Alumni Participant Outreach Activities

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

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2003 - 2004
Ohio Math Academy Project - Cincinnati, OH
Dates: February 12 - 13, 2004
Presenters: Steve Phelps
Description: A workshop designed for Ohio's teachers, helping teachers to plan lessons and assessments in line with the Ohio Model Math Curriculum.
 
Inversion and Inversive Geometry on the TI-92 Plus/Voyage 200 - New Orleans, LA
Dates: March 12-14, 2004
Presenters: Steve Phelps
Description: This is a session at the Teachers Teaching with Technology International Conference. Participants will explore the little used F5:6:INVERSE command in Cabri Geometry. Participants will learn about the properties of inversive geometry, explore congruent shapes, construct inversive images, and see practical applications of inversion.
 
Teaching Geometry in the Middle Schools University of Cincinnati
Dates: Spring 2004
Presenters: Steve Phelps
Description: This quarter-long course for pre-service middle grade teachers will focus on methods, strategies, and tools used for effectively teaching geometry in middle grades. Students will use these to plan instruction in line with the NCTM Standards and Ohio Mathematics Content Standards.

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2004 - 2005
Fractal Fun-damentals - Palm Springs, CA (CMC-South Conference)
Date: November 6, 2004
Presenter: Susan Mussack
Description: Algebra standards are accessible to all students through these projects and problem-solving activities. Imagination and creativity combine to motivate and intrigue.
 
2005 - 2006
An Interview with Celia Hoyles, ICMI's First Freudenthal Medalist - St. Louis, MO (NCTM)
Date: April 27, 2006
Presenter: Danny Goroff
 
Who Are the Best Math Teachers? - St. Louis, MO (NCTM)
Date: April 27, 2006
Presenter: Johnny Lott
 
The Locker Problem: Solutions, Extensions, and What If Not? - St. Louis, MO (NCTM)
Date: April 27, 2006
Presenter: Joanne Rossi Becker
 
Parametrics and Sequence Modes: From Algebra to Calculus - St. Louis, MO (NCTM)
Date: April 28, 2006
Presenter: David Kapolka
 
Connecting College and School Mathematics: Views from Mathematics Community - St. Louis, MO (NCTM)
Date: April 28, 2006
Presenter: Roger Howe
 
Not a Fishing Expedition: Posing Questions for Understanding - St. Louis, MO (NCTM)
Date: April 28, 2006
Presenter: Hiroko Kawaguchi Warshauer, Terence McCabe, Max Leon Warshauer, and Alejandra Sorto
 
Tic-Tac-Toe on a Torus, or Exploring the Geometry of Surfaces - St. Louis, MO (NCTM)
Date: April 29, 2006
Presenter: Philip R. Mallinson
 
Washington Mathematics Case Study Project - Outreach to the ESD in the Spokane area (MSP) - Eastern Washington University
Dates: June 20-23, 2006
Presenters: Middle School Math teachers from the Spokane area ESDs
Description: This Summer Institute provides weeklong immersion in proportional reasoning.

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2006 - 2007
MTCD AHOE: Cryptology's Hidden Uses in Teaching Mathematics - NCTM Regional Meeting in Chicago
Date: September, 2006
Author: Jeff Reinhardt
 
Technology Tips: Approximating Irregular Areas with Monte Carlo Simulations - Mathematics Teacher n.100, pp.408-411.
Date: February, 2007
Authors: Edwards, M. T. and Reinhardt, J. A.
 
Conic Constructions with Cabri 3D - Teachers Teaching with Technology International Conference, Chicago, IL
Date: March 9-12, 2007
Speaker: Steve Phelps
Description: Conic Constructions with Cabri 3D.
 
What I Did Last Summer: Cubics, Derivatives, and the Steiner Ellipse - Teachers Teaching with Technology International Conference, Chicago, IL
Date: March 9-12, 2007
Speaker: Steve Phelps
Description: Based on questions explored by Phelps and David Minda about the complex roots of cubic equations, with particular focus on the role of DGS.
 
Lemniscate Links - T³ Regional Conference, Lima, OH
Date: April 27-28, 2007
Instructor: Jeff Reinhardt
Description: Delivered a presentation that exploring continuity of polar graphs with graphing calculators.
 
