will only be provided to the first 25 teachers from Arizona schools who participate in both sessions due to the generosity of Lee and Arthur Herbst. Please only register if you can attend both sessions.
  • If you are joining us virtually, there are minimum requirement to ensure your full participation: You must use a laptop or desktop (NOT a phone or tablet) that will allow you to access the internet, join the Zoom meeting, and access workshop materials (e.g., Google slides, Jamboards). In Zoom, you must have access to your microphone, video camera, and chat box. If you need assistance with the required technology, we can provide a pre-session training.

October 21, 2023 - IMPACTS High School Problem Solving and BTC Toolkit 1: Systems of Equations 

  • Description: Are you looking for ways to help your learners become more independent with problem solving? Are you looking for ways to engage learners in noticing structure and patterns within problem types and within mathematical concepts? Thin slicing is a way to support students success with increasingly complex puzzles and problems. We will use thin slicing to uncover the structure inherent in solving systems of linear equations. Come and explore ONE of multiple tools to support effective problem solving and puzzling. We will explore this through the first toolkit found in Building Thinking Classrooms. This training is specific to High School classrooms and students.
  • Presenter: Melissa Hosten

October 28, 2023 - IMPACTS Digging Deep into Estimation and Rounding Grades 2-5 

  • Description:  Estimation and rounding are not only crucial understandings and skills that develop as we learn about place value, but these are also crucial to a deep understanding of place value. Come and explore ways in which we can help students understand why estimation is crucial, why "5" in rounding always rounds up, and why visual tools are crucial in building and understanding.
  • Presenters: Wendy Towery-Stove, Agi Post

November 2023

November 2, 2023 - Introduction to Algebra Tiles (Making Manipulatives Make Sense)

  • Description: Algebra Tiles can be a powerful tool to help students concretize abstract thinking. In this introductory session, learn how to use area explorations to "name" algebra tiles, help students understand why 2x is different from x2, and simplify expressions using a conceptual approach. 
  • Presenter: Ariel Beggs

November 4, 2023 - IMPACTS Digging Deep into Place Value Grades K-3

  • Description: 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: Jill Bratton, Liesl Scheffel, Kiersten Scarbrough

November 7, 2023 - Using Algebra Tiles to Solve Equations and Inequalities (Making Manipulatives Make Sense) 

  • Description: Leverage the power of Algebra Tiles to help students concretize abstract thinking. In this session, learn how to utilize algebra tiles to investigate how to conceptually make sense of solving linear equations and inequalities.
  • Presenter: Ariel Beggs

November 9, 2023 - Making Manipulatives Make Sense (MMMS) Drop-in, Q&A, or Coaching Session 

  • Description: Drop in to ask a question or gain experience with ANY manipulative.
  • Presenter: Ariel Beggs

November 14, 2023 - An Introduction to KP Ten-Frame Tiles (Making Manipulatives Make Sense)

  • Description: This introductory session will focus on exploring the system of ten-frame platforms and tiles through which students physically and visually experience the structure and applications of the base-10 number system. In this session, learn how to use KP Tiles to help students make sense of, and think flexibly about, place value concepts. 
  • Presenter: Ariel Beggs

November 16, 2023 - Using KP Ten-Frame Tiles to Add and Subtract Whole Numbers and Decimals (Making Manipulatives Make Sense) 

  • Description: In this session, learn how to help students use KP Tiles to make sense of, and think flexibly about the “bundling” and “unbundling” actions that occur with adding and subtracting; this session covers situations with both whole numbers and decimals. 

    Presenter: Ariel Beggs

November 18, 2023 - IMPACTS Inclusive Classrooms Grades K-5 (Part 1) 

  • Description: **This is a two-part workshop. Each part could be a stand-alone workshop, but together, teachers, leaders, and special educators are equipped to make significant moves toward a fully included classroom**
  • Part 1: Who is in our classrooms; who are we serving? What is UDL really, and how do we plan for UDL? Is UDL the same thing as differentiation? How can we tackle unfinished learning in a classroom that is so varied? Come and explore these topics and flex your asset-based thinking muscles as we flesh out how equity is a significantly heterogeneous classroom.
    Part 2 (Dec 2 or April 16): How do we serve each student in the inclusive classroom? What tools are available to finish learning or bridge learning gaps? What is “low floor high ceiling” in practice, and what strategies do we have to develop low floor high ceiling experiences? How can each lesson engage each student each day? Come and explore these topics as we dig even deeper into the inclusive classroom.
  • Presenters: Leigh Diebold, Carrie Burdon, Debbie Black, Nancy Casagrande

November 18, 2023 - IMPACTS-MS Expressions, Equations and (In)Equality in Grades 6-9 

  • Description: Expressions, equations, and inequalities are critical concepts for students transitioning from Elementary arithmetic to High School mathematics. Students progress from the world of concrete representations to abstract thinking, bringing to bear a variety of math trajectories. Workshop participants will explore strategies for building relevance, excitement, and understanding through the use of manipulatives, engaging tasks, and a sound understanding of student learning trajectories. Come join us in developing a deep understanding of expressions, equations, and (in)equality in secondary mathematics.
  • Presenters: Kelli Barton, Rebeka Denson, and Rodrigo Gutiérrez

November 18, 2023 - IMPACTS Healthy Communities WS Grades K-5 

  • Description: We often hear the mantra that students learn when they feel safe to learn. How do we intentionally create those safe environments? What are our explicit moves to promote healthy and successful classrooms, schools, and students? What tools support building an equitable classroom and equitable small groups and teams? Come and explore these ideas and add to your toolkit!
  • Presenters: Jennifer Dwosh, Megan Asad, Michelle Davis

November 21, 2023 - Using KP Ten Frame Tiles to Multiply and Divide Whole Numbers and Decimals (Making Manipulatives Make Sense) 

  • Description: In this session, learn how to help students use KP Tiles to make sense of, and think flexibly about, multiplying and dividing; this session covers situations with both whole numbers and decimals. 
  • Presenters: Ariel Beggs

December 2023

December 2, 2023 - IMPACTS Inclusive Classrooms Grades K-5 (Part 2) 

  • Description: **This is a two-part workshop. Each part could be a stand alone workshop, but together, teachers, leaders, and special educators are equipped to make significant moves towards a fully including classroom**
  • Part 2: How do we serve each student in the inclusive classroom? What tools are available to finish learning or bridge learning gaps? What is “low floor high ceiling” in practice, and what strategies do we have to develop low floor high ceiling experiences? How can each lesson engage each student each day? Come and explore these topics as we dig even deeper into the inclusive classroom.  
  • Presenters: Leigh Diebold, Nancy Casagrande, Carrie Burdon, Debbie Black

December 2, 2023 - IMPACTS High School  Intensifying & Unfinished Learning in HS, BTC Toolkit 2: Rational Functions

  • Description: Do your students have unfinished learning resulting from disrupted learning the past few years? Are you running out of ideas that will help learners finish and consolidate that learning while progressing successfully with grade level content? Come and explore ways to intensify and finish learning while exploring on-level content like Rational Functions in engaging and novel ways. We will explore this through the second toolkit found in Building Thinking Classrooms. This training is specific to High School classrooms and students.
  • Presenter: Melissa Hosten

December 5, 2023 - Using Algebra Tiles to Solve Equations and Inequalities (Making Manipulatives Make Sense)

  • Description: Leverage the power of algebra tiles to help students concretize abstract thinking. In this session, learn how to utilize algebra tiles to investigate how to conceptually make sense of solving linear equations and inequalities. 
  • Presenter: Ariel Beggs

December 7, 2023 - Using Algebra Tiles to Multiply Binomials and Factor Trinomials (Making Manipulatives Make Sense)

  • Description: In this session, learn how to utilize algebra tiles to explore how building rectangles can help students make sense of multiplying binomials and factoring trinomials.
  • Presenter: Ariel Beggs

December 9, 2023 - IMPACTS Digging Deep Into Decimals Grades 4-6 (Part 1)

  • Description:  Decimals are introduced as fractions in fourth grade and as magnitudes of place value in fifth grade. How do we make strong connections between these ideas and domains? How do we help students develop a robust understanding of decimals? And how do we help students learn conceptual strategies for operations with decimals? Come and explore these ideas. This is a two-part workshop. Therefore, priority will be given to participants that register for BOTH sessions.
  • Presenter: Wendy Towery-Stove, Agi Post

December 12, 2023 - Conceptualizing Fractions with Pattern Blocks & Cuisenaire Rods (Making Manipulatives Make Sense)

  • Description: This introductory session will focus on exploring unlabeled manipulatives, such as pattern blocks and Cuisenaire rods, to visualize a fraction both as part of a whole and in relationship with one another. As students become more familiar with these manipulatives, they can use them to represent and solve fractional operations.
  • Presenter: Ariel Beggs

December 14, 2023 - Using Pattern Blocks & Cuisenaire rods to Add and Subtract Fractions (Making Manipulatives Make Sense)

  • Description:  In this session, learn how to use manipulatives to help students make sense of situations involving adding and subtracting fractions.
  • Presenter: Ariel Beggs

December 16, 2023 - IMPACTS High School Developing Healthy Co-Teaching Partnerships and Using Successful Inclusive Classroom Mathematics Models

  • Description:  Calling all math teachers and special education teachers that co-teach, AKA Co-Teaching Partnerships. Calling all math and special education teachers that want to or hope to forge a healthy co-teaching partnership in the future. What are the healthy and productive co-teaching structures? Which structures are unhealthy for co-teaching? Which structures do not satisfy the intent or regulations surrounding special education services?
  • Presenter: Melissa Hosten

December 19, 2023 - Using Pattern Blocks, Square Tiles, & Cuisenaire rods to Multiply Fractions(Making Manipulatives Make Sense)

  • Description:  In this session, learn how to use manipulatives to help students make sense of situations involving multiplying fractions.
  • Presenter: Ariel Beggs

December 21, 2023 - Using Pattern Blocks, Square Tiles, & Cuisenaire rods to Divide Fractions (Making Manipulatives Make Sense)

  • Description: In this session, learn how to use manipulatives to help students make sense of situations involving dividing fractions.
  • Presenter: Ariel Beggs

January 2024 

January 9, 2024 - Introduction to KP Ten-Grame Tiles (Making Manipulatives Make Sense) 

  •  Description: This introductory session will focus on exploring the system of ten-frame platforms and tiles through which students physically and visually experience the structure and applications of the base-10 number system. In this session, learn how to use KP Tiles to help students make sense of, and think flexibly about, place value concepts. 
  • Presenters: Ariel Beggs 

January 11, 2024 - Using KP Tiles to Add and Subtract Whole Numbers and Decimals (Making Manipulatives Make Sense) 

