IMPACTS Program for Teachers in Grades K Through 5

 

Elements of the IMPACTS K-5 Program

Teacher Workshops, Teacher Leader Retreat, Mathematics Educators Appreciation Day conference, and Summer K-5 Institute

A series of teacher workshops is offered throughout the school year to address major mathematical content in grades K through 5.  View the IMPACTS K-5 brochure.


Fall 2020 Workshops

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, comparisons, and operations with fractions. 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:   TBD

Date:             August 8th, 2020 & August 22nd, 2020

Time:            8:00 AM - 10:00 AM 

Location:      Remote via Zoom

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

Register Here!

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:   TBD

Date:             August 15th, 2020

Time:            8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Location:      Remote via Zoom

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

Register Here!

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.  This is a TWO PART workshop.

Presenters:   TBD

Date:             August 15th & August 22nd

Time:            1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Location:      Remote via Zoom

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

Register Here!

Students need to understand the meaning of multiplication beyond repeated addition . They also need multiple strategies to multiply that will help them make sense of what they are doing. Come and learn multiple conceptual strategies for multiplication that will foster greater student success and a deeper meaning for multiplication leading to fluency.

Presenters:     TBD

Date:              Saturday, September 12th

Time:             8am-10am 

Location:       Remote via Zoom

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

Register Here!

Students need to understand the meaning of division beyond repeated addition or subtraction. They also need multiple strategies to divide that will help them make sense of what they are doing. Come and learn multiple conceptual strategies for division that will foster greater student success and a deeper meaning for division leading to fluency.
Presenters:     TBD
Date:              Saturday, September 12th
Time:             1pm-3pm
Location:       Remote via Zoom
Earn:             2 hours of professional development credit for re-certification.

Register Here!

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, model their thinking, use specific tools such as tape diagrams, the star model, and much more. Participants will have the opportunity to model problems of various structures using tape diagrams and analyze examples of well-labeled tape diagrams. They will be able to explore new mathematical ideas through the use of problem solving.
Presenters:     TBD
Date:              Saturday, September 26th
Time:             8am-10am
Location:       Remote via Zoom
Earn:             2 hours of professional development credit for re-certification.

Register Here!

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, model their thinking, use specific tools such as tape diagrams, the star model, and much more. Participants will have the opportunity to model problems of various structures using tape diagrams and analyze examples of well-labeled tape diagrams. They will be able to explore new mathematical ideas through the use of problem solving.
Presenters:     TBD
Date:              Saturday, October 31st
Time:             8am-10am
Location:       Remote via Zoom
Earn:             2 hours of professional development credit for re-certification.

Registration Coming Soon!

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:     TBD
Date:              Saturday, November 14th
Time:             8am-10am
Location:       Remote via Zoom
Earn:             2 hours of professional development credit for re-certification.

Registration Coming Soon!

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-day workshop, and therefore, we will only accept registrants that can attend BOTH sessions. This is a level 2 workshop, allowing teachers that have had experience with IMPACTS sessions to dig deeper. Teachers will collect student mathematics writing in between sessions, and share during session 2. 
Presenters:    TBD
Date:              Saturday, November 21st (Part 2 will be on December 12th)
Time:             8am-10am
Location:       Remote via Zoom
Earn:             2 hours of professional development credit for re-certification.

Registration Coming Soon!

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:     TBD
Date:              Saturday, November 21st
Time:             1pm-3pm
Location:       Remote via Zoom
Earn:             2 hours of professional development credit for re-certification.

Registration Coming Soon!

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
Presenters:     TBD
Date:              Saturday, December 5th
Time:             8am-10am & 1pm-3pm
Location:       Remote via Zoom
Earn:             4 hours of professional development credit for re-certification.

Registration Coming Soon!

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-day workshop, and therefore, we will only accept registrants that can attend BOTH sessions. This is a level 2 workshop, allowing teachers that have had experience with IMPACTS sessions to dig deeper. Teachers will collect student mathematics writing in between sessions, and share during session 2.
Presenters:     TBD
Date:              Saturday, December 12th
Time:             8am-10am
Location:       Remote via Zoom
Earn:             2 hours of professional development credit for re-certification.

