One Week Course: Entrepreneurship and Design-Thinking for Teachers

Posted by on Jun 20, 2017 in Announcements, Opportunities | No Comments

This brand new, one-week course immerses teachers in design-thinking and lean startup methodology concepts using a hands-on curriculum to promote entrepreneurship with their students. Registration is $80 and all participants will receive a $150 stipend and 35 CEUs upon completing the full course.

The Spinner 3-Act Task in 4th Grade

Posted by on Jun 12, 2017 in Elementary | No Comments

How long will a fidget spinner spin? I used this current craze to engage my 4th graders in a math review. Students started by making an estimate of how long the spin would last.

From the MCTM Equity Task Force

Happy Summer! The Equity Task Force wanted to supply you with some summer reading/viewing opportunities to support your learning and growth in the area of equity.

This is Not a Test – A Book Report

I have not written a book report since I was in high school, but after reading This is Not a Test – A New Narrative on Race, Class, and Education by José Luis Vilson and listening to Vilson speak at the MCTM Spring Conference, I am inspired to write. I encourage you to read his book, this book report will not be a spoiler.

MN Math Leaders and MDE Fall Kick-Off

What does fluency with basic facts actually mean, and how is fact fluency developed? During this session, participants will explore meaningful activities and games designed to help children progress along a developmental trajectory towards lasting fact mastery.

MN Math Leaders & MDE 2-day Leadership Series

This 2-day series is designed to help school and district leadership teams implement K-12 mathematics programs that sustain and improve the learning of each and every student over time. Research affirmed practices and protocols are provided that when implemented correctly significantly improve student learning and teacher knowledge of mathematics.

We Are Powerless

On Friday, at the NCTM Annual Meeting in San Antonio, I was lucky enough to deliver an Ignite with 9 other amazing classroom teachers. Each had their own special take on education. Here is mine.

Bringing Math to a 6th Grade STEM Class through 3D Printing

Posted by on May 15, 2017 in High School, Middle School | One Comment

This article briefly describes the beginning of our collaboration (that of a middle school teacher, a college math professor, and an undergraduate preservice teacher) and also describes one of the projects we created with the help of the MCTM.

Pictures from the 2017 CONNECT Session

Posted by on May 15, 2017 in Elementary, High School, Middle School | No Comments

Pictures from the 2017 Spring Conference CONNECT sessions.

Pictures from the 2017 Spring Conference

Posted by on Apr 30, 2017 in Announcements | No Comments

Pictures from the 2017 Spring Conference