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 Lew Douglas, Co-Director BAMP


Current Professional Development Opportunities

Saturday Seminar Series 2013-14

We will be offering three Saturday Seminars for the 2013-14 academic year. These are high-quality, free, PD on Saturdays with focuses on mathematics, science, and writing.

Core Seminar Series 2013-14

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.

 

Past Professional Development Opportunities

2013 Summer Institutes for Mathematics Teachers


Mathematical Modeling and Introductory Statistics

From June 11th through June 20th, the Bay Area Mathematics Project (BAMP) invites teachers from grades 6 through 12 to participate in the Mathematical Modeling and Introductory Statistics Institute, which will offer middle and high school teachers unique opportunities to learn how to use modeling of real-world situations through the lens of the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics (CCSSM). Based on a module developed by a California Mathematics Project (CMP) task force and designed to foster student engagement and deeper learning in all math courses, this institute will include both whole group activities and breakout sessions by grade level bands.

This eight-day institute includes effective strategies for incorporating modeling into your curriculum, and for helping students engage with mathematics in the context of situations that interest them.


Transformational Geometry

From June 24th through June 28th, the Bay Area Mathematics Project (BAMP) invites teachers from grades 6 through 12 to participate in the Transformational Geometry Institute, which will offer middle and high school teachers unique opportunities to learn this modern approach to Geometry through the lens of the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics (CCSSM). Based on a module developed by a California Mathematics Project (CMP) task force, this institute will include both whole group activities and breakout sessions by grade level bands.

This five-day institute includes effective strategies for incorporating more transformational geometry into your curriculum, applying it not only to geometry, but also to other content areas of mathematics


Fractions From a Common Core Perspective

From July 30 through August 8, 2013, the Bay Area Mathematics Project (BAMP) and the San Mateo County Office of Education (SMCOE) invite teachers from grades K through 8 to participate in the Fractions from a Common Core Perspective Institute. The California Mathematics Project (CMP) Task Force has produced wonderful professional development materials about fractions on the number line, a representation that the math Common Core (CCSSM) emphasizes. April Cherrington, Math Coordinator-SMCOE, a member of that task force, will be one of the presenters.

This eight-day institute includes effective strategies for helping students understand fractions and fraction operations, which are fundamental to success in algebra.

 

 

Other Professional Educational Opportunities

Not on the Test: The Pleasures and Uses of Mathematics

2013–14 MSRI-BCC Lecture Series Highlights Unique Uses of Math Across Industries, in Daily Life

Berkeley City College Auditorium - 2050 Center Street, Berkeley
Wednesdays from 7:00 pm to 8:15 pm

“Music, Computing, People,” Wed., Feb. 12, with Dr. Ge Wang.

“Science Denialism,” Wed., Mar. 12, with Dr. Eugenie Scott.

“Brain-Computer Interfaces,” Wed., Apr. 9, with Dr. Krishna Shenoy.