REU - NSF Grant - University of North Carolina at Asheville
Date: Summer, 2007
Presenters: Nancy Ruppert, eight undergraduate math majors from seven liberal arts colleges in the Southeast, and four mathematics faculty from UNCA
Description: Undergraduates participated in an eight week REU working with mathematics faculty from UNCA. Nancy wrote the evaluation piece to the REU and have been collecting data on students and faculty surveys and interviews all summer.
 
Probability, Polynomials, and CAS - USACAS 4th Annual Conference, Chicago, IL
Date: June 16-17, 2007
Speaker: Steve Phelps
Description: Participants will explore some simple probability game, and will use polynomial multiplication and CAS to model these games.
 
The Algebra Academy - University of North Carolina at Asheville
Date: July, 2007
Presenters: Nancy Ruppert; Ruafika Cobb, 8th grade math teacher; and four African-American middle school students
Description: Ruafika and Nancy worked together in the spring. Ruafika is the brainchild behind conducting an Algebra Academy for African American girls. She and Nancy worked with them on several Saturdays in the spring, and they conducted hands-on math for two days at UNCA. They plan on continuing the project this fall and will be presenting it at the National Middle School Association conference in November (2007).
 
Sixth grade CMP2 Initial Use Training - Seattle, WA
Date: August 20-22, 2007
Speaker: Alan Bond
Description: Taught 5th and 6th grade teachers about the CMP2 curriculum to help get them ready for their first use of the books.

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2007 - 2008
Nspired Probability - Probability, Polynomials, and CAS - Kentucky Council of Teachers of Mathematics & T³ Regional Conference, Lexington, KY
Date: October 19-20, 2007
Speaker: Steve Phelps
Description: Participants will use the TI-nspire CAS to model simple probability games using polynomial multiplication.
 
Developing a District-wide Algebra Proficiency Program - Ohio Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Date: October 19-20, 2007
Speaker: Jeff Reinhardt
 
Are You Connected? Fostering Exploration with Unexpected Graphs - Mathematics Teacher n.101, pp.412-417.
Date: February, 2008
Authors: Edwards, M. T. and Reinhardt, J. A.
 
Hands On Mathematics - Puget Sound Educational Support District, WA
Date: Ongoing
Presenter: ParaEducators and Elementary Classroom Teachers
Description: Kris Koch teaches workshops that educate classroom parapros and classroom teachers about the mathematical methods of John Van De Walle. Manipulative use and guided constructivism are core concepts. Kris also includes ideas from the Everyday Mathematics Program. Kris continues to work at NWMI, a weeklong workshop hosted at the University of Washington. NWMI was originally patterned on the ideas of PCMI and continues to be led by Dr. James King.
 
Advanced Functions - Ontario, Canada
Date: May, 2008
Coauthor: Beverly Farahani
Description: Farahani coauthored the textbook Advanced Functions, published by Nelson, that will be used in Ontario for the grade 12 University pre-calculus class. The website for the book is http://math.nelson.com/promo.html
 
Ontario Association for Mathematics Education - Ontario, Canada
Date: May, 2008
President-Elect: Beverly Farahani
Description: Beverly Farahani is president-elect for the Ontario Association for Mathematics Education. The website is http://oame.on.ca/main/index1.php?lang=en&code=home
 
Thinkfinity Overview
Date: November and December, 2008
Presenter: Gloria Brown Brooks
Description: Presentation to area teachers (grade 6-8 and 9-12) of how to utilize the THINKFINITY web site. Brown Brooks also trained district/county participants on March 5, 2009.
 
Developing a District-wide Algebra Proficiency Program - NCTM Central Regional Conference, Cleveland, OH
Date: October 16-17, 2008
Presenter: Jeff Reinhardt
 
Mathematics Fun/ Professional Development Activites - Asilomar Conference Center, Monterey CA
Date: December, 2008
Presenter: Gloria Brown Brooks
Description: Activities that have been honed from Professional Development I have taken, and can be readily used in middle grade mathematics classrooms.

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2008 - 2009
Using TI-Nspire CAS with a Pre-Calculus Class - T3 International Conference, Seattle, WA
Date: February, 2009
Presenter: Beverly Farahani
Description: Participants will have the opportunity to explore activities that have been used with grade 11 students as they begin their preparation for Calculus. Topics include radicals, binomial expansion, exponential and trigonometric functions.
 
