2018-2019 Participant Outreach Activities

To build a core group of users for the PCMI TLP resources, participants of the 2018 Teacher Leadership Program have completed these activities after having experienced the three-week institute.

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MIST - Mathematical Immersion for Secondary Teacher
Date: School years 2018-2020
Location: Ordean East Middle School, Duluth, MN
Participants: Jane Juten and her Ordean East Middle School colleagues
Presenters: MIST professional development program
Description: Our team of 5-7 teachers will gather once/month to do math problems together and virtually with groups from around the US (Jane is hoping to see some familiar faces from PCMI 2018). Jane adds, "Delighted to continue doing Bowen & Darryl style problems throughout the year. I am excited that my colleagues want to join in the problem-solving fun."
MIST professional development program
Date: School years 2018-2020
Location: Virtual & James Baldwin School, NYC, NY
Participants: Shana Elizabeth Henry, Abigail Kirchman, Jasper DeAntonio, and Ishrat Ahmed
Description: Our team of 4 teachers gathered once/month to do math problems together and virtually with groups from around the US. We experienced problems similar to PCMI problem sets. We were engaged in deep mathematical thinking.
Program Committee
Date: 2018 - 2019
Location: San Diego, CA
Participant: Jennifer Outzs
Description: Jennifer and other PCMI past participants (Nicole Bannister, Peg Cagle, Peter Eley, Brian Shay (Program Chair), Ben Sinwell, Mary Velez) served on the program committee for NCTM 2019 Annual meeting in San Diego, CA.
Probability Modeling: Examples and Practice
Date: September 22, 2018
Location: Oxford, OH
Participant: Peter Petto
Description: Mathematical modeling is a process that uses math to represent, analyze, make prediction or otherwise provide insight into real-world phenomena. Models that incorporate uncertainty include a random process and so do not have the same result every time. Repeated simulations can generate a collection of results that show the distribution of expected possibilities clearly. Participants will conduct a limited simulation "by hand," and then be shown a way to automate simulations using computer code that they can modify and extend. Participants will receive slide-deck and links to a variety of modeling problems and other materials. Random number production and Jupyter Notebook code execution will require a web browser. Modeling processes conform to those described in the GAIMME & NCTM frameworks.
Additional Notes: This was a presentation at Miami University Depatment of Mathematics 46th Annual Conference, "Making Mathematics Visible." It is a slightly-revised portion of the outreach project developed at PCMI 2018 by Robert Calungsod, Aziz Jumash, and Peter Petto.
Salt Mountain Geometry
Date: November, 2018
Location: Math Horizons Journal
Participant: Troy Jones and Darryl Yong
Description: This is an article that was published in the MAA Journal "Math Horizons", Volume XXVI: Issue 2. This article is based on an activity that TLP participants have explored several times at PCMI.
Additional Notes: Troy was a participant in 2001, 2002, 2003 and has been one of the resource personnel for PCMI since 2004.
What in the World Matches Common Core Math Clusters? Connecting Social Justice & Middle School Math
Date: November 30, 2018
Location: NCTM Regional Meeting, Seattle, WA
Participant: Julie Wright
Description: This presentation and the related app at tinyurl.com/sjmapp help teachers and students choose social justice tasks suited to individual interests, local issues, or timely concerns while also meeting math goals.
Additional Notes: The presentation and the related app (tinyurl.com/sjmapp) are based on work Julie did at PCMI TLP in 2017 and 2018 in the Social Justice working group.
Duluth's 2018-19 Teachers of the Year
Date: January, 2019
Location: Duluth, MN
Participant: Jane Juten, Kristin Bergerson and Diane Mozol
Description: Jane and two other teachers were recognized at a reception held in their honor as Duluth's 2018-19 Teachers of the Year. Bergerson, Juten and Mozol were also nominated for the Minnesota Teacher of the Year Award (168 nominees).
Limacon 2019
Date: March 15, 2019
Location: SUNY Old Westbury, New York
Participant: Rachel Griffin and Wendell Cheung