  • Description: In this session, learn how to help students use KP Tiles to make sense of, and think flexibly about the "bundling" and "unbundling" actions that occur with adding and subtracting; this session covers situations with both whole numbers and decimals. 
  • Presenter: Ariel Beggs 

January 16, 2024 - Using KP Tiles to Multiply and Divide Whole Numbers and Decimals (Making Manipulatives Make Sense) 

  • Description: In this session, learn how to help students use KP Tiles to make sense of, and think flexibly about multiplying and dividing; this session covers situations with both whole numbers and decimals. 
  • Presenter: Ariel Beggs 

January 18, 2024 - Q&A, or Coaching Session (Making Manipulatives Make Sense) 

  • Description: Drop in to ask a question or gain experience with ANY manipulative. 
  • Presenter: Ariel Beggs 

January 20, 2024 - IMPACTS Digging Deep into Decimals Grades 4-6 (Part 2) 

  • Description: Decimals are introduced as fractions in fourth grade and as magnitudes of place value in fifth grade. How do we make strong connections between these ideas and domains? How do we help students develop a robust understanding of decimals? And how do we help students learn conceptual strategies for operations and decimals? Come and explore these ideas. Please note that this second part will solely focus on decimal multiplication and division. This is a two-part workshop. Therefore, priority will be given to participants who register for BOTH sessions. 
  • Presenters: Liesl Scheffel, Agi Post 

January 27, 2024 - The Mathematics Educator Appreciation Day Conference 

February 

February 3, 2024 - IMPACTS Digging Deep into Fraction Operations with Multiplication and Division (Grades 4-6)

  • Description:  Fraction Multiplication and Division understandings are uncovered through mathematically rich tools and discussions. Join us and you will build, draw, and discuss fraction multiplication and division. We will use representations to build a deeper understanding of fraction multiplication and division. Bring your playful inquisitive minds, but leave "flip and multiply" at home!
  • Presenters: Carrie Burdon, Debbie Black, Leigh Diebold

February 3, 2024 - IMPACTS High School Thick and Thin Slicing Quadratics and Evaluating Thinking BTC Toolkit 3 and 4 

  • Description: Are you implementing Building Thinking Classrooms and struggling to help your learners capture and package their learning? Are your high school students struggling to know what is “important” when taking notes? Come and experience a thick slides task and a thin sliced task series with consolidation and notes, and feel this method through a learner’s and teacher’s lens. We will explore this through the third and fourth toolkit found in Building Thinking Classrooms. This training is specific to High School classrooms and students.
  • Presenters: Melissa Hosten 

February 10, 2024 - IMPACTS Problem Solving Grades K-5 

  • Description:  The key to helping students understand and successfully solve word problems is to help them visualize and make sense of the problem. They need to be able to decide the overall “structure” and determine the relationships involved in any given problem. Participants will learn how to help students closely read the word problem, represent their thinking, use specific tools to support problem solving, and much more. Come and explore new mathematical ideas through the use of problem solving.
  • Presenters: Elisabeth Bankhead, Edna Cole, Jolene Horn

February 10, 2024 - IMPACTS Digging Deep Into Geometry Grades K-5 

  • Description: How can students discover 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 K-5 students' discovery and conceptualization of geometric attributes and structures, including the early conceptualization of fractions. Participants will explore the optimal progression for learning big ideas of geometry. Geometry is an area with significant misconceptions, come and uncover these.
  • Presenters: Jennifer Dwosh, Nancy Casagrande 

February 17, 2024 - IMPACTS Pulling Small Groups Grades K-5

  • Description: Have you set up Centers/Work Stations with your students, and now you want to dig deep into your intensification and enrichment time with your small groups? Do you want to discover how to choose your small groups, how to structure their experience, and how to get the most out of the time you have? We will discuss setting up small group instruction, focusing on the math and not the student, as well as data that can drive your small groups. Come and experience these ideas, ask questions, and gather ideas to launch your small group instruction. 
  • Presenters: Michelle Davis, Megan Asad

February 17, 2024 - IMPACTS High School Questions We Answer and Toolkit 2: Proof Blocks in Geometry 

  • Description: Why are proofs difficult for student in Geometry? How can we help students develop an understanding of theorems, postulates, and definitions in terms of inputs and outputs. Come and explore a concrete-representational tool for developing proofs in Geometry that supports emerging multilingual students and students that struggle with formal proofs. We will explore this through the second toolkit found in Building Thinking Classrooms. This training is specific to High School classrooms and students. 
  • Presenters: Melissa Hosten 

February 17, 2024 - IMPACTS-MS Patterns, Rates, and Functions (Grades 6-9) 

  • Description: How can we connect contexts, tables, graphs, equations, and descriptions to help students develop a comprehensive understanding of mathematical relationships? What is a function and why do we learn about them? What is important for middle school students to understand as they prepare for high school mathematics? What are the advantages and challenges to moving students beyond linear representations? Come join us as we explore activities and tasks using concrete patterns, multiple representations, interactive tools, and ways to assist students as they develop their understanding of rates and functional relationships.
  • Presenters: Kelli Barton, Rebeka Denson, and Rodrigo Gutiérrez 

February 20, 2024 - Introduction to KP Ten-Frame Tiles (Making Manipulatives Make Sense) 

  • Description: This introductory session will focus on exploring the system of ten-frame platforms and tiles through which students physically and visually experience the structure and applications of the base-10 number system. In this session, learn how to use KP Tiles to help students make sense of, and think flexibly about, place value concepts.
  • Presenters: Ariel Beggs 

February 21, 2024 - Imagine Learning Spotlight Session #1 - The Power of the Number Line in Grades K-8 

  • Description: Join us for a transformative journey into "The Power of the Number Line in Grades K-8" in Imagine Learning's 90-minute webinar powered by (CRR) at the University of Arizona! 🚀 
  • Discover the secrets beyond basic addition and subtraction – delve into the versatility of the number line. Uncover its role in fostering mathematical understanding from kindergarten through 8th grade and beyond.
  •  🔍 Ever wondered why the number line isn't introduced earlier? Curious about its enduring impact? Let's unravel these mysteries together!
  •  🌐 Plus, gain insights into engaging English Language Learners with culturally responsive math pedagogy. Don't miss out on this dynamic exploration – register now for an illuminating experience! 
  • Presenters: Isai Baltezar, Imagine Learning Core Curriculum Advisor 

February 22, 2024 - Using KP Tiles to Add and Subtract Whole Numbers and Decimals (Making Manipulatives Make Sense) 

  • Description: *No registration is required. Drop-ins are welcome! **If possible, please have a physical set of the featured manipulatives available during the session.
  • Presenters: Ariel Beggs 

February 27, 2024 - Using KP Tiles to Multiply and Divide Whole Numbers and Decimals (Making Manipulatives Make Sense) 

  • Description:  *No registration is required. Drop-ins are welcome! **If possible, please have a physical set of the featured manipulatives available during the session.
  • Presenter: Ariel Beggs 

February 28, 2024 - Fun Functions: Engaging Function Activities that Highlight the Mathematical Practices 

  • Description: Since functions are a core topic in any Algebra course, the goal will be to emphasize the need for functions to be a part of the content in multiple ways and at multiple times throughout the course. These activities will also highlight the CCSS Mathematical Practices, which will be processed after each activity.  Participants will also see the value of making connections between what students have already learned and what they are adding to their knowledge of functions through exploration. Participants will experience several activities involving functions, reflect on which Standards for Mathematical Practice were being used in each activity, and collaborate with other teachers.
  • Presenters: CPM Learning Specialists: Joel Miller and Pam Chavez

February 29, 2024 - Special Workshop with NCTM President, Kevin Dykema: From Math by Memorizing to Math by Understanding 

  • Description: We must ensure that each and every student receives a high-quality mathematics education that promotes reasoning throughout the grades.  Explore how reasoning and understanding better meets the needs of our students than memorization of procedures.  Join as we look at several examples of this and discuss what we can do to help our students better engage in this deep thinking.
  • Presenters: Kevin Dykema, President of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) 

March 2024 

March 2, 2024 - IMPACTS Make Eery Lesson Count (Part 1): Instructional Frameworks and Lesson Design for ANY Curriculum and for EVERY Student in Mathematics Grades K-8 

  • Description: This is a two-part workshop. The first part is a level one workshop, addressing the topic at a high and medium level. Part 2 is a Level 2 workshop, which will address the topic at a small and micro level. Teachers that attend both will develop a strong understanding of successful lesson structures and how to use any curriculum with these structures.
  • Part 1: What instructional frameworks help children learn mathematics most effectively? This is a question research has answered, but it is still a debate in many classrooms and in many circles. Part of the reason is that we do not have a strong sense of the different instructional frameworks, and part of it is because some frameworks seem “easier” than others. But are these easy frameworks effective? Are these frameworks also efficient? Should an instructional framework for mathematics be efficient? Come and experience two common instructional frameworks that are often used with mathematics, and dig into the benefits and drawbacks. Experience an effective instructional framework and then unpack its structures.
    Part 2 (April 27) will provide teachers additional experiences with an effective lesson framework and an opportunity to analyze their curriculum and find the ways their curricular lessons can be tweaked or revised to leverage effective lesson structures and an effective instructional framework.
  • Presenters: Elisabeth Bankhead, Lochani Senia, Edna Cole

March 2, 2024 - IMPACTS High School Putting It All Together: Exponential Relationships 

  • Descriptions: How can we make sense of exponential relationships and exponential functions in a way that engages learners in making connections from past learning to future learning? How can learners find agency and autonomy in making sense of these ideas? How can they evaluate their learning make decisions based on that learning? How do we decide what to “grade” and what not to? Come and explore these ideas as we put the toolkits from Building Thinking Classrooms together in our final high school workshop of the year. This training is specific to High School classrooms and students
  • Presenters:  Melissa Hosten

March 2, 2024 - IMPACTS-MS: "Circles, Triangles, and Blocks, Oh My!" Digging Deep into Geometry Grades 6-8 

  • Descriptions  Geometry is the attempt to understand space, shape, and dimension. Within mathematics, geometry has been a source of great insight into other mathematical domains, such as algebra. Geometry enables students to represent and make sense of the world, analyze and solve problems, and represent abstract symbols pictorially to facilitate understanding. However, students are often asked to memorize geometric properties and formulas rather than to explore the underlying concepts through worthwhile tasks that involve hands-on experiences. 
  • Come join us as we explore the expectations for middle grades geometry and how to tailor instruction to provide powerful experiences for students to develop rich geometric understanding.
  • Presenters Amee Legarra, Katie Nicholas, and Dr. Rebecca McGraw

March 5 & 6, 2024 - PI Day Activities: National Pi Day 

March 5, 2024 - Using Algebra Tiles to Solve Equations and Inequalities (Making Manipulatives Make Sense) 

  • Descriptions Leverage the power of algebra tiles to help students concretize abstract thinking. In this session, learn how to utilize algebra tiles to investigate how to conceptually make sense of solving linear equations and inequalities.
  • *No registration is required. Drop-ins are welcome!

