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Summer Institutes 2023

This summer we will have two 3 day institutes.


Building Thinking Classrooms in Mathematics

This Grade 4-12 Institute is about bringing teachers together after yet another hectic and stressful academic year in order to figure out the next steps. We will work together to build ways to foster student's ability to think independently. 

Topics included:

Evaluating the specific tasks that promote thinking classrooms.

How do we arrange the physical space in a Thinking Classroom to facilitate thinking autonomy?

What does homework look like in a Thinking Classroom?

How do we develop student autonomy in a Thinking Classroom?

How do we reframe student evaluation in a Thinking Classroom?

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A description of the information for a workshop for Building Thinking Classrooms. It will be held on July 10th, 11th, and 12th. Each day from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Event Description: This institute will explore teaching practices that support the development of student thinking in the math classroom, based on the book Building Thinking Classrooms by Peter Liljedahl. “Thinking is the precursor to learning, and if students are not thinking, they are not learning.” You might be wondering – How do I know if I have a thinking classroom? Or, how do I build a thinking classroom? Join us to find out! Together we will navigate these teaching practices while engaging in math content from grades 4-12. Payment: $425 to cover parking, materials, refreshments, and lunch. Credit: 2 Math Units of College of Extended Global Education Credits are available for an additional cost. Registration Link:


Early Childhood Education

With radical changes coming to Early Childhood Education because of the introduction of UPK (Universal Pre-Kindgarten) and TK (Transitional Kindergarten) many teachers have more questions than ever about how to provide their students with opportunities that allow students to become adept with counting. This workshop will handle a host of ways to engage with developing student counting ability.

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Information for the Early Childhood Education workshop. It will be held on July 17th, 18th, and 19th from 9am - 3pm on each day. The description of the event is as follows: Research shows that gaps in children's math understanding begin as early as Kindergarten! This institute will investigate the principles of counting through intentional, open and playful activities designed to elicit and build on young children's mathematical ideas. Walk away with materials and resources to get you started on developing children's counting skills and number sense. The registration link is