Brief Summary: We presented a 50-minute workshop for Long Island/New York City area math educators titled Area Models in Algebra 1 and 2.
Description: Participants will gain an understanding of how to use area models to multiply, divide, and factor polynomials. We will discuss common student misconceptions and errors, followed by a brainstorm on interventions and responses.
Mathematics Teachers' Circle
Date: April-May, 2019
Participant: Ana Castillo
Description: In April 2019, Ana worked collaboratively with another math teacher, Karina Araiza (PSJA ISD) and mathematics faculty members from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Dr. Timothy Huber, Dr. Jacob White and Dr. Hyung Kim to write a grant proposal (MTC Network Small Grant) to start a mathematics teachers' circle. At the beginning of May 2019, we were awarded $3000 from the MTC Network (sponsored by American Institute of Mathematics, Math for America and other donors) to start the first math teachers' circle in the Rio Grande Valley area. In our circle, we plan to meet with teachers to do math problems, share best teaching practices, educate the community about mathematics, and create inquiry based mathematics lessons.
NCTM's Board of Directors
Date: April 3, 2019
Participant: Jennifer Outzs
Description: Jennifer was elected to the NCTM Board of Directors serving a 3 1/2 year term from April 2019 - October 2022
NCTM's Resources for the Elementary Classroom
Date: April 3, 2019
Location: San Diego, CA
Presenters: Monica Tienda and Desiree Harrison
Description: Monica and Desiree presented a 3-5 Burst Session at the NCTM Annual Meeting & Exposition.
Session 150: As busy teachers, it can be hard to find the best resources for your classroom. NCTM offers members a wealth of high-quality resources from apps and online games to lesson plans and complete lesson arcs. Come learn about NCTM's online Classroom Resources collections for the elementary classroom.
Student Mistakes: Routines for Learning
Date: April 3, 2019
Location: San Diego, CA
Presenters: Monica Tienda and Barb Lynch
Description: Monica and Barb presented a 6-8 Session at the NCTM Annual Meeting & Exposition.
Session 75: We see lots of mistakes in the math classroom. As teachers, what can we do with them? Come see how to promote productive student dialogue by establishing Math Routines. Experience concrete examples to create an atmosphere where mistakes are expected, inspected, and respected.
See Math Everywhere
Date: April 11, 2019
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Presenters: Mary Langmyer and Pete Reynolds of Learn Deep MKE
Description: What if Milwaukee students could see math: walking down the street; in the laundromat; in the way games play out at the park, at home, at the stadium; in the design of buildings, neighborhoods, and cities; in the way culture and economics shape their life; in art and music and poetry and dance? What if Milwaukee students could see math everywhere? What if Milwaukee came together in 2020 to make this happen?
Additional Notes: This was the Collab Lab session 27 from Learn Deep (an independent MKE initiative aimed at changing the way we educate students.). Link to Collab notes https://learndeep.org/event/collab-lab-27-see-math-everywhere/
Finding Public Math
Date: May 3, 2019
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Presenters: Mary Langmyer
Brief Summary: I have begun an endeavor to building a math supportive community within metro Milwaukee, #2020MKEMath. I have been connecting with nonprofits, corporate outreach, STEM supporters, makerspaces, university staff, and other enthusiastic educators to promote public, free, informal math experiences in cultural centers, museums, community centers, neighborhoods, and kitchen tables. I spoke at the WI Math Conference about the types of experiences that we can promote locally to engage the public in math conversations. There is so much public support for literacy endeavors, I am starting a campaign of Math Everywhere in Milwaukee.
Additional Notes: This has been an idea of mine for a while, but really ignited when I was able to spend an amazing 3 weeks with such energizing, ambitious, and fun math people! There is so much change that still hasn't spread to the public: flexibility with numbers is strength, positive growth mindset, social justice, equity, personalization and humanization, creativity, JOY!

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