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Develop Technology Expertise in Mathematics Teacher Leaders: The Math Forum Hybrid Workshop Model

Suzanne Alejandre, The Math Forum @ Drexel
Jason Silverman, School of Education, Drexel University http://mathforum.org/workshops/nctm2008/session68.ncsm.html

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Introduction
We will discuss our recent efforts to catalyze development of a cadre of school-based teacher leaders through online and face-to-face professional development. In particular, we will focus on development of a sequence of online workshops that can be used as resources for professional development in participants' home districts.

We are currently offering two workshops. The $100 workshop fee for each participant is paid by a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Using Technology and Problem Solving to Build Algebraic Reasoning
Technology Tools for Thinking and Reasoning about Probability
Overview of Workshops
Structure
Participation
Facilitation
 
Let's Do Math!
Spinners, an activity from Week 3 in the probability focused workshop
Spinners rubric
 
Participants' Engagement
Spinner's tPoW discussions
Where are my students?
Developing students' conceptual knowledge of probability
Might online tools help?
 
Math Tools
Overview and registration (free)
Navigating Math Tools
Browse, rate, review, discuss and using My MathTools
 
Scheduled Upcoming Workshops
Technology Tools for Thinking and Reasoning about Probability
Workshop 2: May 12 - June 23, 2008
    Applications open April 7 - May 5
Workshop 3: June 30 - August 11, 2008
    Applications open May 30 - June 23
Using Technology and Problem Solving to Build Algebraic Reasoning
Workshop 9: April 21 - May 31, 2008
    Applications open now - April 14
Workshop 10: June 9 -July 19, 2008
    Applications open May 9 - June 2
Ongoing Research
Discuss ongoing research and analysis being conducted by the Math Forum that seeks to identify program elements that engage teachers and those that lead to lasting impact.
 
Resources
Making Effective Use of Math Forum Resources
    http://mathforum.org/pd/tour.html
 
Grades 5-9: Using Technology and Problem Solving to Build Algebraic Reasoning
    http://mathforum.org/nsdl_mathtech/online/
 
Grades 5-9: Technology Tools for Thinking and Reasoning about Probability
    http://mathforum.org/nsdl_mathtech/online/prob.html
 
Grades 3-5: Tools for Building Math Concepts
    http://mathforum.org/toolsandconcepts/
 
Teaching Mathematics with Problems of the Week
    http://mathforum.org/pd/
 
Online Master's in Mathematics Learning and Teaching
    http://www.drexel.com/online-degrees/education-degrees/ms-mlt/index.aspx
 
Contact Information
Suzanne and Jason
© 2008 The Math Forum @ Drexel, part of NSF's NSDL
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant DUE-0226284. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

The Math Forum is a research and educational enterprise of the Drexel School of Education.The Math Forum is a research and educational enterprise of the Drexel School of Education.