Bay Area Circle for Teachers MAY 2011 Newsletter!
In this update we have information about the following:
(1) Bay Area Circle for Teachers Summer Workshop: June 20-24, 2011
We have decided to open the Summer Workshop with two strands,
one for Secondary Teachers and a second for Elementary Teachers.
Click Here to learn more: http://bact.mathcircles.org/summer
Applications are currently being accepted
Apply Now! https://hosted.msri.org/forms/oebtc/application
(2) Other Summer Math Programs:
(i) Math, Science & CTE Conference for, K-14 teachers & Future Teachers, Opening the Door: Increasing Access.
June 1 & 2. City College of San Francisco.
(ii) The Summer Institute for the Professional Development of Elementary School Teachers
(iii)Center for Innovative Teaching Summer workshops for math teachers and other educators
(3) Other Activities in the Next Year
(i) Creating Balance in an Unjust World Conference on Math Education and Social Justice will be held at Mission High School in San Francisco, CA on January 13th-15th, 2012. Mark your calendars and we will see you at the conference!
(ii) MUSEUM OF MATHEMATICS TO OPEN IN 2012, http://www.momath.org
The MoMath Museum Midway will be coming to SF in April, 2013
Checkout Resources from past BACT event
Horrible Books – See Below for an upcoming deal from the Horrible Books Math Bookstore!
I look forward to seeing you at BACT Summer 2011!
Please contact me if you have questions about any of these announcements. - Brandy
Brandy Wiegers, PhD. Bay Area Circle for Teachers, Director
http://bact.mathcircles.org/ Find us on Facebook -http://bit.ly/aTOHCC
Bay Area Circle for Teachers Summer Workshop: June 20-24, 2011
Applications are currently being reviewed, apply now to ensure that you are accepted.
Apply online: https://hosted.msri.org/forms/oebtc/application
This year’s program will have 2 sessions: 1 for elementary and 1 for secondary teachers.
The Bay Area Circle for Teachers 2011 Summer Workshop will be held June 20- June 24, 2011.
This program is free for all teachers. In fact, teachers who attend are eligible for housing in Berkeley,
food and supplies, all provided by our generous sponsors. Room and board is provided at UC Berkeley
so that participants aren’t required to commute in order to attend. The event provides the opportunity to
enjoy good mathematics while creating a community of teachers to work with on problem solving
throughout the year.
Math, Science & CTE Conference for, K-14 teachers & Future Teachers,
Opening the Door: Increasing Access. June 1 & 2. City College of San Francisco.
Workshops to support the content areas and curriculum of science, math and career/
technical education teachers and future teachers (especially K – 14th grade),
Wednesday & Thursday, June 1 & 2, 2011, 9:00am – 4:30pm,
Ocean Campus, City College of San Francisco
50 Phelan Ave., San Francisco, CA 94112
Diego Rivera Theater, MUB & Science Bldg. – (415) 239-3890
Sponsored by the Schools of Math & Science, Applied Science and Technology
and Behavioral and Social Sciences and the Teacher Prep Center, Child
Development & Family Studies Department, City College of San Francisco,
Get paid to come to a professional development workshop!
The Summer Institute for the Professional Development of Elementary School Teachers
will accept applications until May 2, 2011 or until all spots are filled.
This is a three-week institute (July 25 to August, 2011) on whole numbers and fractions together with five Saturday sessions spread over the 2011-2012 school year. The main target is upper elementary school teachers from the Bay Area; preference will be given to teams from the same school or same district. However, middle and high school teachers will also be considered. There is a limited number of seats, so get your application in as soon as possible.
Participating teachers will each receive a stipend of $100 for each full day of attendance. Please note, however, that excessive absences may result in being dropped from the institute.
This institute is devoted specifically to the content knowledge needed for teaching grades K–6. It will not discuss advanced topics or fun topics that are divorced from the school classroom, nor will it discuss topics germane to grades K–6 by using sophisticated methods that are inappropriate for K–6. At the same time, it will not be concerned with classroom projects that you can immediately put to use to enrich your next lesson. This is not a strategies workshop. Instead, it takes a long-term view that, for you to become a teacher who can implement the Common Core Standards, you have to achieve a better command of the mathematics you teach. You need both a coherent global view of the bread and butter topics of K–6, whole numbers and fractions, as well as a robust understanding of the inner details. Unfortunately, such knowledge seems to be in short supply at present, and the purpose of the institute is to fill in this gap.
Teachers who have attended previous workshops have raved about the experience. Apply soon while there are still open slots.
The application may be found at:
Center for Innovative Teaching Summer workshops for math teachers and other educators
The deadline for the early bird discount (10% off) for the SF workshops is May 15. The deadline for DC is not till July 10, but you might register soon anyway, so you’ve done it before end-of-the-school-year madness sets in.
You are also eligible for an additional 5% off by bringing a colleague from your school, or through your membership in various professional organizations (CMC, NCTM, or Escape from the Textbook!) Contact me for the appropriate code.
