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Differentiation in the Math Classroom: Project-Based Learning (PBL)


Math PBL

Our math classrooms are comprised of students with many different backgrounds, both social and academic. This workshop will allow teachers to explore best practices that support the needs of all students. Teachers will also have the opportunity to plan these strategies into a lesson.

Learning outcomes for this workshop include: developing a common definition of differentiation; developing a deeper understanding of differentiation strategies in the math classroom; ability to identify differentiation strategies in different math lessons and ability to edit a math lesson by adding differentiation strategies.


What You Take Home

  • Differentiating Math Instruction ($32.00 value)
  • Strategies for using differentiation in the math classroom
  • Sample lessons that are differentiated to meet different student needs
  • Articles that highlight the importance of differentiated math instruction
  • Texas College and Career Readiness Standards Booklet
  • 1.8 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from Texas Tech University ($30 if requested)
  • 18 hours Texas State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credit
  • 9 hours of content qualify as Gifted and Talented Education credit

About the Instructor

Diana Chavez

Diana Chavez is an instructional consultant from the El Paso area. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at El Paso. She had worked as a high school math teacher in the city of El Paso for five years when she was invited to apply for a district level position with the El Paso Independent School District. After serving five years at this administrative level, she moved to the Education Service Center at Region 19 as a mathematics and STEM specialist for five years.

After her fifteen-year career in these math arenas, she embraced a new challenge and began consulting for different districts, ESC-R19, UTEP, Texas STEM Centers, Lead4ward, and Educate Texas. Her passion for student learning and classroom-based staff development continues to motivate her continuing growth in teaching and learning.


Participants in Region 17
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Participants from Other Regions
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  • Registration Deadline - June 17th
  • Fee: No charge for this workshop,
    but registration is required to attend
  • Limited to 25 participants
  • Meals and lodging on your own
  • July 8-10, 2014
  • 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Daily Instruction
  • Texas Tech University - Lubbock, TX
  • Classroom: TBA
  • Focus on Grade Levels: 6-12
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