By Alexandria Chapin, Multi-Media Journalist - email
A summer math class was in session this week...but not for students. Local teachers participated in the 25th annual Summer Mathematics Workshop held at Bluffton University. This workshop is supervised by Duane Bollenbacher who will be starting his 50th year in education.
The 3-day course gives teachers the opportunity to collaborate their resources with each other as well.
These workshops are important because teaching standards are changing. The new standards not only help students understand what they're learning but why they're learning it. Stephanie Ross, first grade teacher at Shawnee Elmwood said it will be better for her students when they can connect this understanding in math.
This workshop is designed to improve the teachers capacity to implement the new Common Core State Standards.