MƒA Course Catalog

MƒA teachers participate in and lead professional growth and enrichment opportunities throughout the year, ranging in focus from mathematics and science content to pedagogical practice and leadership.

MƒA Course Catalog

MƒA teachers are committed to learning, so we create opportunities for their growth and to sustain them in their teaching careers. We offer a range of high quality, STEM-focused professional workshops and events on most evenings throughout the school year. Browse our 2017 fall courses that MƒA teachers are leading and participating in during the remainder of the year. 

"Important Stuff, Neat Stuff, and Tough Stuff": Honoring Student Discovery

How might we invite all students into deep explorations and conversations about mathematics? In this PLT, we will explore a method for constructing problems sets that allow students to learn new mathematics in the context of group conversations as they progress through carefully[+] Read More crafted problems in each set. This method has many strong features, including a focus on student discovery, opportunities for peer-to-peer conversations about mathematics, and built-in structures to provide differentiation across student skill levels. This method for constructing problem sets is inspired by Bowen Kerins and Darryl Yong who write the problem sets for the Park City Mathematics Institute (PCMI) Teacher Leadership Program. This PLT will give all participants an opportunity to work in groups to adapt this problem set design for use with their students. As part of our work together, we will use these problem sets in our own classrooms and reflect on student thinking and next steps together as a group. Prior attendance at PCMI is not a prerequisite.

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MfA Master Teacher Cary Riina and MfA Early Career Teacher Daniel Nissani

Mathematics | Oct 23, Nov 13, Nov 27, Dec 18

2016 Early Career Teacher Cohort Meetings

In order to sustain the 2016 Early Career Teacher cohort community, we will be convening for three required Cohort Meetings over the span of the school year. The focus of these meetings will be to use a systems thinking approach to design our teaching lives, discuss and explore[+] Read More problems of practice, and reflect on successes and challenges of the year.

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MfA Program Officer Leah Hirsch

Cohort and Fellowship Meetings | Oct 24, Feb 13, May 22

2017 Early Career Teacher Cohort Meetings (Math)

Early Career Teachers who are in their first year of the fellowship will participate in required monthly cohort meetings which will be co-facilitated by the MfA Program Team as well as MfA Master Teachers. These cohort meetings will provide a supportive space to learn, grow, and[+] Read More reflect on participants' teaching practice. Early Career Teachers will work collaboratively to ask questions, collect and analyze artifacts, design and iterate curricula, share resources, reflect on current research, and think together about how to be successful with their students. Two of the meetings will be devoted to Early Career Teachers connecting with Master Teacher Mentors.

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Rhonda Bondie, Ph.D., MfA Program Officer Leah Hirsch, and MfA Master Teacher Cohort Facilitators

Cohort and Fellowship Meetings | Sep 12, Oct 3, Nov 7, Dec 5, Jan 2, Feb 6, Mar 13, Apr 10, May 1, Jun 5

2017 Early Career Teacher Cohort Meetings (Science)

Early Career Teachers who are in their first year of the fellowship will participate in required monthly cohort meetings which will be co-facilitated by the MfA Program Team as well as MfA Master Teachers. These cohort meetings will provide a supportive space to learn, grow, and[+] Read More reflect on participants' teaching practice. Early Career Teachers will work collaboratively to ask questions, collect and analyze artifacts, design and iterate curricula, share resources, reflect on current research, and think together about how to be successful with their students. Two of the meetings will be devoted to Early Career Teachers connecting with Master Teacher Mentors.

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Rhonda Bondie, Ph.D., MfA Program Officer Leah Hirsch, and MfA Master Teacher Cohort Facilitators

Cohort and Fellowship Meetings | Sep 19, Oct 3, Nov 7, Dec 5, Jan 2, Feb 6, Mar 13, Apr 10, May 1, Jun 5

A Glimpse Into the History of Mathematics

This workshop is for anyone that is interested to learn some of the more, and less, commonly known great achievements of mathematics throughout history. Each participant will be given "The Math Book" by Clifford Pickover, a beautifully illustrated set of 250 short articles[+] Read More that describe some of the world's great mathematical achievements. In this workshop, we'll begin by exploring the discovery of the Mobius strip and construction of audio-active sequences. Then using the text, participants will be divided into focus groups and will explore some more great mathematical achievements. The session will end with a gallery walk observing each of the discoveries explored.

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MfA Master Teacher Matthew Mitchell

Mathematics | Jan 23

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