Center for Mathematics and Science Education

The University of Mississippi

Trends and Issues in Mathematics Teaching

These courses will provide mathematics teachers the opportunity to earn CEUs while participating in timely, relevant learning from mathematics teacher leaders from across the country. Each course in the Trends and Issues in Mathematics Teaching Series has a similar format, but the content of each course is unique. Each course is organized into four sessions as described in the Course Outline.

Courses Begin: September 7, 2020 

Courses End: October 3, 2020

Sessions 1, 2, & 3 are self-paced, independent learning to be completed prior to Session 4.

Session 4 is a live, online discussion session. This session will be offered at two different times for your convenience. Each participant will choose one of the following sessions to attend:

  • Course 1 Discussion Session Time
    • September 28, 2020 – 6:00 p.m.
  • Course 2 Discussion Session Time
    • September 29, 2020 – 6:00 p.m.
  • Course 3 Discussion Session Time
    • September 28, 2020 – 6:00 p.m.
  • Course 4 Discussion Session Time
    • September 29, 2020 – 6:00 p.m.
  • Course 5 Discussion Time
    • September 24, 2020 – 6:00 p.m.
 

All course assignments must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. October 3, 2020. At that time, the course will close and no additional assignments will be accepted. 

Session 1: General Session
The content for Session 1 addresses teachers’ resiliency and mindset in teaching mathematics. This session will inspire you toward maintaining a healthy professional life.

Session 2: Grade Band Session
Learn about and explore new content, strategies, and resources related to the grade level content that you teach. Content is organized by elementary, middle, and high school topics. Choose from a variety of options in your grade band to meet your individual interests and needs. 

Examples of topics at each level include:

Elementary School Topics:

  • Supporting Fact Fluency
  • Dividing by Zero
  • Orchestrating Classroom Discussions

Middle School Topics:

  • Orchestrating Classroom Discussions
  • Problem Solving Strategies
  • Language Arts Strategies in the Math Classroom

High School Topics:

  • Orchestrating Classroom Discussions
  • Recommendations for Statistics
  • Modeling Our Messy World

Session 3: Special Topics Session

Select a special topic of interest to you from options such as equity, student disabilities, and self-care.

Session 4: Discussion Session

Join other participants to discuss your learning and make plans for implementation.

*Sessions 1, 2, & 3 are self paced, independent learning opportunities. Session 4 is a live, online discussion session facilitated by Dr. Julie James to take place on September 28, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.  (All times are CST.)

Webinars in this course were presented live in April 2020.

Session 1: General Session 

The content for Session 1 addresses effective teaching practices and catalyzing change in teaching mathematics. This session will provide you the opportunity to reflect on your instructional strategies.

Session 2: Grade Band Content Session

Grade band topics allow you to learn about new content, strategies, and resources. Select the topics to meet your individual interests and needs.

Elementary School Topics:

  • Using Virtual Manipulatives
  • Introducing Statistics
  • Utilizing Ten Frames

Middle School Topics:

  • Engaging Students in Problem Solving
  • Exploring Math in Context
  • Supporting Productive Struggle
  • Finding Multiple Solutions

High School Topics:

  • Creativity & Storytelling in Mathematics
  • The Math of Game Shows
  • Problem Solving

Session 3: Special Topics Session

Select from a variety of special topics sessions including 2020 Vision of Mathematics, 100 Problems involving 100, Effective Teaching Practices, and Catalyzing Change

Session 4: Discussion Session

Join colleagues to discuss your learning and make plans for implementation.

*Sessions 1, 2, & 3 are self paced, independent learning opportunities. Session 4 is a live, online discussion session facilitated by Dr. Julie James to take place on September 29, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. (All times are CST.)

Webinars in this course were presented live in May 2020.

Session 1: General Session 

The content for Session 1 addresses promoting equitable teaching practices and building support for math education initiatives. This session will provide you the opportunity to reflect on implementing change in your classroom, school, and community.

