Workshop and Events Schedule

Our mission is to support educators in their quest to provide quality instruction to elementary, middle, and high school mathematics students. Our intent is to provide experiences to deepen mathematical understandings and to supply lessons that could be implemented in K-12 classrooms. Many of our workshops are listed on IMPACTS and HEMS program tabs above. Additional workshops and events are listed below.

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.


Fall 2020 Workshops and Events

December

Dec 5, 2020, 8-10am: IMPACTS-K-5: Decimals Level 2: Focus on Fractions & Place Value

Dec 5, 2020, 8-10am: Math Exploration Series for New and Beginning Elementary Mathematics Teachers - Part 2

Description:  Every Learner IS a Problem Solving Detective: Problem Solving is a crucial literacy and mathematics skill. We will explore the skills and understandings that enable students to be a great problem solvers. Together, we will explore the fundamental aspects of problems solving, and how these aspects work in classrooms. Be prepared to put on your thinking caps and become Problem Solving Detectives.  

Presenters: Agi Post, Carrie Burden, and Debbie Black

Location: Remote zoom meeting

Earn: 2 hours of professional development credit for re-certification

Dec 12, 2020, 8-10am: IMPACTS-K-5: Level 2 Writing in Mathematics Part 2

Dec 12, 2020, 9am-12:30pm: IMPACTS-MS The Power of Games in Middle School Math

Dec 19, 2020, 8am-11am:  Uncompromised Hybrid Instruction for grades K-8 - Part 1

Description: Hybrid instruction takes on many forms and has many different "flavors". It is a challenge to weave best practices throughout synchronous and asynchronous times, ensuring students get the best possible mathematics experience. Come and explore multiple "flavors" of hybrid instruction that uncompromisingly provide the richest possible mathematics experience for our learners. Participants will experience and learn how to plan across a week and across a day with intentionality. We will help teachers make informed decisions regarding which big ideas to focus on and how to reach the depth needed. 

Register Here!

Spring 2021 Workshops and Events

January

Jan 9, 2021, 8am-11am:  Uncompromised Hybrid Instruction for grades K-8 - Part 2

Description: Hybrid instruction takes on many forms and has many different "flavors". It is a challenge to weave best practices throughout synchronous and asynchronous times, ensuring students get the best possible mathematics experience. Come and explore multiple "flavors" of hybrid instruction that uncompromisingly provide the richest possible mathematics experience for our learners. Participants will experience and learn how to plan across a week and across a day with intentionality. We will help teachers make informed decisions regarding which big ideas to focus on and how to reach the depth needed. 

Register Here!

 

Jan 9, 2021, 1pm-3pm:  Uncompromised Hybrid Instruction for grades K-8 - Part 2​​​​​​3

Description: Hybrid instruction takes on many forms and has many different "flavors". It is a challenge to weave best practices throughout synchronous and asynchronous times, ensuring students get the best possible mathematics experience. Come and explore multiple "flavors" of hybrid instruction that uncompromisingly provide the richest possible mathematics experience for our learners. Participants will experience and learn how to plan across a week and across a day with intentionality. We will help teachers make informed decisions regarding which big ideas to focus on and how to reach the depth needed. 

Register Here!

 

Jan 23, 2021: Mathematics Educator Appreciation Day Conference (MEAD) 

 

February

Feb 6, 2021, 1pm-2:30pm: Getting the Most Out of Your TI-84/CE and TI-SmartView Emulator – Essential Teaching and Learning Ideas

Description:  Whether you are a TI-84 Plus veteran, or are picking up the TI-84 Plus CE for the first time, there are many valuable, often overlooked features that can enhance instruction and increase student understanding. Learn how to show graph and table simultaneously, save your favorite window, transformation graphing with lists and an app, store intersection point coordinates, function evaluation – composition – arithmetic, solve systems with an app, instant quadratic formula, graph piecewise functions, model curves mathematically with photos, and much more! See how to creatively use TI-SmartView as a teaching and learning tool. Hands-on experience and obtain colorful step-by-step PDFs and access to quick explanatory videos.

Presenter: Tom Reardon from Texas Instruments

Location: Remote zoom meeting

Earn: 1.5 hours of professional development credit for recertification

 

 

Feb 13, 2021, 8:30am-12:30pm: IMPACTS-MS Conceptualizing Change and Graphing

March

Mar 6, 2021, 1pm-2:30pm: Online Teaching Ideas Using TI Technologies: TI-84/CE, TI-SmartView emulator, TI-84 CE Chromebook App, Families of Functions Online Video Course, More Web-based Materials

Description: Teachers can help their distance learners continue their explorations at home using TI technology. Whether your students are using a graphing calculator or the emulator on the Chromebook App, show them how to use the technology as a learning and discovery tool. Access and use several TI activities – created by trusted middle and high school math teachers from all over the United States. All materials are free and online — ideal for review, remote learning, independent learning and in-class learning. The topics are appropriate for grades 8–12.

