Early Elementary Workshop

UCSB Mathematics Project


If you have any questions, please contact Christopher Ograin, UCSB Mathematics Project Director, at ograin@ucsb.edu or (805) 893-5912.

This workshop is intended for teachers in grades TK-2. The goal is to provide participants with strategies for engaging students in age-appropriate mathematical sense-making activities.

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Summer Dates: June 20-21, 2024

Follow-Up Date: December 3, 2024

Time: 8:30am-3:30pm Each Day

Location: Canalino School, Carpinteria

Registration Fee: $225

Participants in this workshop will
  • Engage in mathematical sense-making activities.
  • Learn how to transform their classrooms into thinking classrooms.
  • Practice routines, such as Counting Collections, Choral Counting, Cognitively-Guided Instruction and Describe-Draw-Describe, for engaging students in mathematics reasoning activities.
  • Be a part of a community of developing and dynamic early childhood mathematics teachers.
  • Visit classrooms to observe routines and problem solving activities in practice with students.
Participant Responsibilities
  • Full participation in the workshop (two days in June 2024 plus one follow-up day in the Academic Year 2024-25)
  • A commitment to incorporate what is learned into everyday classroom practices
School or District Commitment
  • Registration fee of $225 and 1 day of release time in the Academic Year 2024-25
  • A commitment to support the teacher in using these teaching practices in the classroom
Leadership Team
  • Jeff Linder, Mathematics Specialist, Montecito Union School
  • Abbey Shaw Linder, Mathematics Specialist, Rio School District
  • Kristy Guerrero, Teacher, Canalino School

This workshop is funded by the California Subject Matter Projects.

For an additional fee you may also earn 2 quarter units of course credit through UCSB Professional and Continuing Education.

Space is limited.