IMPACTS K-8 Program


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 2022-2023

***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.

August 2022

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: Beatriz Santa Cruz, Dwight Valencia, Melissa Hosten
Date: Saturday, August 13th, 2022
Time: 8:30am-12:30pm
Location: In-person at UArizona Tucson campus. Remote via Zoom.
Earn: 4 hours of professional development credit for re-certification.

REGISTRATION

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. 

Presenters: Beatriz Santa Cruz, Dwight Valencia, Melissa Hosten
Date: Saturday, August 13th, 2022
Time: 1:00pm-5:00pm
Location: In-person at UArizona Tucson campus. Remote via Zoom.
Earn: 4 hours of professional development credit for re-certification.

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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.

Presenters: Ryann Cagle, Nancy Casagrande, Jennifer Dwosh
Date: Saturday, August 20th, 2022
Time: 8:30am-12:30pm
Location: Liberty Elementary School District in Buckeye, AZ
Earn: 4 hours of professional development credit for re-certification.

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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. 

(Activities will be different from last year's Fractions workshop, so teachers who attended last year should still consider attending this year's workshop.)

NOTE: This is a TWO PART workshop. Participants will be expected to take a task back to their classrooms, collect and analyze student work, and share their reflections with the group.

**Please only register if you can attend BOTH sessions!

Presenters: Janet Acree, Eric Jungbluth, and Rodrigo Gutiérrez
Date: Saturdays, August 20th, 2022 AND September 10th, 2022
Time: 8:30am-12:30pm
Location: In-person at UArizona Tucson campus. Remote via Zoom.
Earn: 8 hours of professional development credit for re-certification.

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September 2022

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.

Presenters: Nancy Casagrande, Jennifer Dwosh, Ryann Cagle
Date: Saturday, September 10th, 2022
Time: 8:30am-12:30pm
Location: Tempe Elementary School District in Tempe, AZ
Earn: 4 hours of professional development credit for re-certification.

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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. 

(Activities will be different from last year's Fractions workshop, so teachers who attended last year should still consider attending this year's workshop.)

NOTE: This is a TWO PART workshop. Participants will be expected to take a task back to their classrooms, collect and analyze student work, and share their reflections with the group.

**Please only register if you can attend BOTH sessions!

Presenters: Shawn Hedayati, Amee Legarra, and Rodrigo Gutiérrez
Date: Saturdays, August 20th, 2022 AND September 10th, 2022
Time: 8:30am-12:30pm
Location: In-person at UArizona Tucson campus. Remote via Zoom.
Earn: 8 hours of professional development credit for re-certification.

**REGISTER UNDER AUGUST 20 PART 1 ABOVE**

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: Jolene Horn, Edna Cole, Melissa Hosten
Date: Saturday, September 10th, 2022
Time: 1:00pm-5:00pm
Location: In-person at UArizona Tucson campus. Remote via Zoom.
Earn: 4 hours of professional development credit for re-certification.

REGISTRATION

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: Edna Cole & Melissa Hosten
Date: Saturday, September 24th, 2022
Time: 8:30am-12:30pm
Location: In-person at UArizona Tucson campus. Remote via Zoom.
Earn: 4 hours of professional development credit for re-certification.

REGISTRATION

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: Beatriz Santa Cruz and Melissa Hosten
Date: Saturday, September 24th, 2022
Time: 1:00pm-5:00pm
Location: In-person at UArizona Tucson campus. Remote via Zoom.
Earn: 4 hours of professional development credit for re-certification.

REGISTRATION

October 2022

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.

Presenters: Elisabeth Bankhead, Edna Cole, and Melissa Hosten
Date: Saturday, October 1st, 2022
Time: 8:30am-12:30pm
Location: In-person at UArizona Tucson campus. Remote via Zoom.
Earn: 4 hours of professional development credit for re-certification.

REGISTRATION

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. 

(Activities will be different from last year's Ratios workshop, so teachers who attended last year should still consider attending this year's workshop.)

**NOTE: This is a TWO PART workshop. Participants will be expected to take a task back to their classrooms, collect and analyze student work, and share their reflections with the group.

**Please only register if you can attend BOTH sessions!

Presenters: Shawn Hedayati, Eric Jungbluth, Amee Legarra, Allison Ryal-Bagley, and Rodrigo Gutiérrez
Date: Saturdays, October 1 AND October 29, 2022
Time: 8:30am-12:30pm (4 hours with a break)
Location: In-person at UArizona Tucson campus. Remote via Zoom.
Earn: 8 hours of professional development credit for recertification.

**REGISTER HERE**

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.

Presenters: Wendy Towery-Stove, Leigh Diebold, Carrie Burdon
Date: Saturday, October 22nd, 2022
Time: 8:30am-12:30pm
Location: In-person at UArizona Tucson campus. Remote via Zoom.
Earn: 4 hours of professional development credit for re-certification.

REGISTRATION

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!

Presenters: Nancy Casagrande, Ryann Cagle, Melissa Hosten
Date: Saturday, October 22nd, 2022
Time: 1:00pm-5:00pm
Location: In-person at UArizona Tucson campus. Remote via Zoom.
Earn: 4 hours of professional development credit for re-certification.