Duke Energy Award
Date: February, 2009
Awardee: Gloria Brown Brooks
Description: Gloria won the Duke Energy Award for travel to the NCSM and NCTM conferences in Washington, DC.
 
Working with teachers from Bangladesh - Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Date: March, 2009
Presenter: Beverly Farahani
Description: Farahani had the opportunity to work with teachers, visiting Canada, from Bangladesh. Over the course of a few days, the group focussed on using the TI 84+, CBLs, CBRs and TI-Nspire CAS.
 
PD for District Coaches - Seattle School District, Seattle, WA
Date: 29 May, 2009
Description: Roni Stein facilitated a cultural competence (CC) training for all of the district and building content and mentor coaches (K-12 all content areas). Roni first presented this with a mathematics twist in the Seattle area at the 2007 NW Math Conference. Joyce then invited her to present again to the NWMI group this past fall where one of SPS' mentor coaches was present. This coach shared her experience with the CC team and suggested that it would be great for all the coaching staff...and it was. Roni does a great job connecting the 5 dimensions of culture (Hofstede) to teachers' work with students, parents, teachers, and the community. Roni's connection to PCMI is indirectly through Joyce Frost and Art Mabbott but more directly through her husband, Bob Stein.
 
AP Stat reading - Louisville, Kentucky
Date: June 4 - June 12, 2009
Participants: John Mahoney, William Thill, and Carol Hattan
Description: As AP Statistics teachers, Bill, John, and Carol participated as readers for the AP Exam, scoring the exam written on May 5, 2009.

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2009 - 2010
AP Statistics Development Committee
Date: July 1, 2009 and forward
Participant: John Mahoney
Description: John has been appointed to the position of College Board Advisor to the AP Statistics Development Committee. This seven-member committee develops the Course Description and plays a critical role in developing the exam. The CBA has additional responsibilities relating to the AP Statistics site on AP Central and other College Board activities.
 
Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program Conference
Date: July 1-3, 2009
Presenter: Robert LaColla (with Jesseca Long)
Description: Robert co-presented a small seminar on incorporating informal, process, and formal writing in secondary mathematics classrooms.
 
Using Cross-Discipline Discussion to Generate Ideas for Student Engagement - Upper Arlington Schools Professional Development Day, UAHS, Columbus, OH
Date: October 19, 2009
Presenter: Jeff Reinhardt
 
Putting Motion into the Unit Circle - ATMOPAV Fall Meeting
Date: Fall, 2009
Presenter: Rob Upton
Description: Presentation to Philadelphia area high school math teachers about using Geometer's Sketchpad to develop the graphs of trigonometric functions using motion in the unit circle.
 
San Benito Math Talks - Hollister, California
Date: November, 2009
Presenter: Gloria Brown Brooks
Description: The San Benito County Math Talks encourage teachers to have high expectations for students, and help all students develop conceptual understanding and high levels of mathematical skill. Proposed by Hollister teacher Gloria Brown Brooks, facilitated by Suzie Caughey, and supported by San Benito County Office of Education.
 
2010 NCSM Annual Conference - San Diego, CA
Date: April 19, 2010
Lead Speaker: Janice Bradley
Co-Presenters: Kathe Kanim, Tanya Larkin, and Tanya Quisenberry
Description: Bradley, Kanim, Larkin, and Quisenberry delivered a presentation entitled "Administrators and Teachers Learning Collaboratively for High Quality Instruction: One High School's Story of Transformation."
 
NCTM Annual Meeting & Expo - Writing in Mathematics
Date: April, 2010
Presenter: Robert LaColla (with Jesseca Long)
Description: Robert co-presented a small seminar on incorporating informal, process, and formal writing in secondary mathematics classrooms.
 
South County Teachers Circle - Asiloma, CA
Date: June Immersion, 2010
Presenter: Gloria Brown Brooks
Description: Brown Brooks organized and participated in the first circle for Morgan Hill, Gilroy and Hollister. The South County Math Teachers Immersion went on to meet for the first time in September. In October, the circle had Joanne Rossi-Becker; and in December, Pallavi Shah.
 
