to get middle school students talking!

Workshop Description & Overview

AUDIENCE: 6th - 8th Grade Math Teachers

PURPOSE: This session will provide teachers with a collaborative space to explore resources designed to get students actively participating in mathematical discourse.

~Teachers will participate in several activities as students and then have a change to discuss the resources and how to effectively use them in the classroom.

~We will also spend some time exploring the resource collections presented by the Ohio Department of Education in the newly released Model Curriculum.

~Teachers will return to the classroom with a large collection of tools that they can use right away.

**Teachers should bring their own device to use during the session.

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Date: October 9th, 2019

Time: 8:30 am - 3:00 pm (Please Arrive 15 Minutes Early to Sign-In & Find Your Seat)

Location: Sidney Board of Education, 750 South Fourth Ave., Sidney, Ohio 45365

Lunch: On Your Own (one hour)

Contact Hours: 5.5

Registration Fees (Tiered Pricing System Applies)

$0 - No Cost to Curriculum Team Districts: Districts purchasing presenter contract (i.e. Curriculum Team Districts) may attend at no cost.

  • The following is a list of "Curriculum Team" districts for the 2019-2020 school year: Ada, Botkins, Fairlawn, Hardin-Houston, Jackson Center, Riverside, Upper Scioto Valley, Ridgemont, Kenton City Schools, and Sidney City Schools.

$75 for districts not listed above from Hardin, Shelby, or Logan counties, Boards of DD, and Career Centers.

$105 for school districts outside of the above counties or other agencies/non-profits.

If you have questions about fees or the registration process, please contact Kim Leach at

Meet our Presenter

Speaker: Robert Batty. Curriculum Director & Mathematics Content Specialist, MRESC

Primary Focus Area: Mathematics


Background: Bob is excited to be joining the curriculum team at the Midwest Regional ESC. He taught for 18 years in a high school math classroom and has three years of experience as math content specialist/curriculum director. Bob is an active member of the Dayton Area Math Teachers Circle, The ODE network of regional Leaders, and the Ohio Council of Teachers of Mathematics where he currently serves as the nominations committee chair.

Bob earned his bachelor’s in math education from Miami University. He later earned a master’s of arts in teaching mathematics from the University of Cincinnati and finished his principals licensure at Indiana Wesleyan University. He and his family reside in the Versailles area.

Registration Deadline

September 27, 2019 at 3:00 pm


Wednesday, Oct. 9th, 8:30am-3pm

Sidney Board of Education, 750 South Fourth Ave., Sidney, Ohio 45365

What time should I arrive at the training site? Please arrive 15 minutes early to each session to complete the check-in process. Please enter through the main entrance and check-in with the Office before proceeding to the second floor multi-purpose room.

Food & Beverage: Bottled water and assorted breakfast bars will be available at the beginning of the session. While coffee or other food will not be served, participants are free to bring snack items for themselves or to share with the group. Please plan accordingly…..

What You Should Bring? Participants should bring note taking materials and writing utensils with them to the session.

Our Cancellation Policy - Cancellations must be received 15 days prior to the event. Cancellations received outside of this policy will not be accepted. Attendees and/or employing districts will be billed accordingly.

Midwest Regional Educational Service Center

Our Vision/Mission: The Midwest Regional Educational Service Center serves and supports students, families, and districts as an innovative educational partner.