New online PD

Now open! A short online course for secondary math teachers written by Pam Harris. The course is FREE*.

Why take this course?

Ever heard Pam talk about teaching and learning?  Want to see that kind of teaching and learning happening live?  Want to experience that kind of teaching and learning yourself?  In this course you will:

  • watch real students really learning algebra
  • see students learn math through sequenced rich tasks
  • earn CPE credit (or take the free version)
  • do it on your own time, at your own pace.

Sign up with your PLC, department, chair, or administrator.

What is the course about?

The course is a study of two tasks that begin a sequence of tasks to teach linear functions. These tasks are appropriate for 8th grade and algebra 1 classes.

In the first phase of the course, you will:

  • watch video of an expert teacher launch a rich task in an algebra 1 class
  • complete the task yourself
  • study video of students working on the task
  • then you will study video of the next task—students and teacher working together.

The next phase of the course is to look back at the design of the tasks—what was purposeful and why? Then you study short video segments focusing on the high leverage teacher moves.

From Pam:

The most impactful professional developments in my career have been the T3: Teachers Teaching with Technology workshops and the elementary Young Mathematicians at Work PD series by Catherine Twomey Fosnot.

In this course, I bring the best of teaching appropriately with technology together with the task design and high leverage teacher moves I learned from Fosnot. Of note to leaders is that this course is based on the structure of professional development that got over 100 retweets in a conversation with Dan Meyer. I will be blogging about this PD structure in the coming weeks. Stay tuned!

*The course is free, or you can enroll for $99 for 12 hours of CPE.

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