Featured Speaker Spotlight: Dr. Kristopher Childs—MCMI 2022 Summer Institute

We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Kristopher Childs as our featured speaker on July 27, 2022 at the MCMI Summer Institute—Spark Joy in Your Mathematics Classroom.

Meet Kristopher Childs

As a teacher, professor, consultant, and member of senior leadership teams, Dr. Kristopher J. Childs focuses on excellence in teacher content and pedagogical knowledge, equity, leadership development, and organizational change. His work is guided by his mantra, “Live life to the fullest; you only get one.”

About Dr. Childs’ Session

Authentically Engaging Historically Excluded Students in the Mathematics Classroom

“Best practices” for mathematics instruction often exclude the unique needs of historically excluded students. In this session we will explore who are historically excluded students, discuss what is considered good math teaching, and engage in key strategies one can implement in their respective educational environments. Come learn why one should create mathematics classroom environments that authentically include historically excluded students.

Learn More

Additional session information and registration will be available soon. Visit https://mcmi.uic.edu/summer-institute/ for the latest information and updates.

2022-04-11T08:42:29-05:00 April 11th, 2022|Blog|

Featured Speaker Spotlight—MCMI 2022 Summer Institute

We are excited to welcome author and Professor of Mathematics Education Peter Liljedahl as our featured speaker on July 26, 2022 at the MCMI Summer Institute—Spark Joy in Your Mathematics Classroom.

Meet Peter Liljedahl

Dr. Peter Liljedahl is a Professor of Mathematics Education in the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University and author of the recently published book, Building Thinking Classrooms in Mathematics (Grades K-12): 14 Teaching Practices for Enhancing Learning. He is the former president of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME) and the current president of the Canadian Mathematics Education Study Group (CMESG). Peter is a former high school mathematics teacher who has kept his research interest and activities close to the classroom. He consults regularly with teachers, schools, school districts, and ministries of education on issues of teaching and learning, problem solving, assessment, and numeracy.

About Dr. Liljedahl’s Session

Building Thinking Classrooms

Much of how classrooms look and much of what happens in them today is guided by institutional norms laid down at the inception of an industrial-age model of public education. These norms have enabled a culture of teaching and learning that is often devoid of student thinking. In this session I present some of the results of over 15 years of research into how teachers can transform their classrooms from a space where students mimic to where students think. The practices discussed will intertwine with, and make extensive references to, the recently published book, Building Thinking Classrooms in Mathematics (Grades K-12): 14 Teaching Practices for Enhancing Learning.

Learn More

Additional session information and registration will be available soon. Visit https://mcmi.uic.edu/summer-institute/ for the latest information and updates.

2022-04-26T10:27:03-05:00 March 29th, 2022|Blog|

How Many Solar Panels

Coach: Jennifer Leimberer

Description: Satellite images from Daily Overview Newsletter are great sources for math talks.

#mathtalks #numbertalks #howmany #dailyoverview #mcmipd

2022-03-14T08:55:29-05:00 March 14th, 2022|Blog|

Teaching Math to Multilingual Students Virtual Book Study Week 6

On March 14th from 4:00–5:00 pm CST we will be discussing Chapters 12–13 from Teaching Math to Multilingual Students Grades K–8: Positioning English Learners for Success by Kathryn B. Chval, Erin Smith, Lina Trigos-Carrillo, and Rachel J. Pinnow. This book is available at NCTM or Corwin. Here is a link to the pacing guide and discussion prompts. 

Visit https://mcmi.uic.edu/virtual-book-studies/ for more information.

#mcmi_pd #MTBoS #iteachmath #mathteacher #multilingual #NCTMresources

2022-03-08T08:43:59-06:00 March 8th, 2022|Blog|

Measurement and Multiplicative Reasoning

Coach: Jennifer Leimberer

District: 68

Description:

Students are ordering objects by length and using a 10 cm unit to estimate the length of all of the objects in the collection. What a great way to engage in multiplicative reasoning and develop those measurement and quantitative reasoning skills. 

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2022-03-07T08:45:28-06:00 March 7th, 2022|Blog|

Grow Toys

Coach: Jennifer Leimberer

District: 68

Grade band: 3–5

Grade 3 students are exploring multiplicative reasoning first through an open task involving a grow toy and then by observing one grow over a few days. 

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2022-02-28T09:02:36-06:00 February 28th, 2022|Blog|

Teaching Math to Multilingual Students Virtual Book Study Week 5

On February 28th from 4:00–5:00 pm CST we will be discussing Chapters 10–11 from Teaching Math to Multilingual Students Grades K–8: Positioning English Learners for Success by Kathryn B. Chval, Erin Smith, Lina Trigos-Carrillo, and Rachel J. Pinnow. This book is available at NCTM or Corwin. Here is a link to the pacing guide and discussion prompts. 

Visit https://mcmi.uic.edu/virtual-book-studies/ for more information.

#mcmi_pd #MTBoS #iteachmath #mathteacher #multilingual #NCTMresources

2022-02-22T08:50:31-06:00 February 22nd, 2022|Blog|

Teaching Math to Multilingual Students Virtual Book Study Week 4

On February 14th from 4:00–5:00 pm CST we will be discussing Chapters 8–9 from Teaching Math to Multilingual Students Grades K–8: Positioning English Learners for Success by Kathryn B. Chval, Erin Smith, Lina Trigos-Carrillo, and Rachel J. Pinnow. This book is available at NCTM or Corwin. Here is a link to the pacing guide and discussion prompts. 

Visit https://mcmi.uic.edu/virtual-book-studies/ for more information.

#mcmi_pd #MTBoS #iteachmath #mathteacher #multilingual #NCTMresources

2022-02-08T10:14:42-06:00 February 8th, 2022|Blog|