Math Workshop 2020: Constructing Mathematical Understanding

Course Overview

Join UCDS for a five-day interactive math workshop in Seattle!

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This hands-on interactive course for pre-K, elementary and middle school educators offers techniques for teaching math concepts through a variety of student learning style approach. Attendees can expect to develop teaching and assessment techniques that align with various levels of student understanding. Not only that, but participants leave with actionable concepts to apply directly to their school’s existing math curriculum.


Title: ‘Constructing Mathematical Understanding’ workshop
Dates: August 17-24, 2020
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. daily
Fee: $440 (early bird discount: save $40 by registering before May 1st)

Optional: Add clock hours or credits through Seattle Pacific University, for an additional fee (payable through SPU).


Melissa Chittenden

Melissa is currently the Assistant Head of School at University Child Development School. Melissa has worked as a teacher and school administrator for more than 30 years. She is also an adjunct professor at Seattle Pacific University. She is an international presenter and consultant for curricular topics as well as the author of an upcoming hands-on math book for elementary teachers. Melissa holds an MA from Seattle University in Non-Profit Business Leadership, a BA in Human Development and Education as well as an AA in Early Childhood Education. She specializes in teaching educators throughout the world how to use hands-on math activities in ways that support the various student learning styles found within every classroom.

David Garrick

David is the Dean of the Graduate School of Education at the UCDS College for School Culture. He has been an educator, administrator, and consultant for over twenty years.  David has led workshops and classes for adults across the country that include topics such as: concretizing concepts with hands-on learning, inquiry based teaching, student advocacy, and arts integration.  David holds a B.A. in History from the University of Washington and an M.A. in Fine Arts from the University of Montana. He earned his Washington State teaching credentials from Western Washington University.  David specializes in teaching about school culture’s impact on student success by identifying cultural elements that support student and teacher engagement.

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$ 440.00