2017-2018 Participant Outreach Activities

To build a core group of users for the PCMI @ Math Forum resources, participants of the 2017 Teacher Leadership Program have completed these activities after having experienced the three-week institute.

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[Jul-Sep 2017]  [Oct-Dec 2017

Sharing the TRU Framework and other classroom tools learned in ROP
Date: July 20, 2017
Location: Mapleton, Utah
Speaker: Missy Kammerman
Description: Missy met with her administrators for 2 hours to share the exciting things that were taught at PCMI. Her presentation was met with incredible enthusiasm and support. The administration was thrilled about the principles of Inquiry, productive struggle, TRU framework and discussion that Missy will implement in the classroom! The meeting far exceeded her expectations! Full support was offered to help her implement the things learned at PCMI.
 
Meeting with District Math Curriculum Specialist
Date: July 25, 2017
Location: Spanish Fork, Utah
Speaker: Missy Kammerman
Description: Missy net with Nicole Berg the district curriculum specialist for mathematics. She discussed the principles taught at PCMI and discussed options of how to implement these in her classroom. Her district is in the process of trying to train teachers to transition to the methods of teaching we learned at PCMI. She was very much supported during this meeting and enthusiasm continues to build.
 
The Big Bang (Big Picture Learning''s International Conference on Student-Centered Learning)
Date: July 26, 2017
Location: St. Louis, MO
Speaker: Kate Belin
Description: Kate facilitated a workshop "The Algebra Project: Mathematics as a human experience and a civil rights issue" in which she presented the history of Bob Moses and the current work of the movement that uses mathematics as an organizing tool. Participants also engaged in selected activities from the Symmetry Unit.
 
Buck Martin State Award
Date: July 31, 2017
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Speaker: Chris Bolognese
Description: Chris received the 2017 Buck Martin award. This award recognizes the secondary teacher of the year in the state of Ohio.
 
Salisbury Math Teacher Circle Summer Immersion Workshop
Date: August 1-3, 2017
Location: Salisbury, North Carolina
Speaker: Chris Bolognese
Description: Chris served as a mentor for the circle by presenting two sessions and serving as a resource for upcoming meetings.
 
Building teams with tasks from day 1
Date: August 10, 2017
Location: Oak Valley Middle School
Speaker: Traci Jackson
Description: This presentation was built using the knowledge gain from PCMI regarding tasks and team problem solving. Math tasks that help build effective teamwork were presented for teachers to preview before using them in their classroom. Effective team structures were presented throughout the presentation during the math tasks, including how to incorporate vertical non permanent surfaces to encourage team problem solving.
 
My PCMI Experience
Date: August 17, 2017
Location: Columbia, South Carolina
Speaker: Iris Nelson
Description: A hands-on workshop that highlighted a typical day at PCMI: a portion for morning math, reflections of practice, and statistics in the middle school. Several of the participants have expressed interest in applying to PCMI next year.
 
Summer Teacher Activities
Date: August 28, 2017
Location: The Wellington School
Speaker: Sean Corey
Description: I presented to our entire middle school of 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students + all of the teachers and the principal about what I did at PCMI. In the slides presentation I made, we watched some of the 4th of July parade parade, looked at pictures of the PCMI teachers doing morning math together and talked about the immense joy in math and teaching math we all shared. Finally I discussed how the PCMI changed my view of what leadership is. Specifically, I learned that not all leadership has to look like captains of sports teams giving out commands, but instead leadership can be thought of as fulling a responsibility to help others using what you've been privileged with/ using your gifts. My students and faculty were very impressed that Einstein was part of IAS, and that I met Dr. Terence Tao, and they've been calling me "super teacher" for the past week! I'm still blushing.
 
Chicago Foundation for Education Action Research Fellow
Date: ongoing September 2017 - June 2018
Location: Chicago
Speakers: Kate Carter
Description: Kate is part of a fellowship conducting classroom action research in Chicago schools. She will be examining discussion-based classroom techniques and their impact on math status hierarchies in a classroom.
 
