Current Happenings-Denver Circle

This summer we are hosting a variety of workshops:

Math Teachers’ Circle Workshop for Elementary Teachers: July 27-29

Intended Audience: Teachers of Grades 4-6

Credit: 2.34 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) or 1 graduate credit (requires additional assignment after the course)

Description: We choose interactive activities and problems, designed to aid with implementation of the Common Core by increasing the content knowledge and developing mathematical habits of mind of participants.  This year we will focus primarily on fractions, ratios, and proportional reasoning.

RSVP form:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/13UtXyb5rzGhq7W7Kgmj9qPBVvqBzbB1Dyl9yxc7EGsU/viewform

Integral Calculus Workshop for Secondary Teachers: July 20-24

Intended Audience: High School Teachers, open also to Middle School Teachers who have previously taken both differential and integral calculus (Calc. I and Calc. II) and are comfortable with the material in College Algebra and Trigonometry.

Credit: 1.5 CEUs for morning only, 2.5 CEUs for morning and afternoon

Description: Each morning of this workshop reviews in a condensed format concepts and computational techniques from integral calculus, including sequences and series.  Optional afternoon sessions provide additional support, with participants working together in small groups on problems related to the morning session and in preparation for the next day’s sessions.  This workshop could also be good preparation for the PLACE or PRAXIS.

RSVP form:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1VC9T_BkZ6gRONapD7eF3loQhLnzlk9v7lrGYWMxea5Y/viewform

Note: This workshop is joint with the Rocky Mountain Noyce Scholars Program and the CU Succeed Program.

Summer Saturday Sessions (can attend any or all): June 6, July 11, August 1

Intended Audience: Teachers of Grades 5-10

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

RSVP forms (one for each day):

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1F4-gWUHvk-gEauFswKhiilIPQCRMeyriM5Q-VX0anbM/viewform

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1-jCKxlN8e8RPb6qHad1oMCNUarOICS2W1Q5iWXOaXrQ/viewform

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1HoKqQIEOZqjSfnlnTwRxLf2lBAJvJVsl-7welh0m0Ew/viewform

Follow-up Sessions: Follow-up sessions for the middle-level program are held one Saturday per month from 8:30 am – 12:00, with lunch provided from 12:00-12:45.  CEUs and graduate credit will be available.  These are not required to attend summer workshops.

Fall 2015: Sep. 12, Oct. 3, Nov. 7, Dec. 5

Spring 2016: Jan. 16, Feb. 6, Mar. 5, Apr. 2, May 7

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 2015 – We’re having an exciting combined workshop with the Northern Colorado Math Teachers’ Circle, which will be in Winter Park, CO from June 22-26.  See

http://www.unco.edu/nhs/mathsci/mtc/Summer2015Workshop.html

for more information and an application form…

Academic Year 2015- 2016

There is no cost to attend, and we have scholarship funding to cover the cost of graduate credit or CEUs.

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.  ”Middle-Level” workshops are aimed at teachers of grades 5-10.

Location: All workshops will be held on the Downtown Denver Campus in Academic Building 1, outside of Room 4125.  This is the new building at 1201 Larimer St., at the corner of Speer and Larimer, just off Auraria Parkway.

Times: Sessions run from 8:30 am-noon on the dates listed.  Lunch and informal discussions follow each session.

Credit Options: Graduate credit and CEUs are available.

Dates: The Middle-Level Strand meets on the following Saturdays (generally first Saturday per month).

Fall 2015: Coming soon

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