Math For Elementary Teachers

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.

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