  • **If possible, please have a physical set of the featured manipulatives available during the session.

  • Presenters  Ariel Beggs

March 7, 2024 - Using Algebra Tiles to Multiply Binomials and Factor Trinomials (Making Manipulatives Make Sense) 

  • Descriptions In this session, learn how to utilize algebra tiles to explore how building rectangles can help students make sense of multiplying binomials and factoring trinomials.
  • *No registration is required. Drop-ins are welcome!

  • **If possible, please have a physical set of the featured manipulatives available during the session.

  • Presenters  Ariel Beggs

March 12, 2024 - Conceptualizing Fractions with Pattern Blocks & Cuisenaire Rods (Making Manipualtives Make Sense) 

  • Descriptions  This introductory session will focus on exploring unlabeled manipulatives, such as pattern blocks and Cuisenaire rods, to visualize a fraction both as part of a whole and in relationship with one another. As students become more familiar with these manipulatives, they can use them to represent and solve fractional operations.
  • *No registration is required. Drop-ins are welcome!

  • **If possible, please have a physical set of the featured manipulatives available during the session.

  • Presenters  Ariel Beggs

March 14, 2024 - Using Pattern Blocks & Cuisenaire rods to Add and Subtract Fractions (Making Manipulatives Make Sense) 

  • Descriptions In this session, learn how to use manipulatives to help students make sense of situations involving adding and subtracting fractions.
  • *No registration is required. Drop-ins are welcome!

  • **If possible, please have a physical set of the featured manipulatives available during the session.

  • Presenters  Ariel Beggs

March 19, 2024 - Using Pattern Bloks & Cuisenaire Rods to Add and Subtract Fractions (Making Manipulatives Make Sense) 

  • Descriptions  In this session, learn how to use manipulatives to help students make sense of situations involving multiplying and dividing fractions.
  • *No registration is required. Drop-ins are welcome!

  • **If possible, please have a physical set of the featured manipulatives available during the session.

  • Presenters Ariel Beggs

March 20, 2024 - Imagine Learning Spotlight Session #2 - The Power of the Number Line in Grades K-8 

  • Descriptions 🌟 Join us for a transformative journey into "The Power of the Number Line in Grades K-8" in Imagine Learning's 90-minute webinar powered by (CRR) at the University of Arizona! 🚀 
    Discover the secrets beyond basic addition and subtraction – delve into the versatility of the number line. Uncover its role in fostering mathematical understanding from kindergarten through 8th grade and beyond.
     🔍 Ever wondered why the number line isn't introduced earlier? Curious about its enduring impact? Let's unravel these mysteries together!
     🌐 Plus, gain insights into engaging English Language Learners with culturally responsive math pedagogy. Don't miss out on this dynamic exploration – register now for an illuminating experience! 
  • Presenters  Isai Baltezar, Imagine Learning Core Curriculum Advisor 

March 23, 2024 - IMPACTS-MS: The Power of Games in Middle School Math 

  • Descriptions Though regularly used in elementary school, games are often overlooked and underutilized in middle school math. Not only do they promote student engagement, but they also provide opportunities for discourse, argumentation, in-context practice, and development of new ideas. Come join us for a fun-filled session to see the power of games for both instruction and assessment in the middle grades.
  • Presenters  Justin Powell, Ariel Beggs, and Suzi Mast

March 23, 2024 - Amplify Spotlight Session - Visual Mathematics with Fawn Nguyen 

  • Descriptions From visual patterns to number talks to word problems, we’ll try to solve all these problems using mostly diagrams and sketches. By engaging in visual mathematics ourselves, we can help students add this powerful and creative strategy to their toolbox so mathematics becomes more than just symbols and formulas. The target audience for this session is grades 6 and up. 
  • Presenters : Fawn Nguyen, Learning Specialist from Amplify.

March 27, 2024 - Asset- Based Feedback: Yes, You C.A.N.N. 

  • Descriptions “Feedback is arguably the most critical and powerful aspect of teaching and learning.”(Visible Learning Feedback) In this session, participants will have an opportunity to experience how to provide culturally responsive feedback. Learners thrive when they are assigned competence and receive actionable feedback. This session will provide you with an opportunity to reflect on your current feedback practices and explore how to enhance this teaching practice using an asset-based feedback protocol. Participants will reflect upon the impact of feedback and its implications for teaching and learning, experience asset-based feedback while solving a math task, and leave with a tool to help students notice their strengths and move forward with their learning.
  • Presenters CPM Learning Specialists: Joel Miller and Pam Chavez

April  

April 2, 2024 - Using Algebra Tiles to Solve Equations and Inequalities (Making Manipulatives Make Sense) 

  • Description: Leverage the power of algebra tiles to help students concretize abstract thinking. In this session, learn how to utilize algebra tiles to investigate how to conceptually make sense of solving linear equations and inequalities.
  • Presenter Ariel Beggs

April 4, 2024 - Using Algebra Tiles to Multiply Binomials and Factor Trinomials (Making Manipulatives Make Sense) 

  • Description In this session, learn how to utilize algebra tiles to explore how building rectangles can help students make sense of multiplying binomials and factoring trinomials.
  • Presenter Ariel Beggs

April 6, - 2024: IMPACTS Inclusive Classrooms Grades K-5 (Part1) 

  • Description: Part 1: Who is in our classrooms; who are we serving? What is UDL really, and how do we actually plan for UDL? Is UDL the same thing as differentiation? How can we tackle unfinished learning with a classroom that is so varied? Come and explore these topics and flex your asset-based thinking muscles as we flesh out how equity is a significantly heterogeneous classroom.
    Part 2 (April 6): How do we serve each student in the inclusive classroom? What tools are available to finish learning or bridge learning gaps? What is “low floor high ceiling” in practice, and what strategies do we have to develop low floor high ceiling experiences? How can each lesson engage each student each day? Come and explore these topics as we dig even deeper into the inclusive classroom. 
  • Presenter: Leigh Diebold, Ellen Floyd, and Melissa Hosten

April 6, - 2024: IMPACTS Inclusive Classrooms Grades K-5 (Part 2) 

  • Description: **This is a two-part workshop. Each part could be a stand alone workshop, but together, teachers, leaders, and special educators are equipped to make significant moves towards a fully including classroom**
  • Part 2: How do we serve each student in the inclusive classroom? What tools are available to finish learning or bridge learning gaps? What is “low floor high ceiling” in practice, and what strategies do we have to develop low floor high ceiling experiences? How can each lesson engage each student each day? Come and explore these topics as we dig even deeper into the inclusive classroom.  
  • Presenters: Leigh Diebold, Ellen Floyd, and Melissa Hosten

April 9, 2024 - Introduction to KP Ten-Frame Tiles (Making Manipulatives Make Sense) 

  • Description: This introductory session will focus on exploring the system of ten-frame platforms and tiles through which students physically and visually experience the structure and applications of the base-10 number system. In this session, learn how to use KP Tiles to help students make sense of, and think flexibly about, place value concepts.
  • Presenters: Ariel Beggs

April 11, 2024 - Using KP Tiles to Add and Subtract Whole Numbers and Decimals (Making Manipulatives Make Sense) 

  • Description: If possible, please have a physical set of the featured manipulatives available during the session
  • Presenters: Ariel Beggs

April 13, 2024 - Advanced Placement Practice Exam Day 

April 16, 2024 - Using KP Tiles to Multiply and Divide Whole Numbers and Decimals (Making Manipulatives Make Sense) 

  • Description: *If possible, please have a physical set of the featured manipulatives available during the session
  • Presenters: Ariel Beggs

April 20, 2024 - HEMS-ELM: The Power of KP Tiles in Grades K-5 with Michelle and Loch 

  • Description: Are your learners mimicking procedures when they work with numbers and operations, or are they developing a deep, connected understanding of the base-10 system? What if there was a cutting edge base-10 manipulative that grows the latter? Come experience the power of KP Ten-Frame Tiles with us! Join us as we explore the efficacy and reach of this novel base-10 manipulative by working through the four operations from kindergarten through 5th grade. We will share standards-aligned tasks with KP Ten-Frame Tiles that grew our learners’ and our own reasoning skills, problem-solving skills, and computational accuracy and fluency. You’re not going to want to miss this 2-part workshop!
  • Presenters: Lochani Senia & Michelle Davis

April 20, 2024 - IMPACTS-MS: Data-Driven Projects in Middle School Math 

  • Description: Statistics and probability are often left for end of the year instruction. Yet middle school students need to develop a deep understanding of statistics, probability and sampling, and bivariate data before moving onto high school. Come learn how data driven projects could be implemented throughout the school year to promote student learning of various mathematical topics in authentic contexts that help them see mathematics come alive in their lives.
  • Presenter: Kelli Barton, Justin Powell, and Rodrigo Gutiérrez

August 2022

Aug 13, 2022, 8:30am-12:30pm: IMPACTS Conceptual Strategies for Multiplication and Division

  • Presenters: Beatriz Santa Cruz, Dwight Valencia, Melissa Hosten
  • Description: 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.

Aug 13, 2022, 1pm-5pm: IMPACTS Level 2: Digging Deep into Decimals Grades 4-6 Part 1

  • Presenters: Beatriz Santa Cruz, Dwight Valencia, Melissa Hosten
  • Description: Decimals are introduced as fractions in fourth grade and as magnitudes of place value in fifth grade. How do we make strong connections between these ideas and domains? How do we help students develop a robust understanding of decimals? And how do we help students learn conceptual strategies for operations with decimals? Come and explore these ideas. This is a two-part workshop. Therefore, priority will be given to participants that register for BOTH sessions. 

Aug 20, 2022, 8:30am-12:30pm: IMPACTS Digging Deep into Addition and Subtraction K-4

  • Presenters: Ryann Cagle, Nancy Casagrande, Jennifer Dwosh
  • Description: 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.

Aug 20, 2022, 8:30am-12:30pm: IMPACTS-MS Fractions and Fraction Operations: Foundations for Middle School Mathematics (Grades 5-8), PART 1 of 2

  • Presenters: Rodrigo Gutiérrez, Eric Jungbluth, and Janet Acree
  • Description: Fractions and fraction operations are the foundations for middle school mathematics. They are essential for proportional reasoning, algebra, and probability, yet they are incredibly difficult to learn and teach. In middle schools, it is important to understand students’ previous experiences with fractions in order to develop their algebraic reasoning. Fractions operations intentionally and systematically grow from work in 3rd grade, culminating in fluency with operations with rational numbers in 7th grade. How do we help students move along this path? What strategies will build the concepts clearly and understandably? How do we develop and integrate fluency while also addressing other middle school math topics? Come and explore the developmental path and strategies to move students to deeper understanding of fractions and fraction operations in grades 5-8. 

