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Developing Literate Mathematicians with
Wendy Ward Hoffer

Author Lab Series - math imageCome think and ask questions with PEBC Author Wendy Ward Hoffer!


Let’s face it: Mathematics learning requires tremendous literacy ability. Learn how to integrate literacy instruction authentically into mathematics content to support student understanding. We’ll discuss how to efficiently and effectively layer intentional disciplinary literacy instruction into your already fine math teaching. Learn concrete ideas for incorporating reading, writing, speaking, listening, and vocabulary learning in authentic ways into the weekly rhythm of your math courses.

In this lab, we will visit two secondary classrooms with a focus on teaching and implementing authentic classroom discourse and writing tasks. Participants will observe instructional practice, and discuss how to transfer the practices explored into their own classrooms.

This lab will be facilitated by Author and PEBC Sr. Director Wendy Ward Hoffer with visits to Preston Middle School in Fort Collins and Smokey Hill High School in Metro Denver.

Based on Wendy Ward Hoffer’s book Developing Literate Mathematicians.

Thursday, March 3, 2016
7:45AM – 2:00PM
Smokey Hill High School
16100 E. Smoky Hill Rd.
Aurora, CO 80015

Tuesday, April 5, 2016
7:45AM – 2:00PM
Preston Middle School
4901 Corbett Dr.
Fort Collins, CO 80528

Perfect for

Secondary Math Teachers
Curriculum Leaders
Instructional Coaches
Assistant Principals

General Registration: $450

Get credit from
Colorado Department of Education (CDE)
for completing the institute

Take your skills to the next level and reserve your seat today!

Participants will

Observe effective math instruction and learning in middle and high school classrooms

Debrief their observations with Author, Wendy Ward Hoffer, colleagues and the host teacher

Reflect on the implications for their own instruction

Event facilitator


Wendy Ward Hoffer, M.A.


Hoffer works with math and science teachers at all levels to promote student thinking and understanding in their content areas. She travels both across Colorado and nationally to facilitate professional learning and coach teachers interested in elevating their STEM pedagogy. Hoffer is the author of Science as Thinking (Heinemann, 2009), Minds on Mathematics (Heinemann, 2012), and Developing Literate Mathematicians (forthcoming from National Council of Teachers of Mathematics).

Hoffer brings over twenty years of experience that includes teaching math and science in elementary and middle school. Prior to her work with PEBC, Hoffer earned National Board Certification while teaching middle school math and science in one of Denver’s Expeditionary Learning schools. She attended Dartmouth College and earned her Master’s in Education from Stanford University.

Registration also includes

Developing Literate Mathematicians

by Wendy Ward Hoffer

Boxed Lunch each day

Certificate of attendance for CDE credit

Groups of 6 or more receive a 10% discount on the institute

More Information

For more information contact
Rose Hagood

Cancellations & refunds

Registration fees for professional development events cancelled or rescheduled by PEBC, for reasons other than weather or acts of God, are fully refundable. Seat(s) cancelled by registrant with less than 60 days notice from the start date of the professional development event are not refundable. Registrant is responsible for 50% of the registration fee for any seat(s) cancelled with more than 60 days notice from the start date of the professional development event. Unused seat(s) (no-shows) will be considered a cancellation by the registrant and are non-refundable. Registrant is responsible for all costs incurred due to cancellation, regardless of cancellation reason

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