Registration Coming Soon!


Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 Workshops

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:     Mayra Vera and Leigh Diebold

Date:              Saturday, August 10th

Time:             7:30am-11:30am

Location:       UofA Campus TBD

Earn:             4 hours of professional development credit for re-certification.

***Teachers in our partnership districts and schools (listed below) 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 prior to 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.

**Registration Closed!**

Students in elementary school need to flex their problem solving muscles regularly, and they must discuss and debate mathematics ideas with their peers. This workshop is designed to help teachers in their second or third year of IMPACTS participation implement complex instruction in their classrooms to facilitate problem solving. Teachers will also learn to use tape diagrams as a key tool for supporting problem solving and mathematical discourse.

Presenters:     Kate Goodall

Date:              Saturday, August 10th

Time:             12pm-4pm

Location:       UofA Campus TBD

Earn:             4 hours of professional development credit for re-certification.

***Teachers in our partnership districts and schools (listed below) 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 prior to 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.

**Registration Closed!**

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:     Leigh Diebold and Dana Islas

Date:              Saturday, September 7th

Time:             7:30am-11:30pm (Multiplication) & 12pm-4pm (Division)

Location:       UofA Campus TBD

Earn:             8 hours of professional development credit for re-certification.

***Teachers in our partnership districts and schools (listed below) are invited to apply at no cost. Others may register for $120. 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 prior to 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.

*Please note that priority will be given to registrants who select both Multiplication and Division*

**Registration Closed!**

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:     Lori Valentine and Agi Post

Date:              Saturday, September 21st

Time:             7:30am-11:30am

Location:       UofA Campus TBD

Earn:             4 hours of professional development credit for re-certification.

***Teachers in our partnership districts and schools (listed below) 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 prior to 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.

**Registration Closed!**

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, comparisons, and operations with fractions. 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:     Nanette Lengchamp, Karen Couch-Murphy, Nancy Casagrande

Date:              Saturday, October 26th and Saturday, November 16th

Time:             7:45am-12pm OR 12:30pm-4:30pm

Location:       UofA Campus TBD

Earn:             8 hours of professional development credit for re-certification.

***Teachers in our partnership districts and schools (listed below) are invited to apply at no cost. Others may register for $120. 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 prior to 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.

Registration Closed!

Students need to understand the meaning of multiplication beyond repeated addition . They also need multiple strategies to multiply that will help them make sense of what they are doing. Come and learn multiple conceptual strategies for multiplication that will foster greater student success and a deeper meaning for multiplication leading to fluency.

Presenters:     Dana Islas, Carrie Burdon, Debbie Black

Date:              Saturday, October 26th

Time:             8am-12pm 

Location:       LIRC, 2025 E Winsett Dr

Earn:             4 hours of professional development credit for re-certification.

***Teachers in our partnership districts and schools (listed below) are invited to apply at no cost. Others may register for $120. 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 prior to 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.

*Please note that priority will be given to registrants who select both Multiplication and Division*

Registration Closed!

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, model their thinking, use specific tools such as tape diagrams, the star model, and much more. Participants will have the opportunity to model problems of various structures using tape diagrams and analyze examples of well-labeled tape diagrams. They will be able to explore new mathematical ideas through the use of problem solving.

Presenters:     Agi Post, Nancy Casagrande and Elisabeth Bankhead

Date:              Saturday, November 2nd

Time:             8:30am-12:30pm

Location:       Tucson Country Day School 9239 E Wrightstown Rd, Tucson, AZ 85715

Earn:             4 hours of professional development credit for re-certification.

***Teachers in our partnership districts and schools (listed below) 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 prior to 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

Registration Closed!

Students in elementary school need to flex their problem solving muscles regularly, and they must discuss and debate mathematics ideas with their peers. Teachers will learn to use tape diagrams as a key tool for supporting problem solving and mathematical discourse.

