Thursday, April 19, 2018

Summer Course Offering: Mathematically Productive Engagement August 2018

Prerequisite: How Math Teaching Matters



About this Best Practices Seminar
During this seminar for grades 3-12 teachers  you will “do math” with colleagues, observe and analyze classroom tools and artifacts, and discuss readings as context for  sense-making about current and historically important research on effective mathematics classrooms—with particular emphasis on instruction that fosters the development of mathematically productive student mindsets and engagement. This course deepens and extends many ideas explored in the seminar, Best Practices in Teaching Mathematics: How Math Teaching Matters, while introducing new perspectives and practices that support find-tuning your teaching to maximize student engagement and learning. You will design and Action Plan that focuses on creating a classroom  culture in which all students engage continuously and productively in mathematical reasoning and sense making.
You will gain research-based teaching tools, structures, and strategies designed specifically to: 
  • Align with research on student motivation and engagement and how students learn math
  • Support every student in developing a “Growth Mindset” (Dweck) as a mathematician—knowing that with effort all students learn
  • Support the recognition and elimination of issues known to inhibit  mathematical learning
  • Ensure that every student engages in powerful mathematical habits of mind and habits of interacting—with particular emphasis on conjecturing, justifying and generalizing
  • Foster achievement of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for Mathematics Content and Practice
  • Increase the mathematical quality and cognitive level of every students’ engagement



Cost, registration
HUUSD Employees
Cost $0
Non-HUUSD Employees
Cost $500
*Graduate Credit Option Also Available-
fees additional
To register contact: Sheila Soule
HUUSD, Director of Curriculum
ssoule@wwsu.org
(802) 583-7947

Particpants
3-12 Teachers of Mathematics, administrators, Special Educators, and instructional assistants. Team registration encouraged.
Site, Dates, Times
Harwood Union High School
Rt l00 Duxbury VT
August 13-16, 2018
8:00-4:00

Instructors
All instructors for the Best Practices: Mathematically Productive Engagment are accomplished mathematics educators with a deep interest in both mathematics and meaningful teaching. They bring a range of rich perspectives from their work in schools nationally where they support teacher learning about mathematics content, learning, and teaching

Summer Course Offering: How Math Teaching Matters August 2018 Teachers in Grades K-12




About this Best Practices Seminar
During this Best Practices Seminar you will “do math” with colleagues, observe and analyze classroom video, and discuss readings as context for examining current and historically important research on effective mathematics classrooms. You will use seminar activities and materials as the basis for the design of an Action Plan for refining your teaching practice to increase student engagement in the following research based elements of how students learn math:


  • Cognitively challenging math tasks
  • Mathematically productive classroom norms and relationships
  • Mathematical discourse that focuses on students’ mathematical reasoning, sense-making, conjecturing, justifying , and generalizing
  • Reflection and metacognition about their own and each other’s mathematical thinking
  • Productive disequilibrium about mathematical ideas and relationships



During this seminar you will gain first-hand experience with an extensive set of tools, structures, and teaching routines designed to align with the research on how students learn math and to foster mathematically productive habits of mind and interaction that result in students’ achievement of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for Mathematical Practice:

  • Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them
  • Reason abstractly and quantitatively
  • Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others
  • Model with mathematics
  • Use appropriate tools strategically
  • Attend to precision
  • Look for and make use of structure
  • Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning


If you have taken a Best Practices seminar in the past years, consider attending again to:
  • Focus in on a specific aspect of your teaching
  • Link more tightly with CCSS Math Practices
  • Work with a team to develop a school-wide plan

Cost, registration
HUUSD Employees
Cost $0
Non-HUUSD Employees
Cost $500
*Graduate Credit Option Also Available-
fees additional
To register contact: Sheila Soule
HUUSD, Director of Curriculum
ssoule@wwsu.org
(802) 583-7947

Particpants
K-12 Teachers of Mathematics, administrators, Special Educators, and instructional assistants. Team registration encouraged.

Site, Dates, Times
Thatcher Brook Primary School
40 Stowe Street, Waterbury VT
August 6-10, 2018
8:00-4:00

Instructors
All instructors for the Best Practices: How Math Teaching Matters are accomplished mathematics educators with a deep interest in both mathematics and meaningful teaching. They bring a range of rich perspectives from their work in schools nationally where they support teacher learning about mathematics content, learning, and teaching

Save the Date: Mentor Colloquium May 23, 2018


Wednesday, April 4, 2018

AOE Career and Tech Ed Perception Survey

CTE Perception Survey

Audience: Everyone
As part of a process for developing a strategic vision and goals for career technical education (CTE) in the state, the Agency of Education is asking for participation from you and your school community. The CTE Perception Survey will be available until April 9, 2018.
Contact: Jay Ramsey, State CTE Director, at jay.ramsey@vermont.gov

Friday, March 30, 2018

Bridges in Mathematics Training: June 18-19



BRIDGES IN MATHEMATICS
Introductory Training for HUUSD K-5 Faculty
June 18-19, 2018

Faculty from Thatcher Brook Primary School and Crossett Brook Middle School
Location: Thatcher Brook
Trainers:Donna MacKenzie (Gr. K-2) and Bethany Morrissey (Gr. 3-5)


Faculty from Moretown, Waitsfield, Warren, Fayston
Location: Harwood Union High School
Trainers:  Karen Moylan (Gr. K-2) and Lisa Beck (Gr. 3-5)