Algebra Workshop | Annenberg Media | APEC HR Development Working Group on Math Ed | Assessment PD | Differentiated Instruction PD | Educational Research (Recorded) Webinars | Geometer's Sketchpad | Math Solutions (Marilyn Burns) | Nelson Math Focus | NCTM | Workshops Delivered by Ms. Paula Thompson | TED: Ideas Worth Spreading | University of Waterloo

Algebra Workshop


Annenberg Media

K-8 Mathematics: What’s the Big Idea?

Many teachers are interested in changing the way they teach mathematics. In this workshop learn some mathematics yourself, as well as new and creative ways to teach in your classroom. http://www.learner.org/workshops/math/

Private Universe Project in Mathematics

Research shows that children often invent complex mathematical concepts, even at young ages. This workshop explores how math teaching can be structured to encourage those inventions, turn students on to math, and improve achievement. http://www.learner.org/workshops/pupmath/

Teaching Math

A Video Library, 5-8, http://www.learner.org/resources/series33.htm teachers reveal their strategies for improving their students' understanding of mathematical concepts.

See real middle school teachers incorporating the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics standards into their lessons, while learning as much about teaching as their students do about math. The programs demonstrate how teachers guide and assess student understanding, and offer strategies for keeping students motivated and engaged at this critical age.

Learning Math

When teachers have a deep conceptual understanding of mathematics, it can help their students develop strong mathematical skills and knowledge. Learning Math is a series of five multimedia, college-level courses designed to teach mathematics content to elementary and middle school teachers. Organized around the content standards developed by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), the courses cover Number and Operations; Patterns, Functions, and Algebra; Geometry; Measurement; and Data Analysis, Statistics, and Probability.
Official registration is not required, the courses can be completed online at any time.

Overall Objectives
  • To help teachers better understand mathematics content
  • To provide engaging explorations of mathematics using video, interactive activities, and problem solving
  • To encourage teachers to view mathematics as more than rote sets of rules and procedures

Mathematics Illuminated

Mathematics Illuminated is an integrated-media resource (coordinated videos, online texts, web interactive activities, and group activities) created for adult learners and high school teachers. The series covers the broad scope of human knowledge through the study of math and its relevance in the world today. It reaches beyond formulas and computations to explore the math of patterns, symmetry, relationships, multiple dimensions, and more, all the while uncovering the secrets and hidden delights of the ever-evolving world of mathematics.

The information and activities will help all learners solidify unfamiliar and/or complex concepts by delving into the "why" and not just the "how" of approaching mathematical questions. Mathematics Illuminated explores many of the great historical figures in mathematics and the problems they confronted; it also introduces you to some of the fascinating people who are embracing and studying today's emerging questions. Mathematics Illuminated provides an overview of how the content of the course connects and supports national standards in math. Using these materials, teachers can simultaneously build content knowledge and explore and engage with new mathematical applications.

APEC HR Development Working Group on Math Ed

International comparison studies have found significantly different levels of achievement and practice in mathematics education in the East and West.
  • Asian educational systems generally produce students with a strong grasp of the content knowledge, with higher scores on the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS).
  • Western systems have strengths in applying knowledge to real life situations. Many Western economies are among the most scientifically innovative in terms of such indicators as new scientific patents.
The pressing issue is how to combine the best of both systems.

Instruction: strategies to help teachers emphasizing Singapore Math the Japanese professional development process called Lesson Study.

Classroom Innovations through Lesson Study, provides videos of research lessons highlighting this process with segment by segment analysis.

Videos of Lesson Study Research Lessons:
Multiplication (Grade 3, Japan)
Thinking Systematically (Grade 6, Japan)
Area of the Circle (Grade 5, Japan)
Whole Number Categorization (Grade 5, Japan)
Multiply and Divide Fractions (Grade 6, Japan)
Decimal Numbers (Grade 5, Japan)
Quadrilaterals (Singapore)
Sides of Squares and the symbol ‘√’ (Grade 7, U.S.A.)
Interpreting the graph of the derivative of a function (Grade 11, U.S.A.)
Does the area of the quadrilateral change? (Grade 6, U.S.A.)
How many cards do we need to display the dates? (Grade 3, U.S.A.)

List of the available research lesson videos.

Standards: sample standards (in English) from 9 APEC economies with comparative analyses.

Assessment PD


Differentiated Instruction PD


Educational Research (Recorded) Webinars


Geometer's Sketchpad


Math Solutions (Marilyn Burns)

Achievement in Mathematics Series

Coaching

Experts in mathematics professional development will discuss and answer your questions about improving teacher effectiveness, student learning, and test results.
Discussion Topics:
  • Key elements of an effective coaching program
  • Implementing a coaching program
  • Funding your coaching program
Featuring:
Kathy Kallmyer, Math Coach
Nagel Middle School, Forest Hills Local Schools, Cincinnati, Ohio
Carolyn Felux, Education Director
Math Solutions
Moderated by: Patty Clark, Education Specialist, Math Solutions
Originally aired: Wednesday, September 23, 2009 @ 11:00 AM PST
This event is now archived and can be viewed @ http://www.mathsolutions.com/index.cfm?page=wp10&crid=413.

