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.


Spring 2021 Workshops

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

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

Arizona's largest mathematics education event! FREE for all Arizona teachers and school personnel.

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

Presenters: Agi Post, Carrie Burden, and Debbie Black

Location: Remote zoom meeting

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

A stronger understanding is built when students engage in experiences before they engage with explanations. Are you trying to make sense of the Launch-Explore-Discuss-Close lesson structure? Would you like more information about that lesson structure and how it engages students more deeply? Come and experience the EbeforeE lesson structure and dig into each component. 

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. Come and engage with fractions deeply. 

Facilitators: Omar Valencia and Mayra Vera

Location: Remote zoom meeting

Earn: 3 hours of professional development credit for recertification

Register here!

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! 

Presenter: Astrida Lizins and Rhonda Pierre, Professional Learning Specialists for CPM Educational Program

Location: Remote zoom meeting

Earn: 3 hours of professional development credit for recertification

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Description: Join us for our newest session in the Making Sense series! Explore how the number line can help is see and understand joining fractions,  un-joining fractions,  comparing the difference of fractions, and decreasing a fraction by a fraction. 

Presenter: Melissa Hosten and Omar Valencia

Location: Remote via Zoom (Link provided by email to those accepted)

Earn: 2 hours of professional development credit for recertification.

Register here!


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.

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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.

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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.  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.

Register Here!

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.

Register Here!

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 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:     TBD
Date:              Saturday, November 14th
Time:             1pm-3pm
Location:       Remote via Zoom
Earn:             2 hours of professional development credit for re-certification.

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:    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.

Register Here!

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.

Register Here!

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.

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:     TBD
Date:              Saturday, December 12th
Time:             8am-10am
Location:       Remote via Zoom
Earn:             2 hours of professional development credit for re-certification.

Register Here!


Other webinars

 

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.

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

Location: University of Arizona CRR

Registration coming soon!

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.

Registration coming soon!

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.

Registration coming soon!

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.