August 20, 2022, 1:00pm-5:00pm: HEMS-HS: Classroom Makeover -  From Polite Guests to Active Participants with Kristi Peterson (Part 1 of 2)

  • Presenters: Kristi Peterson
  • Description: Have you been striving to increase student engagement for all students? Would you like your students to do more thinking and less mimicking? Do you want your students to become lifelong problem solvers? In this seminar we will collaboratively experience how to get even the most reluctant learners to successfully participate in your High School mathematics classroom. We will use Peter Lilijedhal’s set of practices in Building Thinking Classrooms to transform our classrooms. These easy to follow steps will create an environment that is focused on collaboration and student-centered learning where thinking is the norm and student learning is the goal.

Aug 31, 2022, 4:15PM-5:15PM: Making Math Manipulatives Make Sense - Algebra Tiles

  • Presenters: Ariel Beggs
  • Description: Algebra tiles are a powerful tool to help learners concretize abstract algebraic concepts. This introductory session on algebra tiles covers how to "name" algebra tiles, simplify expressions, and solve equations and inequalities. No registration required. Drop Ins welcome! If possible, please have a physical set of algebra tiles available during the workshop. The zoom meeting password is Math. Check out the flyer here!

 

September 2022

Sep 7, 2022, 4:15PM-5:15PM: Algebra Tiles Day 2 - Making Manipulatives Make Sense

  • Presenter: Ariel Beggs
  • Description: Use algebra tiles to explore simplifying expressions and solving equations, with a focus on helping learners conceptually understand why 2x is different than x2 and developing flexible algebraic thinking. Recommended for sixth grade and beyond.

Sep 8, 2022, 4:15PM-5:15PM: KP Ten-Frame Tiles Day 1 - Making Manipulatives Make Sense

  • Presenter: Ariel Beggs
  • Description: An Introduction to KP Ten Frame Tiles, with a focus on exploring the system of ten-frame platforms and tiles through which students physically and visually experience the structure and applications of the base-10 number system. Recommended as an introduction to anyone interested in using KP Ten-Frame Tiles.

Sept 10, 2022, 8:30AM-12:30PM: IMPACTS Problem Solving in K-5

  • Presenters: Nancy Casagrande, Jennifer Dwosh, Ryann Cagle
  • Description: The key to helping students understand and successfully solve word problems is to help them visualize and make sense of the problem. They need to be able to decide the overall “structure” and determine the relationships involved in any given problem. Participants will learn how to help students close read the word problem, represent their thinking, use specific tools to support problem solving, and much more. Come and explore new mathematical ideas through the use of problem solving.

Sept 10, 2022, 8:30am-12:30pm: IMPACTS-MS Fractions and Fraction Operations: Foundations for Middle School Mathematics (Grades 5-8), PART 2 of 2

  • Presenters: Shawn Hedayati, Amee Legarra, and Rodrigo Gutiérrez
  • Description: Fractions and fraction operations are the foundations for middle school mathematics. They are essential for proportional reasoning, algebra, and probability, yet they are incredibly difficult to learn and teach. In middle schools, it is important to understand students’ previous experiences with fractions in order to develop their algebraic reasoning. Fractions operations intentionally and systematically grow from work in 3rd grade, culminating in fluency with operations with rational numbers in 7th grade. How do we help students move along this path? What strategies will build the concepts clearly and understandably? How do we develop and integrate fluency while also addressing other middle school math topics? Come and explore the developmental path and strategies to move students to deeper understanding of fractions and fraction operations in grades 5-8. 

Sept 10, 2022, 1PM-5PM: IMPACTS Digging Deep into Place Value Grades K-3

  • Presenters: Jolene Horn, Edna Cole, Melissa Hosten
  • Description: 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.

Sept 10, 2022, 1:00pm-5:00pm: HEMS-HS: Classroom Makeover -  From Polite Guests to Active Participants with Kristi Peterson (Part 2)

  • Presenter: Kristi Peterson
  • Description: Have you been striving to increase student engagement for all students? Would you like your students to do more thinking and less mimicking? Do you want your students to become lifelong problem solvers? In this seminar we will collaboratively experience how to get even the most reluctant learners to successfully participate in your High School mathematics classroom. We will use Peter Lilijedhal’s set of practices in Building Thinking Classrooms to transform our classrooms. These easy to follow steps will create an environment that is focused on collaboration and student-centered learning where thinking is the norm and student learning is the goal.

Sep 14, 2022, 4:15PM-5:15PM: Algebra Tiles Day 3 - Making Manipulatives Make Sense

  • Presenter: Ariel Beggs
  • Description: Use algebra tiles to investigate how to conceptually make sense of linear equations.We will move from building equations and solving them to recording what was done. Recommended for sixth grade and beyond.

Sep 15, 2022, 4:15PM-5:15PM: KP Ten-Frame Tiles Day 2 - Making Manipulatives Make Sense

  • Presenters: Ariel Beggs
  • Description: Use KP Tiles to explore decomposing/composing whole numbers through addition and subtraction. Recommended for Grades K-3

Sept 21, 2022 4:00PM-7:30PM: CRR & Americorps Community Game Night

  • Description: Families, students, teachers, and community members are all invited to join the CRR in a night of fun, community, board games, and logic puzzles. This is a free event for all to come and go as they please, both virtually on Zoom or in-person on the UA Tucson Campus. There is no registration required to attend in-person or remote, however there are separate zoom rooms for participants based on age range. Click here to download the flyer!

Sep 22, 2022, 4:15PM-5:15PM: KP Ten-Frame Tiles Day 3 - Making Manipulatives Make Sense

  • Presenters: Ariel Beggs
  • Description: Use KP Tiles to uncover decimal place value and decomposing/composing base-10 decimal fractions. Thursday, 9/22/22. Recommended for Grades 4-5.

Sept 24, 2022 8:30AM-12:30PM: IMPACTS Level 2: Digging Deep into Estimation and Rounding Grades 2-5

  • Presenters: Edna Cole & Melissa Hosten
  • Description: Estimation and rounding are not only crucial understandings and skills that develop as we learn about place value, but these are also crucial to a deep understanding of place value. Come and explore ways in which we can help students understand why estimation is crucial, why "5" in rounding always rounds up, and why visual tools are crucial in building and understanding.

Sept 24, 2022 1PM-5PM: IMPACTS Digging Deep Into Decimals Part 2 

  • Presenters: Beatriz Santa Cruz and Melissa Hosten
  • Description: Decimals are introduced as fractions in fourth grade and as magnitudes of place value in fifth grade. How do we make strong connections between these ideas and domains? How do we help students develop a robust understanding of decimals? And how do we help students learn conceptual strategies for operations with decimals? Come and explore these ideas. Please note that this second part will solely focus on decimal multiplication and division. This is a two-part workshop. Therefore, priority will be given to participants that register for BOTH sessions.

Sept 27, 2022, 5:30pm-7:00pm: HS Series - Equations of Lines and the Real Meaning of Slope! 

  • Presenters: Bruce MacMillan
  • Description: In this session we will present two data collection activities, that you can do with your students, and that result in writing an equation of a line from the data collected. We will then discuss what information the equation tells us, including what the slope of the line tells us. (It’s not just “Rise over Run”!) Bring a graphing calculator, or another graphing utility, but graphing calculator experience is not necessary for this workshop.

Sep 28, 2022, 4:15PM-5:15PM: Algebra Tiles Day 4 - Making Manipulatives Make Sense

  • Presenters: Ariel Beggs
  • Description: Use algebra tiles to investigate how to conceptually solve inequalities, with a focus on why the inequality symbols seem to “flip” when solving inequalities with negative coefficients. (There is no session on Wednesday 9/21/22 because of CRR’s Game Night) Recommended for sixth grade and beyond.

Sep 29, 2022, 4:15PM-5:15PM: KP Ten-Frame Tiles Day 4 - Making Manipulatives Make Sense

  • Presenters: Ariel Beggs
  • Description: Use KP Tiles to explore operations with base-10 decimal fractions, including adding, subtracting. Recommended for Grades 4-6.

 

October 2022

Oct 1, 2022 8:30AM-12:30PM: IMPACTS Building Fraction Sense Grades 1-4

  • Presenters: Elisabeth Bankhead, Edna Cole, and Melissa Hosten
  • Description: 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, and comparisons.

Oct 1, 2022, 8:30am-12:30pm: IMPACTS-MS: Ratios, Proportions, and Proportional Reasoning (Grades 5-9), PART 1 of 2

  • Presenters: Shawn Hedayati, Eric Jungbluth, Amee Legarra, Allison Ryal-Bagley, and Rodrigo Gutiérrez
  • Description: Ratios and proportional relationships are critical areas for middle grades mathematics and are foundational for further study in mathematics and science, as well as being useful for everyday life. The teaching of ratios and proportional reasoning should build on students’ work in measurement and in multiplication and division in the elementary grades, while also further developing fraction sense as students move from additive to multiplicative thinking. Come and explore the learning trajectory, tasks, and student supports for proportional reasoning, in order to develop a deeper understanding of the Big Idea and the 10 Essential Understandings of ratios, proportions, and proportional reasoning. 

Oct 1, 2022, 1:00pm-5:00pm: HEMS-HS: Increasing Student Learning and Engagement through the use of Active Learning Activities with Andy Jeanson

  • Presenters: Andy Jeanson
  • Description: Have you wanted to dig in deeper to Active Learning and how it works with junior and senior mathematics courses? This session is designed for upper level high school mathematics teachers who desire to increase student learning and engagement in their classroom through the use of active learning. Participants will have the opportunity to experience an active learning activity, engage in an activity and discussion about active learning, and develop an active learning activity in small groups. Participants will be provided with resources to assist with creating and transforming problems into active learning activities.

Oct 19, 2022, 4:15PM-5:15PM: Algebra Tiles  - Making Manipulatives Make Sense

  • Presenters: Ariel Beggs
  • Description: Use algebra tiles to explore how building rectangles can help students make sense of multiplying binomials and factoring trinomials. Recommended for grades 8 and beyond.

Oct 20, 2022, 4:15PM-5:15PM: KP Ten-Frame Tiles - Making Manipulatives Make Sense

  • Presenters: Ariel Beggs
  • Description: Use KP Ten-Frame Tiles to explore operations with base-10 decimal fractions, including subtracting, multiplying and dividing. Recommended for Grades 5-7.

