Group of teachers engaging in a hands-on training excercise during an IMPACTS workshop

Improving Mathematical Problem solving, Agency, & student-Centered instruction for K-8 Teachers and Students (IMPACTS K-8)

The IMPACTS Program focuses on developing teacher confidence and capability with K-8 mathematics, while also supporting opportunities for teacher leadership.

See program details, workshops, and events below.

The IMPACTS K-8 Program caters to teachers seeking to bring about the greatest change in students' mathematical experiences and improve student outcomes in mathematics. This includes classroom teachers, special education teachers, long term substitute teachers, coaches/interventionists, and others directly serving math learners.

IMPACTS Program Goals:

  • Improve teachers' professional agency and confidence with conceptual mathematics instruction
  • Improve students' mathematical agency and confidence
  • Increase the use of student-centered instructional strategies

The program consists of 5 components:

  • Teacher Workshops on Saturdays throughout the school year
  • Summer Mathematics Institutes for Teacher Teams engaged in site-based leadership
  • Site-based support for Teacher Teams by CRR staff
  • Teacher Leadership Retreat for teachers engaged in regional/district leadership
  • Mathematics Educator Appreciation Day Conference (MEAD)

During the school year, the CRR will offer workshops open to ALL Arizona teachers (see workshop descriptions below). These workshops introduce teachers to the big ideas of mathematics in grades K-5 and 6-8.

During the summer, the CRR will offer week-long institutes for teachers to who demonstrate productive mathematics dispositions, commitment to their schools, and the capacity to become school site mathematics facilitators. See Program Agreements for more details.

Information about the school year workshops will be advertised through the CRR listserv, so please make sure you are on the list.

For more information about the IMPACTS program or to form a Teacher Team, please contact Melissa Hosten (mhosten@math.arizona.edu) for K-5 or Rodrigo Gutiérrez (rodrigog@math.arizona.edu) for 6-8.


IMPACTS K-8 Events for 2023-2024

***Teachers from Arizona districts and schools are invited to apply at no cost. Others may register for $60. Payment is due at the beginning of the session. Checks may be written to The University of Arizona CRR and MUST be mailed and received BEFORE the workshop. This is not considered a tax-deductible donation since it is a payment for services rendered. The mailing address is 617 N. Santa Rita Ave Tucson, AZ 85721-0089.

April 2024

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 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 thinning muscles as we flesh out 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.​​

Presenters: Leigh Diebold, Ellen Floyd, and Melissa Hosten 
Date:  Saturday, April 6, 2024
Time:  8:30AM-12:30PM
Location:  Hybrid: In-person at UArizona Campus, Tucson, Arizona, or Remotely via Zoom
Earn:  Up to 5 hours of professional development credit for recertification 

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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 
Date:  Saturday, April 6, 2024
Time:  1:00PM-5:00PM
Location:  Hybrid: In-person at UArizona Campus, Tucson, Arizona, or Remotely via Zoom
Earn:  Up to 5 hours of professional development credit for recertification 

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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.​​

Presenters: Kelli Barton, Shawn Hedayati, Justin Powell, and Rodrigo Gutiérrez
Date:  Saturday, April 20, 2024
Time:  8:30AM-12:30PM
Location:  Hybrid: In-person at UArizona Campus, Tucson, Arizona, or Remotely via Zoom
Earn:  Up to 5 hours of professional development credit for recertification 

REGISTER HERE

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 2 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, Alycia Ruiz Numkena
Date:  Saturday, April 27, 2024
Time:  8:30AM-12:30PM
Location:  Hybrid: In-person at UArizona Campus, Tucson, Arizona, or Remotely via Zoom
Earn:  Up to 5 hours of professional development credit for recertification 

Register Here

June 2024

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.

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 6-8.

Register Here

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2023 IMPACTS Summer Institute

Alyssa participated in the 2023 Elementary IMPACTS Summer Institute

Alyssa

"This is my students' classroom instead of just my classroom as a teacher. That involves de-fronting the classroom using random groups and offering tasks that have multiple entry points for students"

Jill participated in the 2023 Elementary IMPACTS Summer Institute

Jill

"One of the most important things I've learned this week is the power of de-fronting the classroom. This will position learners and the teacher as both part of the learning environment!"

Melissa participated in the 2023 Elementary IMPACTS Summer Institute

Melissa

"One of the biggest things I have learned is how to move students in a classroom so that they are able to function cohesively in groups, but more importantly understand the math"

 

Previous IMPACTS Events

August 2023

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

  • Presenters: 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 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 19, 2023 - IMPACTS Elementary Pulling Small Groups

  • Presenters: 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

  • Presenters: 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 25-26, 2023 - Teacher Leader Retreat (By invitation ONLY)

  • Description: Teacher Leaders will dig deeper into mentoring and coaching. Scale Up Teacher Leaders (SUTL) 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.