REGISTRATION

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.

Presenters: Elisabeth Bankhead, Jennifer Dwosh, & Melissa Hosten
Date: Saturday, October 29th, 2022
Time: 8:30am-12:30pm
Location: In-person at UArizona Tucson campus. Remote via Zoom.
Earn: 4 hours of professional development credit for re-certification.

REGISTRATION

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. 

(Activities will be different from last year's Ratios workshop, so teachers who attended last year should still consider attending this year's workshop.)

**NOTE: This is a TWO PART workshop. Participants will be expected to take a task back to their classrooms, collect and analyze student work, and share their reflections with the group.

**Please only register if you can attend BOTH sessions!

Presenters: Shawn Hedayati, Eric Jungbluth, Amee Legarra, Allison Ryal-Bagley, and Rodrigo Gutiérrez
Date: Saturdays, October 1 AND October 29, 2022
Time: 8:30am-12:30pm (4 hours with a break)
Location: Hybrid: In-person at UArizona Tucson Campus. Remote via Zoom.
Earn: 8 hours of professional development credit for recertification.

**REGISTER UNDER OCT 1 PART 1 ABOVE**

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!

Presenters: Elisabeth Bankhead & Melissa Hosten
Date: Saturday, October 29th, 2022
Time: 1:00pm-5:00pm
Location: In-person at UArizona Tucson campus. Remote via Zoom.
Earn: 4 hours of professional development credit for re-certification.

REGISTRATION

November 2022

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.

Presenters: Edna Cole and Melissa Hosten
Date: Saturday, November 5th, 2022
Time: 8:30am-12:30pm
Location: In-person at UArizona Tucson campus. Remote via Zoom.
Earn: 4 hours of professional development credit for re-certification.

REGISTRATION

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.

(Activities will be different from last year's workshop, so teachers who attended last year should still consider attending this year's workshop.)

**NOTE: Participants will be expected to take a task back to their classrooms, collect and analyze student work, and share their reflections with the CRR.

Presenters: Kelli Barton, Ariel Beggs, and Amee Legarra, Rodrigo Gutiérrez
Date: Saturday, November 5, 2022
Time: 8:30am-12:30pm (4 hours with a break)
Location: Hybrid: In-person at UArizona Tucson Campus. Remote via Zoom.
Earn: 4 hours of professional development credit for recertification.

REGISTRATION

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.

Presenters: Nancy Casagrande and Melissa Hosten
Date: Saturday, November 19th, 2022
Time: 1:00pm-5:00pm
Location: In-person at UArizona Tucson campus. Remote via Zoom.
Earn: 4 hours of professional development credit for re-certification.

REGISTRATION

December 2022

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, Nancy Casagrande, Melissa Hosten
Date: Saturday, December 3rd, 2022
Time: 8:30am-12:30pm
Location: In-person at UArizona Tucson campus. Remote via Zoom.
Earn: 4 hours of professional development credit for re-certification.

REGISTRATION

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!

Presenters: Agi Post and Beatriz Santacruz
Date: Saturday, December 10th, 2022
Time: 8:30am-12:30pm
Location: TBD - Either Off-Campus or College of Ed
Earn: 4 hours of professional development credit for re-certification.

REGISTRATION

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.

(Activities will be different from last year's workshop, so teachers who attended last year should still consider attending this year's workshop.)

**NOTE: Participants will be expected to take a task back to their classrooms, collect and analyze student work, and share their reflections with the CRR.

Presenters: Rebeka Denson, Allison Ryal-Bagley, and Rodrigo Gutiérrez
Date: Saturday, December 10, 2022
Time: 8:30am-12:30pm (4 hours with a break)
Location: Hybrid: In-person at UArizona Tucson Campus. Remote via Zoom.
Earn: 4 hours of professional development credit for recertification.

REGISTRATION

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.

Presenters: Jennifer Dwosh and Wendy Towery-Stove
Date: Saturday, December 10th, 2022
Time: 1:00pm-5:00pm
Location: In-person at UArizona Tucson campus. Remote via Zoom.
Earn: 4 hours of professional development credit for re-certification.

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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!

Find more information, the call for proposals, and registration links at the MEAD webpage.

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

February 2023

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.

Presenters: Omar Valencia, Deirdre Calhoun and Melissa Hosten
Date: Saturday, February 4th, 2023
Time: 8:30am-12:30pm
Location: In-person at UArizona Tucson campus. Remote via Zoom.
Earn: 4 hours of professional development credit for re-certification.

REGISTRATION

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.

(Activities will be different from last year's workshop, so teachers who attended last year should still consider attending this year's workshop.)

**NOTE: Participants will be expected to take a task back to their classrooms, collect and analyze student work, and share their reflections with the CRR.

Presenters: Ariel Beggs, Allison Ryal-Bagley, and Rodrigo Gutiérrez
Date: Saturday, February 4, 2023
Time: 8:30am-12:30pm (4 hours with a break)
Location: Hybrid: In-person at UArizona Tucson Campus. Remote via Zoom.
Earn: 4 hours of professional development credit for recertification.

