2019 Summer Workshops

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We are happy to announce we will be offering the following workshops in 2019!

In all cases, the workshops run 9am-4pm every day.  There is an expectation that participants attend for the entirety of every day, and budget an hour each evening for homework and readings.  All workshops are facilitated by Penn State faculty members.

This summer’s workshops will be:

Week 1: Math as a Second Language

  • Content focus on K-5 threads of Number, Operation, and Algebraic Thinking.
  • Pedagogy discussions on research-supported classroom practice for mathematics.

Week 2: Algebraic Thinking and Proportional Reasoning

  • Intended as a continuation of Week 1.  We prefer participants to attend both weeks in the same summer.  Math as a Second Language is a pre-requisite for this workshop.
  • Continues the themes of Math as a Second Language to develop more Algebraic Thinking and Proportional Reasoning.  We explore how elementary mathematics provides the foundation for grades 6-9.
  • Continues pedagogy discussions on research-supported classroom practice for mathematics.

Participation in these workshops is free, but space is limited to 24 participants.  Participants will receive up to 60 credit-hours toward continuing education (Act 48) requirements, as well as a $150/week stipend.  All participants also receive a one-year membership to NCTM.  Participants may also receive compensation for travel or lodging, based on need.

Selection is not first-come-first-served.  Participants are chosen with the intent to balance grade bands, district need, geography, and other factors.

Contact Andrew Baxter amb69@psu.edu with any questions.

University Park

Facilitators: Andrew Baxter, Fran Arbaugh, Andrea McCloskey, and Matt Katz.

  • July 15-19: Math as a Second Language
  • July 22-26: Algebraic Thinking and Proportional Reasoning


Fill out the application below.

2019 PMI Application

  • Applicant Details

  • Check each box below that describes your position. If you expect to take on additional duties within the next year or two, mark those as well.
  • Please use the full name of your school building.
  • Give the county of your district, not the one you live in.
  • By checking this box you are authorizing The Pennsylvania State University to release your educational record information to PDE for Act 48/Act 45 purposes only.
  • Workshop Details

  • Mark all workshops you wish to apply for. Note: You may only apply for "Algebraic Thinking and Proportional Reasoning" if you took "Math as a Second Language" in an earlier workshop. Participants are encouraged to take both in the same summer.
    Note: We plan to lodge two participants to a room.
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