Past Professional Development

Professional Development

2014

Mentor Quality Matters: Supporting a Continuum of Teacher Development

  • Target Audience: P-12 cooperating teachers and building administrators in schools across Southeast Ohio.
  • Topics Include:
    • Definition and discussion of mentoring styles
    • Mentoring on the Ohio Standards for the Teaching Profession (OSTP)
    • Activities to facilitate reflection
    • Pre- and post- assessment of mentoring style
  • Where: Online
  • When: October 1 – December 6
  • Cost: Free. Registration required
  • Contact: Stephanie Starcher (starcher@ohio.edu), Instructor

Quantifying Uncertainty and Analyzing Numerical Trends

  • Target Audience:  Mathematics teachers in Grades 9-12
  • QUANT (Quantifying Uncertainty and Analyzing Numerical Trends) is a yearlong professional development program for mathematics teachers in Grades 9-12 that explores data collection, data analysis, probability, and statistics using technology and inquiry as tools for teaching and learning.  The program is designed to give teachers activities and strategies for delivering Ohio’s data analysis and probability standard and the Common Core State Standards, and to help teachers develop rich lessons that meaningfully incorporate data and technology.  Participants will use hand-held computers and data collection devices, and will develop a plan to implement what they learn.  QUANT provides stipends, food, materials worth $400, and optional graduate credit at a reduced tuition rate.  Free room and board are available for participants who live more than 45 miles away.  For more information, visit http://www.ohio.edu/education/college-offices/office-of-the-dean/morton/quant.cfm.
  • Where: Ohio University, Athens, Ohio
  • When: June 14 – 26, 2015
  • Cost: Registration: $100; Optional graduate credit: $600
  • Contact: Mary Harmison, harmisom@ohio.edu, (740) 597-9006

Modeling and Spatial Reasoning

  • Target Audience:  Mathematics teachers in Grades 9–12
  • Modeling and Spatial Reasoning (Modspar) is a yearlong professional development program for mathematics teachers in Grades 9–12 that explores discrete and continuous modeling, geometric modeling, and spatial reasoning using technology and inquiry as tools for teaching and learning.  The program is designed to give teachers activities and strategies for delivering Ohio’s Core Curriculum and the Common Core State Standards, and to help teachers develop lessons and 4th-year coursework alternatives to precalculus that incorporate data and technology in meaningful ways.  Participants will learn strategies for integrating cognitively demanding tasks, formative assessments, and linked representations into lessons, and will develop a plan to implement what they learn.  Modspar provides stipends, food, materials worth $400, and optional graduate credit at a reduced tuition rate.  Free room and board are available for participants who live more than 45 miles away.  For more information, visit http://www.ohio.edu/education/college-offices/office-of-the-dean/morton/modspar.cfm.
  • Where: Ohio University, Athens, Ohio
  • When: July 12 – 24, 2015
  • Cost: Registration: $100; Optional graduate credit: $600
  • Contact: Mary Harmison, harmisom@ohio.edu, (740) 597-9006

2013

  • Appalachia from an Assets Perspective Conference – December 1-2, 2013
    “The Clinical Model: The Role of Teachers as Essential Partners for Assessment & Accountability”
    • For conference program, click HERE.
    • For summary evaluation, click HERE.
    • For comprehensive evaluation, click HERE.
  • Math In-Service on The Common Core: Green Local Schools & Trimble School District
    • Target Audience: P-12 mathteachers from Trimble and Green
    • Topics Include:
      • Instructional approaches beyond using the textbook to enable differentiationinmathematics.
    • Agenda:
      • Pre-Assessment
        • Survey & Discussion
      • Task – Tailoring STEM /CCSS-M Instruction for Diverse Learners: What Matters Most?
        • Activity & Discussion
      • Analyzing Mathematical Instruction
      • What’s done in the name of Differentiation?
      • Implementation Action Plan
    • Where: Trimble teachers will be in McCracken Hall at Ohio University in Athens and Green teachers will be at Shawnee State University in Portsmouth
    • When: February 1, 2013
    • Cost: Free
    • Contact: Al Cote – cote@ohio.edu

    To download a copy of the PowerPoint presentation, click HERE.

2012

  • Appalachia from an Assets Perspective Conference – December 2 – 3, 2012
    The Common Core: Implications for Deep Learning and Excellent Teaching

    • For conference program, click HERE.
    • For conference evaluation, click HERE.
    • For media coverage, click HERE.

2011

  • Appalachia from an Assets Perspective Conference – Nov. 20-21, 2011
    • For conference program, click HERE.
    • For conference evaluation, click HERE.