Math Professional Learning Community
In this ongoing program, participants will investigate strategies for engagement, creativity, critical thinking, and inclusivity. Come be a part of a community of thoughtful math teachers and learners that will explore innovative ideas and captivating tasks to make math class matter to our students.
SESSION 1: October 22, 2019 at The Archer School
SESSION 2: December 5, 2019 at The Archer School
SESSION 3: January 28, 2020 at The Archer School
SESSION 4: March 10, 2020 at The Archer School
Mathematics is a rich and exciting subject, yet many of our students struggle to feel excitement, to think deeply, and to explore. How do we create engaging math classrooms where students are at the center of the learning and all students feel safe to participate? In this program, we will investigate strategies for engagement, creativity, critical thinking, and inclusivity. Come be a part of a community of thoughtful math teachers and learners that will explore innovative ideas and captivating tasks to make math class matter to our students.
This program is aimed at 6th - 12th grade math teachers, though others are welcome to attend.
Date: October 22, 2019
Student Engagement and Conceptual Understanding
The first session will focus on developing math lessons to increase student engagement and strengthen conceptual understanding. We will explore and experience a variety of rich, student-centered tasks and analyze the tools and structures for facilitating these tasks. A range of resources to “spice up” our lessons will be shared, and we will support each other in crafting quality activities for upcoming classes.
Chris Luzniak is currently a math teacher and department chair at The Archer School for Girls in Los Angeles. His 15 years of teaching mathematics began in New York City public schools, where he also founded and coached the Speech and Debate team. Through this combination of teaching and coaching, Chris has worked to develop discussion and debate routines that bring student voice and discussion into the math classroom. He coaches teachers in both math and science to develop discussion activities for their classes. Some of his work can be seen at luzniak.com, and is currently being published by Stenhouse Publishers.
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