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We are excited to invite you to our Statewide Regional Academy on Mathematics Education! These free, one-day conferences will focus on professional development in mathematics for K-12 teachers. The emphasis will be on orchestrating productive teaching.
This conference focuses on using the Smith and Stein book, 5 Practices for Orchestrating Productive Mathematics Discussions. These 5 practices focus on deliberate moves a teachers should be using in the classroom to facilitate meaningful mathematics discussions that encourage students to connect to and understand the mathematics being discussed. The book will be provided to each educator who attends the mathematics academy. Registration opening soon!
April 26, 2014 in Idaho Falls
May 17, 2014 in Twin Falls area
Cohort 3 will begin March 21st in Payette (Grades K-2 Geometry, Grades 3-5 Fractions, and Grades 6-8 Statistics and Probability) and will continue throughout Summer 2014, Fall 2014, and Spring 2015 with the other content areas. Email Jackie Ismail at email@example.com if you are interested in joining this new cohort.
The unit study dates for 2013-14 have been set and emailed to administrators of participating districts/schools in Cohorts 1 and 2. Please contact Keith Krone at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. http://dmt.boisestate.edu/professional-development/regions-3-4.
A Region 4 Cohort will begin March 7th in Twin Falls at the College of Southern Idaho (Grades K-2 Geometry, Grades 3-5 Fractions, and Grades 6-8 Statistics and Probability) and will continue throughout Summer 2014, Fall 2014, and Spring 2015 with the other content areas. Email Jackie Ismail at email@example.com if you are interested in joining this cohort in Region 4.
The 2012 MTI webinars are designed to support school personnel in implementing the concepts and instructional strategies from the Mathematical Thinking for Instruction (MTI) course. In addition, the webinars focus on building familiarity and understanding of the Idaho Core Standards - Mathematics (CCSS) by examining strategies, models and contexts that support their implementation.
Registration information available at www.idscienceteachers.org