Oct 22, 2022 8:30am-12:30pm: IMPACTS Progression of Powerful Models Part 1: From Dot Talks to the Area Model and Box Method Grades K-11

  • Presenters: Wendy Towery-Stove, Leigh Diebold, Carrie Burdon
  • Description: Have you ever wondered what happens when the five frame grows up? Where does area go after adolescence? Is the box method a teenager or a young adult in this analogy? Join us as we journey from dot to box, and discover the powerful and persistent relationships among these models. Find your role in this important progression and OWN it. Make these connections for yourself and for your students.

Oct 22, 2022 1:00pm-5:00pm: IMPACTS Level 2: Centers in the Mathematics Classroom K-5

  • Presenters: Nancy Casagrande, Ryann Cagle, Melissa Hosten
  • Description: Do you wish you could work with a small group while the rest of your learners are engaged in rich mathematics? Have you wondered how and why to use centers or stations? Come experience how we can meet our learners where they are at by providing responsive instruction. Experience the power of centers and stations so we can get the most out of our math time!

Oct 22, 2022, 1:00pm-5:00pm: HEMS: Co-Teaching: Making It Work with Mary Beth Cristian & Donald Willoughby

  • Presenters: Mary Beth Cristian & Donald Willoughby
  • Description: Co-Teaching relationships can be either arduous or awesome. How can you ensure that your co-teaching experience will become awesome?  What specific actions do successful co-teacher pairs practice? Together we will discuss and develop the essential elements of a healthy co-teaching partnership, assess your current co-teaching practices, and develop effective models which meet the needs of all learners. Participants will analyze the pros and cons of various co-teaching models, determine which models work best for you and your co-teacher, and create a set of discussion points to guide the successful negotiation of the co-teaching partnership. This course is designed to equip teachers with the necessary tools and knowledge to be effective teaching partners in the classroom. This session is appropriate to all content areas and across grade levels.

Oct 26, 2022, 4PM-5PM: Algebra Tiles  - Making Manipulatives Make Sense

  • Presenters: Ariel Beggs
  • Description: Wrapping up Algebra Tiles. This is an open session, where participants are invited to explore the manipulative and ask questions.

Oct 27, 2022, 4:15PM-5:15PM: KP Ten-Frame Tiles - Making Manipulatives Make Sense

  • Presenters: Ariel Beggs
  • Description: Wrapping up KP Ten-Frame Tiles. This is an open session, where participants are invited to explore the manipulative and ask questions.

Oct 29, 2022, 8:30am-12:30pm: IMPACTS Digging Deep into Fraction Operations with Addition and Subtraction Grades 4-5 Part 1

  • Presenters: Elisabeth Bankhead, Andrea Rickard, & Melissa Hosten
  • Description: Building fractions sense requires students to have robust visual models and flexible understandings of fractions. We will explore the operations of fractions through sense-making visually rich experiences. Join us and you will build, draw, and discuss fraction addition, subtraction, and multiplication. We will use representations to build deeper understandings of fraction operations. Come and engage with fractions deeply.

Oct 29, 2022, 8:30am-12:30pm: IMPACTS-MS: Ratios, Proportions, and Proportional Reasoning (Grades 5-9), PART 2 of 2

  • Presenters: Shawn Hedayati, Eric Jungbluth, Amee Legarra, Allison Ryal-Bagley, and Rodrigo Gutiérrez
  • Description: Ratios and proportional relationships are critical areas for middle grades mathematics and are foundational for further study in mathematics and science, as well as being useful for everyday life. The teaching of ratios and proportional reasoning should build on students’ work in measurement and in multiplication and division in the elementary grades, while also further developing fraction sense as students move from additive to multiplicative thinking. Come and explore the learning trajectory, tasks, and student supports for proportional reasoning, in order to develop a deeper understanding of the Big Idea and the 10 Essential Understandings of ratios, proportions, and proportional reasoning. 

Oct 29, 2022 1PM-5PM: IMPACTS Digging Deep into Fraction Operations with Multiplication and Division Grades 4-6 Part 2

  • Presenters: Elisabeth Bankhead, Liesl Scheffel, & Melissa Hosten
  • Description: Fraction Multiplication and Division understandings are uncovered through mathematically rich tools and discussions. Join us and you will build, draw, and discuss fraction multiplication and division. We will use representations to build deeper understandings of fraction multiplication and division. Bring your playful inquisitive minds, but leave "flip and multiply" at home!

 

November 2022

Nov 5, 2022 1PM-5PM: Scale Up Teacher Leader Retreat

  • Description: Scale Up Teacher Leaders (SUTL) will dig deeper into mentoring and coaching. SUTLs will determine best practices in hybrid in-tandem workshops. We, as a tribe, will create a plan forward based on where we have been, where we are, and what our community needs.

Nov 5, 2022 8:30AM-12:30PM: IMPACTS Games That Build Fluency Grades 3-5

  • Presenters: Ellen Floyd, Kate Goodall, and Melissa Hosten
  • Description: Children love playing games, and games are an excellent way to build flexibility and fluency, while reinforcing key understandings. Come explore games designed to build fluency with multiplication, division, and fractions. We will use games that require few materials but provide plenty of fun.

Nov 19, 2022, 1:00PM-5:00PM: IMPACTS Supporting Special Education: Powerful Models and Strategies for Students That Learn Differently K-5

  • Presenters: Nancy Casagrande, Liesl Scheffel, and Melissa Hosten
  • Description: There is a significant history of common mathematical teaching and learning practices for students in special education. But, which practices are BEST for these learners? Which strategies and models help students in special education find success and understanding? Come and experience a set of these strategies and models, and discuss why these are successful with learners in special education.

Nov 5, 2022, 8:30am-12:30pm: IMPACTS-MS Patterns and Visualization in Grades 5-9

  • Presenters: Kelli Barton, Ariel Beggs, Amee Legarra, and Rodrigo Gutiérrez
  • Description: Patterns and visualization are critical areas for developing conceptual understanding of mathematics across K-12. Building on elementary school students’ experiences with manipulatives and visual models, middle school teachers can extend the use of concrete and visual representations to connect fractions, ratios, proportions, linear relationships, and functions. Workshop participants will explore developmental trajectories related to the big ideas of pre-algebraic and algebraic thinking through the use of manipulatives and diagrams (e.g., pattern tasks, area models, Algebra Tiles). Come join us in developing a deeper understanding of patterns and visualization in mathematics.

Nov 19, 2022 8am-12pm: Special Workshop with Graham Fletcher: The Power of Progressions: Untangling the Knotty Areas of Teaching and Learning Mathematics

  • Presenters: Graham Fletcher
  • Description: As more teachers look to add high-yield tasks to their repertoire, the struggle to make it all work becomes real. Let's examine how problem-based lessons can be used throughout the scope of a unit and how we can harness their power to move student thinking forward. We'll identify strategies and explore some tasks that help us find a healthy balance between application, conceptual understanding, and procedural fluency.
    • Graham Fletcher has served in education as a classroom teacher, math instructional lead, and currently as a math specialist.  He is continually seeking new and innovative ways to support students and teachers in their development of conceptual understanding in elementary mathematics. He is the coauthor of Building Fact Fluency and openly shares many of his resources at gfletchy.com.
  • In-Person & Online Participants will:
    • Unpack the importance of application, conceptual learning, and procedural fluency, and the role they play in moving student thinking through a mathematical progression.
    • Engage in grade-appropriate 3-act tasks and understand how the implementation of low-entry, high-scalability tasks can be used to reach all students. Participants will identify when and how these lessons can be used throughout the scope of a unit.
    • Understand how problem-based lessons can be used within the instructional framework (opening, work session, close) and the purposeful moves required to orchestrate an effective closing session.
    • Identify ways in which problem-based lessons can be used as formative assessment to monitor student growth.

December 2022

Dec 3, 2022, 8:30AM-12:30PM: IMPACTS Digging Deep into Number Sense Grades PK-1

  • Presenters: Jolene Horn, Nancy Casagrande, Kerri Zitar, and Melissa Hosten
  • Description: What specific strategies and ideas will lay a strong number sense foundation for our youngest learners. How can we create opportunities for them to develop a robust sense of number? Come and explore the early understandings of numbers in an interactive and strategic way. We will discuss how to support this sense of number in relevant and practical ways with our young learners.

Dec 10, 2022, 8:30AM-12:30PM: IMPACTS Engaging ALL Learners Using Complex Instruction in Grades K-5

  • Presenters: Agi Post and Ellen Floyd
  • Description: Learning mathematics is a collaborative process, where we build, draw, write, and speak about mathematical ideas and relationships. Our learners need extra support to interact with their peers in healthy collaborations with equal status and equal participation. Come and explore ways to improve from cooperative learning to collaborative learning.

Dec 10, 2022, 8:30am-12:30pm: IMPACTS-MS Expressions, Equations, and (In)Equality in Grades 6-9

  • Presenters: Rebeka Denson, Allison Ryal-Bagley, and Rodrigo Gutiérrez
  • Description: Expressions, equations, and inequalities are critical concepts for students transitioning from Elementary arithmetic to High School mathematics. Students progress from the world of concrete representations to abstract thinking, bringing to bear a variety of math trajectories. Workshop participants will explore strategies for building relevance, excitement, and understanding through the use of manipulatives, engaging tasks, and a sound understanding of student learning trajectories. 

Come join us in developing a deep understanding of expressions, equations, and (in)equality in secondary mathematics.

Dec 10, 2022, 1:00PM-5:00PM: IMPACTS Progression of Powerful Models Part 2: From the number track and part-whole mat to the number line and tape diagram Grades K-11

  • Presenters: Jennifer Dwosh and Wendy Towery-Stove
  • Description: Have you ever wondered where the tape diagram came from? What does an all-grown-up number line look like? Is there a visual way to solve systems of 3 linear equations in 3 variables? Join us as we journey from number track and part-whole mat to the number line and tape diagram, and discover the powerful and persistent relationships among these models. Find your role in this important progression and OWN it. Make these connections for yourself and for your students.

January 2023

The Mathematics Educator Appreciation Day Conference (MEAD) is Arizona's largest mathematics education event!

MEAD 2023 is FREE for ALL Arizona teachers and administrators!

**SAVE THE DATE: SATURDAY, JANUARY 21, 2023**

Find more information and registration links at the MEAD webpage.

February 2023

January 28 & February 11 1:00-5:00pm HEMS-ELEM Sparking Joy in Math through Community, Equity, and Exploration

  • Presenters: Lochani Senia &  Edna Vi Cole
  • Description: 

    Is your class split into math haters and math lovers? Have you ever wondered how to get ALL your students engaged in mathematical thinking? Is it even possible for EVERY student to feel successful in math? Join us as we explore some evidence-based, doable teacher moves that can help transform your math instruction as it has ours! 

