MS Mathematics

 

All sessions at Brandeis High School

Wednesday, August 7, 2019


Introduction to Desmos in MS Math
This session is a true beginner’s course in building activities with Desmos. Teachers will learn how to insert elements into an activity, duplicate slides and graphs, as well as create points, tables, and lines on a graph. Teachers will wrap up the session with an experience of how Desmos’ Teacher Dashboard features can be used to facilitate a lesson. Not sure if this session is right for you? Use the link for a quick assessment of your Desmos skills. tinyurl.com/DesmosBasicsCheck
 
SRN Audience Time Hours
555951901 MS Math Teachers 8:00 am - 9:30 am 1.5 CPE/Teacher Choice/Tech

 

New to TI-Nspires in MS Math
Making the jump to the TI-Nspire can be a scary jump out of our comfort zone. In this session, teachers will learn the basic functions of the TI-Nspires that their students can use on a day-to-day basis. In addition to calculating, teachers will explore how to add graphs, tables, and stats pages for student interaction and learning.
 
SRN Audience Time Hours
555961901 MS Math Teachers 8:00 am - 9:30 am 1.5 CPE/Teacher Choice/Tech

 

A Closer Look at Percents; Math 6- MS Algebra I Pre-AP
During this three hour session, middle school math teachers will explore the connections between percent, interest, and exponential functions in order to have a deep understanding of the connections made from 6th grade math through MS  Algebra I Pre-AP.
 
SRN Audience Time Hours
553701901 MS Math Teachers 8:00 am - 11:15 am 3.0 CPE/Teacher Choice/Tech

 

Enhancing Lessons with Desmos
Bringing technology into your classroom isn’t about reinventing the wheel. In this session, we will use Dr. Ruben Puentedura's SAMR model and Desmos to augment, modify, and even redefine lessons that already exist! We will implement some of the basics of building presentations in Desmos, as well as the of powerful tools available to us in the Teacher Dashboard.to take our activities from static worksheets, to dynamic concept building lessons. 
 
SRN Audience Time Hours
555971901 MS Math Teachers 9:45 am - 11:15 am 1.5 CPE/Teacher Choice/Tech

 

Unlocking the Mysteries of Brainingcamp in Math 8 & MS Algebra Pre-AP 
We often think of manipulatives as great for understanding basic concepts, but they can be used for so much more! In this session, we will explore how Brainingcamp’s digital manipulatives can be used to support conceptual understanding of 8th Grade and MS Algebra Pre-AP content in ways you didn’t even think possible!
 
SRN Audience Time Hours
555981901 Math 8 & MS Algebra Teachers 9:45 am - 11:15 am 1.5 CPE/Teacher Choice/Tech

 

Unlocking the Mysteries of Brainingcamp in Math 6 & 7
We often think of manipulatives as great for understanding fraction or ratios, but they can be used for so much more! In this session, we will explore how Brainingcamp’s digital manipulatives can be used to support conceptual understanding of 6th and 7th content in ways you didn’t even think possible! 
 
SRN Audience Time Hours
555991901 Math 6 & 7 Teachers 9:45 am - 11:15 am 1.5 CPE/Teacher Choice/Tech

 

Teaching Integers for Fluency
In this session, teachers will explore research-based strategies that progress from having no prior knowledge of integer operations leading to fluency with integer operations.  The “no-tricks” strategies are designed to build a strong foundation for integer operations that benefit students in future grade levels.
 
SRN Audience Time Hours
556001901 Math 6 & 7 Teachers 12:45 pm - 4:00 pm 3.0 CPE/Teacher Choice/Tech

 

TI Nspire in Math 8
The TI-Nspire calculators are a new tool for our 8th-grade students. During this 3 hour session, teachers will examine and experience features of the calculator and the TI-Navigator software that can be used in class to help students better understand and work with the math in each unit.
 
