Summer 2004 Course Offerings
The following courses were offered to teachers in the Milwaukee Public Schools. Participants who complete the course requirements will receive free credits from UWM. These opportunities are available through the Milwaukee Mathematics Partnership and the ESEA Title II Higher Education Professional Development Program in Wisconsin. For additional information for these courses, please view the corresponding flyer below.
Data Analysis, Probability, and Statistics Summer Course August 9 - 13, 2004
This course will address the topics of data analysis, probability, and statistics for grades 6-12. Teachers will be able to explore these topics across grade levels as well as within their own grade levels. Resources for the course will include the NCTM Navigations books that provide model lessons promoting the NCTM Standards for Data Analysis and Probability, and will also involve extensive activity with graphing calculators.
Communication and Reasoning in Mathematics Grades K - 8July 26-29, 2004
This course examines strategies for developing students' ability to communicate their mathematical reasoning both orally and in writing. The course will include discussion of the development of mathematical vocabulary, district learning targets, and expectations for mathematical communication on district and state assessments in mathematics.
Number and Computation Development: Kindergarten, Grades 1-2, Grades 3-5July 19-23, 2004
Three Number and Computation Development courses were offered at these levels: (1) Kindergarten, (2) Grades 1-2, (3) Grade 3-5. These courses studied how students build their understanding of number and number relationships and how they begin to use their growing understanding of the number system to solve computation problems.
Content-Focused Coaching and Leadership in MathematicsSummer Segment June 18, 21-25, 2004; Continuing through the 2004-2005 School Year
This collaborative project between the Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) supports elementary (K-5) teachers in developing coaching skills to facilitate collegial conversations in mathematics at the school level.
Balanced Literacy in the Elementary Science ClassroomSummer Segment June 28-July 2, 2004; Continuing through the 2004-2005 School Year, Summer 2005, and 2005-06 School Year
This 2-year collaborative project between the Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) will support school-based teams of K-8 teachers in developing teacher understanding and use of balanced literacy approaches in science classrooms with effective teaching of science content.
Using inquiry-based teaching and learning strategies, project participants will design action plans that incorporate balanced literacy and science in elementary classrooms while building school-based leadership skills to convey their learning to colleagues in their school.
|76KB ||Data Analysis Course Flyer |
| 88KB ||Communication & Reasoning in Mathematics Course Flyer |
| 84KB ||Number & Computation Development Course Flyer |
|137.5KB||Content-Focused Coaching and Leadership in Mathematics (CLM) |
| 9.16MB ||Balanced Literacy in the Science Classroom (BLESC) Flyer|