Coaching Workshop - Las Cruces, NM
Date: August 2-3, 2010
Presenters: Katherine Kanim and New Mexico coaches
Description: By sharing strategies, this workshop developed a common understanding among the network of coaches for the state of New Mexico supported by Mathematically Connected Communities.
 
Mathematics Academy - Pampa, TX
Date: August 10-11, 2010
Presenters: Katherine Kanim and Pampa High School mathematics department staff
Description: Mathematics teachers and consultants working together to improve mathematics instruction for all students.
 
TODOS Live - online
Date: September 2010 - June 2011
Presenters: Harold Asturias, Rochelle Gutierrez, Nora Ramirez, Bob McDonald, Kathryn Chval, Ed Nolan, Heather Navarro, Noel Villegas, and Melissa Hosten
Description: This online mathematics professional development opportunity sought to increase mathematics equity via sessions on English Language Learners, High School Mathematics, Elementary school Mathematics, as well as using multiple representations to increase understanding.

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2010 - 2011
Coaching Workshop - Gadsden, NM
Date: October 14, 2010
Presenter: Katherine Kanim and Gadsden Independent School district coaches
Description: This workshop provided catch-up and follow-up strategies for the Gadsden coaches in support of Mathematically Connected Communities in the state of New Mexico.
 
California Math Council South Conference - Asilomar, CA
Date: November 5, 2010
Presenter: Darryl Yong
Description: Yong got teachers talking about geometry during CMC's ice cream social by using the fun tetrahedron activity by Cagle and Frost.
 
California Math Council South Conference - Asilomar, CA
Date: November 5, 2010
Presenter: Darryl Yong
Description: Yong extended the water jug problem that Aki demonstrated a few years ago, presenting it alongside some lesson ideas.
 
A Math Circle to Foster Equity in the ELL Classroom - Palm Springs, CA
Date: November 5-6, 2010
Presenter: Gloria Brown Brooks
Description: Discussion of an in-depth look at using "circles" to increase mathematics vocabulary, use multiple representations, and analyze problem solving with a focus on English language learners.
 
Quinte St. Lawrence Mathematics Association Fall Mini Conference - Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Date: November 6, 2010
Presenter: Beverly Farahani
Description: Fun activities that have been used in the MCF 3M mathematics class.
 
Ignite - California Mathematics Council
Date: December 4, 2010
Presenter: Gloria Brown Brooks, Phil Daro, Tim Erikson, Scott Ferand, Linda Gojak, Steve Leinwand, Gretchen Mueller, Micheal Serra
Description: Gloria gave a five minute-long "Ignite!" talk, on a math topic she is passionate about; and also delivered the presentation "Creating a Math Circle to Foster Equity in the English Language Learner Classroom," which dealt with problem solving and with getting teachers together to dissect word problems and find ways to better relate their use with their ELL students.
 
California Math Project - Common Core Standards Committee
Date: December 15, 2010 through present
Members: Colleagues from universities, colleges and schools
Description: The mission of the California Mathematics Project (CMP) is to develop and enhance K-12 teachers' content knowledge and instructional strategies aligned with the California State Board of Education-adopted California Mathematics Content Standards and Framework. Gloria Brown Brooks is a member of the number sense and place value task force.
 
Circle on The Road - University of Houston
Date: March 18-20, 2011
Presenters: Jim Tanton, Anna Burago, Sam Vandervelde, Amanda Serenevy, Emily McCoullough, Julia Brodsky, Joshua Zucker, Japeth Wood, David Hankin, Silva Chang, and Gloria Brown Brooks
Description: Brown Brooks presented "Circles of Differences" as an apprentice on Joshua Zucker's team.
 
Monterey Bay Area Math Project Conference - UC Santa Cruz
Date: May 21, 2011
Presenters: Gloria Brown Brooks, Martin Weissman, Suzie Caughey, Luke Dilger, Melissa Christey, Cata Fitzgerald, and Judith Montgomery
Description: Use of common objects to transfer from 2d to 3d. Mathematical Fiction; Conway's Topographs; and Cognitively Guided Instruction
 
Technology for Teaching and Learning AP Statistics
Date: June 17, 2011
Location: AP Statistics Reading - Daytona, Florida
Participant: John F. Mahoney
Description: John is moderating this session featuring presentations on the use of computer applets, Fathom, Casio's PRIZM, and the TI-Nspire.

