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Critical Issues in Mathematics Education 2012: Teacher education in view of the Common Core March 21, 2012 - March 23, 2012
Registration Deadline: March 21, 2012 about 7 years ago
To apply for Funding you must register by: December 21, 2011 over 7 years ago
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Series: Critical Issues
Location: Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, Berkeley CA
Organizers Dave Auckly, Hyman Bass, Amy Cohen-Corwin, and William McCallum

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The wide adoption of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM) offers a helpful curricular coherence to the environment of teacher education.  And so the CCSSM present both an opportunity and a challenge to teacher education.  An opportunity because of the greater focus made possible.  A challenge because not only of the ambitious level of the CCSSM, but also of the prominent role in them of Mathematical Practices.  While most mathematicians will find these congenial, much needs to be done to make them meaningfully understood by teachers and teacher educators, and, still more, how to enact them as an organic aspect of instruction.  The CIME workshop aims to gather and stimulate ideas for how to meet this opportunity and challenge.
Keywords and Mathematics Subject Classification (MSC)
Primary Mathematics Subject Classification No Primary AMS MSC
Secondary Mathematics Subject Classification No Secondary AMS MSC
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To apply for funding, you must register by the funding application deadline displayed above.

Students, recent Ph.D.'s, women, and members of underrepresented minorities are particularly encouraged to apply. Funding awards are typically made 6 weeks before the workshop begins. Requests received after the funding deadline are considered only if additional funds become available.

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A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hotel Durant. Reservations may be made by calling 1-800-238-7268. When making reservations, guests must request the MSRI preferred rate. If you are making your reservations on line, please go to this link and enter the promo/corporate code MSRI123. Our preferred rate is $129 per night for a Deluxe Queen/King, based on availability.

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Mar 21, 2012
05:00 PM - 05:30 PM
05:30 PM - 06:40 PM
  Session 0 - Opening
06:50 PM - 07:50 PM
  Session 1 - Hopefully and Hopelessly American: The Challenge of the Common Core
Mar 22, 2012
07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
  Light Breakfast
08:30 AM - 08:45 AM
  Overview - Part 1: Mathematical Practices: How do they affect the curriculum? What do they mean? How are they interwoven with topics?
08:45 AM - 09:45 AM
  Session 2 - What are mathematical practices?
09:45 AM - 10:45 AM
  Session 3 - Mathematical practices in action.
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM
11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
  Session 4 - Small group sessions: Exploring the use/role of mathematical practices in teaching.
12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
  Session 4, continued - Reports from Breakout Sessions
02:30 PM - 03:00 PM
  Overview - Part 2: How does the Common Core affect the work of teaching? What is entailed for instruction to meet the goals of the Common Core?
03:00 PM - 05:30 PM
  Session 5 - Examples from classrooms. Implications of the Common Core.
05:50 PM - 06:00 PM
  Reflections on day, comment cards
06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
  Pizza Dinner
07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
  Session 6 - Equity Panel
Mar 23, 2012
07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
  Light Breakfast
08:30 AM - 08:45 AM
  Overview - Part 3: How can teachers’ professional training support their command of the mathematics of the CCSS and their ability to work on it effectively in practice?
08:45 AM - 10:15 AM
  Session 7a - Professional resources for learning to teach the Common Core.
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
  Session 7b - Professional resources for learning to teach the Common Core.
12:15 PM - 01:15 PM
01:15 PM - 02:45 PM
  Session 7c - Professional resources for learning to teach the Common Core.
02:45 PM - 03:15 PM
03:15 PM - 05:00 PM
  Session 8 - Part 4: What infrastructure can support broad development and implementation of teacher training and support aligned with the Common Core?
05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
  Session 9 - Reflections: What stood out from across the experiences, ideas discussed, or activities at the workshop?