Ongoing Opportunities for Elementary Educators
SVMI (the Silicon Valley Math Initiative) Professional Development Opportunities
The Silicon Valley Mathematics Initiative offers the following professional development opportunities for our member school districts.
Initial summer professional development for teachers to introduce them to the coaching experience.
SVMI Professional Development Meetings
Monthly professional development for coaches and teams of teachers, including training on findings from the MARS performance assessments.
Math Network Meetings
Professional development for math coaches on math content, teaching strategies, and learning theory.
General MAC Meetings
Meetings of district administrators and math coaches to review the MARS performance assessment, discuss administrative policies, and review preliminary results of the assessment.
Teams of teachers collaborate with a math coach to research, plan, teach and/or observe, and analyze mathematics lessons.
Intensive training in math content and pedagogy for coaches and emerging district leaders during the spring and summer.
MAC Related Events
Training for new scorers, scoring leaders, and coaches on the MARS performance assessment.
Previous Math Department PD
Place Value and Number Sense
Place Value understanding is fundamental to student’s number sense and development of math content in the domain of Number and Operations in Base Ten. Come learn more about how place value and number sense has shifted in the Common Core, as well as practical ways to help your students grapple with these important concepts.
Thursday March 19 4:30-6:30 pm
Glen Park Elementary
Eligible for Prop A Hours
Register on Cornerstone
Fractions in the Common Core
The Common Core State Standards call for a balance between Conceptual Understanding, Application, and Procedural Fluency. Come learn more about what this means in the domain of Fractions, and look at practical ways to help your students grapple with this complex domain.
or Thursday April 9 4:30-6:30 pm
Cabrillo Multipurpose Room• Grades 2-5
Eligible for Prop A Hours
Register on Cornerstone
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Masters in Math Ed
Become a leader in Math Ed! The Masters program for Mathematics Education at SF State is recruiting now. To apply go to: http://coe.sfsu.edu and click on Degrees, Certificates, Credentials and Programs & choose MA Mathematics Education. There is an INFORMATION MEETING on Wednesday, May 25, at 4:30 in Burk Hall room 44.
Inverting the Math Workshop at CSET - Stanford
Do you love teaching literacy and wish math felt the same? Are you interested in teaching math for deep meaning but not sure how to get there? Whether you call it inquiry-based, reform, constructivist, or sense-making, mathematics can be taught to empower students in the same ways we empower them as readers and writers. We just have to turn the workshop on its head. Join us as we build a vision for what a sense-making approach looks and feels like, investigate the reasoning behind this model, and craft lessons you can use to enact this vision with your own students next year.
June 13-17 at Stanford.
BTSA/Induction and Math Collaborative
"We are math learners together"
Do you feel the nee to deepen your math content knowledge?
Are you interested in exploring strategies to promote a higher level of math learning in your classroom?
Do you want to have fun doing math with like-minded peers?
Who: BTSA teachers and BTSA support providers
When: Wednesday, March 9, 4:00-6:00
Where: C&I Bungalow 1, 750 25th Ave.
More information here.
Register on Cornerstone.
Opportunity to Teach Abroad!
Education Northwest is looking for creative and innovative math educators experienced in training other teachers to be successful in their classrooms.
Education Northwest—a research, consulting, and professional development organization, and the Education Development Center have an exciting opportunity for you! They are recruiting 80 master teachers to facilitate intensive, transformational, and successful face-to-face professional development. These two-day trainings will be delivered during the summer months of July and August throughout schools serving our military families here and abroad.
Interested in traveling inside and outside of the United States?
Please submit your application by May 31 or earlier at http://tinyurl.com/mathfacilitators
For more information contact Steve Underwood atL
More Information here. Flyer here.
Saturday Core Standards Seminar - Math Talks
Presented by The Alameda Contra Costa Council of Mathematics Educators, AC3ME.
at the Lawrence Hall of Science, Berkeley, CA 94720
on Saturday, February 7, 2015
from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Gretchen Muller delivered this presentation focusing on on grades K - 9 entitled/
Spending 5-10 minutes a day doing a number/math talk with your students can be the single most effective change in student learning you can do in your math class this year!