Presenter: Tom Reardon from Texas Instruments

Location: Remote zoom meeting

Earn: 1.5 hours of professional development credit for recertification

 

Mar 6, 2021, 8:30am-12:30pm: IMPACTS-MS Foundations of Functions and Functional Reasoning

Mar 27, 2021, 1pm-2:30pm: Leverage Classroom Instruction and Technology to Maximize Achievement on the ACT and SAT

Description:  Students who only excel at procedural fluency (memorizing steps & formulas) will have a tough time on the math sections of the redesigned ACT and SAT. We will focus on conceptual understanding of the “big ideas”: linear equations, quadratics, multiple representations, thinking graphically, mathematical modeling, transformations, exponents, Pythagorean triples, using structure, and absolute value using creative technology integration as both a learning tool and a test-taking tool. Obtain activities and strategies that augment what you already do in class and address how differently ACT and SAT ask their questions.

Presenter: Tom Reardon from Texas Instruments

Location: Remote zoom meeting

Earn: 1.5 hours of professional development credit for recertification

 

April

April 10, 2021, 8:30am-12:30pm: IMPACTS-MS Level 2 (TBD)

May

 

June

 

 

Space for each workshop is limited. You are encouraged to register as soon as possible. Priority is given to teachers from partnership schools and districts (see list below). Teachers from schools that are not in our partnership will need to pay a fee to attend workshops.

If you have questions about the workshops, or if you have trouble using the registration forms, please contact Rodrigo Gutiérrez: rodrigog@math.arizona.edu

 

The Arizona Association of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Conference typically takes place in the fall at Arizona State University Memorial Union. Registration will be posted on their website.

Are you an NCTM Member? The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) now offers free webinars for their members. Visit their website for available events.


Fall 2020 Completed Workshops and Events

July

July 27, 2020, 7-9am: Starting off Right: The First Week of School in K-5

July 28, 2020, 7-9am: Starting off Right: The First Week of Middle School

July 29, 2020, 3-5pm: Starting off Right: The First Week of High School

July 30, 2020, 3-5pm: Planning for Synchronous and Asynchronous Instruction: Launch & Explore

August

Aug 3, 2020, 7-9am: Starting off Right: The First Week of School in K-5

Aug 4, 2020, 3-5pm: Starting off Right: The First Week of Middle School

Aug 5, 2020, 7-9am: Starting off Right: The First Week of High School

Aug 6, 2020, 3-5pm: Planning for Synchronous and Asynchronous Instruction: 3 Act Tasks

Aug 8, 2020, 8-10am: IMPACTS: Building Fraction Sense Grades 3rd-5th

Aug 15, 2020, 8-10am: IMPACTS: Conceptually Exploring Place Value Grades 1st - 5th

Aug 15, 2020, 8:30am-1pm: HEMS-HS: Collaborative High School Mathematics in a Virtual Classroom, PART 1

Aug 15, 2020, 9-11am: IMPACTS-MS Fractions and Fraction Operations: Foundations for Middle School Mathematics, PART 1 of 2

Aug 15, 2020, 1-3pm: IMPACTS: Conceptual Strategies for Addition and Subtraction Grades K-4th

Aug 22, 2020, 8-10am: IMPACTS: Building Fraction Sense Part 1 & Part 2 Grades 3rd-5th

Aug 22, 2020, 1-3pm: IMPACTS: Conceptual Strategies for Addition and Subtraction Grades K-4th

Aug 29, 2020, 8:30am-1pm: HEMS-HS: Collaborative High School Mathematics in a Virtual Classroom, PART 2

Aug 29, 2020, 9-11am: IMPACTS-MS Fractions and Fraction Operations: Foundations for Middle School Mathematics, PART 2 of 2

Aug 29, 2020, 1-3pm: From the book to the screen: transitioning in-person lessons for online instruction

Description:Transitioning a lesson to the online environment can be challenging. There is a different pace, there are different means of engagement, and we have very different structures with online instruction. Come and experience how to shift lessons designed for in-person instruction to work well with online instruction, biting off digestible chunks of learning and generating formative data to drive decisions.  

Presenter: Melissa Hosten

Location: Remote zoom meeting

Earn: 2 hours of professional development credit for re-certification.

Register Here!

September

Sept 9, 2020, 5-7pm: Virtual Game Night host by AmeriCorps and the CRR

Sept 12, 2020, 8-10am: IMPACTS-K-5: Conceptual Strategies for Multiplication Grades 3-5 

Sept 12, 2020, 9-11am: IMPACTS-MS: Ratios, Proportions, and Proportional Reasoning, PART 1 of 3

Sept 12, 2020, 1-3pm: IMPACTS-K-5: Conceptual Strategies for Division Grades 3-5

Sept 19, 2020, 9-11am: IMPACTS-MS: Ratios, Proportions, and Proportional Reasoning, PART 2 of 3

Sept 26, 2020, 8-10am: IMPACTS-K-5: Problem Solving for Grades K-5 Part 1

Sept 26, 2020, 9-11am: IMPACTS-MS: Ratios, Proportions, and Proportional Reasoning, PART 3 of 3

Sept 26, 2020, 1-3pm: High School Series: Deep Dive into Quadratics

Description: This will be a deep dive into quadratics as we will look at several types of launches and several types of explorations that you can do with your students in a remote learning environment.  