Presenters:     Dana Islas, Carrie Burdon and Debbie Black

Date:              Saturday, November 16th

Time:             8am-12pm

Location:       LIRC, 2025 E Winsett Dr.

Earn:             4 hours of professional development credit for re-certification.

***Teachers in our partnership districts and schools (listed below) 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 prior to 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

Registration Closed!

Students need to understand the meaning of division beyond repeated addition or subtraction. They also need multiple strategies to divide that will help them make sense of what they are doing. Come and learn multiple conceptual strategies for division that will foster greater student success and a deeper meaning for division leading to fluency.

Presenters:     Nancy Casagrande and Elisabeth Bankhead

Date:              Saturday, November 23rd

Time:             8:30am-12:30pm

Location:       Amphitheater 701 W. Wetmore Rd Tucson, AZ 85705

Earn:             4 hours of professional development credit for re-certification.

***Teachers in our partnership districts and schools (listed below) 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 prior to 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

Registration Closed!

Despite having great calculation skills, some students have difficulty problem solving. What skills enable students to be great problem solvers? We will explore the fundamental aspects of problem solving through fluency, strategies, and so much more. Be prepared to put on your thinking caps and solve the mystery of students and problem solving.

Presenters:     Agi Post, Nancy Casagrande and Elisabeth Bankhead

Date:              Saturday, December 7th

Time:             8am-12pm

Location:       Altar Valley Middle School 16350 W Ajo Hwy #2126, Tucson, AZ 85735

Earn:             4 hours of professional development credit for re-certification.

***Teachers in our partnership districts and schools (listed below) 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 prior to 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

Registration Closed!

How can students discover 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 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.

Presenters:     Kate Goodall and Lori Valentine

Date:              Saturday, December 14th

Time:             7:45am-12pm

Location:       UofA Campus TBD

Earn:             4 hours of professional development credit for re-certification.

***Teachers in our partnership districts and schools (listed below) 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 prior to 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

Registration Closed!

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-day workshop, and therefore, we will only accept registrants that can attend BOTH sessions. This is a level 2 workshop, allowing teachers that have had experience with IMPACTS sessions to dig deeper. Teachers will collect student mathematics writing in between sessions, and share during session 2. 

Presenters:    Carrie Burdon, Debbie Black, Elisabeth Bankhead

Date:              Saturday, February 1st (Day 2 will be on April 4th)

Time:             7:45am-12pm

Location:       UofA Campus TBD

Earn:             4 hours of professional development credit for re-certification.

***Teachers in our partnership districts and schools (listed below) 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 prior to 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.

**Registration Closed!**

Geometric Measurement is a complex topic for students. They often find themselves confusing different measures and it may feel like there are a million formulas. What if Geometric Measurement was as rich in the classroom with real world contexts and investigations as it is in life? Come and explore how a few key actions uncover the ideas within the progression of  Geometric Measurement. Experience ways in which teachers and students can explore these ideas, building new understandings through connecting to prior knowledge.

Presenters:    Karen Couch-Murphy and Mayra Vera

Date:              Saturday, February 8th

Time:             7:45am-12pm

Location:       UofA Campus TBD

Earn:             4 hours of professional development credit for re-certification.

***Teachers in our partnership districts and schools (listed below) 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 prior to 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.

**Registration Closed**

We want student learning to be deep and long-term.  We also want all students to have access to successful understanding of math concepts, which needs to include concrete and meaningful experiences.  In this workshop teachers will learn the differences between procedural skills and conceptual understanding. They will learn how to create effective conceptual questions and experiences for student discovery of math concepts before teacher explanation.

Presenters:    Agi Post and Nancy Casagrande

Date:              Saturday, February 8th

Time:             8:30am-12:30pm

Location:       Tucson Country Day School 9239 E Wrightstown Rd

Earn:             4 hours of professional development credit for re-certification.

***Teachers in our partnership districts and schools (listed below) 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 prior to 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.

