Current Happenings-Denver Circle

Rocky Mountain Math Teachers’ Circle
Engaging with the Standards of Mathematical Practice
from the Common Core


Come join other middle-level teachers and mathematicians as we work together to develop capacity with the Common Core State Standards for Mathematical Practice.

Summer Academy 2014

New this year – workshop for elementary teachers and shorter workshops and single days spread throughout the summer!!!

There is no cost to attend, and we have scholarship funding to cover the cost of graduate credit or CEUs.  To register for graduate credit or CEUs, click here, but also RSVP using the appropriate forms below.

General Description: With the advent of the Common Core, many teachers are being asked to teach mathematics in ways that differ significantly from how they learned it.  We provide an opportunity for teachers to experience mathematical problem solving as learners.  Teachers will develop their own facility with using the Standards of Mathematical Practice from the Common Core while working on engaging mathematical activities.  Problems will be selected from many areas of mathematics – geometry, number and operation, algebra, and probability and statistics.  We also have ongoing discussions related to implementing problem solving and the Standards of Mathematical Practice in the classroom.

Elements of this overall program:

•Participating in a learning community focused on mathematics

•Learning mathematics through rich tasks that provide the opportunity to expand one’s own mathematical understanding

•Focus on the Mathematical Practices and 21st Century Skills

Audience: While each workshop has an “intended audience”, teachers from outside this grade-band are also welcome to attend.

Location:  All workshops on this flyer will be held on the Downtown Denver Campus in Room CU 1000 from 8:30 am-4:30 pm on the dates listed.

1.  Summer Saturday Sessions (can attend any or all): June 7, July 12, Aug 2

Intended Audience: Teachers of Grades 5-10

Credit Options: (a) 0.67 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) per day attended or (b) 0.5 graduate credits for attending two of the three days and completing an associated assignment.

RSVP forms (one for each day): https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1I4MuKGPj72dFOWmyV9iXG1K5wb5g81PMcf_TeTgAqkw/viewform

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/15cLNzbtiLF15-ybFuAFU98pR-TSqI2Uo7yBrxsWa6h4/viewform

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Lf3GPP4UtQo64p-EoZUILYOoQkVjATMqQHx7zEZ2VPQ/viewform

2.  Math Teachers’ Circle Two-day Workshop: June 26-27

Intended Audience: Teachers of Grades 5-10

Credit: (a) 1.5 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) or (b) 0.5 graduate credits, which require completing an associated assignment

RSVP form:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1zbg_ZNNEXl4zHU_6obnufWxASmv88yDIjMd2llJnzNE/viewform

3.  Math Teachers’ Circle Three-day Workshop: July 8-10

Intended Audience: Teachers of Grades 5-10

Credit: Credit: (a) 2.34 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) or (b) 1 graduate credit, which require completing an associated assignment

RSVP form:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/11KVonAUlm1Y8uQ4WKFkzYxdPYoNV7S-yl8hwFEmcwuc/viewform

4.  Math Teachers’ Circle Workshop for Elementary Teachers: July 23-25

Intended Audience: Teachers of Grades 4-6

Credit: 2.34 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) or 1 graduate credit

Description:  We choose interactive activities and problems designed to aid in the transition to the Common Core.  These will range over all domains – operations and algebraic thinking, number and operations, measurement and data, geometry, ratio and proportional relationships, expressions and equations, and statistics and probability.

RSVP form:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1fyRSbX1Bv0ig5gNBL8sRtNodgRaK-aCL2QzdIISPWyE/viewform

FOLLOW-UP EXPERIENCES (optional):

Academic Year Follow-up Sessions: Follow-up sessions are held are held one Saturday per month from 9 am – 12:30 for middle/secondary teachers and from 1:15-4:00 for elementary teachers.  CEUs and graduate credit will be available.  These are not required to attend summer workshops.  Lunch for each group will be provided from 12:30-1:15.

Tentative dates include:

Fall 2014: Sept. 6, Oct. 4, Nov. 1, Dec. 6

Spring 2015: Jan. 10, Feb. 7, Mar. 7, Apr. 4, May 2

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