Professional Learning Communities

Experts in mathematics professional development will discuss and answer your questions about improving teacher effectiveness, student learning, and test results.
What are the three big ideas that drive effective PLCs?
  • Ensuring that students learn
  • Focusing on results
  • Creating a culture of collaboration
Featuring:
Cathy L. Seeley
Author of Faster Isn't Smarter: Messages About Math, Teaching, and Learning in the 21st Century
Past President of National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Moderated by: Patty Clark, Education Specialist, Math Solutions
Originally aired: Wednesday, October 14, 2009 @ 11:00 AM PST
This event is now archived and can be viewed @ http://www.mathsolutions.com/index.cfm?page=wp10&crid=413 on a Windows-based machine.

Differentiation

Experts in mathematics professional development will discuss and answer your questions about improving teacher effectiveness, student learning, and test results.
Discussion Topics:
  • Essential strategies and skills for effective differentiated instruction in the K–8 math classroom
  • How to develop and sustain a culture that supports differentiated instruction in your school or district
Originally aired: Wednesday, November 18, 2009 @ 11:00 AM PST
This event is now archived and can be viewed @ http://www.mathsolutions.com/index.cfm?page=wp10&crid=413 on a Windows-based machine.

English Language Learners

Experts in mathematics professional development will discuss and answer your questions about improving teacher effectiveness, student learning, and test results.
Discussion Topics:
  • How to best support your mainstream teachers who have ELL students in their math classrooms
  • Classroom tested strategies and lesson planning for effective K–5 math instruction in the regular classroom
  • How math instruction can help the teaching and learning of English language skills
Originally aired: Wednesday, December 16, 2009 @ 11:00 AM PST
This event is now archived and can be viewed @ http://www.mathsolutions.com/index.cfm?page=wp10&crid=413 on a Windows-based machine.


Nelson Math Focus

The publisher has no online opportunities at this time.

NCTM

Pairing Podcasts & Journal Articles

  • Several sessions from NCTM’s 2009 Annual Meeting and Exposition in Washington, D.C., have been turned into podcasts and paired with an article from one of NCTM’s school journals. These podcasts are now available for download to your computer or MP3 player. YTA & YEU members can ask me to purchase them a copy of the article of their choice by sending me a quick note @ Paula.Thompson@yesnet.yk.ca.

E-Seminars Schedule and Desciptions (Live Events)

E-Seminars ANYTIME

  • With the purchase of an E-Seminar ANYTIME, you will receive a recording of the E-Seminar, as well as, a site facilitator guide.
  • Get a closer look at hot topics in math education with these onetime 60-minute online seminars presented by experienced math educators. more >>
  • E-Seminar ANYTIME topics
  • Here are a couple of examples:
    • Effective Mathematics Instruction: The Role of Mathematical Tasks (K-12) with Margaret S. Smith, University of Pittsburg, Pittsburgh, PA
      Purchase
      This seminar will focus on the relationship between the nature of the mathematical tasks in which students engage and what students ultimately learn about what mathematics is and how one does it. Specifically, the seminar will focus on the cognitive demands of mathematical tasks, how these demands can change during instruction, and why maintaining the high level demands of tasks is critical to student learning. Participants will have opportunity to engage in an analysis of two tasks, to analyze several short vignettes of classroom instruction, and to consider research that makes salient the impact of tasks on learning.
    • Why Don’t My Students Have Number Sense? (Grades 6-8) with Eric Milou, Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ
      Purchase
      Workshop participants will be presented with methodology, activities, and strategies that can lead to improved number sense in students. The focus of this session will be to discuss the difference between and the relationship of computational proficiency and number sense. Content included in the presentation will be whole number computation, fractions and decimals.

Live E-Workshops Schedule & Description (Live Events)

  • Most E-Workshops include a follow-up session to reflect and discuss the impact of the activities on student learning and to explore some additional activities. Get more information on how E-Workshops work.
  • Live E-Workshop Schedule

Workshops Delivered by Ms. Paula Thompson

Once enough people have expressed an interest in any one of these workshops, I will make it happen!

Book Studies

If you are a YTA or YEU member of this wiki, you can put your name on the list of educators who are interested in participating in a book study! If you are not a member of this wiki yet, then click on the join link above. To become a member of this wiki so that you can add you name, click "Join This Wiki."

Teaching Student-Centred Mathematics Grades 5-8 Book Study (More Information)

Elementary & Middle School Mathematics Teaching Developmentally K-8 Book Study (More Information)

Workshops That Utilize Box Cars & One-Eyed Jacks Resources


Workshops That Utilize Popular Television Programs

NUMB3RS 4CTIVITI3S (Numbers Activities)
Texas Instruments partnered with CBS, in association with the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), to develop educational resources based on the hit series NUMB3RS. In this 1.5-3 hour workshop, participants will watch an episode of NUMB3RS. Classroom activities based on the mathematics from the episode will be completed. Register here for the next workshop.

TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

Dan Meyer on Math Class Needs A Makeover

University of Waterloo

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