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Minds on Math Institute (Fall)

Become the math teacher you’ve always wanted to be!

In this institute you will learn how to address all eight of the common core standards for mathematical practice within workshop model instruction.

We will explore how explicit thinking strategy instruction can promote students’ deep mathematical understanding. Additionally we will discuss and model how to facilitate classroom discussions that support all learners, preparing them with the problem-solving skills they need to make meaning of math, succeed on standardized assessments, and face life’s many mathematical challenges.

November 14-15, 2017

Optional Lab Day: November 16, 2017

Perfect for

Teachers, K-12 Curriculum
Leaders & Instructional Coaches
Assistant Principals & Principals
District-based Leaders

Early Bird Rate: $415

General Registration: $435

Additional Lab Day: $195

Earn continuing Education Credit from
Colorado Department of Education
for completing the institute

Registration will open soon! Contact us if you would like to be notified when registration opens.

Participants will


Explore how the Common Core Standards for Mathematical Practice can be seamlessly addressed within workshop model instruction


Investigate how to facilitate classroom discourse that promotes thinking and understanding


Experience mathematical problem solving in a collaborative context that you can replicate for students


Develop skills for differentiating and engaging all learners in purposeful and meaningful work as independent thinkers and mathematicians


Learn how to foster student independence by scaffolding their authentic use of thinking strategies as mathematicians

Add a PEBC Lab Classroom Day!

See excellent math instruction in action.

In each PEBC Lab classroom, participants will spend the morning observing the instruction and learning taking place in that classroom. With the lab classroom host and a PEBC staff developer, participants will spend the afternoon debriefing their observation reading professional literature, and reflecting on the implications for their own classroom practice.

Contact Us

Event facilitator

Wendy Ward Hoffer, M.A.

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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 (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 2016), and Cultivating STEM Identities (Heinemann, 2016).

Moker Klaus-Quinlan, M.A.

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Klaus-Quinlan joined PEBC in 2003, and works with K-12 educators across the content areas, in Colorado and nationally. She supports teachers, teams, schools, and districts through coaching, facilitation, and leading professional learning. She co-facilitates the Math Institute, Foundations of Numeracy Institute, and Effective Mentoring Institute. She has worked extensively with the Boettcher Teacher Residency program as an adjunct professor, clinical supervisor, and coordinator during the expansion to Colorado’s rural San Luis Valley.

Registration also includes

Minds on Mathematics:
Using Math Workshop to Develop Deep Understanding in Grades 4-8
by Wendy Ward Hoffer

Breakfast and 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 Hannah Popkin
[email protected]

Nearby Lodging

SpringHill Suites Denver at Anschutz Medical Campus
13400 East Colfax Ave
Aurora, CO 80011
(720) 858-1100

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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