# Professional Development:

The following is a list of professional development courses that I have either taught or co-taught over the years. Much of the work I have done focuses on introducing Singapore Math™ techniques to teachers who are either adopting or thinking of adopting Singapore materials, or who are just interested in learning some new approaches to elementary mathematical topics. I truly value the time I spend working with in-service teachers and I am always excited to continue such work, so if you are interested in hearing about the type of professional development courses that I offer please send me an e-mail at mike@mathforelementaryteachers.org.

**October 2011 to present: **Consulted four groups of in-service teachers (K-1, 2-3, 4-5, 6-8 grade teachers) at Seven Hills Charter School in Worcester, MA. Meetings focused on specific issues on interest to the teachers.

**August 2011: **Gave day-long training on Singapore Math™ at Catskill Elementary School in Catskill, NY.

**June 2011: **Taught week-long course (based on MT 910, graduate version of MA 130, *Number and Operations for Teachers*) for incoming teachers at Seven Hills Charter School.

**March 2011: **Led half-day program on Singapore Math™ at Alhuda Academy, Worcester, MA.

**September 2010 to June 2011: **Consulted three groups of in-service teachers (2-3, 4-5, 6-8 grade teachers) at Seven Hills Charter School in Worcester, MA. Meetings focused on specific issues of interest to the teachers.

**August 2010: **Gave two half-day training sessions for in-coming teachers at Seven Hills Charter School, Worcester, MA

**February 2010: **Gave day-long training session titled “*Connecting Arithmetic to Algebra*” at St. Edward’s School, Vero Beach, FL

**July 2009: **Taught week-long graduate course (based on MT 910) at WSU through Title I School Improvement Regional Grant Program for in-service teachers in central Massachusetts. (Clips from this course are featured on the site)

**February 2009: **Led half-day follow-up session on model drawing at Westville School, Westville, OK.

**June 2008: **Gave day-long presentation titled “*The Model Drawing Technique of Solving Word Problems*” during Math Week at Westville School, Westville, OK.

**May 2008: **Led half-day follow-up session on model drawing at Oldham School, Norwood, MA.

**March 2008: **Gave half-day presentation titled “*The Model Drawing Technique of Solving Word Problems*” at Oldham School, Norwood, MA.

**January 2008:** Gave day-long presentation titled “*The Model Drawing Technique of Solving Word Problems*” at Oldham School, Norwood, MA.

**Fall 2007-Spring 2008: **Taught MT 910: Understanding K-8 Mathematics-Number and Operations at Seven Hills Charter School, Worcester, MA.

**July 2006-2010: **Facilitator, Singapore Math™ Summer Content Institute (led by Professor Richard Bisk), Worcester, MA.

**July 2005: **Co-taught MT 971: *Special Topics – Understanding Middle School Mathematics: Number and Operations*, with Professor Richard Bisk.