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Ohio Mathematics and Science Partnership

Ohio Mathematics and Science Partnership 

Teacher Professional Development 

Summer 2014

In a collaboration between the Center for Mathematics and Science Education, Teaching and Technology at John Carroll University, Cleveland Metropolitan School District and the Ohio Department of Education, mathematics and special education teachers have the opportunity to participate in teacher professional development which focuses on meeting the Ohio’s New Learning Standards for Mathematics, the Standards for Mathematical Practice, and using technology in the classroom—specifically the TI-Nspire graphing calculator.

Designed for educators who are interested in or just beginning to use TI-Nspire technology, this workshop covers the basics of the TINspire handheld while focusing on Statistics & Probability, Geometry, and Algebraic topics throughout the high school curriculum. Special emphasis will be placed on key domains and clusters in the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics.

 

Geometry

June 11-13, 2014

Day One: Learn how to use TI-Nspire technology to encourage students to investigate geometric relationships, make conjectures, and evaluate their reasoning. Use premade lessons to explore similarity and congruence through transformations. Learn techniques for increasing student understanding of various triangle and circle relationships. At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will be comfortable using premade Math Nspired lessons and performing basic operations on the TI-Nspire handheld.

Days Two & Three: Work with Dr. Brendan Foreman, Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, John Carroll University, to improve content knowledge in Geometry and learn effective classroom practices.

Teacher Stipend:  $100 paid to Cleveland Metropolitan School District Teachers

Optional Non-Degree Graduate Credit: ONE (1) Hour of Non-Degree Graduate Credit is available at a reduced cost of $160 for teachers who attend all three days of the Geometry workshop.

 CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE GEOMETRY, ALGEBRA, AND/OR STATISTICS & PROBABILITY WORKSHOPS

Algebra

June 23-26, 2014

Days 1-2:  The TI-Nspire CX handheld is introduced in the context of dynamic, interactive Algebra lessons that are aligned to the Common Core State Standards. Day One identifies main Algebra support needs, with coverage of key CCSS domains and clusters. Educators will be introduced to the Common Core Mathematical Practices, along with essential TI-Nspire technology skills. Day Two includes broader Algebra coverage, with opportunities for differentiation based on teacher needs. The TI-Nspire Teacher Software will be introduced, and educators will discuss the role of technology in the Mathematical Practices. At the conclusion of the workshop, participants should be ready to use TI-Nspire technology to deepen students’ understanding of key CCSS topics in Algebra.

Days 3-4: Work with Jerry Moreno, Professor Emeritus of Statistics, Department of Mathematics and Compuer Science, John Carroll University, to improve content knowledge in Algebra and learn effective classroom practices.

Teacher Stipend:  $100 paid to Cleveland Metropolitan School District Teachers

Optional Non-Degree Graduate Credit: Two (2) Hours of Non-Degree Graduate Credit is available at a reduced cost of $320 for teachers who attend all four days of the Algebra workshop.

 CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE GEOMETRY, ALGEBRA, AND/OR STATISTICS & PROBABILITY WORKSHOPS

Statistics & Probability

July 14-17, 2014

Days 1-2:  Learn how to use TI-Nspire technology to increase student understanding of the normal curve family and the empirical rule. Create graphs of bivariate data, and learn how to help students identify and use residuals to better understand bivariate relationships. Use premade lessons to explore sampling distributions and conditional probability. At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will be comfortable using premade Math Nspired lessons and performing basic operations on the TI-Nspire handheld.

Days 3-4: Work with Jerry Moreno, Professor Emeritus of Statistics, Department of Mathematics and Compuer Science, John Carroll University, to improve content knowledge in Statistics & Probability and learn effective classroom practices.

Teacher Stipend:  $100 paid to Cleveland Metropolitan School District Teachers

Optional Non-Degree Graduate Credit: Two (2) Hours of Non-Degree Graduate Credit is available at a reduced cost of $320 for teachers who attend all four days of the Statistics & Probability workshop.

 CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE GEOMETRY, ALGEBRA, AND/OR STATISTICS & PROBABILITY WORKSHOPS