Big Idea #1 - Problem Solving: Bring Your Classroom Alive!

This month’s feature course, Problem Solving: Bring Your Classroom Alive!, will give you a starting point to investigate how utilizing rich tasks in your classroom can promote the teaching and learning of mathematics. The content is targeted toward mathematics teachers, but the strategies apply across all curriculum. The Hub offers two versions of this course to meet a variety of preferred learning styles. Busy schedule? Sign up and take self-paced version when time allows. Prefer more collaboration? Gather a group of peers and take the group course version!

Big Idea #2 - Upcoming Facilitated Courses

Math Courses, April 16 - May 4, 15 Renewal Units

  • STREAM: Developing Fraction Sense (3-4)

  • STREAM: Ratio & Proportion (7-9)

  • STREAM: Functions as Objects (HS)

Teaching and Assessing English Learners, April 16 - May 29, 35 Renewal Units

Big Idea #3 - Live Discussion Sessions





April 3

3:45 p.m.

Virtual Math Community

EdReady Math

April 9

4:00 p.m.

Trending Teacher Topics

Standards-based Grading

April 11

3:45 p.m.

Montana Writing Teachers

Worlds Apart, Not Strangers: Holocaust & IEFA

April 18

3:45 p.m.

Science Virtual Community

Assessing Science & Engineering Practices

April 25

3:30 p.m.

Data and Assessment Virtual Community

Assessment Data Sites

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Watch for the 3 Big Ideas Hub Special Edition on the first Wednesday of each month.

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