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Announcing: Week-long workshop at PSU Berks

We are happy to announce we will be offering a week-long workshop at Penn State Berks, June 26-30, entitled Math as a Second Language.

This workshop is comparable to the course of the same name that is also being offered at the University Park, Greater Allegheny, and Brandywine campuses at other times during the summer.   Participants receive travel compensation up to $300, lodging at a local hotel if necessary, and an $800 stipend.

Additional details on this and the other Summer 2017 Workshops is available here: http://sites.psu.edu/pennmathinit/summer-2017-workshops/.  The application for the Berks workshops is available here: http://sites.psu.edu/pennmathinit/application-page-berks/.

Participants are chosen based on grade band, district need, and position to impact students.   Applicants will be notified of whether they have been selected by May 20.

Preparing for the Summer 2015 Workshops

I just wanted to post a quick note to say that preparations are underway for the Summer 2015 Workshops.

We were able to fill all 20 available positions for this summer’s workshop from 13 different districts, having received 78 applications before closing the application form.  We strove to pull from a variety of districts, and tried to pull teams of teachers from the same school when possible.  If you were not selected this year, we hope you will apply again next year.  We expect to be offering the same two weeks in 2016 at University Park, as well as a version of the workshops at the Commonwealth Penn State campuses of Greater Allegheny and Brandywine.

2014 Follow-up Session

This morning (January 31) we had our follow-up session with  the 2014 workshop participants.  We heard a lot of great things going on in teachers’ classrooms, and we’re excited that PMI could help make that difference.  Thanks to those of you who made it up to State College to share your thoughts.

The Resources page has been updated with many of the materials we talked about today, but I’ll repeat them here:

PMI Press

There have been several articles about the Summer 2013 PMI Workshops:

Announcing: Summer 2013 Workshops

We are proud to offer two workshops this summer, and are currently seeking participants!

Week 1, July 8-12: Mathematics as a Second Language
Week 2, July 15-19: Functions, Algebra, and Geometry

See the Summer 2013 Workshops page for more details and how you can be a part of this exciting new program!

We have completed our Summer 2013 Workshops, with great success! Please contact us if you are interested in future workshops.