2018 Teacher Post-Conference

JOIN US MONDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2018 FOR OUR POST-CONFERENCE!

Interested in continuing the conversation? Consider joining us for our Post-conference, a topic-intensive interactive all-day workshop on Monday, February 26, 2017 from 9 am - 3 pm. Your choice of topics includes Assessment, Statistics, Coaching - for Leaders who support Teachers using CPM, Administrators - for Leaders who support Teachers using CPM, or Student Teams to Promote Mathematical Discourse. See below for descriptions.

Separate registration is required, register now. Registration cost for the Post-conference is $100 and includes lunch.


ASSESSMENT

Topics will include:

  • An in-depth look at the purpose of formative and summative assessment and their impact on student learning

  • The impact of grading practices and the case for rubric scoring)

  • Assessment timing in a CPM classroom

  • Interpreting student work


STATISTICS

This Statistics workshop is designed for those teachers who teach AP Statistics or who are wanting to gain confidence with statistics material that is typically covered in an Algebra 2, Integrated 3 or first semester of a 4th year Statistics course. The material that is going to be covered is:

  • Comparing Single Variable Data (Investigating Data Representations)

  • Two-Variable Quantitative Data (Correlation and Regression)

  • Multivariable Categorical Data (Probability: tables, trees, Venn diagrams)

  • Studies and Experiments (Cause Effect, Controlling Variability, Confounding and Bias)

  • Continuous Probability Density Curves (Normal Distributions)

  • Discrete Probability Distributions (Expected Value, Binomial Probability Distributions)


COACHING - for Leaders who Support Teachers using CPM

A one day professional learning event for coaches, curriculum specialists, math department chairs, or other teacher support personnel. All leaders who are working with teachers using CPM or other student centered math programs at the secondary level are welcome. An online community will be created for those who wish to have ongoing conversations. Topics will include:

  • Teacher and student roles. What should they look like?

  • Building your coaching toolbox. What might coaching sessions with a math teacher look like?  

  • Supporting collaborative teacher teams, modeling how teachers support collaborative student teams  

  • Simplifying the process for teachers...helping teachers make connections  

  • Working with all stakeholders – administrators, parents, and community


ADMINISTRATORS - for Leaders who Support Teachers using CPM

A one day professional learning event for administrators, curriculum specialists, or other teacher support personnel. All leaders who are working with teachers using CPM or other student centered math programs at the secondary level are welcome. An online community will be created for those who wish to have ongoing conversations. Topics will include:

  • What do I look for when I observe classrooms where students are engaged in productive mathematical discourse?

  • Teacher and student roles:  What should they look like?  

  • Supporting collaborative teacher teams as they develop the skills needed to successfully engage students in productive mathematical discourse

  • Simplify the process for teachers...helping teachers make connections  

  • Working with all stakeholders – teachers, students, parents, and community


STUDENT TEAMS TO PROMOTE MATHEMATICAL DISCOURSE

This session is for non-CPM teachers who need guidance on changing their classes to incorporate more discourse. This session will answer the questions:

  • How do you keep students engaged in interesting math problems?

  • How do you make sure students are discussing rich, mathematical concepts and ideas?

  • How do you shift the teaching focus from covering topics to deepening students’ understanding of the mathematics in each course?

Participants will learn how to adjust lessons to promote mathematical discourse while also experiencing strategies they can use to facilitate discussions as students grapple with engaging problems.