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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 problem-solving 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:
    download zipped file: baltimore_session125.ppt.zip
    view as html: baltimore_session125.htm
    view as html: baltimore_session125.pdf

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 K-2 and 3-5: http://mathforum.org/pd/tour.html
    Grades 6-8 and 9-12: 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

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