    This HEMS Workshop is focused on Elementary School Mathematics that earn participants professional development certificates for 9 hours.  $50 stipends will only be provided to the first 25 teachers from Arizona schools who participate in both sessions, thanks to the generosity of Lee and Arthur Herbst. Please only register if you can attend both session

Feb 4, 2023 8:30AM-12:30PM: IMPACTS Foundations of Fractions

  • Presenters: Nancy Casagrande and Jennifer Dwosh
  • Description: Do your students struggle to understand fractions? Are you looking for more robust visual models to help students with their understanding? Join us as we build, draw, and discuss ways to build students' fraction sense. Learn additional ways to support student understanding of fraction equivalence and comparison.

Feb 4, 2023, 8:30am-12:30pm: IMPACTS-MS Conceptualizing Change and Graphing

  • Presenters: Ariel Beggs, Allison Ryal-Bagley, and Rodrigo Gutiérrez
  • Description: How can we connect contexts, tables, graphs, equations, and descriptions to help students develop a comprehensive understanding of mathematical relationships? How do we avoid students focusing on only one represtanation/tool (e.g., a hammer) and thinking that every problem is the same (e.g, nails)? Come join us as we interpret graphs and write stories in order to develop five tools to solve mathematical tasks.

Feb 4, 2023 8:30AM-12:30PM: IMPACTS Digging Deep into Geometry Grades 3-5

  • Presenters: Omar Valencia, Deirdre Calhoun and Melissa Hosten
  • Description: How can students discover geometric 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 3rd-5th grade 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, come and uncover these.

Feb 11, 2023, 8:30am-12:30pm: IMPACTS Building a Sense of Fractions Grades 1-4

  • Presenters: Elisabeth Bankhead, Jolene Horn, and Agi Post
  • Description: Have you ever wondered how and where the teaching of fractions starts?   What if there was a way to build fraction sense in a similar way to how number sense is built?  Come explore the foundational geometric and fraction standards and how you can better support students’ understanding of equivalence, and comparisons.

February 11, 2023 1PM-5PM: HEMS-ELEM Sparking Joy in Math through Community, Equity, and Exploration

  • Presenters: Lochani Senia &  Edna Vi Cole
  • Description: Is your class split into math haters and math lovers? Have you ever wondered how to get ALL your students engaged in mathematical thinking? Is it even possible for EVERY student to feel successful in math? Join us as we explore some evidence-based, doable teacher moves that can help transform your math instruction as it has ours! 
  • This HEMS Workshop is focused on Elementary School Mathematics that earn participants professional development certificates for up to 9 hours.  $50 stipends will only be provided to the first 25 teachers from Arizona schools who participate in both sessions, thanks to the generosity of Lee and Arthur Herbst.  If you missed part one of this session, you can still attend part two, but are no longer eligible for the stipend.

Feb 18, 2023, 8:30AM-12:30PM: IMPACTS Writing in Mathematics Grades 1-5 Part 1

  • Presenters: Lochani Senia, Carrie Burdon and Leigh Diebold
  • Description: How can we improve students' mathematics and writing at the same time? How can we help mathematics appeal to a budding author, or help writing appeal to a budding data scientist? Writing in mathematics should benefit both writing and mathematics understanding, while also being purposeful and intentional. Come and explore the purposes for writing in mathematics, useful formats, and many ways that we can write in the elementary mathematics classroom. This is a two-part workshop, and therefore, we will prioritize registrants that can attend BOTH sessions. This is a level 2 workshop, allowing teachers that have had experience with IMPACTS sessions to dig deeper.  

Feb 18, 2023 1PM-5PM: IMPACTS Writing in Mathematics Grades 1-5 Part 2

  • Presenters: Lochani Senia, Carrie Burdon and Leigh Diebold
  • Description: How can we improve students' mathematics and writing at the same time? How can we help mathematics appeal to a budding author, or help writing appeal to a budding data scientist? Writing in mathematics should benefit both writing and mathematics understanding, while also being purposeful and intentional. Come and explore the purposes for writing in mathematics, useful formats, and many ways that we can write in the elementary mathematics classroom. This is a two-part workshop, and therefore, we will prioritize registrants that can attend BOTH sessions. This is a level 2 workshop, allowing teachers that have had experience with IMPACTS sessions to dig deeper.

Feb 18, 2023, 8:30am-12:30pm: IMPACTS-MS Foundations of Functions and Functional Reasoning (Grades 5-9)

  • Presenters: Kelli Barton, Rebeka Denson, and Rodrigo Gutiérrez
  • Description: 

    What is a function and why do we learn about them? What is important for middle school students to understand as they prepare for high school mathematics? What are the advantages and challenges to moving students beyond linear representations? Come join us as we explore activities and tasks using concrete patterns, multiple representations, interactive tools, and ways to assist students as they develop their understanding of functions and functional relationships. 

    This workshop is appropriate for teachers of 5th grade through high school, paying particular attention to the transition to high school mathematics.

March 2023

March 4, 2023 8:30AM-12:30PM: IMPACTS Level 2: Small Group Instruction and Centers in the Mathematics Classroom Grades 3-5

  • Presenters: Agi Post and Melissa Hosten
  • Description: Do you wish you could work with a small group while the rest of your learners are engaged in rich mathematics? Have you wondered how and why to use small group instruction and centers or stations? Come experience how we can meet our learners where they are at by providing responsive instruction. Experience the power of small group instruction, centers, and stations so we can get the most out of our math time!

March 7, 2023: Pi Day Activities

The ADE and CRR are working together to provide two unique and free opportunities to explore resources and activities around Pi. 

The ADE will engage teachers online with many activities to take back to their classroom and incorporate into the Pi Day celebrations.  Please register: https://azed.geniussis.com/Registration.aspx?FilterSectionIndex=8802

The CRR will engage community members, teachers, students, parents, and families in-person on the University of Arizona campus to engage and play with the activities around circles and pi. Pizza will also be served on a first come, first serve basis.  No registration required. Come to Bio West 301, just north of 6th Street parking garage and have a great time. 

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March 11, 2023 9:00AM-10:30AM: Big Ideas Spotlight Session: Shifting Mindsets from Remediation to Accelerating Learning

  • Presenter: Amanda Shelley is a National Mathematics Consultant for Big Ideas Learning. As a former educator and instructional coach, Amanda has continued to reach teachers and students in her work with Big Ideas. Since 2020, she has facilitated trainings across the United States for teachers implementing Big Ideas Math. She has experience presenting to national, regional, and local audiences. 
  • Description: Are your students stuck in a remediation rut? Are you struggling to introduce new content because students are lacking prerequisite skills? It's time to shift our thinking from remediation to accelerating learning; from‚ just-in-case to just-in-time‚ instruction. In this session you will explore the benefits of accelerating learning and learn about effective strategies educators can use to ensure that students can access new content without falling further behind. Grade Band Focus: K-5

April 2023

April 1, 2023 8:30AM-12:30PM: IMPACTS Digging Deep into Geometry Grades K-2 

  • Presenters: Carrie Burdon and Leigh Diebold
  • Description: How can students discover 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 K-2 students' discovery and conceptualization of geometric attributes and structures, including the early conceptualization of fractions. Participants will explore the optimal progression for learning big ideas of geometry. Geometry is an area with significant misconceptions, come and uncover these.

April 1, 2023, 8:30am-12:30pm: IMPACTS-MS Level 2: Digging Deep into Geometry Grades 6-8

  • Presenters: Ariel Beggs, Rebeka Denson, and Rodrigo Gutiérrez
  • Description: Geometry is the attempt to understand space, shape, and dimension. Within mathematics, geometry has been a source of great insight into other mathematical domains, such as algebra. Geometry enables students to represent and make sense of the world, analyze and solve problems, and represent abstract symbols pictorially to facilitate understanding. However, students are often asked to memorize geometric properties and formulas rather than to explore the underlying concepts through worthwhile tasks that involve hands-on experiences. 

    Come join us as we explore the expectations for middle grades geometry, the progression of geometric thought through the van Hiele levels, and how to tailor instruction to provide the appropriate experiences for students to develop through the phases of learning.

April 1, 2023, 1:00PM-2:30PM: CPM Spotlight Session #1 Creating Collaborative Classrooms

  • Presenters: Joel Miller and Pam Chavez, CPM Specialists
  • Description: Creating Collaborative Classrooms - Participants will learn team structures and strategies that can be implemented to support collaborative environments. Participants will engage with teams using a variety of strategies in order to analyze how the modeled strategies have the potential to increase students' level of confidence and math skills. We will also reflect on how using supporting collaboration builds trust with teammates and social skills to work collaboratively. In order to see the connections to research, participants will reflect on how the Standards for Mathematical Practices are highlighted through collaboration. Perfect for grades 6-12.

April 15, 2023: Advanced Placement Practice Exam Day

The CRR and the UArizona Department of Mathematics are excited to host the sixteenth annual Advanced Placement Practice Exams in Statistics, Calculus AB, and Calculus BC! Thanks to a partnership with the Arizona Department of Education (ADE), this event is FREE for ALL Arizona students! AP Practice Exam Day will be HYBRID with both in-person and online participants. 

April 18, 2023, 4-4:30pm: Summer Institute Information Session

April 19, 2023, 4-4:30pm: Summer Institute Information Session

April 20, 2023, 6-6:30pm: Summer Institute Information Session

April 25, 2023, 4-4:30pm: Summer Institute Information Session

April 26, 2023, 10:30-11:00am: Summer Institute School Leader Information Session

April 26, 2023, 5-5:30pm: Summer Institute Information Session

April 27, 2023, 6-6:30pm: Summer Institute Information Session

  • Presenters: Melissa Hosten and Rodrigo Gutierrez
  • Description: Are you wanting to dig deep into the learning trajectories for mathematics? Do you like sharing new ideas with colleagues? The IMPACTS Summer institute can help! Come and learn how Teacher Teams can dig into grades K-5 or grades 6-9 mathematics and work alongside their school leader(s) to develop a plan to share their learning at their school. The IMPACTS Summer Institute is for teachers in grades K-9, teachers receive $250 for full participation, the institute has a hybrid format (online and in person concurrently), and travel funds are available for in person participation for out of town teachers. Learn more at our information session! Summer Institute dates are: June 5-9 (grades 6-9) and June 12-16 (Grades K-5). 
  • Interested in learning more about the IMPACTS K-8 Summer Institute? Please join us for an information session on Zoom. Bring a colleague and/or administrator to see how IMPACTS can help you and your school advance mathematics learning and teaching. 

April 22, 2023 8:30AM-12:30PM IMPACTS Games That Build Fluency Grades PK-2

  • Presenters: Jolene Horn, Elisabeth Bankhead, and Nancy Casagrande
  • Description: Children love playing games, and games are an excellent way to build flexibility and fluency, while reinforcing key understandings. Come explore games designed to build fluency with counting, addition, and subtraction. We will use games that require few materials but provide plenty of fun.

