Middle School Opportunities
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
Algebra Tiles in Middle School
Learn more about how Algebra Tiles are used in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades and how that work supports students into Algebra 1 and Algebra 2. Educators who attend will receive payment for 2 extended hours.
Who: Middle School math educators
When: Thursday, March 10, 4:15-6:15
Where: Location to be determined
Register on Cornerstone.
Statistics and Probability in Grades 6-11
Thursday, April 9, 4:30 to 6:30
This workshop is open to any middle or high school teacher. We will learn and plan using the statistics and/or probability unit that comes toward the end of each course in the secondary grades.
C&I (750 25th Avenue), Bungalow Room B2
Register on Cornerstone
Modeling in the Common Core Grades 6–11
Stay tuned for more opportunities to learn about Modeling in the Common Core
Math Talks PD
Stay tuned for more opportunities to learn about Math Talks
Prop A Hours
Come find out why Math Talks are a signature strategy for implementation of the SFUSD Math Core Curriculum.
Learn how to write and lead Math Talks, deepen the classroom conversations about important topics, and troubleshoot your implementation.
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.
Opportunity to Teach Abroad this Summer!
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.
Problem Solving with Data - June 20-24
Learn about the dimensions of a Mathematically Powerful Classroom, engage in rich tasks about reasoning with data, and engage with social justice in the math classroom! June 20-24, 2016, in San Meteo. Credits available.
More information here.
Find out more about our upcoming PD offerings!