Day 1: July 11, 2017, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The First 20 Days: Launch your best math workshop yet!
You know the first days of school set the tone and expectations for the year. What does that mean for your math workshop? How will you establish routines, communicate expectations or students and perhaps even signal to them that this year’s math class may be unlike any other they’ve ever seen? Can you keep students who loved last year’s math class excited while winning over those who have been disconnected? Yes, you can!
Day 2: July 12, 2017, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Create a Mathematical Environment
What does a math workshop classroom look like? How can you set up the classroom-and what tools you need-to encourage authentic, hands-on discovery of mathematical concepts that resonate with students every day experiences?
On both days teachers will learn to create a focused unit of study that moves students past rote memorization of procedures and facts to some deeper understanding of mathematical concepts. Engage in activities that will help students begin problem solving right away. Develop an understanding of the math materials and the role of mathematicians during math block.