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Inverting the Math Workshop

Building a Vision for Sense-Making Math and Designing Lessons to Live It
Course Description: 

Do you love teaching literacy and wish math felt the same? Are you interested in teaching math for deep meaning but not sure how to get there? Whether you call it inquiry-based, reform, constructivist, or sense-making, mathematics can be taught to empower students in the same ways we empower them as readers and writers. We just have to turn the workshop on its head. Join us as we build a vision for what a sense-making approach looks and feels like, investigate the reasoning behind this model, and craft lessons you can use to enact this vision with your own students next year. 

Keywords: sense-making, math, literacy, math workshop, professional develompent, inquiry-based, constructivist

Audience: Elementary (K-5) teachers of mathematics Dates: June 13 - 17; See Festival Schedule for times
Format of Course: In-person at Stanford University, part of the Stanford Teaching Festival Cost*: $550 - groups of 3+ paid by school, and international participants
$600 - individual
Units: 2 Status: Registration opens February 1

*Please note: The cost for this course includes parking, a light breakfast, lunch, and reception. This cost does not include lodging or transportation. Please see the Festival Location, Lodging, & Transportation page. 

Course Facilitators: 

Jen Munson Jen Munson is an independent consultant providing professional development to teachers and school leaders in public, charter, and independent schools across the country. As a professional developer and coach, her work focuses on growing teachers’ and leaders’ capacity to craft rich, responsive, and equitable mathematics classrooms. She consults on coaching, curriculum and assessment development, and mathematics leadership. She is currently a doctoral candidate at Stanford University in teacher education, where she serves as an instructor in elementary mathematics methods in the Stanford Teacher Education Program. Before leaving the classroom to coach, she taught elementary and middle school in Seattle, Chicago, and Washington, D.C.