**Registration Closed!**

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:     Elisabeth Bankhead and Agi Post

Date:              Saturday, February 29th

Time:             8am-12am

Location:        Altar Valley Middle School 16350 W Ajo Hwy #2126, Tucson, AZ 85735

Earn:             4 hours of professional development credit for re-certification.

***Teachers in our partnership districts and schools (listed below) 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 prior to 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.

**Registration Closed!**

How can students discover 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 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.

Presenters:    Carrie Burdon, Debbie Black

Date:              Saturday, February 29th

Time:             8am-12pm

Location:       LIRC, 2025 E Winsett Dr.

Earn:             4 hours of professional development credit for re-certification.

***Teachers in our partnership districts and schools (listed below) 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 prior to 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

***Registration Closed!***

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:     Carrie Burdon

Date:              Saturday, March 7th

Time:             8am-12pm

Location:       LIRC, 2025 E Winsett Dr.

Earn:             4 hours of professional development credit for re-certification.

***Teachers in our partnership districts and schools (listed below) 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 prior to 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.

**Registration Closed!**

What is the challenge kindergarten students face with ten ones and some more ones? What representations can support them as they learn this. What does this look like in put-together and take-apart situations.  We will spend a short time looking JUST at this idea. The entire session is one-hour. BEFORE attending the session please print out five ten frames and collect 24 objects (buttons, caps, rocks, colored pieces of paper, etc.) Please also have 4 pieces of paper handy and a pen.

Presenters:    Melissa Hosten 

Date:              Wednesday, March 25th

Time:             7am-8am

Location:       Zoom

Earn:             1 hour of professional development credit for re-certification.

***Teachers in our partnership districts and schools (listed below) 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 prior to 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.

**Registration Closed!**

What makes circles so special? What are some of the most interesting relationships in circles? Let's come and see how we can support students' exploration of circles in an online environment while exploring them ourselves. BEFORE the session please print out or construct with a compass 6 circles that are at least as large as a quarter sheet of paper. Be sure to have a ruler and protractor handy. 

Presenters:    Melissa Hosten 

Date:              Thursday, March 26th

Time:             7am-8am

Location:       Zoom

Earn:             1 hour of professional development credit for re-certification.

***Teachers in our partnership districts and schools (listed below) 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 prior to 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.

**Register Here!**

What is one way to help students build flexibility with fractions? We can help them discover parts of different wholes, which helps them consider and reconsider equal parts of a whole. We can then also help them partition fractions in different ways to find the same equal parts. Students will use overlaying as a way to prove equal parts. BEFORE attending the session, please print out the pattern block template and make 2 sheets of pattern blocks (minimum) at http://raebear.net/goodies/patternblocks/shape-templates-multi-shape-thick.pdf and also the fraction pattern blocks https://www.clipart.email/make-a-clipart/?image=13045651 Please also have 4 pieces of paper handy and a pen.

Presenters:    Melissa Hosten 

Date:              Thursday, March 26th

Time:             4pm-5pm

Location:       Zoom

Earn:             1 hour of professional development credit for re-certification.

***Teachers in our partnership districts and schools (listed below) 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 prior to 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.

**Register Here!**

What makes circles so special? What are some of the most interesting relationships in circles? Let's come and see how we can support students' exploration of circles in an online environment while exploring them ourselves. BEFORE the session please print out or construct with a compass 6 circles that are at least as large as a quarter sheet of paper. Be sure to have a ruler and protractor handy. 

Presenters:    Melissa Hosten 

Date:              Friday, March 27th

Time:             3pm-4pm

Location:       Zoom

Earn:             1 hour of professional development credit for re-certification.

***Teachers in our partnership districts and schools (listed below) 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 prior to 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.

**Register Here!**

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:    Elisabeth Bankhead and Nancy Casagrande 

Date:              Saturday, March 28th

Time:             8am-12pm

Location:       Amphitheater 701 W. Wetmore Rd Tucson, AZ 85705

Earn:             4 hours of professional development credit for re-certification.

***Teachers in our partnership districts and schools (listed below) 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 prior to 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.

