Monday, August 20, 2012

The Mid-Hudson Math Teachers’ Circle

New this year is the Mid-Hudson Math Teachers' Circle. Announced in the Kingston Daily Freeman, the Mid-Hudson Math Teachers' Circle will extend the Bard Math Circle's work with local math teachers.

Over the last year, math teachers have been able to receive continuing education credit for their participation in the Bard Math Circle library program (teachers - please check My Learning Plan). This Bard Math Circle and Ulster BOCES partnership will continue this year, and we'll announce the first activities of the Mid-Hudson Math Teachers' Circle here.

The New York Math Circle has also invited local teachers to participate in their Math Teachers' Summer Workshop at Bard College, which recently completed its 4th annual program.

The text of the Daily Freeman announcement is below.

ON THE MOVE: Week of Aug. 20, 2012

Lauren Rose, associate professor of mathematics at Bard College, received funding from the American Institute of Mathematics to bring a team of educators to the institute’s intensive weeklong program, “How to Run a Math Teachers’ Circle Workshop,” in Washington, D.C., this past July. Rose’s team comprises Jeff Suzuki (former Bard math professor and mathematician from Brooklyn College); Beth Goldberg (Bard Master of Arts in Teaching alumna and middle school teacher at the Linden Avenue Middle School, Red Hook); Sheila Shaffer (middle school teacher at Bailey Middle School, Kingston) and Dana Fulmer (administrator at the Ulster County BOCES).

Experience gained through the workshop enabled Rose and her team to launch The Mid-Hudson Math Teachers’ Circle, which strives to improve mathematics education in local middle schools by hosting bimonthly Math Teachers’ Circles throughout the Mid-Hudson Valley.