SRN Audience Time Hours
556301901 Math 8 Teachers 12:45 pm - 4:00 pm 3.0 CPE/Teacher Choice/Tech

 

TI Software in Math 6 and 7
NO CALCULATORS NEEDED! In this session, teachers will explore the pre-made lessons available from TI and how they can be integrated into their classrooms using the TI Teacher software to build mathematical concepts such as ratios and equations from the ground up. 
 
SRN Audience Time Hours
556011901 Math 6 & 7 Teachers 12:45 pm - 4:00 pm 3.0 CPE/Teacher Choice/Tech

 

Advanced Desmos - An Exploration into Desmos’ Computation Layer for MS Math
In this session, teachers will experience and be introduced to several of the most commonly used functions in Desmos’ Computation layer. Teachers will explore how these functions can allow them to create elements within their activities that can interact with each other and enhance their student’s learning experience.
 
SRN Audience Time Hours
556021901 MS Math Teachers 12:45 pm - 4:00 pm 3.0 CPE/Teacher Choice/Tech

 

Desmos Extras: Marble Slides, Polygraphs, and Card Sorts for MS Math
Desmos can be so much more than just your standard activity slides. In this session, teachers will play with and learn to create Desmos Marble Slides, Polygraphs, and Card Sorts. Teachers can expect to leave not only with some examples of activities that they create themselves, but also with helpful tips on how and when to use them in the classroom. 
 
SRN Audience Time Hours
556031901 MS Math Teachers 12:45 pm - 4:00 pm 3.0 CPE/Teacher Choice/Tech

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Thursday, August 8, 2019


Thinking Like a Mathematician in Pre-AP Math 
Middle school math Pre-AP teachers will learn the structure for engaging students in free response assessments in order prepare students for a developmental continuum of problem solving, reasoning and proof, communication, connections, and representations.  During this time, teachers will explore the Pre-AP Framework for Middle School Math that begins implementation in the 2019-2020 school year. 

NOTE: LOCATION IS NORTHSIDE ACTIVITY CENTER

This training is required for all Pre-AP Teachers. 
 

SRN Audience Time Hours
295971901 MS Math Pre-AP Teachers 8:00 am - 4:00 pm 6.0 CPE/Teacher Choice/GT

 

Differentiating Content in the MS Math Classroom
Participants will explore strategies for adapting instruction in the math classroom to the needs of learners with a wide range of background knowledge and interest. The session will address the principles of differentiation and apply them to specific middle school math content. These strategies are intended to increase engagement and improve student learning and still be manageable for teachers to implement.
SRN Audience Time Hours
556061901 MS Math Teachers 8:00 am - 4:00 pm 6.0 CPE/Teacher Choice

 

Linear Relationships in Middle School Mathematics
Middle school math teachers will explore the development of linear relationships from grades 3 - Algebra I.  Through this exploration, teachers will analyze instruction that focuses on the progression of the multiple representations in order to connect student’s prior knowledge and skills.
SRN Audience Time Hours
556071901 MS Math Teachers 8:00 am - 4:00 pm 6.0 CPE/Teacher Choice

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Friday, August 9, 2019


Number Talks in MS Math
Number talks are classroom conversations that illuminate student thinking, increase academic discourse, and deepen student understanding of mathematical concepts. This session will explore the key components in a number talk, including protocols for class discussions and strategies for asking quality questions.
SRN Audience Time Hours
556041901 MS Math Teachers 8:00 am - 11.15 am 3.0 CPE/Teacher Choice

 

The Conceptual Lens MS Algebra Pre-AP Day (Day 2 - Saturday in October)
During this two-day session, participants will explore the overarching concepts that span the grade level curriculum. Participants will also design and experience concept-based, hands-on instructional activities that can be utilized to differentiate their math classrooms for all learners.
NOTE: Day 2 will be held on October 19, 2019.
SRN Audience Time Hours
555941901 New to Middle School Algebra I Pre-AP Teachers 8:00 am - 4:00 pm 6.0 CPE/Teacher Choice/Tech
3.0 GT

 