REGISTRATION

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.

Presenters: Nancy Casagrande and Jennifer Dwosh
Date: Saturday, February 4th, 2023
Time: 8:30am-12:30pm
Location:
TD3 Professional Learning Center
2020 E. Carson Dr.
Tempe, AZ 85282
Earn: 4 hours of professional development credit for re-certification.

REGISTRATION

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.

Presenters: Elisabeth Bankhead, Jolene Horn and Agi Post
Date: Saturday, February 11th, 2023
Time: 8:30am-12:30pm
Location: In-person at UArizona Tucson campus. Remote via Zoom.
Earn: 4 hours of professional development credit for re-certification.

REGISTRATION

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.  

Presenters: Lochani Senia, Carrie Burdon and Leigh Diebold
Date: Saturday, February 18th, 2023
Time: 8:30am-12:30pm
Location: In-person at UArizona Tucson campus. Remote via Zoom.
Earn: 4 hours of professional development credit for re-certification.

REGISTRATION

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.

(Activities will be different from last year's workshop, so teachers who attended last year should still consider attending this year's workshop.)

**NOTE: Participants will be expected to take a task back to their classrooms, collect and analyze student work, and share their reflections with the CRR.

Presenters: Kelli Barton, Rebeka Denson, and Rodrigo Gutiérrez
Date: Saturday, February 18, 2023
Time: 8:30am-12:30pm (4 hours with a break)
Location: Hybrid: In-person at UArizona Tucson Campus. Remote via Zoom.
Earn: 4 hours of professional development credit for recertification.

REGISTRATION

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.

Presenters: Lochani Senia, Carrie Burdon and Leigh Diebold
Date: Saturday, February 18th, 2023
Time: 1:00pm-5:00pm
Location: In-person at UArizona Tucson campus. Remote via Zoom.
Earn: 4 hours of professional development credit for re-certification.

REGISTRATION

March 2023

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!

Presenters: Agi Post, Wendy Towery-Stove, Kerri Zitar and Melissa Hosten
Date: Saturday, March 4th, 2023
Time: 8:30am-12:30pm
Location: In-person at UArizona Tucson campus. Remote via Zoom.
Earn: 4 hours of professional development credit for re-certification.

REGISTRATION

April 2023

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.

Presenters: Carrie Burdon and Leigh Diebold
Date: Saturday, April 1st, 2023
Time: 8:30am-12:30pm
Location: TBD-off campus or CoEd
Earn: 4 hours of professional development credit for re-certification.

REGISTRATION

Level 2 workshop content to be determined.

**NOTE: Participants will be expected to take a task back to their classrooms, collect and analyze student work, and share their reflections with the CRR.

Presenters: Janet Acree, Ariel Beggs, and Rodrigo Gutiérrez
Date: Saturday, April 1, 2023
Time: 8:30am-12:30pm (4 hours with a break)
Location: Hybrid: In-person at UArizona Tucson Campus. Remote via Zoom.
Earn: 4 hours of professional development credit for recertification.

REGISTRATION

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.

Presenters: Jolene Horn, Kate Goodall, Deirdre Calhoun, and Melissa Hosten
Date: Saturday, April 22nd, 2023
Time: 8:30am-12:30pm
Location: In-person at UArizona Tucson campus. Remote via Zoom.
Earn: 4 hours of professional development credit for re-certification.

REGISTRATION

Level 2 workshop content to be determined.

**NOTE: Participants will be expected to take a task back to their classrooms, collect and analyze student work, and share their reflections with the CRR.

Presenters: Rebeka Denson and Rodrigo Gutiérrez
Date: Saturday, April 22, 2023
Time: 8:30am-12:30pm (4 hours with a break)
Location: Hybrid: In-person at UArizona Tucson Campus. Remote via Zoom.
Earn: 4 hours of professional development credit for recertification.

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Presenters: Wendy Towery-Stove and Kerri Zitar
Date: Saturday, April 29th, 2023
Time: 8:30am-12:30pm
Location: In-person at UArizona Tucson campus. Remote via Zoom.
Earn: 4 hours of professional development credit for re-certification.

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June 2023

Description: 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.

Summer institutes will be HYBRID with in-person and online participants.

Dates: TBD

If interested please complete the form below.

Questions? Please contact Melissa Hosten (mhosten@math.arizona.edu) for K-5 or Rodrigo Gutiérrez (rodrigog@math.arizona.edu) for 6-8.

 

Previous IMPACTS Events

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

Description: 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.

Summer institutes will be HYBRID with in-person and online participants.

If interested please complete the form below.

  • June 6th - 10th, 2022: IMPACTS 6-8
  • June 13th - 17th, 2022: IMPACTS K-5

Questions? Please contact Melissa Hosten (mhosten@math.arizona.edu) for K-5 or Rodrigo Gutiérrez (rodrigog@math.arizona.edu) for 6-8.

**APPLY HERE**

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IMPACTS Summer 2022 Flier

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

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

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.