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Upcoming Workshops -- January, February and March, 2007

"Five Easy Steps to a Balanced Math Program"
A 3-day workshop for teachers and curriculum leaders, grades K-8, including Algebra I

Presented by Jan Christinson, MA

Northern California

August 2-3 & October 22, 2007

St. Isidore School
435 La Gonda Way
Danville, CA 94526

Southern California

August 9-10 & October 23, 2007

St. Joseph Center
480 Batavia Street
Orange, CA 92868

For both programs...

Registration and Continental Breakfast: 8:30 AM - 8:55 AM
All Sessions: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Registration Fee: $40 per person, includes Continental Breakfast and Lunch
Space is limited!
Registration Deadline: June 22, 2007

To qualify for participation in this workshop, you must:

  1. Be a full-time teacher or curriculum leader in a private, non-profit school;
  2. Commit to all three days of the program.
  3. Complete the registration form and obtain all required signatures.
  4. Enclose $40 per person registration fee along with your application.
For additional registration information call: (916) 228-2218

About the Workshop:

Five Easy Steps to a Balanced Math Program is a three-day seminar that is perfect for elementary and middle school teachers and instructional specialists looking to further develop their math programs.

How can teachers build mathematically powerful students—students who can solve problems and also communicate their understanding to others? When students are engaged in a "balance" of mathematics activities, they can succeed where it counts: in applying their math skills and reasoning ability to solve real-life problems requiring mathematical solutions. In this seminar, participants will learn how to design a balance of instruction and assessment that helps students:

  • Build computational skills and number sense
  • Develop mathematical reasoning and problem-solving abilities
  • Deepen conceptual understanding of mathematics
  • Demonstrate understanding in a variety of assessment formats
Based on the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) recommendations, the seminar provides math educators in elementary and middle schools with a practical framework for implementing each of these components.
About the Presenter:
Jan Christinson is a consultant for the Center for Performance Assessment in Englewood, Colorado. He has 31 years of teaching experience at the elementary, middle school, and university levels, including a Distinguished Teacher-in-Residence appointment in the College of Education at California State University at San Marcos. He currently teaches 7th grade mathematics. Jan has co-authored Student-Generated Rubrics, Five Easy Steps to a Balanced Math Program (one edition each for primary, upper elementary and secondary), and Write to Know: Nonfiction Writing Prompts for Middle School Mathematics. Throughout his teaching career, Jan has held various leadership positions, including mentor teacher, math department chair, K-12 math committee co-chair, and summer school principal. He has presented workshops for the California Math Council and ASCD. Jan also presents assessment workshops for beginning teacher support groups in California and helps teacher candidates prepare for basic skills tests that are part of the teacher credentialing process. He holds a masters degree in education.

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