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2011 - 2012
The Hands Project
Date: August, 2011
Publication: Mathematics Teacher
Author: John F. Mahoney
Description: John gave a brief summary of this article as a 5-minute short during PCMI 2010.
 
Klein Project
Date: November, 2011
Location: Palo Alto, CA
Participant: Craig Russell
Description: Craig met to discuss and propose vignettes to be included in the Klein Project blog (a project of the International Committee on Mathematics Instruction). He made contacts with several leaders in international math education.
 
From Flatland to Zometown - California Mathematics Council, North and South
Date: November 4 and December 4, 2011
Presenters: Gloria Brown Brooks and mathematics teachers
Description: Pondering vertices, edges, faces, and their relationships with paper and Zometools.

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2012 - 2013
Visualizing Functions
Date: October 16-18, 2013
Location: NCTM Regional Conference & Exposition, Baltimore, Maryland
Speaker: Evelyn Baracaldo and Fred Dillon
Description: How can we help students view the complex ideas of functions in a variety of ways? Tables, graphs, symbols, words, and physi- cal models will all be used in this session that demonstrates ways to encourage connections among representations and deeper understanding about what functions are.
 
Ours Is to Reason Why When We Invert and Multiply
Date: October 16-18, 2013
Location: NCTM Regional Conference & Exposition, Baltimore, Maryland
Speaker: Fred Dillon
Description: Starting with pictorial representations and continuing with dif- ferent operational strategies, we will build student comprehen- sion of what it means to divide with fractions. Our lessons and activities will culminate with ideas to help students clearly un- derstand the general algorithm for division by a fraction.

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2013 - 2014
Explorations, Investigations, Applications: It's Why We Study and Teach Mathematics
Date: October 29-31, 2014
Location: NCTM Regional Conference & Exposition, Indianapolis, Indiana
Speaker: David Kapolka
Description: Discover the relationship between the area and perim- eter of rectangles and their graphical bounds. Examine geometric, statistical, and graphical models incorporating three of the CCSSM mathematical practices. Learn to easily explain the correlation coefficient. Extensive hand- outs provided.
 
NCTM Regional Conference Planning Committee
Date: 2014 - 2015
Location: NCTM Regional Conference & Exposition, Nashville, Tennessee
Member: Evelyn Baracaldo Dominguez
Description: Evelyn served on the program committee for the Regional Conference in Nashville.
 
Place Value Progression:A c-TAP Module
Date: October 29-31, 2014
Location: NCTM Regional Conference & Exposition, Indianapolis, Indiana
Speaker: Becky Pittard
Description: The presentation will bring to life the place value progression through student work from kindergarteners to fifth graders. The presenter worked with the Committee on Teachers as Professionals to determine appropriate tasks to engage students in mastering the Common Core State Standards aligned to place value.
 
Al-jabr Highlights: Using the History of Algebra as a Hook
Date: October 29-31, 2014
Location: NCTM Regional Conference & Exposition, Indianapolis, Indiana
Speaker: Jeff Reinhardt
Description: Exploring mathematics from a historical perspective can enhance student learning by revealing mathematics as it really is: a creative, dynamic, and human endeavor. We will focus on topics in the history of algebra: ancient methods of solving linear and quadratic problems, the origins of "algebra," and the revolutionary development of symbolic notation.
 
Generalizing Rules for Multiplying and Dividing by Powers of 10
Date: November 19-21, 2014
Location: NCTM Regional Conference & Exposition, Houston, Texas
Speaker: Greta Anderson
Description: Help your students understand multiplying and divid- ing with powers of 10. First, discover an exploration that pushes your students to generalize rules for multiplying and dividing by 10 and 100 (and that takes only two min- utes a day!). Then, work with base-ten blocks to highlight the "why" for students in multiplying and dividing values by 10.
 
Using Good Tasks
Date: November 19-21, 2014
Location: NCTM Regional Conference & Exposition, Houston, Texas
Speaker: Fred Dillon
Description: What tasks can help my students learn about statistics and sampling, or about connections between functions and geometry? Together, we will work two problems that answer these questions and that model selecting goals, choosing good tasks, planning for discourse, thinking about assessment, having multiple entry points, and using proper tools.
 
