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Math Institute: Empowering Educators for Thinking Classrooms

August 22, 2023

Empowering Educators for Thinking Classrooms is designed to empower educators with the knowledge, skills, and strategies necessary to create dynamic and engaging learning environments in mathematics. This professional development series aims to equip teachers with the tools to foster critical thinking, problem-solving abilities, and mathematical reasoning in their students. Throughout the series, participants will delve into the principles and practices of building thinking classrooms, exploring effective instructional strategies and pedagogical approaches that promote deep mathematical understanding. This series will guide educators in cultivating a growth mindset and nurturing a positive mathematical culture in their classrooms by emphasizing student-centered learning, collaboration, and inquiry-based instruction.

August 22nd: Introduction to Building a Thinking Math Classroom

September 19th: Creating a Supportive Learning Environment

October 24th: Developing Critical Thinking Skills

November 28th: Cultivating Mathematical Communication

January 23rd: Enhancing Mathematical Reasoning

February 20th: Integrating Technology for Critical Thinking

March 26th : Assessment Strategies for a Thinking Classroom

April 23rd : Sustaining a Thinking Classroom Culture

  • For questions regarding this resource, please contact Arizona Virtual Teacher Institute.
  • Contact Name: Alison Hernandez
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