How to Apply
MathCamp and the Common CoreThe drive to meet the new Common Core State Standards has been a hot topic on the agendas of instructional leaders, principals and teachers, particularly as they affect the teaching of mathematics. Inevitably, teachers are being asked to do more concept development and less procedure. How do you get teachers to think differently about teaching mathematics? Simply asking them to do more or learn a new curriculum will not solve your children's mathematics needs. Change is never easy, whether it is corporate America, or education. But it is particularly true when addressing mathematics, because, of all areas, people get comfortable with procedures and follow lock-step approaches despite the introduction of new programs or new standards. Change requires time, energy, an understanding of discomfort, support and reward. We should never forget that there was safety in those procedures. We need both the human experience to address these issues in a shared manner, as well as the technical support in the delivery of interesting mathematics to achieve change.
We offer five intense days in a collaborative workshop environment with teachers from all over the country. The goal of which is deeper understanding of mathematics and of ways to develop it with our students. Each day we explore a different content area and develop it from early elementary to upper elementary or middle school. In this way we can explore issues in AIS as well as enrichment. All materials and sample lessons are referenced to CCSS and available online.
Dr. Peter Garrity
Dates and Times
Dates and times are being finalized by the program. We will update this information as soon as it is finalized.
- BA or equivalent
- Proof of English proficiency for all non-native speakers of English