The Cure for the Common Core
Date: November 19-21, 2014
Location: NCTM Regional Conference & Exposition, Houston, Texas
Speaker: Kate Nowak and Patrick Callahan
Description: Over the past year, a small group of teachers and curricu- lum developers from Illustrative Mathematics, High Tech High, and Mathalicious have teamed up to create high school course plans and unit blueprints. This resource details a pathway for translating the Common Core into a sequence of classroom experiences.

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2014 - 2015
National Board Certification
Date: 2014
Location: Washington DC
Speaker: William Stafford
Description: William obtained National Board Certification.
 
Teacher Leader Collaborative (TLC)
Date: October 2014 - May 2015
Location: San Diego Unified School District
Speaker: Trang Vu
Description: I worked with several other MfA SD teachers (Dr. Ovie Soto, Gen Esmende, and Fred Griesbach) to organize a professional development series, one day each month, to deepen our understanding of mathematics and learn ways to implement the Common Core Practice Standards for Mathematics. We invited speakers to present important math topics, implemented the activities in our classrooms, and shared student work. The speakers we invited included professors from UCSD (Dr. Jeff Rabin, Dr. Laura Stevens, Dr. Guershon Harel) and PCMI presenters (Bowen Kerins, Dr. Darryl Yong, Brian Shay).
 
NCTM Educational Materials Committee
Date: May 2015 through April 2018
Location: Reston, Virginia
Speaker: Craig Russell
Description: Craig is serving a 3-year appointment as a reviewer of unsolicited manuscripts and current publications of NCTM. He also writes proposals for new publications.
 
Lesson Study for the Rest of Us
Date: May 8, 2015
Location: Wisconsin Mathematic Council 2015 Annual Conference
Speaker: David Berger
Description: Previously it has been difficult for teachers in small departments to participate in lesson studies, but technology removes collaboration barriers. I presented a model that allows any teacher to participate in a lesson study by using readily available tools.
 
Best Practices Night
Date: Summer, 2015
Location: AP Statistics Reading in Kansas City
Speaker: Donna Young
Description: Donna gave a presentation about binomial probability related to concepts discovered during morning math at PCMI. This presentation encouraged other teachers to use binomial multiplication to develop the formula for determining binomial probability instead of just telling the kids the formula and having them memorize it.
 
Steering Committee for NSF grant funding for ICME
Date: July 2015 through November 2016
Location: various
Speaker: Craig Russell
Description: Craig helped to develop screening crietria, record results, set up conference calls, reviewed applicants, coordinated the focus group on "Special Needs and Gifted Students" by preparing guiding questions, helping at ICME, and writing summary report.
 
Fostering a Growth Mindset in the Math Classroom
Date: November, 2015
Location: NCTM Regional Conference & Exposition, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Speaker: Jennifer Chen Fein (submitter), Rachel Gordon (another math teacher at Jennifer's school), Fred Dillon (referrer)
Description: Jennifer was able to present a session at an NCTM Regional conference due to the connections she had made at PCMI, including but not limited to, Fred Dillon and Monica Tienda. It was an experience that helped her not only share her classroom practices with a larger audience but also helped her reflect on her own teaching. She met other educators and got to see how her own teaching practices lined up with others in the country, which has continued to shape her practice now. In addition to speaking at this conference, Fred also helped her publish an article in MTMS (March 2015) in the Math for Real section.
 
Right Triangles and Trigonometry: Constructing the Unit Circle
Date: November 11-13, 2015
Location: NCTM Regional Conference & Exposition, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Speaker: Jake Leibold and David Berger
Description: Help your students understand the unit circle, reference angles and radians. You will experience the use of manipulatives to help students understand key trigonometric concepts through construction of the unit circle using special right triangles. Multiple representations and connections among topics will be highlighted. This lesson was developed by the Lesson Study group at PCMI 2014.

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2015 - 2016
Chapter: Supporting Productive Struggle in Learning Mathematics What, Why, and How?
Date: 2015 - 2017
Hosts: Rina Viramontes
Description: Dr. Blake Peterson wrote a chapter which Rina co-authored called "Supporting Productive Struggle in Learning Mathematics What, Why, and How?". The chapter is in a book that was just published by NCTM called Enhancing Classroom Practice.
 
