

Develop Technology Expertise in Mathematics Teacher Leaders: The Math Forum Hybrid Workshop Model
Suzanne Alejandre, The Math Forum
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 schoolbased teacher leaders through online and facetoface 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 59: Using Technology and Problem Solving to Build Algebraic Reasoning
http://mathforum.org/nsdl_mathtech/online/

 Grades 59: Technology Tools for Thinking and Reasoning about Probability
http://mathforum.org/nsdl_mathtech/online/prob.html

 Grades 35: 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/onlinedegrees/educationdegrees/msmlt/index.aspx

 Contact Information
 Suzanne and Jason
