A New Design for the Mathematics Classroom: Insights from Knowles Science Teaching Fellows—An Educator Innovator Webinar

January 07, 2014
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm PST
By Educator Innovator

What if a classroom were actually designed to do what we wanted it to do? What if we threw out what doesn’t work and built something that actually reflects our values as educators? In this webinar, we explore an innovative classroom structure that provides students more opportunities to develop important mathematical and 21st century skills.

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[Jan 8 2014, 1:01 AM] edinnovator: We’ve started!
[Jan 8 2014, 1:02 AM] edinnovator: you might need to refresh your screen in order to get the webinar video to start up correctly
[Jan 8 2014, 1:03 AM] edinnovator: Welcome viewers
[Jan 8 2014, 1:03 AM] edinnovator: As always, please let me know if you have questions and I’ll pass them on to the group online
[Jan 8 2014, 1:35 AM] jeannev: I really like the idea of assessing day to day assessing what the students’ think the nature of the problem is… what they understand that it is asking of them
[Jan 8 2014, 1:36 AM] edinnovator: Yes, that seems like an ideal.
[Jan 8 2014, 1:36 AM] edinnovator: Are you a math teacher @jeannev?
[Jan 8 2014, 1:36 AM] jeannev: KSTF teacher developer
[Jan 8 2014, 1:37 AM] edinnovator: Ah, great.
[Jan 8 2014, 1:37 AM] edinnovator: Let me know if you have any questions you’d like answered on air and I’ll pose them to Zach and co.
[Jan 8 2014, 1:38 AM] jeannev: thanks
[Jan 8 2014, 1:40 AM] jeannev: these problems…like the projection problem… remind me of Dan Myers 3 Act problems… nice t see Zach authoring some of his own, which helps other teachers realize they have the resources within themselves to do this….
[Jan 8 2014, 1:41 AM] edinnovator: yes, that’s a great point. not sure if you were tuned in at the beginning, but zach framed this work as teacher leadership
[Jan 8 2014, 1:42 AM] edinnovator: that he realized instead of feeling powerless in the face of a bureaucratic system, he instead would take action within his own classroom time and space
[Jan 8 2014, 1:42 AM] jeannev: yes, I have been on since the beginning
[Jan 8 2014, 1:42 AM] edinnovator: oh, great!
[Jan 8 2014, 1:45 AM] edinnovator: I love that distinction between “real world” and “real work” problems.
[Jan 8 2014, 1:49 AM] edinnovator: www.zacharyhermann.com
[Jan 8 2014, 1:49 AM] edinnovator: check that…here’s the correct URL: https://sites.google.com/site/zacharyherrmann/
[Jan 8 2014, 1:57 AM] edinnovator: “What the Classroom Can Learn from the Playground” post: https://sites.google.com/site/zacharyherrmann/blog/what-the-classroom-can-learn-from-the-playground
[Jan 8 2014, 2:00 AM] edinnovator: Thanks for tuning in! Good night, all.

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