Articles to NCTM and Conference Proposals
Date: 2015 - ongoing
Hosts: Meghan Riling
Description: Meghan is working on her PhD now, so as a part of that work she has submitted articles to NCTM's Mathematics Teacher and speaking proposals for the Annual Meeting. (She was the lead author). She was also an author on conference proposals that were accepted in the United States and Brazil.
 
Scaling the Teaching Curve: A PCMI Teacher Program Weekend Experience
Date: March 12-13, 2016
Location: Walter Payton College Prep, Chicago IL
Hosts: Ben Hyman, Dan Kang and Benjamin Walker
Description: Ben, Dan and Benjamin helped to host the event.
 
Session: Geometry Tasks That Promote Habits of Mathematical Thinking
Date: April, 2016
Location: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA
Speaker: Ben Hyman
Description: We wanted problems that would stretch our students and allow them to develop their mathematical habits of mind and practices, particularly their abilities to persevere and strategize. So we invented 'synthesis tasks,' which are assessment-like in nature, are challenging yet doable, and will definitely have your students thinking creatively.
 
Social Justice In Mathematics Education: An Ignite Talk
Date: April, 2016
Location: NCSM Annual Convention, Oakland, CA
Presenter: Comfort Akwaji-Anderson
Description: Invited speaker at NCSM Oakland Annual Convention for a 5-minute Ignite presentation.
 
There is Nothing Natural About It!: An Ignite Talk
Date: April, 2016
Location: NCTM Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA
Presenter: Peg Cagle
Description: Invited speaker at NCTM San Francisco Annual Convention for a 5-minute Ignite presentation.
 
2016 - 2017
International Congress of Math Education
Date: July, 2016
Location: ICME, Hamburg, Germany
Speaker: Craig Russell
Description: Craig led the "Special Needs and Gifted Students" focus group and presented a poster on global education projects in geometry.
 
Twitter Math Camp workshop: Problem-Solving: A Self-Differentiating Course
Date: July, 2016
Location: Augsburg College, Minneapolis, MN
Speaker: Wendy Menard
Description: This workshop discussed a high school math elective course on Problem-Solving which provides multiple entry points and low floor/high ceiling activities. The idea for this course was actually generated at PCMI 2015 in collaboration with other TLP participants.
 
Twitter Math Camp workshop: Racially Relevant Pedagogy
Date: July, 2016
Location: Augsburg College, Minneapolis, MN
Speaker: Wendy Menard
Description: In this workshop we examined racial and ethnic identity, institutional racism and implicit bias and its manifestation in our classrooms.
 
Article: Learning Spanish in Guatemala
Date: October, 2016
Location: Kaleidoscope, a teaching journal published by the Knowles Science Teaching Foundation
Speaker: Katie Waddle
Description: Katie co-authored an article about learning Spanish in Guatemala for teaching purposes. It's available on the KSTF website: Learning Spanish in Guatemala.
 
Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Meeting
Date: October, 2016
Location: Peoria, Illinois
Speaker: Craig Russell
Description: Craig gave a session, "International Perspectives on Math Education for Gifted Students" (summary of ICME experience).
 
I Teach Young Mathematicians: An Ignite Talk
Date: October, 2016
Location: California Mathematics Council Southern Section (CMC-South), Palm Springs, CA
Presenter: Anas Arteaga
Description: Invited speaker at CMC-South Convention for a 5-minute Ignite presentation.
 
Recognizing and Responding to Josh's Different Cries & How it Made Me a Better Teacher: An Ignite Talk
Date: October, 2016
Location: California Mathematics Council Southern Section (CMC-South), Palm Springs, CA
Presenter: Liem Tran
Description: Invited speaker at CMC-South Convention for a 5-minute Ignite presentation.
 
Curriculum Writer: Illustrative Mathematics
Date: November 1, 2016 to the present
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Writer: Chuck Larrieu
Description: Chuck is now a curriculum writer for Illustrative Mathematics' new middle school curriculum. It is a significant step in providing students with standards-based, problem-based curriculum. Best practices he explored as part of the TLP have left their fingerprints in the curriculum in many ways. The curriculum is available for free through CCBY licensing.
 
