Summer 2016 Secondary Math PD

Sheldon ISD

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Lake Houston Mathematics Collaborative

Description

Participants will build a solid understanding of the vertical alignment of algebra standards from elementary through middle school. Participants are expected to attend a minimum of 100 hours of professional development, mentor at least 3 teachers, and agree to submit their Spring 2017 STAAR data.


Audience: Grades 4-8 Math Teachers

Registration Fee: No

Stipend: Yes. Teachers may earn a $1,000 stipend.

Application Required: Yes. Applications were emailed to teachers. Please email Krystal Reeves if you did not receive an application.

Application Deadline: April 15, 2016

Session Dates: June 13-16 & August 1-3

Location: Out of District

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Curriculum Writing

Curriculum writers will learn more about the Understanding By Design framework used in Sheldon ISD and design activities, lesson, and assessments for the 2016-2017 school year for a specific grade level.


Audience: Secondary Math Teachers

Registration Fee: No

Session Dates: June 7-8

Application Required: Yes.

Application Deadline: TBD All teachers will receive an email when the application opens.

Stipend: Yes.

Location: In-District

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2016-2017 ConocoPhillips Rice University Applied Math Program (AMP!) for Algebra I/Biology Participant

Description

AMP! participants will receive a year of professional development (approximately 85 hours) targeting algebra I and biology teachers. AMP! has the goal of improving crosscutting content knowledge, enhancing instructional practices, assessing effective student learning experiences, and leadership development. Participants will receive a minimum of 6 GT credit hours, integrated technology, professional texts, a variety of algebra I and biology materials, and a stipend.


Audience: Algebra 1 & Biology Teachers

Registration Fee: No

Session Dates: August 1 - 5

Application Required:

Application Deadline: April 30, 2016 Please visit the website below.

http://www.rstem.rice.edu/#!amp/c1znw

Stipend: $2,500

Location: Out of District


· An Algebra 1/Biology teacher pair is required for this PD.

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Rice University School Mathematics Project

Description

· A rigorous mathematics instruction program for teachers of grades K-12

· Active approach to learning mathematics

· Concept-based learning activities

· Curriculum development using RUSMP’s Learning Plan

· Mathematics topics which enhance and transcend traditional classroom mathematics

· Emphasis on motivation, applications, and problem-solving in mathematics

· Use of technology and manipulatives in the classroom

· Instruction by Master Teachers and Rice faculty

· Lectures by distinguished visiting mathematics educators

· Rice University graduate credit

· Gifted and Talented credit


Audience: Secondary Math Teachers 6-12

Registration Fee: Yes

Session Dates: June 6 - 23

Application Required: Yes

Application Deadline: Please visit the website below .

https://rusmp.rice.edu/Register/

Stipend: No

Location: Out of District

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Investigating Geometry and Measurement in the Secondary Mathematics Curriculum

Description

This course is designed to support middle and high school mathematics teachers as they develop students’ understanding of the important geometric and measurement concepts from those grades. Concepts are aligned with the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills.

· Emphasis on vertical alignment of concepts

· Use of manipulatives technology to explore geometric and measurement concepts

· Problem-solving strategies

· Assessment strategies

· Each teacher will receive course materials and professional development credit.


Audience: Secondary Math Teachers 6-12

Registration Fee: Yes

Session Dates: July 25-28

Application Required: Yes

Application Deadline: Please visit the website below .

https://rusmp.rice.edu/Register/

Stipend: No

Location: Out of District

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Using the Graphing Calculator to Support Algebra 1 Instruction

Description

During this session, participants will utilize the graphing calculator to explore activities designed to enhance math instruction in Pre-Algebra and Algebra 1.


Audience: Grade 8 & Algebra 1 Teachers

Registration Fee: No

Session Dates: August 9

Application Required: no

Application Deadline:

Stipend: No

Location: In District

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Region 4 Professional Development

Audience: Secondary Math Teachers 6-12

http://www.esc4.net/