Professional Development

Bay Area Mathematics Project (BAMP)

Since 1983, the Bay Area Mathematics Project (BAMP) has offered inspiring professional learning opportunities for K-12 mathematics teachers, instructional coaches, and administrators in Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Marin, Sonoma, Solano, and Napa counties. Specializing in support for Common Core implementation and preparation for the new Smarter Balanced assessments, BAMP has a particular focus on equity and supporting English learners. As one of the 19 California Mathematics Project (CMP) sites supported by the State of California and administered by the University of California Office of the President, BAMP increasingly draws strength from increased collaboration with county offices and other CMP sites around the state.

BAMP professional learning opportunities include:

  • One week summer institutes focusing on a particular math topic and including information on effective classroom implementation.
  • Themed Saturday seminars in collaboration with the Bay Area Science Project and the Bay Area Writing Project
  • Common Core Seminar presentations on Saturday Mornings in collaboration with the Alameda Contra Costa Council of Mathematics Educators (AC3ME)
  • Contract work with public, private, and parochial schools and districts
  • Site-based, customized professional development and coaching for teachers of mathematics
  • Technical assistance for teachers, schools, and districts

For more information, contact Harold Asturias, Director BAMP

Current Professional Development Opportunities

Summer Institutes 2015-16

Transformational Geometry
For Teachers of Grades 9-12
July 6-10, 2015
Come learn how to help students use geometric transformations to connect the concepts of congruence, similarity, symmetry, structure and proof.

Registration is limited to 40 participants.

Registration fee: $150

Gretchen Muller, Patrick Callahan, and Emiliano Gomez will lead this Institute at the Wood Island Auditorium, 80 East Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Larkspur, CA 94939.

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Proportional Reasoning
For Teachers of Grades 6-8
July 20-24, 2015
Learn how unit rate, constant of proportionality, and rate of change connect many middle school concepts and lay the foundation for high school algebra and geometry.

Registration is limited to 40 participants.

Registration fee: $150

Carmen Whitman and Karen Mayfield-Ingram will lead this Institute at Mills College, 5000 MacArthur Blvd, Room 101 - Education Building, Oakland, CA 94613.

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For Teachers of Grades preK-5
August 10-14, 2015
Learn how measurement connects the two most critical domains of early mathematics—geometry and number, with each providing conceptual support to the other.

Registration is limited to 40 participants.

Registration fee: $150

This Institute will be held at Hayward’s Student Information and Assessment Center, 27211 Tyrrell Avenue Hayward, CA 94544.

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Saturday Seminar Series 2015-16

We will be offering three Saturday Seminars for the 2015-16 academic year.

These are high-quality, free, PD on Saturdays with focuses on mathematics, science, and writing.

For more information, contact Carolyn Billingsley, event organizer.


Past Professional Development Opportunities

Core Seminar Series 2014-15

Three Core Seminars will be offered at the Lawrence Hall of Science, in collaboration with the Alameda Contra Costa Council of Mathematics Educators (AC3ME). AC3ME hosts a meetup website to sign up for information about these events as well as others. Most AC3ME events are free.