The Benefits of Productive Struggle
Date: November 1, 2016
Location: NCTM Fall Regional Conference, Philadelphia, PA
Speaker: Linda M Menkis
Description: Linda presented an NCTM workshop that shared materials and insight on work done in the Lexington Public Schools about Growth Mindset and the ways that we have supported students' to persevere when working on low-floor/high-ceiling tasks.
 
Lexington Learns Together
Date: November 6, 2016
Location: Lexington Public Schools, Lexington, Massachusetts
Speaker: Linda M Menkis
Description: Linda presented a workshop on using the Q-focus technique to promote good questioning in K-5 mathematics instruction. This was a full-day inservice for Lexington Public School teachers by Lexington Public School teachers. It is a celebration and sharing of good work done at the classroom, school and district level.
 
Board Member: 9-12 Director
Date: 2016 - 2017
Location: Illinois
Member: Esther Song
Description: Esther serves on the Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics Board as a 9-12 Director, helping to oversee the direction and mission of the organization as it relates to secondary education in Illinios.
 
Appointment: K-5 Mathematics Department Head
Date: 2016 - 2017
Location: Lexington Public Schools, Lexington, Massachusetts
Appointee: Linda M Menkis
Description: Linda was appointed the K-5 Mathematics Department Head in the Lexington Public Schools in the 2016-17 school year. She attributes some of her motivation and achievement in successfully being appointed to this new leadership role to her experience at PCMI. The summer spent among leaders at every level in the field of mathematics was pivotal in her growth as an educator of young children. Her interaction with great mathematical thinking, teaching and leadership has stayed with her. PCMI is part of who she is as a professional - it was an invaluable experience that she is incredibly grateful to have had.
 
Session 436: Nix the Tricks
Date: April 7, 2017
Location: San Antonio, TX
Speaker: Tina Cardone and Ashli Black
Description: Being a mathematics student is about critical thinking, justification, and using tools of past experiences to solve new problems. Students who approach every topic as a series of steps to memorize are not learning math. Tina and Ashli presented a workshop to explore how to replace some popular tricks with teaching for understanding.
 
We Choose to Go to the Moon: An Ignite Talk
Date: April 7, 2017
Location: NCTM Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Texas
Presenter: Avery Pickford
Description: Invited teacher speaker at NCTM San Antonio Annual Convention for a 5-minute Ignite presentation. All speakers at this Ignite session were classroom teachers.
 
Geometry on My Mind: Engaging Activities for All
Date: April 8, 2017
Location: NCTM Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Texas
Presenter: Gail Englert
Description: In its Principles to Actions document, NCTM identifies eight instructional practices for teachers to apply when teaching for equity. Gail's session provides demonstrations of a series of connected activities that build students' understanding of area, surface area, volume, other spatial relationships necessary for all students to solve grade appropriate real-world and mathematical problems involving geometry.
 
Right Triangles and Trigonometry: Constructing the Unit Circle
Date: May 5, 2017
Location: 2017 Wisconsin Mathematics Council Annual Conference
Speaker: David Berger
Description: Help your students understand the unit circle, reference angles and radians. Explore key trigonometric concepts in a lesson created through a lesson study process by teachers from New York, and Wisconsin. Use manipulatives to experience multiple representations and help students to understand the connections between right triangles, the unit circle and radian measurements.
 
Teacher Leadership Conference
Date: June 3, 2017
Location: UFT Building - Manhattan, New York
Speaker: Ben Allen
Description: At this conference Ben presented with a small team of his colleagues, showcasing the work that their teacher leader team did at their school this year to help their staff develop stronger instruction. This presentation highlighted all of the work that Ben's school has done through the teacher leadership program. Over the past four years we have established common planning time, professional development cycles, and intervisitation programs within the school community that have all been effective at improving instruction within the school. Many of the lesson activities and strategies that he shared with his colleagues he had originally learned from the Park City Math Institute.
 
NCTM Publishing Committee
Date: 2017 - 2020
Location: Reston, VA
Speaker: Tina Cardone
Description: Tina is a member of the NCTM publishing committee. She attends annual meetings at NCTM headquarters as well as completing individual and online work throughout the year.
 
National Board Certification
Date: 2017 - 2018 School Year
Location: Eaglecrest High School, Maryland
Participant: Donna Young
Description: Donna will begin working on renewing her National Board Certification in the coming school year. She will be a part of a cohort of teachers who will be assisting one another.

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