HEMS Seminars

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We are very grateful for the continued guidance and support from Lee and Arthur Herbst.

The Herbst Family Foundation, created by Lee and Arthur Herbst, provides an endowment to CRR to provide Saturday workshops for elementary, middle, and high school teachers. These Herbst Enrichment Mathematics Seminars (HEMS) are taught by exemplary classroom teachers who present meaningful content and model excellent teaching strategies. Due to the generosity of Lee and Arthur Herbst, teachers from partnership schools/districts receive stipends for their participation.

PLEASE NOTE: Teachers from non-partner schools will incur a fee in order to attend workshops, and they will not receive a stipend for their attendance.

Fall 2021 Workshops:

Reigniting Student Interest in Mathematics - Think back to a time when you were really excited for the first day of school because you were ready to learn new things.  Let's bring that feeling back for your students as some of your high-school students today may be more concerned with playing the “game of school” and getting good grades above all else. As maths teachers we are in a crucial position for curbing this trend by re-examining our class structures and grading. In this seminar, we will discuss ways we can revise our assessment processes and explore best practices with the goal of reigniting student interest and intellectual curiosity and moving the focus of the maths classroom back to learning and thinking. This presentation is intended for all high school math teachers with specific examples of activities from Algebra, Algebra 2, and Trig/Pre-Calculus.

Presenter: Thomas Gribble has been teaching and coaching the school’s math club at University High School in the Tucson Unified School District since 2017. He is a Southern Arizona Teacher of the Year nominee, a Teacher Technology Liaison, Microsoft Innovative Educator, and a graduate of both UArizona’s Teach Arizona Master’s Program and the CRR’s New Teacher Induction Program. Thomas works with his colleagues and members of the mathematics community to examine ways to make math feel more relevant and approachable to all students.

This is a two-part series focused on High School Mathematics.  $50 stipends will only be provided to the first 20 teachers from Arizona schools who participate in both sessions. Please only register if you can attend both sessions. In addition to professional development certificates (9 hours), participants will receive the stipend due to the generosity of Lee and Arthur Herbst.

 

Presenter:

Thomas Gribble

Dates:

Saturday, August 28, 2021 and Saturday, September 11, 2021

Time:

12:30pm-4:30pm

Location:

UArizona Campus, Tucson, Arizona - Building and Room Number to be Announced to Participants

Earn:

9 hours of professional development credit for recertification and a $50 stipend for full participation in both sessions.

Register Here

Previous Workshops:

There is nothing quite like the excited buzz of the classroom as students work through challenging mathematics together. Which begs the question: How can this be accomplished in an online setting? Together we will explore ways to build relationships, engage in meaningful group work, and gain comfortability with online tools to ensure students are provided the opportunity to collaborate in our virtual classrooms. Grounded in the practices of Complex Instruction, these skills can be applied in a virtual or physical classroom, to guide collaboration in all settings. This presentation is intended for all high school math teachers with specific examples of activities from Geometry and Algebra.

Presenter: Larissa Peru has been teaching at Desert View High School in the Sunnyside Unified School District since 2013. She has taught Algebra, Geometry, Pre-Calculus and AP Calculus AB/BC as well as coaching Academic Decathlon. She is a teacher leader for her site, a Desmos Fellow, a Raytheon Leaders in Education Award Winner, and a recent graduate of the UA Teachers in Industry Master’s Program. Larissa aspires to help educators in all stages of their journey create positive spaces where students feel empowered to learn math and appreciate the role it plays in every facet of their lives.

This is a two-part series focused on High School Mathematics.  $50 stipends will only be provided to the first 40 teachers from partner school districts who participate in both sessions. Please only register if you can attend both sessions, and sessions will be capped at 70 participants.  In addition to professional development certificates (9 hours), participants will receive the stipend due to the generosity of Lee and Arthur Herbst.

 

Presenter:

Larissa Peru

Dates:

Saturday, August 15, 2020 and Saturday, August 29, 2020

Time:

8:30am-1:00pm (there will be a 30 minute break provided at 10:30)

Location:

Zoom Meeting (Details provided by email to registrants)

Earn:

9 hours of professional development credit for recertification and a $50 stipend for full participation in both sessions.

Register Here

March 13, 2021, 8:30am-1:00pm: HEMS-MS: Identity, Curiosity, and Community in the Middle School Classroom (Part 1 of 2, please only register if you can attend both sessions) and April 17th.

  • If you attended part 1, you do not need to register again.  If you missed part 1, but would still like to attend, you may do so with the understanding that you will not be eligible for the stipend.
  •  Description:  How do we encourage mathematical identity, curiosity, and community in our classrooms (virtual or physical)? How do we support our students' growth as young mathematicians without wearing ourselves thin?  Together we will grapple with these questions and engage in activities to promote student identity and  community. All activities and strategies presented can be easily incorporated into your virtual or physical classroom. This session is intended for all middle school teachers with specific examples of activities from 6th, 7th, and 8th grade curriculums.  This is a 2 part workshop, please only register if you can attend both parts. 
    • This is a two-part series focused on Middle School Mathematics.  $50 stipends will only be provided to the first 20 teachers from Arizona school districts who participate in both sessions (March 13 and April 17th). Please only register if you can attend both sessions, and sessions will be capped at 70 participants.  In addition to professional development certificates (9 hours), participants will receive the stipend due to the generosity of Lee and Arthur Herbst. We have found that teachers working in the US on particular types of visas are required to complete additional forms and/or may not be able to receive the stipend. We welcome their participation, even if they may be unable to receive the stipend.
  • Presenter: Justin Powell has been teaching at Lauffer Middle School in the Sunnyside Unified School District since 2014. He has taught 7th grade math, 8th grade math, Algebra, and Geometry. He is a teacher leader for his site,  IMPACTS, as well as a member of Arizona K12 Teacher Solutions.
  • Location: Remote zoom meeting
  • Earn: 9 hours of professional development credit for recertification for 2 (4 hour) sessions and an hour of implementation,

Register Here