MS Math Level Lead Kick Off
MS Math Level Leads are a critical component to the success of any mathematics program.  Join us as we kick off the school year with strategies for facilitating PLCs, developing relationships, and managing difficult conversations.  We look forward to the start of a great school year with our Math Leadership Teams!
SRN Audience Time Hours
556081901 MS Math Level Leads 8:00 am - 4:00 pm 6.0 CPE/Teacher Choice

 

20 Fluency Building Activities in Middle School Math
Join us as we engage in 20 fluency building activities that will allow middle school math teachers to maximize instructional time!
SRN Audience Time Hours
556091901 MS Math Teachers 12:45 pm - 4:00 pm 3.0 CPE/Teacher Choice

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August 8 - 9, 2019

The Conceptual Lens in 6th, 7th, or 8th Grade Math
During this two-day session, participants will explore the overarching concepts that span the grade level curriculum. Participants will also design and experience concept-based, hands-on instructional activities that can be utilized to differentiate their math classrooms for all learners.
NOTE: This is a TWO day session
 
SRN Audience Time Hours
553601901 Math 6 Teachers 8:00 am - 4:00 pm 12 CPE/Teacher Choice/Tech
553611901 Math 7 Teachers 8:00 am - 4:00 pm 12 CPE/Teacher Choice/Tech
553621901 Math 8 Teachers 8:00 am - 4:00 pm 12 CPE/Teacher Choice/Tech

 

Wednesday, August 14, 2019


Thinking Like a Mathematician in Pre-AP Math 
Middle school math Pre-AP teachers will learn the structure for engaging students in free response assessments in order prepare students for a developmental continuum of problem solving, reasoning and proof, communication, connections, and representations.  During this time, teachers will explore the Pre-AP Framework for Middle School Math that begins implementation in the 2019-2020 school year.  This training is required for all Pre-AP Teachers. 
SRN Audience Time Location Hours
295971902 MS Math Pre-AP Teachers 8:00 am - 4:00 pm NAC 6.0 CPE/Teacher Choice/GT

 

Making the Most of Your Collaborative MS Math Classroom
Middle School Math teachers will engage in professional learning designed to explore techniques and instructional activities to increase the levels of differentiation in a collaborative math setting.
SRN Audience Time Location Hours
294691901 MS Math Collaborative Teams 8:00 am - 4:00 pm TBA 6.0 CPE/Teacher Choice

 

Friday, August 16, 2019


Pre-AP in Secondary Math
In order to vertically align middle and high school Pre-AP and AP courses, participants will explore Pre-AP and AP data, the AP assessments, and scoring guidelines. As we scaffold instruction toward the AP classroom, teachers will learn strategies to enrich the environment and increase rigor in the classroom.
SRN Audience Time Location Hours
292651901 MS Math Pre-AP Teachers  8:00 am - 4:00 pm NAC 6.0 CPE/Teacher Choice/GT

 

Thinking Like a Mathematician in Pre-AP Math 
Middle school math Pre-AP teachers will learn the structure for engaging students in free response assessments in order prepare students for a developmental continuum of problem solving, reasoning and proof, communication, connections, and representations.  During this time, teachers will explore the Pre-AP Framework for Middle School Math that begins implementation in the 2019-2020 school year.  This training is required for all Pre-AP Teachers
SRN Audience Time Location Hours
295971903 MS Math Pre-AP Teachers  8:00 am - 4:00 pm NAC 6.0 CPE/Teacher Choice/GT

 

Vertical Strands in MS Math for Applied Math Teachers 
Participants will explore the major first-semester strands in middle school Applied Math: Number Concepts, Algebraic Reasoning, and Proportionality. The session will address common student learning gaps, scaffolding strategies, and vertical alignment. The activities in this session are designed specifically for the middle school Applied Math classroom setting to meet the needs of students with IEPs.
SRN Audience Time Location Hours
295981901 MS Math Applied Teachers 8:00 am - 4:00 pm NAC 6.0 CPE/Teacher Choice