Idaho State University has recently partnered with the Idaho State Department of Education to develop a professional development course, Teaching Mathematical Thinking, as part as the Idaho Math Initiative to ensure teachers are given the opportunity to stay current in mathematical education and research for their classrooms.

This course provides an opportunity to study fundamental mathematical theory underlying the content area of number and operation and structures of algebraic thinking. Topics will include: meanings of operations and how they relate to one another, computation within the number system as a foundation for algebra, the use of mathematical models, and the understanding student thinking. Emphasis will be given to developing ideas about multiplicative thinking, proportional reasoning, and algebraic reasoning.

Date Time Location Presenter(s)
6/1/2015 8:00am to 5:30pm Alameda M.S., Pocatello, ID ISU Regional Mathematics Center
6/2/2015 8:00am to 5:30pm Alameda M.S., Pocatello, ID ISU Regional Mathematics Center
6/3/2015 8:00am to 5:30pm Alameda M.S., Pocatello, ID ISU Regional Mathematics Center
6/4/2015 8:00am to 5:30pm Alameda M.S., Pocatello, ID ISU Regional Mathematics Center
6/5/2015 8:00am to 5:30pm Alameda M.S., Pocatello, ID ISU Regional Mathematics Center
Max No. Participants:
35
Credit Offered:
Yes
Credit Offered from:
ISU
How Many Credits:
3
Cost Per Credit:
$180
Credit Requirements:
See the instructor.
Eventbrite:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/teaching-mathematical-thinking-course-k-5-pocatello-id-june-1-5-2015-registration-15305441989
Special Instructions:
The $180 fee covers cost of credits and materials.

Idaho State University has recently partnered with the Idaho State Department of Education to develop a professional development course, Teaching Mathematical Thinking, as part as the Idaho Math Initiative to ensure teachers are given the opportunity to stay current in mathematical education and research for their classrooms.

This course provides an opportunity to study fundamental mathematical theory underlying the content area of number and operation and structures of algebraic thinking. Topics will include: meanings of operations and how they relate to one another, computation within the number system as a foundation for algebra, the use of mathematical models, and the understanding student thinking. Emphasis will be given to developing ideas about multiplicative thinking, proportional reasoning, and algebraic reasoning.

Date Time Location Presenter(s)
6/15/2015 8:00am to 5:30pm Rigby H.S., Rigby, ID ISU Regional Mathematics Center
6/16/2015 8:00am to 5:30pm Rigby H.S., Rigby, ID ISU Regional Mathematics Center
6/17/2015 8:00am to 5:30pm Rigby H.S., Rigby, ID ISU Regional Mathematics Center
6/18/2015 8:00am to 5:30pm Rigby H.S., Rigby, ID ISU Regional Mathematics Center
6/19/2015 8:00am to 5:30pm Rigby H.S., Rigby, ID ISU Regional Mathematics Center
Max No. Participants:
35
Credit Offered:
Yes
Credit Offered from:
ISU
How Many Credits:
3
Cost Per Credit:
$180
Credit Requirements:
See the instructor.
Eventbrite:
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/teaching-mathematical-thinking-course-k-5-rigby-id-june-15-19-2015-registration-15007074564
Special Instructions:
The $180 fee covers cost of credits and materials.

The course will focus on integrating effective mathematics instructional practices with the district adopted elementary math program, Math in Focus. Overall course training is provided by Dr. Jennifer Prusaczyk to 26 elementary teachers representing all grade levels. These Peer Guides then hold monthly training sessions with small groups of teachers.

Date Time Location Presenter(s)
9/24/2014 Various Various Elementary Buildings in the District Jennifer Prusaczyk, Various District Selected K-6 Teachers
10/22/2014 Various Various Elementary Buildings in the District Jennifer Prusaczyk, Various District Selected K-6 Teachers
11/19/2014 Various Various Elementary Buildings in the District Jennifer Prusaczyk, Various District Selected K-6 Teachers
1/28/2015 Various Various Elementary Buildings in the District Jennifer Prusaczyk, Various District Selected K-6 Teachers
2/18/2015 Various Various Elementary Buildings in the District Jennifer Prusaczyk, Various District Selected K-6 Teachers
3/18/2015 Various Various Elementary Buildings in the District Jennifer Prusaczyk, Various District Selected K-6 Teachers
4/15/2015 Various Various Elementary Buildings in the District Jennifer Prusaczyk, Various District Selected K-6 Teachers
5/20/2015 Various Various Elementary Buildings in the District Jennifer Prusaczyk, Various District Selected K-6 Teachers
Max No. Participants:
240
Credit Offered:
Yes
Credit Offered from:
NNU
How Many Credits:
1
Cost Per Credit:
$60
Credit Requirements:
  • Attend monthly meetings
  • Implement learned instructional strategies
  • Reflect on implementation of instructional practices
  • Read assigned articles/view assigned videos
  • Collaborate with colleagues to plan mathematics lessons
Eventbrite:
http://www.nnu.edu/cpd
Special Instructions:
The deadline for credit registration through NNU is May 20, 2015.

