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Teaching and Learning MMR - Semester 1

Ended Jun 15, 2021

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About this Course

This course is a follow-up to a three-day professional development program for practicing teachers. The focus is on selecting and enacting cognitively demanding instructional tasks in modeling and reasoning within a classroom environment rich in technology, discourse, and formative assessment for student learning. The program builds teacher’s technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPACK) in four conceptual categories:

  1. Implementing cognitively demanding instructional tasks.
  2. Developing student use of Modeling
  3. Developing student use of Reasoning
  4. Integration of technology tools that enhance modeling and reasoning

This intensive hands-on experience is interspersed with reflective discussions and followed by written reflective statements.

Credit: 1 available for purchase from Ashland University
Course Type: Self-paced Online
Course Level: Practitioner
Target Audience: High School Math Teachers
Cost: FREE

Expected Learning Outcomes
At the conclusion of this course participants should be able to:

  • Support students use of mathematical modeling;
  • Assess student's mathematical reasoninig;
  • Create reinforcement activities; and
  • Reflect on the impact of Effective Mathematics Teaching Practices on instruction.


  • ODE/ODHE Mathematical Modeling and Reasoing Pilot Teacher

Meet the Instructor

Photo of Stephen MillerWith over 40 years in education, Steve Miller is the Mathematics Content Consultant for the Summit Educational Service Center. In that role, he provides K-12 mathematics professional development, curriculum writing/mapping support, and assistance in selecting mathematics resources.

Steve is one of the authors of NCTM’s new series “Taking Action: Implementing Effective Mathematics Teaching Practices”.He facilitated Common Core State Standards for Mathematics training as a Regional Content Facilitator for ODE and has developed, coordinated, and facilitated OMAP and IMPACT trainings. Steve served as a facilitator for the Mathematics Coaching Program, on the OPT 6th Grade Rangefinder Committee and as the Regional Value-Added Specialist for the Akron Public Schools. He currently is a member of the ODE's Network of Regional Leaders for mathematics