April 22, 2023, 1:00PM-2:30PM: CPM Spotlight Session #2 - Using Algebra Tiles to Build Conceptual Understanding of Expressions and Equations (Middle School)

  • Presenters: Joel Miller and Ashley Boyd, CPM Specialists
  • Description: In this session, participants will practice a series of problems they can use with students to build their conceptual understanding of simplifying algebraic expressions and solving equations. A series of problems from student lessons are included in the handout, beginning with problems that introduce algebra tiles. Algebra tiles are used throughout the rest of the problems to obtain the lesson objectives which include determining perimeter, combining like terms of algebraic expressions, comparing expressions, and solving equations. Participants for this session will benefit from practicing the problems in teams while experiencing the facilitation and questioning in a student-centered classroom. 

April 22, 2023, 3:00PM-4:30PM: CPM Spotlight Session #3 - Using Algebra Tiles from Polynomials to Factoring (High School)

  • Presenters: Joel Miller and Ashley Boyd, CPM Specialists
  • Description: Manipulatives in a secondary math classroom? Absolutely! In this session, you'll experience how successful it can be! Build on students’ understanding of an area model for multiplication from lower grades by using algebra tiles to multiply polynomials, factor, and complete the square. Algebra tiles increase conceptual understanding that leads to proficiency once students no longer need the tiles. Additionally, the tiles provide students with a tactile engaging experience. Participants will practice a series of problems they can use with students to build their conceptual understanding of these topics. A series of problems from student lessons are included in the handout, beginning with diamond problems.

April 22, 2023, 1:00-5:00PM - HEMS-MS: Making Ratios Come to Life with Shawn Hedayati

  • Presenter - Shawn Hedayati Over my 17-year journey as a classroom teacher in grades 3-6, I have gone from feeling so-so about math, to falling in love with it.  As I continue to learn new tools that help me visualize math and see the connections between concepts, I seek to spread that love by helping students build conceptual understanding and shift from being answer-getters to sense-makers. 
  • Description: It’s that time of year when we teachers start to think about how to make next year even better.  These sessions will help us think ahead about how to build a firm foundation of ratio understanding, the basis of middle school math.  We will look at the progression of ratio thinking, the importance of language in the development of understanding, and powerful tools to help students make sense of ratios.  Although these sessions will focus on Middle School content, elementary teachers can benefit from seeing where their learners are headed and their crucial role in developing the use of visual tools with their learners.  The first session will include  time to plan and the second session will include time for sharing and reflection.  Let’s get ready for next year! 

    This is a two-part series focused on Middle School Mathematics that earn participants professional development certificates for 9 hours. $50 stipends will only be provided to the first 25 teachers from Arizona schools who participate in both sessions due to the generosity of Lee and Arthur Herbst.

April 29, 2023, 8:30AM-12:30PM: IMPACTS K-5 Level 2: Pulling Small Groups: Intensification, Enrichment, and Everything In Between

  • Presenters: Wendy Towery-Stove, Kerri Zitar, Agi Post, and Melissa Hosten
  • Description: Have you set up Centers/Work Stations with your students, and now you want to dig deep into your intensification and enrichment time with your small groups? Do you want to discover how to choose your small groups, how to structure their experience, and how to get the most out of the time you have? We will discuss setting up small group instruction, focusing on the math and not the student, as well as data that can drive your small groups. Come and experience these ideas, ask questions, and gather ideas to launch your small group instruction.
  • May 2023

    May 2, 2023, 4-4:30pm: Summer Institute Information Session

    May 4, 2023, 6-6:30pm: Summer Institute Information Session

  • Description: Are you wanting to dig deep into the learning trajectories for mathematics? Do you like sharing new ideas with colleagues? The IMPACTS Summer institute can help! Come and learn how Teacher Teams can dig into grades K-5 or grades 6-9 mathematics and work alongside their school leader(s) to develop a plan to share their learning at their school. The IMPACTS Summer Institute is for teachers in grades K-9, teachers receive $250 for full participation, the institute has a hybrid format (online and in person concurrently), and travel funds are available for in person participation for out of town teachers. Learn more at our information session! Summer Institute dates are: June 5-9 (grades 6-9) and June 12-16 (Grades K-5).
  • Interested in learning more about the IMPACTS K-8 Summer Institute? Please join us for an information session on Zoom. Bring a colleague and/or administrator to see how IMPACTS can help you and your school advance mathematics learning and teaching. 
  • May 3, 2023, 9:30-10:00am: Summer Institute School Leader Information Session

  • Description: Is your school laser focused on improving mathematics school-wide or do you want to get there? The IMPACTS Summer institute can help! Come and learn how Teacher Teams can dig into grades K-5 or grades 6-9 mathematics and work alongside the school leader(s) to develop a plan to share their learning at their school. The IMPACTS Summer Institute is for teachers in grades K-9, teachers receive $250 for full participation, the institute has a hybrid format (online and in person concurrently), and travel funds are available for in person participation for out of town teachers. Learn more at our information session! Summer Institute dates are: June 5-9 (grades 6-9) and June 12-16 (Grades K-5).

    Interested in learning more about the IMPACTS K-8 Summer Institute? Please join us for an information session on Zoom. Bring a colleague and/or administrator to see how IMPACTS can help you and your school advance mathematics learning and teaching. 

  • May 6, 2023, 9:00AM-12:00PM Math For Early Learners: Exploring Mathematics in Preschool and Kindergarten

  • Presenter: Melissa Hosten
  • Description: What does a mathematical exploration look like in preschool? How can our explorations connect to their experiences and interests? How can our explorations help uncover important mathematical concepts through the voices of our students? Come and experience these explorations, and then begin the creation of your own for your students.
  • May 6, 2023, 1:00-5:00pm - Part 2: HEMS-MS: Making Ratios Come to Life with Shawn Hedayati

  • Presenter: Shawn Hedayati - Over my 17-year journey as a classroom teacher in grades 3-6, I have gone from feeling so-so about math, to falling in love with it.  As I continue to learn new tools that help me visualize math and see the connections between concepts, I seek to spread that love by helping students build conceptual understanding and shift from being answer-getters to sense-makers.
  • Description: It’s that time of year when we teachers start to think about how to make next year even better.  These sessions will help us think ahead about how to build a firm foundation of ratio understanding, the basis of middle school math.  We will look at the progression of ratio thinking, the importance of language in the development of understanding, and powerful tools to help students make sense of ratios.  Although these sessions will focus on Middle School content, elementary teachers can benefit from seeing where their learners are headed and their crucial role in developing the use of visual tools with their learners.  The first session will include  time to plan and the second session will include time for sharing and reflection.  Let’s get ready for next year! 
  • This is a two-part series focused on Middle School Mathematics that earn participants professional development certificates for 9 hours. $50 stipends will only be provided to the first 25 teachers from Arizona schools who participate in both sessions due to the generosity of Lee and Arthur Herbst. 
  • May 20, 2023, 9:00AM-12:00PM Math For Early Learners: Dipping Into Data Science: Preschool-Grade 1
  • Presenter: Melissa Hosten
  • Description: Data Science is a crucial tool for building critical thinking while reinforcing counting and cardinality. Come and experience ways we can infuse principles of data science into early childhood math explorations and class community building activities.
  • June 2023

    June 5 - June 9: IMPACTS-MS Summer Institute (Grades 6-8)

    June 12 - June 16: IMPACTS Elementary Summer Institute (Grades K-5)

    Teacher teams attend a one-week institute to deeply explore the progression of learning for elementary or middle school mathematics, working together to design site plans for professional development to share strategies and content with colleagues in their schools.

    More information at https://crr.math.arizona.edu/impacts 

July 2021

July 24, 2021, 8:00am-11:30am: Getting REAL Facilitator Training Grades 4-6 (Remote)

July 24, 2021, 12:30pm-4:00pm: Getting REAL Facilitator Training Grades 7-8 (Remote)

July 26, 2021, 8:00am-11:30am: Getting REAL Facilitator Training Grades K-1 (Remote)

July 26, 2021, 12:30pm-4:00pm: Getting REAL Facilitator Training Grades K-1 (Remote)

July 27, 2021, 8:00am-11:30am: Getting REAL Facilitator Training Grades 2-3 (Remote)

July 27, 2021, 12:30pm-4:00pm: Getting REAL Facilitator Training Grades 2-3 (Remote)

July 28, 2021, 8:00am-11:30am: Getting REAL Facilitator Training Grades 4-6 (Remote)

July 28, 2021, 12:30pm-4:00pm: Getting REAL Facilitator Training Grades 4-6 (Remote)

July 29, 2021, 8:00am-11:30am: Getting REAL Facilitator Training Grades 7-8 (Remote)

July 29, 2021, 12:30pm-4:00pm: Getting REAL Facilitator Training HAS BEEN CANCELLED due to no registrations

July 31, 2021, 8:00am-11:30am: Getting REAL Facilitator Training Grades K-1 (Remote)

July 31, 2021, 12:30pm-4:00pm: Getting REAL Facilitator Training Grades 2-3 (Remote)

August 2021

August 14, 2021 8AM-12PM: IMPACTS Digging Deep into Addition and Subtraction Grades K-4

August 16 & 23, 2021, 5:30pm-7:00pm: Getting REAL Facilitator Training Grades 2-8 (Remote)

August 18 & 25, 2021, 5:30pm-7:00pm: Getting REAL Facilitator Training Grades K-1 (Remote)

Aug 21, 2021, 8:30am-12:30pm: IMPACTS-MS Fractions and Fraction Operations: Foundations for Middle School Mathematics, PART 1 of 2

Aug 21, 2021, 8:30am-12:30pm: IMPACTS You Can Be a Problem-Solving Detective: Supporting Student Success with Word Problems K-5

Aug 21, 2021, 1:00pm-2:00pm: Comparing Fractions Conceptually - Butterflies Stay in the Garden

  • Description: Can we really expect students to compare any set of fractions without the “butterfly trick”? Absolutely! It’s critical that students develop a conceptual understanding of the magnitude of fractions to lay the foundation for operations with fractions as well as proportional reasoning and algebra. Come and participate in a variety of hands-on tasks that will help your students develop strategies for comparing fractions
  • Presenter: Agi Post

August 24 & 26, 2021, 5:30pm-7:00pm: Getting REAL Facilitator Training Grades 2-8 (Remote)

Aug 27-28, 2021: IMPACTS Teacher Leader Retreat (by invitation only)

August 28, 2021, 1:00pm-5:00pm: HEMS-HS: High School: Reigniting Student Interest in Mathematics with Thomas Gribble - Part 1 

