Wednesday, February 12, 2014

BPP Collaborative Spring Workshop

BPP Collaborative Presents:  
Mathematical Thinking
March 1, 2014 8:30-11:30

Gabriela Groza, SchoolRise Consultant
We all know the relevancy of math to our daily lives, but sometimes have doubts that mathematics is for everyone. With a focus on the critical characteristics of mathematical thinking, this workshop helps teachers and other participants to re-conceptualize how they think about mathematics outside of mathematics classrooms. Moreover, the participants will develop the skills required to design mathematical thinking activities in any discipline and will further have the opportunity to implement those designed activities in their classrooms.

A little more about our guest speaker Gabriela Groza:

For about 4 years after finishing school at DePaul University in Chicago, I worked as a Financial Advisor and Financial Budget Analyst, in Chicago and Miami. In these roles, I had a chance to interact with either clients or key personnel in other departments and explain to them various scenarios that involved math. Soon after working as an analyst, I became a corporate trainer where I had to meet with the leaders of various departments and help them understand the numbers in the financial statements and ways in which they can make sense of them in a way that was relevant to helping them improve their departments. I enjoyed teaching them what I felt very passionate about, mathematics, and decided to pursue a career in teaching.