September 2023

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 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 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 30, 2023 - IMPACTS Building Fraction 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 deeper understandings of fraction operations. Come and engage with fractions deeply.
  • Presenters: Wendy Towery-Stove

October 2023

October 21, 2023 - IMPACTS 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 numbers? Come and explore the early understanding 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.
  • Presenter: Ariel Beggs, Justin Powell, and Rodrigo Gutiérrez

October 21, 2023 - IMPACTS High School Problem Solving and BTC Toolit 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.
  • Presenters: 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 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 4, 2023 - IMPACTS High School Questions We Answer and BTC 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 

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 towards a fully including classroom**
  • 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 thinning muscles as we flesh out 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 student 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

December 2023

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

  • Description: 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.
  • Presenters: Melissa Hosten

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 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

January 

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 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.
  • Presenters: Liesl Scheffel, Agi Post

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

March

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

  • 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 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 2, 2024: IMPACTS High School Putting it all together: Exponential Relationships 

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

  • Description:  ​​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: Kelli Barton, Justin Powell, and Suzi Mast

March

March2, 2024 - IMPACTS Make Every 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 rare 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 e 
  • Presenters: Elisabeth Bankhead, Lochani Senia, Edna Cole 

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

  • 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 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 2, 2024 - IMPACTS High School Putting it all together: Exponential Relationships 

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

  • Description: 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

April 2023

April 1, 2023, 8:30 AM-12:30 PM: 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, 8:30 AM-12:30 PM: 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.

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

  • Presenters: Jolene Horn, Elisabeth Bankhead, Nancy Casagrande, 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 counting, addition, and subtraction. We will use games that require few materials but provide plenty of fun. 

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

  • Presenters: Wendy Towery-Stove and Kerri Zitar

    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, Wendy Towery-Stove, Kerri Zitar 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!

    February 2023

    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 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 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 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.

    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, 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. 

    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.

    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: Janet Acree, Eric Jungbluth, 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. 

    September 2022

    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. 

    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 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.

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

    • Presenters: Elisabeth Bankhead, Jennifer Dwosh, & 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 & 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 8:30AM-12:30PM: IMPACTS Games That Build Fluency Grades 3-5

     

    • Presenters: Edna Cole 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 5, 2022, 8:30am-12:30pm: IMPACTS-MS Patterns and Visualization in Grades 5-9

    • Presenters: Kelli Barton, Ariel Beggs, and Amee Legarra, 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, 1:00PM-5:00PM: IMPACTS Supporting Special Education: Powerful Models and Strategies for Students That Learn Differently K-5

    • Presenters: Nancy Casagrande 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.

    December 2022

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

    • Presenters: Jolene Horn, Nancy Casagrande, 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 Beatriz Santacruz
    • 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. Find ways to help your learners shift from compromise to consensus as they work with their peers. Help unlock the math superhero in all of your learners!

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

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 AND Sept 11, 2021: IMPACTS-MS Fractions and Fraction Operations: Foundations for Middle School Mathematics

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

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

Sept 18 AND Oct 2, 2021: IMPACTS-MS Ratios, Proportions, and Proportional Reasoning

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

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

Oct 23, 2021: IMPACTS-MS Patterns and Visualization in the Middle Grades

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

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

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 Grades 4-5 Part 1

Nov 13, 2021: IMPACTS-MS Expressions, Equations, and (In)Equality 

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

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

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 IMPACTS: Addition and Subtraction Grades K-4

Dec 11, 2021: IMPACTS-MS Level 2: Experiences before Explanations

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 and Centers in the Mathematics Classroom Grades K-5 Part 2

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

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

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

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

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

Feb 12, 2022: IMPACTS-MS Conceptualizing Change and Graphing

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

Mar 5, 2021 8AM-12PM IMPACTS Games That Build Fluency Grades PK-2

Mar 5, 2022: IMPACTS-MS Foundations of Functions and Functional Reasoning

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

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

April 9, 2022: IMPACTS-MS Level 2: Student Superhero Teams Battling Monstrous Tasks (With Marcy Wood)

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

June 1-2, 2022 IMPACTS-MS Returning Retreat

June 6-10, 2022 IMPACTS-MS Summer Institute (Grades 6-8)

June 13-17, 2022 IMPACTS Elementary Summer Institute (Grades K-5)

The IMPACTS Program is made possible by the generosity of the Thomas R. Brown Foundations. The Thomas R. Brown Foundations are a legacy of Thomas R. Brown, and the company he built in Tucson, Arizona, Burr-Brown Corporation.

CRR and the many teachers served by the IMPACTS Program are very grateful for the investment made by the Thomas R. Brown Foundations.

Please Note: Teachers from out of Arizona may attend workshops, but they will incur a fee related to the number of hours for the workshop.