Weekend Workshops

Weekend Workshops

Scaling the Teaching Curve
A PCMI Teacher Leadership Program Weekend Experience
Free professional development for middle school and high school math teachers

Experience the IAS/Park City Mathematics Institute’s (PCMI) Teacher Leadership Program (TLP) during the academic year.  A weekend workshop where you will do mathematics, think about teaching and share in professional development activities.

Middle and high school teachers are invited.  Enrollment is limited and first come, first served, so register now!  There is no registration fee.  Past PCMI TLP participants will be asked to bring a colleague to reach out and share the PCMI experience with the broader community. Support for overnight accommodations is available for those with difficult commutes to and from the workshop.    

Chicago, IL - November 11-12, 2017

Washington D.C. - December 9-10, 2017

Seattle/Tacoma, WA - January 20-21, 2018

San Francisco, CA - February 24-25, 2018

Minneapolis, MN - February 24-25, 2018 

Denver, CO - March 24-25, 2018 - Click HERE to register!

Princeton, NJ - April 21-22, 2018 - Click HERE to register!

Tampa, FL - TBD

Doing Mathematics
Participants will exercise mathematical habits of mind such as exploring mathematical ideas, uncovering relations and discovering patterns. We will analyze mathematical games and explore Pythagorean triples. Modular arithmetic is an underlying theme, but the primary goal is to experience new mathematical ideas in a collaborative setting.

Reflecting on Practice
Student learning is dependent on the tasks teachers assign and how those tasks are implemented.  During this aspect of the weekend, participants will identify characteristics of mathematically worthwhile tasks, modify other tasks to enhance student learning experiences, and develop strategies to organize and manage students.  Discussion will be grounded in research related to teaching and learning mathematics. 

Workshop Contact: pcmi@ias.edu

See http://projects.ias.edu/pcmi/outreach/ for information about past PCMI programs and http://pcmi.ias.edu for information about the PCMI Teacher Leadership Program.