This two day workshop looks at bringing joyful learning into the mathematics classroom and helping students understand the fundamental purposes of what they are learning in the 21st-century context.
We live in a content-rich society with answers to all our questions at our fingertips. And our students know that and live that! So what then is the goal of a traditional curriculum in a 21st-century environment?
Educators will come away from this knowing how use mathematics for fostering student self-agency, confidence in problem-solving, and deep joyous learning.
Participants will learn how to teach students how to assess what they know, what they think they know, and how they think they know it.
This professional development opportunity is for preK–12 educators, math coaches, administrators, and university professors. Participation in the two-day workshop will lead to a certificate of participation.
Dr. James Tanton earned his PhD in mathematics from Princeton University. He is an author, a consultant, and ambassador for the Mathematical Association of America in Washington D.C., chair of the Advisory Council for the National Museum of Mathematics, and founder of the Global Math Project, an initiative to transform the entire world's perception of what mathematics can, and should, be. This initiative has reached over 6 million students and teachers across the planet. James has taught mathematics at both at universities and high schools. He advises on curriculum, consults with teachers, and gives demonstration classes, and facilitates professional development across the globe. James is also recipient of a Joint Policy Board for Mathematics communications award for 2020.
Dr. Jennifer Chang Wathall is an independent consultant, author, and part-time instructor for the University of Hong Kong. She is a certified trainer in the DISCtm behaviour assessment tool and she is a certified independent consultant in "Concept-Based Curriculum Design" by Dr. H. Lynn Erickson. With over 25 years’ experience in the education field, Jennifer has worked in several international schools and has presented numerous keynote addresses and workshops about concept-based mathematics and concept-based curriculum and instruction to Pre-K-12 educators around the world. Jennifer holds a degree in pure and applied mathematics from the University of Sydney and completed post-graduate studies at the University of Hong Kong.
Registration through February 29, 2020: $590
Registration after February 29, 2020 : $690
Registration includes two full days of workshops, continental breakfast, lunch, and snacks. Financial awards are available. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
We encourage schools and organizations to send teams whenever possible as we have found institutional learning and implementation is more impactful when teams come together. Correspondingly, we offer group discounts, and more information is available by emailing email@example.com.
All program participation fees are due in advance to confirm your registration and participation. Any cancellation and refund requests must be submitted in writing via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
While we do not provide shuttles or other forms of transportation to Nueva, our San Mateo campus is easily accessible by Caltrain and other public transportation systems; please refer to Google maps or the Caltrain website for details. Uber and Lyft are also widely available in our area.
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