Academic Year Outreach Programs
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Deadline for IAS/PCMI Summer 2018 Application is January 15, 2018

Scaling the Teaching Curve: A PCMI Teacher Program Weekend Experience
Free professional development for middle and high school math teachers
A weekend workshop where you will do mathematics, think about teaching and share in professional development activities. Experience the Teacher Program of the Park City Mathematics Institute (PCMI) during the academic year.
There will be eight weekend events this school year:
    Chicago, IL - November 11-12, 2017
    Washington DC - December 9-10, 2017
    Seattle/Tacoma, WA - January 20-21, 2018
          view information: flyer [PDF]
          application: [Google form]
    San Francisco, CA - February 24-25, 2018
          view information: flyer [PDF]
          application: [Google form]
    Minneapolis, MN - February 24-25, 2018
          view information: flyer [PDF]
          application: [Google form]
    Denver, CO - TBD
    Tampa, FL - TBD
    eighth site - TBD
Academic Year Outreach Programs 2016-17
View content and photos from the five Weekend Experiences held in Philadelphia PA, Greenville SC, Oakland CA, Los Angeles CA, and Southborough MA during 2016-2017.
Academic Year Outreach Programs 2015-16
View content and photos from the three Weekend Experiences held in Southborough MA, Salt Lake City UT, and Chicago IL during 2015-2016.
IAS/PCMI Contact: Dena Vigil [pcmi at]
Resources for PCMI Alumni to promote PCMI Summer Institute
Slides to add to your presentation PowerPoint: [PPTX] [PDF]
Tri-fold brochure [PDF]
Resources for PCMI Alumni to promote PCMI Weekend Workshops
general flyer [PDF]
Chicago flyer [PDF]
Tampa flyer [PDF]
Washington DC flyer [PDF]
Seattle/Tacoma flyer [PDF]
Online Course
Geometry Transformed!
This five-week course was offered November 7 through December 5, 2017. There was no charge for the course. It is for teachers who want to deepen their understanding of transformations in plane geometry and who seek examples of how rigid motions and dilations and their combinations can be presented in the classroom. The aims for the online course for teachers include these:
  • Insight into the "big picture" and value of basing geometry concepts such as congruence on transformations, as prescribed in the Common Core.
  • Hands-on, detailed exploration of rigid motions and dilations in the plane and their compositions.
  • Practice with examples of proofs using transformations.
  • Consideration of the role of coordinates.
Participants in this course met in an online classroom for five consecutive Tuesday sessions of 90 minutes, starting November 7 and ending December 5. The starting time for each session was 8:30 PM Eastern Time (so 7:30 Central, 6:30 Mountain, 5:30 Pacific). Preceding each class, participants were expected to spend a couple of hours working assigned problems and participating in online discussions and reflections. These problems and exchanges were designed to push one's thinking and generate discussion for the upcoming class.
        View the course description.
PCMI Reconnect
We are excited to announce the upcoming PCMI Reconnect Online Sessions. PCMI alumni are invited to attend any of these sessions. Here is what is being offered by fellow PCMI Alumni. Register here.
Saturday, November 18, 2017: View photo and link to session video and PPT.
10:30 a.m. - 12 noon, EST
Making Math Meaningful with Anchor Tasks
Workgroup Authors: Sean Corey, Cindy Ruhsam, & Brooke Sossin
Session Presenters: Sean & Cindy
Saturday, December 2, 2017
10:30 a.m. - 12 noon, EST
Getting Started: Strategies to Tackle Problems
Workgroup Authors: Ariel Kramer, Naira Harutyunyan, and Johnson Nguyen
PCMI Reconnect Presenter: Ariel
Saturday, January 27, 2018
10:30 a.m. - 12 noon, EST
Finding, Altering, and Implementing Low Floor-High Ceiling Tasks in a Middle School Classroom
Workgroup Authors: Tino Elicegui, Sam Kaplan, Mark Dittmer, and Anna Blinstein
Presenter: Sam
Saturday, February 10, 2018
10:30 a.m. - 12 noon, EST
Reaching the Whole Range
Presenter: Henri Picciotto
Saturday, March 3, 2018
10:30 a.m. - 12 noon, EST
Teacher Sharing
Presenters: TBD - Are you interested in presenting?

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