Math Specialists In International Schools - Certificate Program
Mathematics Specialists in International Schools (MSIS) is a two year Mathematics Specialist certificate program for K-8 teachers of mathematics. The program is a coherent sequence of five (5) Institutes designed to expand teachers’ understanding of the Mathematics Standards, how students learn that content, best instructional practices, and evidence of student understanding.
Cost of the program is USD $2,500.00 for all five institutes. For registration information, please see below.
The institutes will be held at the American School of Brasilia. Please be sure to check visa requirements for Brazil in you're interested in attending from another country.
Institute 1: Numbers and Operations
Dates: September 1 - September 3, 2017
The focus is on the content and the Common Core Mathematical Practices that support the Numbers and Operations progressions of the Common Core Standards. Attention will be given to ways of representing numbers, relationships between numbers, number systems, the meanings of operations and how they relate to one another, and computation within the number system as a foundation for algebra.
Institute 2: Algebra and Functions
Dates: February 23 - February 25, 2018
The focus is on the content and the Common Core Mathematical Practices that support the Algebra and Functions progressions of the Common Core Standards. Attention will be given to the transition from arithmetic to algebra, working with quantitative change, and the description of and prediction of change.
Institute 5: Analysis of Teaching and Learning in the Mathematics Classroom
Dates: July 29 - July 31, 2018
The focus is on extending the ability to assess conceptual and procedural understanding using ongoing and cumulative assessment methods. Participants will examine current research related to assessment to direct and improve instructional practices, explore the way in which different assessment methods can be aligned with specific learning targets, develop skills in creating specific clarifying and probing questions, learn to distinguish between what students know and the way students show what they know, and incorporate knowledge of students’ thinking into instructional planning.
Institute 3: Rational Numbers and Proportional Reasoning
Dates: August 31 - September 2, 2018
The focus is on the content and the Common Core Mathematical Practices that support the Rational Numbers and Proportional Reasoning progressions of the Common Core Standards. Attention will be given to the basic number progressions in fractions and rational numbers, decimals and percents, and ratios and proportions to develop both rational number concepts and skills and proportional reasoning.
Institute 4: Geometry and Measurement
Dates: February 14 - February 16, 2019
The focus is on the content and the Common Core Mathematical Practices that support the Geometry and Measurement progressions of the AERO/Common Core Standards. Attention will be given to the foundations of informal measurement and geometry in one, two, and three dimensions. The van Hiele model for geometric learning will be used as the framework for how children build their understanding of length, area, volume, angles, and geometric relationships.
Registration and Payment
Registration is only guaranteed upon completion of the registration form, submission of a letter of recommendation from a current administrator, an email confirmation from EAB and confirmation of payment. Participants must register by August 4, 2017 for the two year course. The course is limited to 10 external participants.
The cost of the certificate program is USD $2,500.00. Payment will be divided in two installments of USD$1,000.00 for the first two institutes during the 2017-2018 school year and USD $1,500.00 for the three institutes during the 2018-2019 school year.
Registered participants are required to have:
Bachelor’ s Degree from an accredited institution;
A valid Education Teaching License;
Currently employed teaching in an international school for a minimum of 3 years;
A letter of interest expressing a 2 year commitment to the project;
A letter of recommendation from a current school administrator.
If you’re interested and meet the requirements, please REGISTER HERE.
** Please note that Brazil requires a visa for most countries in order to enter. It is the responsibility of the participant to obtain the required visa prior to the start of the course.
For questions regarding the course, please contact EAB Director of Teaching and Learning, Lesley Tait - firstname.lastname@example.org. For questions about payment, please contact EAB Business Manager, Liz Sullivan - email@example.com.
Erma Anderson is a former high school physics and mathematics teacher and Albert Einstein Distinguished Fellow in the United States Senate. She was a Senior Program Officer with the National Research Council assisting in the development of the National Science Education Standards and a Christa McAuliffe Fellow with the National Foundation for the Improvement of Education. She was a consultant with the Council for Basic Education’s Schools Around the World Project, developing and implementing a protocol and series of professional development experiences that used student work to enhance the teaching and learning of mathematics and science. More recently she has been a consultant with international schools and the AERO project.
Windsor Plaza Brasília
Address: SHS Qd. 05 Bl. H
Cep: 70322-912 - Brasília - DF
Hotel Windsor Plaza Brasilia is offering a special deal for the Workshop participants. To make your reservation you must contact Ms. Raquel Bonvakiades at <firstname.lastname@example.org> and inform in what group you are, including the rate discount code, according to the following information:
Superior Single - R$ 278,00 (daily rate)
Superior Double - R$ 316,00 (daily rate)
Please add 10% service + 5% tax + R$ 3,00/day room tax;
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Windsor Plaza Brasília from 31/08 to 04/09/2017 (Rate discount code #3747029):
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Windsor Plaza Brasília from 22 to 26/02/2018 (Rate discount code#3747030):
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Windsor Plaza Brasília from 22 to 26/07/2018 (Rate discount code#3747032):
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Windsor Plaza Brasília from 30/08 to 03/09/2018 (Rate discount code #3747033):
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Windsor Plaza Brasília from 14 to 16/02/2019 (Rate discount code#3747034):
All rooms are equipped with:
Minibar // Central air conditioning with individual remote control, sprinklers // Individual telephone line, alarm clock //Hair dryer and full amenities // Private electronic safe // Desk with direct lighting // Cable TV, WI FI // Room Service 24 hours.
All rates are in Real;
Breakfast served in the hotel restaurant included;
Free WI-FI in the rooms
Check in at 2 pm and Check out by 12 pm
Cancellation Policy: 24 hours before check in
*** Transportation to and from the hotel each day is the responsibility of the participant. EAB is happy to assist you in requesting a taxi.