The following workshops are most relevant to math teachers. Please forward to anyone who may be interested.
San Francisco, CA
June 23-24: Become an Expert Interactive Whiteboard User: Practical Teaching Techniques (Meghan Mahoney)
June 27-28: No Limits in Upper Level Math (Henri Picciotto) Hands-on and visual approaches to topics in Algebra 2 and Precalculus.
June 29-30: Meaningful Group Work in the Math Classroom: Applying the Complex Instruction Framework (Laura Evans)
Washington, DC (Northern Virginia)
August 15-17: Hands-On Geometry (Henri Picciotto) Labs and activities, plus an authentic approach to proof.
Additional workshops: independent curriculum, integrating technology, science, language, Chinese, and more.
Workshop Descriptions, Presenters’ Bios, and Registration Information:
We are pleased to announce that the next Creating Balance in an Unjust World Conference on Math Education and Social Justice will be held at Mission High School in San Francisco, CA on January 13th-15th, 2012. Mark your calendars and we will see you at the conference!
Request for Proposals
Proposal SUMMARY due August 30th, 2011
Proposal APPLICATION due September 15th, 2011
We are now accepting proposals for workshops, interest groups and presentations for the fourth conference on Math Education & Social Justice. We invite you to share your thoughts, lesson plans, questions and to be a facilitator. Facilitators may choose to present on topics related to math and social justice including equity in education, literacy and social justice, and integrating social issues into the math classroom. Sessions need not be entirely polished presentations as we hope to share ideas in order to build together.
Submit your SUMMARY and APPLICATION online at www.creatingbalanceconference.org under “2012 Conference”.
Join educators, parents, students, activists, and community members from around the country for a 3-day conference to explore the connections between math education and social justice. We will explore many questions, challenges, and opportunities to work toward social justice through math education.
More information on conference goals and themes
Creating Balance in an Unjust World
Conference on Math Education and Social Justice
January 13th-15th, 2012
Mission High School, San Francisco, CA
MUSEUM OF MATHEMATICS TO OPEN IN 2012, http://www.momath.org
The MoMath Museum Midway will be coming to SF in April, 2013
Mathematics illuminates the patterns and structures all around us. Our dynamic exhibits and programs will stimulate inquiry, spark curiosity, and reveal the wonders of mathematics. The Museum is currently under construction, with cool new exhibits being designed every day.
RESOURCES – Checkout Resources from past BACT events!
Bay Area Circle for Teachers Elementary Math Circle Workshop- http://bact.mathcircles.org/elementary
Bay Area Circle for Teachers Summer Workshop 2010 - http://bact.mathcircles.org/summer10
Project from OEBMC teacher- http://www.google.com/edu/computational-thinking/index.html
Imagine K12 imaginek12.com
CMC Resources Page: California’s Common Core State Standards in Mathematics (CaCCSS-M).
Check out CMC’s resource page on what is now officially known as California’s Common
Core State Standards in Mathematics (CaCCSS-M). Links to other websites, articles and
videos have been placed in one convenient location. Make this your one stop resource for
all the information related to the CaCCSS-M and its implementation in California. This page
is updated on a regular basis as new information becomes available.
STEMposium – Ideas that will Inspire!- http://www.stemposium.org/
Horrible UK Order for Mid-June Delivery. Same 20%-Off, with Free Shipping and No Sales Tax.
Just an FYI that I’ll be doing a Sunday, May 22, 2011 Horrible UK Order for Mid-June Delivery to you. Same 20%-Off, Free Shipping and No Sales Tax, as usual, with all the gory details at HorribleBooks.com
If you need any Horrible Books, Galore Park Books, or Scholastic UK Books that I don’t normally have in stock, just let me know by May 22nd. Galore Park Books UK, Scholastic UK Booklist, Scholastic UK
I had to move up the date a bit for secret Horrible Reasons, so if the date doesn’t work for you, I’ll do it again on August 28, 2011 for Late-September Delivery.
And in the meantime, I keep a pretty good supply for immediate mailing of everything marked in yellow at the same 20%-Off, Free Shipping and No Sales Tax :
Horrible Books and Magazines, Galore Park Books, Del Sol Spanish Books
And finally, I keep all of the Life of Fred Math Books in stock for immediate mailing. I wish I could offer the same 20%-Off the Life of Fred Math Books, but at least it’s Free Shipping and No Sales Tax, and they’re really well-priced hardcover textbooks. Fred is the absolutely perfect complement to Murderous Maths. Fred is very funny 5-year old math professor that makes reading the storyline a hoot. You’ll want to start with Fractions and work all the way up to Calculus.
Thanks, and enjoy your otherwise Horrible Day!
Horrible Ray, Horrible Books
Please feel free to contact me with questions about any of the BACT events or newsletter
items. All the best to you in your mathematical exploration!
Brandy Wiegers PhD
Bay Area Circle for Teachers, Director
phone: 415-338-7616 -or- 510-643-6019
Day of cell: 530-220-0324
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