2011-2012 Participant Outreach Activities

To build a core group of users for the PCMI @ Math Forum resources, participants of the 2011 Secondary School Teacher Program have offered/will offer the following workshops.

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A Year's Worth of Inquiry on Day One
Date: June 2011
Location: AP Statistics Reading - Daytona, Florida
Participant: William Thill
Description: For Best Practices Night at the 2011 AP Statistics reading, this presentation introduced AP Statistics teachers to the potential learning benefits of a survey of carefully chosen questions on the first day of class. The presentation and additional learning resources can be found at http://web.mac.com/statsmonkey/StatsMonkey/ReadBestPractice.html
 
Making Rich Tasks Work: Formative Assessment in Action
Date: July 30, 2011
Location: Orlando, FL: NCTM Reasoning and Sense-Making Institute in HS Algebra
Participant: William Thill
Description: To make rich tasks work in a mathematics classroom, teachers need to understand the mathematics of a task, identify possible student misconceptions and errors, plan on how to orchestrate student work/discussion, assess student learning, and provide productive feedback to learners. This workshop will give participants experience in this process.
 
Developing Reasoning and Sense Making Skills in High School Algebra
Date: July 30, 2011
Location: Orlando, FL: NCTM Reasoning and Sense-Making Institute in HS Algebra
Presenter: Benjamin Sinwell
 
Rethinking Algebra 1: Preparing Your Students for the Common Core Standards
Date: August 8-9, 2011
Location: Fair Lawn Middle School, Fair Lawn, NJ
Presenter: Dianna Sopala
Description: This 2-day workshop will provide instructional strategies that develop cognitive skills, such as reasoning, sense making and problem solving. Upon conclusion of the 8 total hours of this workshop, you will have the tools to evaluate and support your students' thinking, and help them develop their own understanding of Algebra 1 concepts.
 
Rethinking Algebra 1: Preparing Your Students for the Common Core Standards
Date: September 27; October 15; and November 1, 2011
Location: Wall High School, Wall, NJ
Presenters: Dianna Sopala and Angelo DeMattia
Description: This workshop will provide instructional strategies that develop cognitive skills, such as reasoning, sense making and problem solving. Upon conclusion of the 8 total hours of this workshop, you will have the tools to evaluate and support your students' thinking, and help them develop their own understanding of Algebra 1 concepts.
 
Think Pair Share
Date: September, 2011
Presenter: Rina Viramontes
Description: Viramontes presented the Think Pair Share strategy at the Scientifically Connected Communities (SC²) conference.
 
Modernizing Mathematics Through Technology and Content
Date: October 21, 2011
Location: Maple Grove, MN
Presenter: Katherine Williams
Description: At the Minnesota Council of Teachers of Mathematics Fall Conference 2011, Katherine spoke about how she blended a one-to-one program, a fully interactive Moodle, GoogleDocs, Google Sketch-up and Geogebra with arts-enriched projects.
 
Recursion for All: Using Different Hands-On Methods to Develop Reasoning and Sense Making Skills
Date: October 27, 2011
Location: Charleston, SC: South Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics (SCCTM)
Presenter: Benjamin Sinwell
Description: Participants will engage in doing mathematics relevant to the high school classroom, looking at several mathematical tasks through the lens of developing students' reasoning and sense-making skills: (1) a hands-on way for students to create linear patterns and to develop their understanding of linear functions; (2) difference tables to find patterns and to gain a better understanding of linear, quadratic, and exponential functions; and (3) manipulatives to introduce and develop a deep understanding of recursive functions. Each task will be explored from a student's perspective, with discussion of how the teacher can facilitate classroom discussion to help students reason about and make sense of the mathematics. This workshop involves using graphing calculators and other technology.
 
NWMI Saturday Workshop
Date: November 19, 2011
Location: Seattle, WA
Presenters: Clint Chan, Joyce Frost, Bob Stein, Art Mabbott, Ashli Black, Jim King
Description: Sessions at this workshop included "Sequencing Algebra 1 Topics," "M.C. Escher's Alhambra," "Seek and Ye Shall Find: Discovery in Mathematics," "I Only Twitter with Math Teachers," "The Cube Made Interesting," and "Cut Scores and the New EOC: Who Did This to Us and What Could They Have Been Thinking?"
 
Similarity Unit
Date: November, 2011
Presenter: Rina Viramontes
Description: Viramontes led a group of teachers through the development and implementation of a PCMI style unit on similarity.
 
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