August 30, 2021, 8:00am-11:30am: Community Based Organizations - Getting REAL Facilitator Training Grades K-8 (Remote)

September 2021

September 2, 2021, 8:00am-12:00pm: Community Based Organizations - Getting REAL Facilitator Training Grades K-8 (Remote) Facilitator: Suzi Mast

September 2, 2021, 12:30pm-4:00pm: Community Based Organizations - Getting REAL Facilitator Training Grades K-8 (Remote) Facilitator: Melissa Hosten

September 3, 2021, 8:00am-11:30am: Community Based Organizations - Getting REAL Facilitator Training Grades K-8 (Remote) Facilitator: Suzi Mast

September 7 and 9, 2021, 3:30pm-5:30pm: Getting REAL Facilitator Training Grades K-8 parts 1 and 2 (Remote) Facilitator: Suzi Mast

Sept 11, 2021, 8:30am-12:30pm: IMPACTS-MS Fractions and Fraction Operations: Foundations for Middle School Mathematics, PART 2 of 2

Sept 11, 2021 8:30am-12:30pm: IMPACTS Engaging ALL Learners: Using Complex Instruction in Grades K-5

Sept 11, 2021 12:30pm-4:30pm:: HEMS-HS: High School: Reigniting Student Interest in Mathematics with Thomas Gribble - Part 2

Sept 18, 2021, 8:30am-12:30pm: IMPACTS-MS: Ratios, Proportions, and Proportional Reasoning, PART 1 of 2

Sept 18, 2021, 8AM-12PM: IMPACTS Digging Deep into Multiplication and Division Grades 3-5

Sept 25, 2021, 8AM-12PM: IMPACTS Digging Deep into Place Value Grades K-2

Sept 25, 2021, 1PM-4PM: IMPACTS Fostering Productive Struggle in Grades K-5

Sept 25, 2021, 9:00AM-12:00PM: High School Series: Activity Building and Activity Finding in DESMOS (Remote Only) - Presented by Sharon Newman

September 26 and 30, 2021, 3:30pm-5:30pm: Getting REAL Facilitator Training Grades K-8 parts 1 and 2 (Remote) Facilitator: Suzi Mast

Sept 29, 2021, 5-7pm: Game Night hosted by AmeriCorps and the CRR 

  • Description: Families, Students, Teachers, and Community Members are invited to join the CRR and AmeriCorps for a night of fun, community, board games and logic from the comfort of your computer. 
  •  Please download and share the flyer: CRR Virtual Game Night Flyer for 9-29-21.pdf

October 2021

Oct 2, 2021, 8:30am-12:30pm: IMPACTS-MS: Ratios, Proportions, and Proportional Reasoning, PART 2 of 2

Oct 2, 2021, 8AM-12PM:  IMPACTS Digging Deep into Number Sense Grades PK-1

Oct 2, 2021, 1PM-4PM: IMPACTS Supporting Special Education: Powerful Models and Strategies for Students That Learn Differently K-5

Oct 5 and 7, 2021, 3:30pm-5:30pm: Getting REAL Facilitator Training Grades K-8 parts 1 and 2 (Remote) Facilitator: Suzi Mast

Oct 16, 2021, 8:30am-12:30pm: IMPACTS Experiences Before Explanations: A Mathematically Powerful Lesson Structure Grades K-5

Oct 23, 2021, 8:30am-12:30pm: IMPACTS-MS Patterns and Visualization in Grades 5-9

Oct 23, 2021, 1PM-4PM: IMPACTS Writing in Mathematics Part 1 Grades 1-5

Oct 30, 2021, 8AM-12PM:  IMPACTS Level 2: Digging Deep into Decimals Grades 4-6

November 2021

Nov 6, 2021 8AM - 12PM: IMPACTS Building Fraction Sense Grades 1-4

Nov 6, 2021 12:30PM - 4PM: IMPACTS Digging Deep into Fraction Operations with Addition, Subtraction, and Multiplication Part 1 Grades 4-5

Nov 13, 2021, 8:30am-12:30pm: IMPACTS-MS Expressions, Equations, and (In)Equality Grades 6-9

Nov 20, 2021 8AM-12 PM: IMPACTS Digging Deep into Fraction Operations with Multiplication Part 2 and Division Grades 4-6

Nov 20, 2021 1PM-4PM: IMPACTS Writing in Mathematics Part 2 Grades 1-5

December 2021

Dec 4, 2021, 8AM-12PM IMPACTS Level 2: Small Group Instruction and Centers in the Mathematics Classroom Grades K-2

Dec 4, 2021 1PM-4PM: IMPACTS Level 2: Small Group Instruction and Centers in the Mathematics Classroom Grades 3-5

Dec 11, 2021, 8:30am-12:30pm: IMPACTS-MS Level 2: Enhancing Mathematical Experiences

Dec 11, 2021 IMPACTS: Addition and Subtraction Grades K-4

January 2022

Jan 8, 2022 8AM-12PM: IMPACTS Digging Deep into Geometry Grades K-2 

Jan 8, 2022 1PM-3PM: IMPACTS Digging into Decimals Part 2: Decimal Division

Jan 15, 2022 8AM-11AM: IMPACTS Level 2: Small Group Instruction & Centers in Mathematics Classroom Grades K-5 Part 2

Jan 22, 2022: Mathematics Educator Appreciation Day Conference (MEAD) 

Jan 22, 2022: MEAD Special Session with Fawn Nguyen (3-5pm) - REGISTRATION CLOSED

  • Digging Deeper: Implementing Problem Solving Tasks Grades 6-12

Jan 29, 2022 8AM-12PM: Digging Deep into Place Value (K-3)

February 2022

Feb 5, 2022 8AM-12PM: IMPACTS Digging Deep into Geometry Grades 3-5 

Feb 5, 2022 1:00PM-3:00PM: CPM Spotlight Session #1: Fun with Functions

  • Facilitators: Bri Ruiz & Danielle Boggs
  • Description: Participants will experience several activities concerning functions during this highly engaging session. These activities include function machines, a silent board game, an exploration of function transformations, and a functions treasure hunt. Participants will engage in collaborative discourse as they process the CCSS Mathematical Practices throughout. 

Feb 12, 2022, 8:00am-12:00pm: IMPACTS Conceptual Strategies for Addition and Subtraction

Feb 12, 2022, 8:30am-12:30pm: IMPACTS-MS Conceptualizing Change and Graphing (Fully Online by Zoom)

Feb 12, 2022, 8:30am-12:30pm: IMPACTS K-5 Building a Sense of Fractions Grades 3-5

Feb 19, 2022 8AM-12PM: IMPACTS Level 2: Digging Deep into Estimation and Rounding Grades 2-5

March 2022

Mar 5, 2022, 8:30am-12:30pm: IMPACTS-MS Foundations of Functions and Functional Reasoning

Mar 5, 2022 8AM-12PM IMPACTS Games That Build Fluency Grades PK-2

Mar 12, 2022 1:00PM-3:00PM: CPM Spotlight Session #2: Algebra Tiles + Area Models = Conceptual Understanding

  • Facilitators: Astrida Lizins & Rhonda Pierre
  • Description: Manipulatives in a secondary math classroom? You'll see how successful it can be. Build on students’ understanding of an area model for multiplication from lower grades by using algebra tiles to multiply polynomials, factor, and complete the square. Algebra tiles increase conceptual understanding that leads to proficiency once students no longer need the tiles. Additionally, the tiles provide students with a tactile engaging experience.

Mar 26, 2022 8AM-12PM IMPACTS Conceptual Strategies for Multiplication and Division

Mar 26, 2022 1PM-5PM HEMS - Elementary: Making Mathematics Come Alive in Elementary School! Part 1

  •  (Hybrid Event in 2 parts, please only register if you can attend both sessions.  Includes a $50 stipend for full participation for Arizona Teachers)

Mar 29, 2022 5:30PM-7:00PM: Go Fly a Kite - Bruce's HS Spotlight Session #1 (in person only)

  • Facilitator: Bruce MacMillan
  • Description: In this session we will do some measuring and calculating, and collect data regarding the construction of a kite.  The idea is to build a kite that will maximize its area, so it will fly its best! The result of this problem is quite surprising! Participants should bring a graphing calculator with them. Ideal for Geometry and Advanced Algebra classes.

April 2022

April 2, 2022 8AM-12PM IMPACTS Games That Build Fluency Grades 3-5

April 2, 2022 1:00PM-3:00PM: CPM Spotlight Session #3: Creating Collaborative Classrooms

  • Facilitators: Joel Miller & Ashley Boyd
  • Description: Come experience being a part of a team throughout this collaborative session. Using team roles and instructional strategies (that particularly deal with virtual and in-person classrooms), participants will learn together and complete a math task. For the closure of the session, participants will reflect on how using these strategies might increase evidence of the Mathematical Practices in their own classroom.

April 5, 2022 5:30PM-7:00PM: A New Look at the Unit Circle - Bruce's HS Spotlight Session #2 (in person only)

  • Facilitator: Bruce MacMillan
  • Description: Understanding the unit circle is one of the most basic skills of trigonometry.  (Notice I said “understanding”, not “memorizing”!)  In this session we will see a way of teaching the unit circle so your students will have a complete understanding of where the values come from.  No angles involved! Ideal for Advanced Algebra and Trigonometry Class. Participants should bring a graphing calculator with them.

April 9, 2022, 8:30am-12:30pm: IMPACTS-MS Student Superhero Teams Battling Monstrous Tasks (Level 2 featuring Marcy Wood)

April 9, 2022 1PM-5PM HEMS - Elementary: Making Mathematics Come Alive in Elementary School! Part 2 

  • (Hybrid Event in 2 parts, please only register if you can attend both sessions.  Includes a $50 stipend for full participation for Arizona Teachers)

April 19, 2022 5:30PM-7:00PM: – Modeling with Right Triangle Trigonometry - Bruce's HS Spotlight Session #3 (in person only)

  • Facilitator: Bruce MacMillan
  • Description: In this session we will see two real world mathematical problems that can be solved with a knowledge of intermediate algebra and right triangle trigonometry.  (Both of these problems have an optional calculus extension, for calculus teachers!) Participants should bring a graphing calculator with them. Ideal for Advanced Algebra and Trigonometry Class.

April 23, 2022 8:30AM-12:30PM IMPACTS Create an Intervention Program Based on a Number

April 23, 2022, 8:00am-2:30pm: Advanced Placement Practice Exam Day

June 2022

IMPACTS K-8 Summer Institutes (Hybrid with in-person and online participants)

June 6th - 10th, 2022: IMPACTS 6-8

June 13th - 17th, 2022: IMPACTS K-5

Middle and High School Mathematics Teachers Institute