Teaching Practices 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 2-8. The goal is to provide strategies for engaging students in rigorous mathematical problem solving experiences and investigations.

Summer Dates: June 26-30, 2023

Follow-Up Dates: Sept. 26, 2023 and Oct. 24, 2023

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

Location: Canalino Elementary School, Carpinteria

Registration Fee: $500

Participants may earn a stipend of up to $250.

For an additional fee you may also earn 5 quarter units of course credit through UCSB Professional and Continuing Education.

Participants in this workshop will
  • Engage in rigorous mathematical sense-making activities.
  • Learn how to transform their classrooms into Thinking Classrooms.
  • Practice routines, such as Three-Act Tasks, for engaging students in mathematics problem solving activities.
  • Visit classrooms (in Fall 2023) to observe routines and problem solving activities in practice with students.
  • Engage in conversations about current topics in mathematics education.
  • Be a part of a community of developing and dynamic mathematics teachers.
Participant Responsibilities
  • Full participation in the workshop (one full week in June 2023 plus two follow-up days in Fall 2023)
  • A commitment to incorporate what is learned into everyday classroom practices
School or District Commitment
  • Registration fee of $500 and 2 days of release time Fall 2023
  • A commitment to support the teacher in using these teaching practices in the classroom
Leadership Team
  • Jeff Linder, Mathematics Specialist, Montecito Union School District
  • Abbey Shaw Linder, Teacher, Rio del Sol School
  • Kristy Guerrero, Teacher, Canalino School
  • Christopher Ograin, Teaching Professor, UCSB Departments of Mathematics and Education