Program Committee for NCTM 2019 Annual Conference
Date: Fall, 2017 through Spring, 2019
Location: San Diego, CA
Speaker: Jennifer Outzs
Description: Jennifer is serving on the program committee for the NCTM annual conference in San Diego in 2019. Although the actual conference isn't until 2019 much of the planning is going on this year.
 
Mathematical Mindsets book study
Date: September 2017 - March 2018
Location: online
Speaker: Mary Velez, Jennifer Outzs, Fred Dillon
Description: A group of PCMI alum and their colleague will participate in a book study and meet twice a month via videoconferencing (Zoom). We will be studying the book Mathematical Mindsets by Jo Boaler and coming up with Action Plans to try in our classrooms.
 
Using the "5 Practices" to Engage in Mathematics
Date: September 15, 2017
Location: Colorado Council of Teachers of Mathematics Conference in Denver, CO
Speakers: Mary E. Pilgrim & Amy TerEick
Description: Participants engaged in a mathematical task. Following the task, participants discussed Smith & Stein's (2011) 5 Practices. With a focus on sequencing student work to facilitate mathematical discourse, participant work as well as student work was used to promote the discussion.
 
Teaching Mathematics, Doing Mathematics
Date: September 19, 2017
Location: Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation Blog
Speaker: Arundhati Velamur
Description: Arundhati blogged about her experiences in the PCMI Teacher Leadership Program. Read how she recounts how "The experience was transformative for me and has informed how I think of myself - both as a teacher and a student of mathematics."
 
Linear or Quadratic? Let's Engage in a Rich Task!
Date: October 18 - 20, 2017
Location: NCTM Regional in Orlando, FL
Speaker: Jennifer Outzs and Fred Dillon
Description: Participants will explore a rich algebraic task that provides unique opportunities to uncover students' thinking about linear and quadratic functions. Participants will also examine work samples and consider how to respond to students' current thinking as well as how to extend their ideas in order to deepen their conceptual understanding.
 
Taking Action: Eliciting, Supporting, and Using Student Thinking
Date: October 18 - 20, 2017
Location: NCTM Regional in Orlando, FL
Speaker: Jennifer Outzs and Fred Dillon
Description: Join us to work on a rich task, and then to examine student work for that task. We will consider what the work tells us about student learning and the supports we need to offer to ensure students gain understanding of our mathematical goals. We will explore questions to ask about the work in order to get more information about student learning.
 
Linear or Quadratic? Let's Engage in a Rich Task!
Date: October 26 - 28, 2017
Location: CMC-South, Palm Springs, CA
Speaker: Jennifer Outzs and Fred Dillon
Description: Participants will explore a rich algebraic task that provides unique opportunities to uncover students' thinking about linear and quadratic functions. Participants will also examine work samples and consider how to respond to students' current thinking as well as how to extend their ideas in order to deepen their conceptual understanding.
 
Taking Action: Eliciting, Supporting, and Using Student Thinking
Date: October 26 - 28, 2017
Location: CMC-South, Palm Springs, CA
Speaker: Jennifer Outzs and Fred Dillon
Description: Join us to work on a rich task, and then to examine student work for that task. We will consider what the work tells us about student learning and the supports we need to offer to ensure students gain understanding of our mathematical goals. We will explore questions to ask about the work in order to get more information about student learning.
 
Fostering Student Ownership through Mastery Based Grading
Date: October 27 - 29, 2017
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Speaker: Athena Leonardo, Abigail Kirchman
Description: Do your students know what their grade means? Do they know what content and skills they've mastered and which ones are an area for growth? In this workshop, participants investigate how mastery based grading supports student ownership of learning. Participants will build a working definition of mastery based grading and investigate the benefits and challenges. By examining various structures across contents, participants will gain an understanding of what student ownership can look like in their own classroom. Time is allocated to reflect on structures aligned to individual participant's classrooms.
 
 

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