In 2019, MƒA Boston was designated a registered Professional Development Provider with the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). Last summer, MƒA Boston Master Teachers led a four-day workshop, "Immersing Ourselves and Our Students in Mathematical Thinking," at Arlington High School. Participants had the opportunity to earn 45 PDPs and 2 graduate credits from Framingham State University. The course will be offered again in Summer 2020.
Title: Immersing Ourselves and Our Students in Mathematical Thinking Dates: August 3 – 6, 2020 Day/Time: Monday – Thursday, 8 am – 4 pm Location: Education Development Center (Waltham) or online (depending on COVID-19 precautions) Cost: $450; Upon successful completion of the workshop, you will earn 45 PDPs. EARLY-BIRD REGISTRATION by June 1: $375. Credits: For a fee of $150 and additional coursework, you can earn 2 graduate credits from Framingham State University.
Description This workshop is aimed at exposing secondary (grades 6-12) mathematics teachers to interesting, non-routine problems they may not have before experienced. We will be focusing on problems related to Geometry, Algebra, and Statistics. There will be an emphasis on peer collaboration, as well as opportunities to develop lesson plans using the problems we explore.
Instructors Mary Fitterer and Ilana Killgoar are mathematics teachers at Framingham HS, with 28 years of experience between them. Both Mary and Ilana are Master Teachers in the Exemplary Math Educators Project at Boston College, a program in partnership with MƒA Boston and Education Development Center.
Sponsor MƒA Boston is a partnership between Boston College, Boston University, and Education Development Center with support from the National Science Foundation’s Robert Noyce Scholarship Program and private funds.