Session 2: Grade Band Content Session

Grade band topics allow you to learn about new content, strategies, and resources. Select the topics to meet your individual interests and needs.

Elementary School Topics:

  • Supporting Engagement in Face-to-Face and Virtual Environments
  • Playing with Math Ideas
  • Classroom Routines
  • Mathematics Discourse
  • Using Literature in the Math Classroom

Middle School Topics:

  • Tools for the Algebra Classroom
  • Cycle of Inquiry and Justification
  • Rich Argumentation Discourse
  • Connecting Algebra and Geometry
  • Supporting Reluctant Students

High School Topics:

  • Tools for the Algebra Classroom
  • Cycle of Inquiry and Justification
  • Arguing Constructively
  • Implementing Rich Tasks

Session 3: Special Topics Session

Select from a variety of special topics sessions including promoting social change, telling your teaching story, growth mindset, and routines for math workshops.

Session 4: Discussion Session

Join colleagues to discuss your learning and make plans for implementation.

*Sessions 1,2, & 3 are self-pac ed, independent learning opportunities. Session 4 is a live, online discussion session facilitated by Dr. Julie James to take place on September 29, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. (All times are CST)

Webinars in this course were presented live in June 2020.

 

Session 1: General Session

The content for Session 1 focuses on discussions around what mathematics teaching should look like as schools transition into alternative learning environments and building classroom community in online teaching.

Session 2: Grade Band Content Session

Grade band topics allow you to learn about new content, strategies, and resources. Select the topics to meet your individual interests and needs.

Elementary School Topics:

  • Supporting Multilingual Students
  • Crossovers between Math and Literacy
  • Making Fractions Fun
  • Using Art to Teach Geometry and Fractions

Middle School Topics:

  • Supporting English Learners
  • Empowering Students through Entrepreneurship
  • Making Fractions Fun

High School Topics:

  • Supporting Bilingual Students
  • Planning for Social Justice
  • Creating a Culture of Learning
  • Culturally Relevant Teaching through Student Choice

Session 3: Special Topics Session

Select from a variety of special topics sessions including sustaining girls’ interest in mathematics, leadership in times of change, and helping students become problem solvers.

Session 4: Discussion Session

Join colleagues to discuss your learning and make plans for implementation.

*Sessions 1,2, & 3 are self-paced, independent learning opportunities. Session 4 is a live, online discussion session facilitated by Dr. Julie James to take place on September 29, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.  (All times are CST)

Webinars in this course were presented live in July 2020.

Session 1: General Session

The content for Session 1 focuses on asking purposeful questions that focus on mathematical reasoning and assessments that support mathematical proficiency.

Session 2: Grade Band Content Session

Grade band topics allow you to learn about new content, strategies, and resources. Select the topics to meet your individual interests and needs.

Elementary School Topics:

  • Being authors and illustrators of mathematical thinking
  • Technology in the elementary math classroom
  • Using evidence of student thinking
  • Place value understanding

Middle School Topics:

  • Authentic mathematical discourse
  • Most misunderstood middle school standards
  • The story of problem solving
  • Mathematics coding

High School Topics:

  • Utilizing student thinking in math discourse
  • Teaching algebra
  • Implementing self-assessments

Session 3: Special Topics Session

Select from a variety of special topics sessions including content knowledge for elementary teachers of math, supporting teachers to present at conferences, and engaging Indigenous learners.

Session 4: Discussion Session

Join colleagues to discuss your learning and make plans for implementation.

*Sessions 1,2, & 3 are self-paced, independent learning opportunities. Session 4 is a live, online discussion session facilitated by Dr. Julie James to take place on September 24, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. (All times are CST)

Webinars in this course were presented live in August 2020.

Dr. Julie James

Assistant Director of Professional Learning

Center for Mathematics and Science Education
The University of Mississippi

jjames1@olemiss.edu

0.9 – 1.5 CEUs available for EACH course

Completion of all required tasks and assignments for all four sessions will earn 0.9 CEUs.

