

Developing Leadership in the Use of Problem Solving Strategies and Technology Integration
8:00  9:00, Friday, October 15, 2010
Session 125, Room 330
Suzanne Alejandre, The Math Forum @ Drexel, Philadelphia, PA
Examine a model of professional development from the Math Forum @ Drexel that provides opportunities for teachers to build their understanding of the problemsolving process, explore ways to create similar experiences for students, and learn more about technology resources and support that enable teachers to become leaders in this community.
Powerpoint from session:
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 Introductions

 A Journey

 Samples
 a problem solving approach that engages and builds confidence
 Seven Congruent Rectangles: scenario only  problem

 using context and visualization to support all students in problem solving
 Filling Glasses: scenario only  problem

 establishing classroom routines for successful inquiry
 Eating Grapes: scenario only  problem

 encouraging students to acquire problem solving goals that go beyond just finding "the answer"
 Lemonade Fun: scenario only  problem

 helping students persist at problem solving, in particular, using effective questioning techniques and task design
 Measuring Melons: scenario only  problem

 Discussion
 how students develop their mathematical understanding

 How online tools can help
 Math Tools
 tPow: Balloon Booths
 math content knowledge
 pedagogy  problem solving and communication
 effective use of technology
 more tPoWs (free but require login)

 Resources
 Making Effective Use of Math Forum Resources
Grades K2 and 35: http://mathforum.org/pd/tour.html
Grades 68 and 912: http://mathforum.org/pd/tour2.html

 Currently we are offering these (free) online Orientation Sessions:
Math Tools
Technology Problems of the Week (tPoWs)
Problems of the Week Membership  Getting Started

 Currently we are offering these (free) online Workshops:
 Using Technology and Problem Solving to Build Algebraic Reasoning
http://mathforum.org/pd/algebraic/
 Technology Tools for Thinking and Reasoning about Probability
http://mathforum.org/pd/probability/

 More Information: Math Forum Professional Development Program: Learning Math Together
http://mathforum.org/pd/

 Contact Information
 Suzanne
