Academic Year Outreach Programs
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Scaling the Teaching Curve: A PCMI Teacher Program Weekend Experience
Free professional development for middle and high school math teachers
A weekend workshop where you will do mathematics, think about teaching and share in professional development activities. Experience the Teacher Program of the Park City Mathematics Institute (PCMI) during the academic year.
There will be five weekend events this school year:
    Philadelphia, PA - October 29-30, 2016
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    Greenville, SC - November 11-12, 2016
          view Content from the Weekend Experience
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    Oakland, CA - November 12-13, 2016
          view Content from the Weekend Experience
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    Los Angeles, CA - January 21-22, 2017
          view Content from the Weekend Experience
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    Southborough, MA - April 1-2, 2017
          view Content from the Weekend Experience
          view Photos page 1 and page 2 and page 3
Academic Year Outreach Programs 2015-16
View content and photos from the three Weekend Experiences held in Southborough MA, Salt Lake City UT, and Chicago IL during 2015-2016.
Contact Tina Cardone at [tina.cardone1 at] if you have questions
Online Courses
Geometry Transformed!
This five-week course will be offered starting March 7 and go for 5 consecutive Tuesdays, ending on April 4. There is no charge for the course.
This course is for teachers who want to deepen their understanding of transformations in plane geometry and who seek examples of how rigid motions and dilations and their combinations can be presented in the classroom.
The aims for the online course for teachers include these:
  • Insight into the "big picture" and value of basing geometry concepts such as congruence on transformations, as prescribed in the Common Core.
  • Hands-on, detailed exploration of rigid motions and dilations in the plane and their compositions.
  • Practice with examples of proofs using transformations.
  • Consideration of the role of coordinates.
Participants in this course will meet in an online classroom for five consecutive Tuesday sessions of 90 minutes, starting March 7 and ending April 4. The starting time for each session will be 8:30 PM Eastern Time (so 7:30 Central, 6:30 Mountain, 5:30 Pacific).
Preceding each class, participants will be expected to spend a couple of hours working assigned problems and participating in online discussions and reflections. These problems and exchanges will be designed to push one's thinking and generate discussion for the upcoming class.
PCMI alumni are welcome to apply, but since this is an outreach activity, they should sign up as a team with one or more non-PCMI colleagues. There is no charge for the course.
        View the course description.
        Access the course application.
A course to guide participants through the statistical process from developing a question that can be answered with statistics, gathering and representing data, and using statistical analysis to draw conclusions from the data. To be offered early spring, 2017. Details of the course and information on enrolling will be available in the near future.
PCMI Reconnect
This two session online collaborative meeting will be offered in Fall 2016 and repeated in Winter 2016, with dates to be announced, in a different format than it's predecessor TLP Live! Each session will meet for 2.5 hours and will be modeled after the two parts of our typical morning at PCMI - Math and Reflecting on Practice.
PCMI Reconnect is for PCMI alumni who want to enrich their summer PCMI experience by extending the reach into their classrooms. These sessions will focus on participants doing math and reflecting on ways to bring the joy and excitement of mathematics into their own classrooms. Our aim is for teachers to have an experience that helps them feel re-energized and re-committed to their passion of teaching. Participants will have two online meetings for 2.5 hours each session over the course of a month for a total of 5 hours. Our target audience is teachers who have already experienced PCMI.
Anyone interested in joining us for PCMI Reconnect should contact Jennifer Outzs at [outzs at].

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