BONUS content may be completed in Session 2 and Session 3 for up to 0.6 additional CEUs.

 

PLEASE NOTE

*All required tasks and assignments in Sessions 1-3 must be completed prior completing BONUS material.

 

CEU PROCESSING

CEU credits are processed electronically by North Mississippi Education Consortium. Please allow 3-4 weeks for processing. Participants will be notified via email from NMEC once credits are available for download.

For information on how to download CEU certificates please click the link below. 

How to Download your CEU certificate.

Registration Fee: $45 per course, includes CEUs

Two-step registration process:

  1. Registration – Participants must register using the Registration buttons below. If participating in multiple courses, a separate registration form must be submitted for each course. Once registration is complete, you will receive a confirmation email.
  2. Payment – Payment must be made separately through the Payment button. Please allow 1-2 business days for CMSE staff to confirm receipt of payment.  Once payment is confirmed you will receive an email providing you access to the course materials. 

*Due to limitations caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, all payments must be made via credit/debit card through the CMSE TouchNet payment system. If you are unable to pay via credit/debit, please contact us at cmsepd@go.olemiss.edu.

The webinars presented in these courses are part of the 100 Days of Professional Learning presented between April 2020 and August 2020 by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in these webinars are those of the individual webinar presenters and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Center for Mathematics and Science Education.

Frequently Asked Questions

Each course is organized into four sessions. Sessions 1, 2, & 3 are composed of a series of pre-recorded webinars made available by NCTM. Course completion includes the following tasks:

  • Watch the assigned or chosen webinar
  • Complete the associated quiz
  • Submit the session reflection

Five webinars (2 assigned and 3 chosen) must be watched and their associated assignments submitted in order to complete the course. Session 4 is a live discussion. An anonymous evaluation must be submitted following Session 4 to complete the course.

The webinars are pre-recorded sessions made available by NCTM as part of their 100th year celebration. These presenters were originally slated to present at the annual NCTM conference in Chicago in April.

The system will allow you to submit your quiz with unanswered questions, however, in order to receive completion credit, you will need to respond to each question. Your response should be thorough and relate to the content presented during the webinar.

Each quiz contains no more than 5 questions.

You must watch the webinar. The questions on the quiz align with the content of the webinar.  It is recommended that you complete the quiz while you watch the webinar. This will allow you to interact with the presenter, although it is a pre-recorded session.

Sessions 1, 2, and 3 should be completed before the Discussion Session.  This live session will allow you the opportunity to discuss what you have learned with other educators.

The course will close completely on October 3, 2020 at 11:59 pm.  This is the absolute last day to complete the course and any BONUS material.

By completing all required components of the course, you will earn 0.9 CEUs.  You may earn up to 0.6 additional CEUs by completing BONUS material. Thus you can earn 0.9 – 1.5 CEUs. 

No, the minimum number of CEUs that can be earned is 0.9 CEUs.  Only participants who complete ALL required portions of the course will be eligible for CEUs.

Send an email to cmsepd@go.olemiss.edu letting us know you are having trouble. Be sure to include your phone number and someone will reach out to you.

Each course is composed of webinars hosted by NCTM during their 100 Days of Professional Learning event. Course 1 is composed of the NCTM sessions that were held live in April 2020. Course 2 is composed of the sessions that were held live in May 2020.  Course 3 is composed of the NCTM sessions that were held live in June 2020. Course 4 is composed of the NCTM sessions that were held live in July 2020. Course 5 is composed of the NCTM sessions that were held live in August 2020.

Yes, each individual course will be composed of unique content. The layout and expectations of each course will be similar, but may change based on feedback from current participants.

When enrolled in a course, you will have access to the content for all three grade bands and are welcome to complete as many of the topics as you like. There is an option to earn additional CEUs for completing extra topics while enrolled in the course.