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Book studies

OCTM periodically facilitates book studies that are FREE to all members.  Meetings are generally held via Zoom, and contact hours are awarded.  In some cases, graduate credit is offered.  Please see below for current opportunities!

Building Thinking Classrooms in Mathematics
by Peter Liljedahl
August 2021 - May 2022

Why Rural Schools Matter
by Mara Casey Tieken
October 2021 - February 2022

Building Thinking Classrooms in Mathematics by Peter Liljedahl
August 2021 - May 2022
Facilitated by Annika Moore and Corrinne Fischer

Are you ready to recharge and rejuvenate your mathematics classroom?
  Join us as we read and implement strategies from the book Building Thinking Classrooms in Mathematics.

 

Teachers at all grade levels have shared the transformative effect Liljedahl’s work has had on their practice.  Three aspects of this fascinating and relevant book are: comparing the results of research that finds the best ways for grouping students, changing your teaching so you are providing problem solving opportunities instead of taking over student thinking, and selecting tasks.  Find out more at https://www.peterliljedahl.com or on Twitter at @pgliljedahl .

We will have opportunities to collaborate for grade band specific discussions as well as PK-12 conversations.  The purchase of the book will be your responsibility.

The virtual book study will begin on Tuesday, August 17, 2021 from 7:00-9:00 PM and will continue on the first and third Tuesday of each month through May.  Participants can earn up to 30 contact hours (or have the option to purchase 1 or 2 graduate semester hour(s) from Kent State University).  Registration for graduate credit closed on August 12, 2021.  You can still register now to earn a certificate of completed contact hours at the end of the study.

Click here to register

If you have any questions, please contact:

Corrinne Fischer
at corrinne.fischer@ohioctm.org 

Annika Moore at annika.moore@education.ohio.gov

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Why Rural Schools Matter by Mara Casey Tieken
October 2021 - February 2022
Facilitated by Derek Sturgill and Jeff Taylor



Through collaborative discussions and prompts, participants will engage in a monthly online book study of rural schools based upon lived experiences from two diverse southern towns.  Aligned to OCTM's mission, vision, and core values and principles, the study will provide participants opportunities to grow as mathematics educators by reflecting on diversity and equity in both the rural districts portrayed in the reading, and in their own classroom and community.  Moreover, this study examines the kinds of research used to illuminate rural issues, which may inspire teachers to ask questions about their own practice and seek answers. 

Find out more about the book at this link.  Each participant should obtain the book on their own.

The virtual book study will begin on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. and will continue on the last Tuesday of each month through February (December date to be determined).  Participants can earn up to 10 contact hours.


Here is the planned monthly outline:

October: Introduction and Chapter 1 with a focus on school, community, and cultures

November: Chapters 2-3 with a focus on relating research to the lived experience of rural

December: Chapters 4-5 with a focus on what social capital looks like

January: Chapters 6-7 with a focus on rural community within a larger society: consolidation, choice, and charters

February: Chapters 8-9 and Epilogue with a focus on power, place, and people as well as potentials and pitfalls for 21st century rural education

(Chapters 1 and 2 are available at https://flexpub.com/preview/why-rural-schools-matter)


Click here to register


If you have any questions, please contact:
Derek Sturgill at
sturgilld@uwstout.edu
Jeff Taylor at
jtaylor@mathedresearch.net


OCTM is an affiliate of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.


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