**Canceled!**

Children love counting, especially when it is counting items they recognize. How can we leverage this joy to help students put-together, count all, count on, and compare? Come and explore the ways we can use counting collections for number play. Participants will receive a file of various counting collections images.  

Presenters:    Melissa Hosten 

Date:              Monday, March 30th

Time:             7am-8am

Location:       Zoom

Earn:             1 hour of professional development credit for re-certification.

***Teachers in our partnership districts and schools (listed below) 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 prior to 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.

**Register Here!**

How can solving super fun puzzles help students think algebraicallly? Come and explore the hidden aspects of these puzzles and see the treasures within them. We will puzzle together and then analyze our puzzling to uncover the BIG IDEAS of algebraic thinking within them.

Presenters:    Melissa Hosten 

Date:              Tuesday, March 31st

Time:             3:30pm-4:30pm

Location:       Zoom

Earn:             1 hour of professional development credit for re-certification.

***Teachers in our partnership districts and schools (listed below) 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 prior to 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.

**Register Here!**

Math games have been around since the beginning of time. Come and experience some of these games, and their related stories. Discover how these games support flexible thinking, and enjoy some key mathematics concepts.

Presenters:    Melissa Hosten 

Date:              Wednesday, April 1st

Time:             7am-8am

Location:       Zoom

Earn:             1 hour of professional development credit for re-certification.

***Teachers in our partnership districts and schools (listed below) 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 prior to 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.

**Register Here!**

Children love playing games, and games are an excellent way to build flexibility and fluency, while reinforcing key understandings. We will use games that require few materials but provide lots of fun!

Presenters:    Melissa Hosten 

Date:              Thursday, April 2nd

Time:             3:30pm-4:30pm

Location:       Zoom

Earn:             1 hour of professional development credit for re-certification.

***Teachers in our partnership districts and schools (listed below) 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 prior to 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.

**Register Here!**

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-day workshop, and therefore, we will only accept registrants that can attend BOTH sessions. This is a level 2 workshop, allowing teachers that have had experience with IMPACTS sessions to dig deeper. Teachers will collect student mathematics writing in between sessions, and share during session 2.

Presenters:     Carrie Burdon, Debbie Black, Elisabeth Bankhead

Date:              Saturday, April 4th

Time:             7:45am-12pm

Location:       UofA Campus TBD

Earn:             4 hours of professional development credit for re-certification.

***Teachers in our partnership districts and schools (listed below) 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 prior to 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.

**Canceled!**


Other Events

A two-day leadership retreat will be offered to teachers who have demonstrated strong professional growth and a desire to become regional mathematics facilitators. The content and pedagogy focus will prepare them to provide regional professional development workshops throughout the school year.

A leadership retreat is offered to IMPACTS teacher leaders who have demonstrated strong professional growth and regional mathematics leadership. They have been engaged in scaling the IMPACTS program at the district/charter school level. The content and pedagogy focus will prepare them to provide IMPACTS programming as well as professional development workshops throughout the school year to teachers in their district/charter school.

A community day for families and people of all ages filled with balloon racing, water tables, and wind sculptures. Open to all of the Tucson community.

Teachers, students, and their families will join the CRR for a night of fun, playing math, logic, and board games.

Teacher leaders from around the country, as well as IMPACTS teacher teams and teacher leaders present sessions at the MEAD Conference.

Teachers, students, mentors, and families will play games, do puzzles, and explore mathematics concepts around circles and pi.

Location: University of Arizona CRR

12 teacher teams attend a one-week institute to deeply explore elementary mathematics and to design site plans for professional development to share strategies and content with colleagues in their schools.

Students preparing to enter 6th grade participate in the weeklong Learning Lab where they work in small groups to explore concepts critical to middle grade mathematics. Lab stations are facilitated by local teachers who are refining their instructional practices to best support group collaboration and students’ conceptual understanding. Teacher Leaders from the IMPACTS program serve as whisper coaches to help teachers reflect on and improve their pedagogical moves.

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 non-partner schools may attend workshops, but they will incur a fee related to the number of hours for the workshop.