Presenter: Michael Perkins

Location: Remote zoom meeting

Earn: 2 hours of professional development credit for re-certification.

October

Oct 20, 2020: Interactive Slides for Teaching Mathematic in Hybrid or Remote Settings Part 1  
Want to get your students to more actively participate in math class? With interactive apps you can "see" if they are interacting meaningfully without forcing them to be in the spotlight. Learn how to use the free Nearpod Add-on to Google slides to create interactive slide-decks with video, imagery, virtual corkboards, matching games, and fill-in-the-blanks to do informal formative assessments in real-time. The sessions will be structured so that you can experience a slide deck as a student would, create your own short deck during our time together, and practice  going through it with other participants. Bring your questions about other tools you have heard about to the first session, and I will look into them for the second session where we can look at apps like Kahoot! and Mentimeter. Come away with something you can use in your math class.
 **Please only register if you can attend both sessions
Presenters:   Brie Finegold
Date:             Tuesday October 20th, 2020 
Time:            4:30 PM - 6:00 PM 
Location:      Remote via Zoom
Earn:             1.5 hours of professional development credit for re-certification.

Register Here!

Oct 23-24, 2020: IMPACTS Teacher Leader Retreat (by invitation only)

Oct 29, 2020: Interactive Slides for Teaching Mathematic in Hybrid or Remote Settings Part 2

Want to get your students to more actively participate in math class? With interactive apps you can "see" if they are interacting meaningfully without forcing them to be in the spotlight. Learn how to use the free Nearpod Add-on to Google slides to create interactive slide-decks with video, imagery, virtual corkboards, matching games, and fill-in-the-blanks to do informal formative assessments in real-time. The sessions will be structured so that you can experience a slide deck as a student would, create your own short deck during our time together, and practice  going through it with other participants. Bring your questions about other tools you have heard about to the first session, and I will look into them for the second session where we can look at apps like Kahoot! and Mentimeter. Come away with something you can use in your math class.
Presenters:     Brie Finegold
Date:              Thursday, October 29th
Time:             4:30pm-6pm
Location:       Remote via Zoom
Earn:         1.5 hours of professional development credit for re-certification.

Registration Coming Soon!

Oct 31, 2020, 8-10am: IMPACTS-K-5: Problem Solving for Grades K-5 Part 2

Oct 31, 2020, 9-11am: IMPACTS-MS Patterns and Visualization in 6-8, PART 1 of 2

Oct 31, 2020,1-3pm: High School Series: Fun with Functions and Visualization

Description: Intended for High School mathematics teachers to investigate functions and visualization in a remote learning environment. We will look at several types of launches and several types of explorations that you can do with your students in a remote or hybrid learning environment in order to have some fun with functions.  

Presenter: Michael Perkins

Location: Remote zoom meeting

Earn: 2 hours of professional development credit for re-certification.

November

Nov 7, 2020, 9-11am: IMPACTS-MS Patterns and Visualization in 6-8, PART 2 of 2

Nov 14, 2020, 8-10am: IMPACTS-K-5: Geometry in the Elementary Grades: Using Conceptual Learning Progressions K-2

Nov 14, 2020, 9-11am: IMPACTS-MS Expressions, Equations, and (In)Equality, PART 1 of 2

Nov 14, 2020, 8-10am: IMPACTS: Geometry in the Elementary Grades: Using Conceptual Learning Progressions k-2

Nov 14, 2020, 1-3pm: IMPACTS: Geometry in the Elementary Grades: Using Conceptual Learning Progressions 3-5

Nov 21, 2020, 8-10am: IMPACTS-k-5: Level 2 Writing in Mathematics Day 1

Nov 21, 2020, 8-10am: Math Exploration Series for New and Beginning Elementary Mathematics Teachers - Part 1

Description:  Experiences Before Explanations: Effective Mathematics Instruction: Every new teacher worries about engaging their learners and igniting their curiosity and passion for learning. We will share exciting ways to start a math lesson while building conceptual understanding. We will explore how to create effective experiences for student exploration of math concepts before teacher explanation, in order to facilitate deep persistent learning. Come and engage in concrete and meaningful experiences that give ALL students access to a strong  understanding of math concepts. In short, we will build a simple structure for discourse-rich mathematics lessons. 

Presenters:  Agi Post, Carrie Burden, and Debbie Black

Location: Remote zoom meeting

Earn: 2 hours of professional development credit for re-certification and a manipulative kit (limited to 20 local beginning teachers).

Nov 21, 2020, 9-11am: IMPACTS-MS Expressions, Equations, and (In)Equality, PART 2 of 2

Nov 21, 2020, 1-3pm: IMPACTS-K-5: Place Value Level 2:Focus on Estimation and Rounding