Selected Projects

Math A few of my current projects include:

WA State Math Fellows

Math-FellowsThumbnailI have been a WA State Math Fellow since Fall 2013 through Spring 2017. As a Math Fellow, I support the school and/or district’s Washington State Learning Standards (CCSS) implementation efforts, implement learning from the state Fellows convenings within my own instructional practice, and share my learning with teachers within my district. I enjoyed continuing this work during the 2016-2017 school year!

NSD Secondary Math Fellows Program

In Fall 2014 I established the Northshore Secondary Math Fellows Program to support development and growth of math teacher leaders in Northshore School District and as a way to share learning from the state Fellows convenings with teachers in my district. principlestoactionsDuring the 2014-2015 school year, participants began their study of NCTM’s Principles to Actions and focused on the math teaching practice, Implementing Tasks that Support Reasoning and Problem Solving.

The 2015-2016 NSD Math Fellows program continued this work and has focused on classroom implementation of the math teaching practices. We did this through a combination of face-to-face meetings, participation in our online course, Math Teaching Practice for the Common Core, and instructional coaching support.

The 2016-2017 the NSD Math Fellows program includes 21 teachers who are exploring how mindset affects student learning in mathematics through our book study of Mathematical Mindsets by Jo Boaler.

Desmos Teaching Fellowship

Desmos-iconI began using the Desmos graphing calculator in 2012 while teaching at Maryknoll High School in Honolulu and found it to be a good tool, but in 2015 I dove into the Desmos Classroom Activities and the Activity Builder, and I’m HOOKED! Teachers and I have created lessons for the classroom, and in April 2016 I had the pleasure of attending Descon16 at Desmos Headquarters in San Francisco and learning from some of the best.

In Fall 2016 I became part of the 1st cohort of the Desmos Teaching Fellowship! This amazing group has helped me hone my Desmos skills and think about how I engage teachers in professional learning opportunities. Click here to see an example of Desmos PD I have provided for Northshore secondary math teachers based on my work as a Desmos Teaching Fellow.

Here some samples of some of my Desmos work:

More examples are available in selected classroom lessons I’ve shared.

Mathcast Project

Camtasia-Studio-iconSo, what exactly is a mathcast? Basically, a mathcast is a screen recording of a person’s written work on an electronic whiteboard that is captured along with their voice. My students and I began creating mathcasts in 2005, and it’s still a passion of mine. View Classroom Lessons to see some of our work.

Math TOSA Newsletter

In my role as our district’s Secondary Math TOSA and now our K-12 Math TOSA, I publish a monthly Math TOSA Newsletter to keep our teachers (and other readers) up-to-date with the latest news in math education. Click here to view recent issues or to subscribe!

Other Projects

I have been involved in many fantastic projects throughout the years, and the list is too numerous to list them all here. 🙂 For an extensive list of other projects, please visit my LinkedIn profile.

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