AERO Math Specialists in International Schools
Tuition per Institute (5 total) per participant is:
Member participants: $300 per Institute
Non-member schools: $500 per Institute
(*Includes transportation to/from the conference hotel and host school. Coffee, snack and lunch are also provided).
For more information on scheduled institutes contact:
Institute III: Rational Numbers and Proportional Reasoning
January 27-29, 2020 American Overseas School of Rome, Italy.
The focus is on the content and the Common Core Mathematical Practices that support the Rational Numbers and Proportional Reasoning progressions of the AERO/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 IV - Geometry and Measurement
April 28-30, 2020 American Overseas School of Rome, Italy.
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.
Institute V - Embedding the Mathematical Practices into Instruction and Assessment
TBA 2021 American Overseas School of Rome, Italy.
The Institute will focus on the math practices, addressing the instructional shifts teachers need to provide in order for our students to be able to reason through mathematics. Achieving excellence in mathematics teaching and learning begins by understanding the importance of mathematical practices in instruction and assessment.
Participants will receive a deeper understanding of the hope for improved student learning provided by the eight Mathematical Practices, the impact of those practices on daily instruction, and the necessary formative assessment that will result in significant improvement in student learning. Participants will learn how to prepare and develop meaningful mathematics instruction and assessment processes with the rigor and coherence expected by the Mathematical Standards.
Erma Anderson is a former high mathematics and physics teacher and Albert Einstein Distinguished Fellow the United States Senate. She was a Senior Program Officer with Research Council assisting in the development of the National Science Education Standards and McAuliff Fellow with the National Foundation for Improvement of Education. She was a consultant with the Council for Basic Educations 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
A coherent sequence of 5 face-to-face, three-day institutes over a two year period, including online support, that will expand teachers’ understanding of the AERO/Common Core Standards, how students learn that content, evidence of students understanding, and how to work with peers in a mentoring relationship.
Each institute is limited to 25 participants.
A two-year mathematics certificate program designed for K-8 teachers of mathematics
Based on mathematics content from the AERO/Common Core Standards
Offering optional graduate credit at additional cost from SUNY Buffalo State University
Participants who complete all 5 institutes will receive a certificate as a Mathematics Specialist in International Schools from the Office of Overseas Schools.
Institute I - Numbers and Operations - Session Concluded
April 14-16, 2019 - American Overseas School of Rome, Italy.
The focus is on the content and the Common Core Mathematical Practices that support the Numbers and Operations progressions of the AERO/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 II - Algebraic Thinking
Oct. 30-31, 2019 - Crowne Plaza Hotel in Rome, Italy. This will be a pre-conference at the Annual Conference, please check the information for other workshops in case you are interested in participating in the full conference.
The focus is on the content and the Common Core Mathematical Practices that support the Algebra and Functions progressions of the AERO/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.