Math A few of my current projects include:
- WA State Math Fellows
- NSD Secondary Math Fellows Program
- Desmos Teaching Fellowship
- Math TOSA Newsletter
I have been a WA State Math Fellow since Fall 2013. 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!
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. During 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.
I 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:
- Desmos Graphing Calculator
- Math tasks
- Mathematical Modeling
- Desmos Classroom Activities
- Desmos PD
More examples are available in selected classroom lessons I’ve shared.
So, 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.
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!
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.