Professional Development Program
Learning Math Together
Developing Powerful Problem Solvers
The authors of Powerful Problem Solving are leading this new professional development course, making use of Powerful Problem Solving and the companion website, http://mathforum.org/pps/, and its growing collection of classroom videos, student handouts, and resources. Each week will include reading a chapter, watching selected video clips and/or looking at student work, and tasks or projects using the skills from that chapter. This is the first course in a two-course sequence, the second course being Nurturing Powerful Problem Solvers.
Download syllabus [PDF].
This moderated course will be led by Max Ray-Riek, the main author of Powerful Problem Solving, with Suzanne Alejandre, Annie Fetter, Valerie Klein and Steve Weimar. It will take place online using Blackboard. The only technical requirements are a web browser and Internet access.
Who: teachers of grades 3-8
Participation requires separate purchase of the book, Powerful Problem Solving available from Heinemann or Amazon.com.
Credit: All individuals who successfully complete the course will receive a certificate indicating that they have completed 20 hours of professional development. This is equivalent to 2.0 Continuing Education Units (CEUs).
Please email me with any questions.
Max Ray-Riek, Professional Collaboration Facilitator
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