Idaho State University has recently partnered with the Idaho State Department of Education to develop a professional development course, Teaching Mathematical Thinking, as part as the Idaho Math Initiative to ensure teachers are given the opportunity to stay current in mathematical education and research for their classrooms.

This course provides an opportunity to study fundamental mathematical theory underlying the content area of number and operation and structures of algebraic thinking. Topics will include: meanings of operations and how they relate to one another, computation within the number system as a foundation for algebra, the use of mathematical models, and the understanding student thinking. Emphasis will be given to developing ideas about multiplicative thinking, proportional reasoning, and algebraic reasoning.

Date Time Location Presenter(s)
2/14/2015 8:00am to 5:30pm Emerson H.S. Innovative Center Room A6 Angela Godfrey
2/18/2015 4:30pm to 9:00pm Emerson H.S. Innovative Center Room A6 Angela Godfrey
2/21/2015 8:00am to 5:30pm Emerson H.S. Innovative Center Room A6 Angela Godfrey
2/25/2015 4:30pm to 9:00pm Emerson H.S. Innovative Center Room A6 Angela Godfrey
3/4/2015 4:30pm to 9:00pm Emerson H.S. Innovative Center Room A6 Angela Godfrey
3/4/2015 4:30pm to 9:00pm Emerson H.S. Innovative Center Room A6 Angela Godfrey
3/14/2015 8:00am to 5:30pm Emerson H.S. Innovative Center Room A6 Angela Godfrey
Max No. Participants:
35
Credit Offered:
Yes
Credit Offered from:
ISU
How Many Credits:
3
Cost Per Credit:
$180
Credit Requirements:
See the instructor.
Special Instructions:
The $180 fee covers cost of credits and materials.

This webinar presentation is designed to introduce para-professionals, who assist students struggling in mathematics, to the pedagogical philosophy of the Math in Focus program.

Date Time Location Presenter(s)
12/14/2014 12:30pmto 3:30pm Ethel Boyes, Room 213 Susan Resnick
Max No. Participants:
40
Credit Offered:
No

This workshop provides teachers with in-depth, hands-on experiences with Math in Focus™. These grade level workshops introduce participants to the philosophy, mathematics content, and pedagogy of Singapore Math. Participants work with the fundamentals of the program, learning the essential math concepts at their grade level. Special emphasis is placed on the structure of the lesson and anticipating the obstacles that might occur when teaching the Singapore pedagogy.

After completing Math in Focus ™: The Singapore Approach Grade Level Courses participants will:

  • Review the progress of the implementation for Math in Focus™
  • Highlight good results and consider challenges and solutions
  • Take an in-depth look at how Math in Focus™ develops mathematical understanding
  • Understand, observe and apply the lesson structure for Math in Focus™
  • Learn and practice grade level instructional strategies
Date Time Location Presenter(s)
9/29/2014 1/2 Day Emerson H.S. Innovative Center Room A6 Susan Resnick
9/30/2014 1/2 Day Emerson H.S. Innovative Center Room A6 Susan Resnick
10/1/2014 1/2 Day Emerson H.S. Innovative Center Room A6 Susan Resnick
10/2/2014 1/2 Day Emerson H.S. Innovative Center Room A6 Susan Resnick
Max No. Participants:
270
Credit Offered:
No

This interactive workshop develops teacher understanding of Math in Focus™, The Singapore Approach. During this one-day workshop, participants spend time learning how the instructional strategies will add depth to their teaching and developing a greater understanding of mathematics. Educators experience the carefully planned and executed instruction that develops student understanding and intellectual growth. Special attention is paid to how students learn and the role of the teacher in Math in Focus™. Time is also spent understanding why the carefully sequenced and paced instruction, covering fewer topics in-depth, will enhance students’ math achievement.

After completing Math in Focus ™: Singapore Approach Instructional Strategies participants will:

  • Understand the Singapore philosophy of a Focused Coherent Curriculum
  • Experience the pedagogy of Concrete - Pictorial - Abstract
  • Learn and practice key instructional strategies including number bonds, mental calculations, and model drawing
  • Investigate the instructional pathway of Math in Focus™
  • Understand, observe, and apply the lesson structure and extensive teacher support
Date Time Location Presenter(s)
08/27/2014 8:30am to 4:30pm Taylorview Middle School Brenda Lucas, Mindy Dennis, Sandy Stein, Phyllis Yucatonis, Susan Resnick, Patti Chesney
Max No. Participants:
270
Credit Offered:
No
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