[Curriculum Directors] INFORMATION: 2019 Mathematics Summer Professional Learning Courses

Collins, Jonathan Jonathan.Collins at schools.utah.gov
Mon Apr 15 14:27:44 MDT 2019

Dear Curriculum Directors,

Please share the following information with mathematics educators in your community.

Thanks in advance for your help in spreading the word!


Nathan Auck
Early College and STEM Education Specialist
Utah State Board of Education

We are excited to announce three mathematics summer professional learning courses for 2019! Sign up in MIDAS today using the course codes next to each course!<https://usbe.midaseducation.com/site.php?page_id=1210>

Elementary Mathematics For All Students (Course #50652):

Re-invigorate your math instruction by coming together to collaborate with teachers, engage with rich mathematics tasks, and apply key practices to your own math classroom. Leave with concrete strategies you can use to enhance your planning, instruction, and assessment to create an equitable learning environment that enables all of your students to succeed in mathematics.

Secondary Mathematics for All Students (Course #52312):

Participants will learn to apply the Utah Multi-Tiered System of Support (UMTSS) framework to increase student learning of mathematics and promote high expectations for each and every student.  The sessions will focus on practical strategies to implement high quality math tasks in an accessible way, elicit student thinking, and support productive struggle.  Discussions and activities will integrate and encompass the critical components of the UMTSS framework:  High-quality Instruction, Team-based Problem Solving, and Data-based Decision Making.

What the Tech? Improving the Efficacy of Your Mathematics Classroom (Course #52275)<https://youtu.be/g7u91japmYs>:

What the heck is “What the Tech”? In this course, mathematics plays the lead role with technology as the supporting actor. Come learn about what makes a mathematics classroom effective, how to incorporate technology into a mathematics classroom strategically and how to evaluate what’s working and what is not. Novice to expert tech users from grades K-12 will be engaged in the use of digital tools to provide opportunities for students to reason critically, communicate effectively, and model mathematical concepts using multiple representations. (Click on the link in the course title for an advertisement video.)

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Each two-day course will cost $25 and will get participants lunch on both days, resources, and MIDAS credit.

Note that all locations will offer participants the chance to engage in either the elementary or secondary Mathematics for All Students course on Monday and Tuesday AND THEN the What the Tech? course on Wednesday and Thursday for a fluid four day run of fantastic mathematics-centric professional learning! See below for course details, dates, and locations.

Each course participant will have the opportunity to do an extension after the conclusion of the course that will earn them a $150 stipend (thanks to the STEM Action Center’s generous donation).

Courses will run during the following dates and locations from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. each day:

  *   Mathematics for All Students: Monday and Tuesday (or Tuesday and Wednesday)
  *   What the Tech?: Wednesday and Thursday (or Thursday and Friday)

     *   May 28-31, 2019 (Tuesday-Friday) Nebo School District
     *   June 3-6, 2019 (Monday – Thursday) Iron County
     *   June 3-6, 2019 (Monday – Thursday) Davis School District
     *   June 10-13, 2019 (Monday – Thursday) Washington County
     *   June 17-20, 2019 (Monday – Thursday) Cache County
     *   June 17-19, 2019 (Monday – Thursday) San Juan County
     *   June 24-27, 2019 (Monday – Thursday) Alpine School District

If you have any questions about these courses, please reach out to

Shannon Ference for Elementary Mathematics (Shannon.Ference at schools.utah.gov<mailto:Shannon.Ference at schools.utah.gov>),

Joleigh Honey for Secondary Mathematics (Joleigh.Honey at schools.utah.gov<mailto:Joleigh.Honey at schools.utah.gov>) and,

Nathan Auck for What the Tech? (nathan.auck at schools.utah.gov<mailto:nathan.auck at schools.utah.gov>)
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