1,350 teachers joined in CMM Summer Courses in the last four years

1,350 teachers joined in CMM Summer Courses in the last four years

A total of 262 teachers returned to University. Now, at Center for Mathematical Modeling, where they learned new ways to teach Math and other subjects in similar conditions that students can live in classrooms.

Thy group joined in the Summer Courses for Mathematics Education provided by the Professional Development Unit of the Center for Mathematical Modeling (CMM) for a fourth consecutive year.
The Unit organized some courses with the Education Strategic Area and others with the Activating Resolution Problems in the Classroom (ARPA) Initiative that works together with the Center for Advanced Research in Education (CIAE).

This is the fourth version of these courses, which expanded its field of knowledge to subjects different than Mathematics such as Science and Language and Communication. Even more than 1,350 teachers have been sit in its classrooms.

Pedro Vilches, who works at Licanantai School in San Pedro de Atacama, was one of them. He attended the Problem Solving on Randomness and Information for 3rd and 4th year of high school course: “The courses have exceeded expectations. The other courses I’ve taken have been more expositive. The learner takes the main role, not the teacher. It’s like living what the student lives in the classroom.”

Teachers appreciated many attributes of the program. Among them, they valued well the methods, the very updated contents, the work of facilitators who know the contents, teamwork dynamics in classrooms, tips for dealing with potentially troubled situations at classrooms given by the facilitators, and the possibility to share with teachers from other realities, regions and with different ages.

In this sense, Edith Stange, a Math teacher at Colegio Alianza Austral in Coyhaique, said she recommends the courses widely: “I value interaction with colleagues. Teamwork with them is very beneficial. Sharing knowledge, working with younger people… if I look in the classroom today, I have more experience than the rest. However, when you work with younger people, you tell your experiences to them, but they give you fresh knowledge.”

Courses

Problem solving on Information and Randomness, for 3rd and 4th year of high school
Problem solving and mathematical reasoning skills, from 5th to 8th year of primary school
Problem solving for kinder and 1st year of primary school
Problem solving, 1st to 4th year of primary school
Problem solving and Geometry, from 1st to 4th year of high school
Problem solving in high school
Problem solving on Writing, 2nd to 8th year of primary school
Numbers and operations axis through problem solving, for 2nd to 5th year of primary school
ICT tools for statistics and probabilities teaching from 7th year of primary school to 2nd year of high school
Problem solving and Probabilities, from 7th year of primary school to 2nd year of high school
Research as a model for Biology teaching, from 5th to 8th year of primary school
Problem solving on Writing, from 7th year of primary school to 4th year of high school
Problem solving and Arithmetic, from 4th to 6th year of primary school

Posted on Jan 9, 2018 in Frontpage, News