Summer is certainly time for rest and rejuvenation but Lake View teachers also use the summer months to dive deeper into their academic interests and develop engaging curriculum for the coming school year. In this series titled, "Learn More, Teach More" we would like to share with you what some of our staff members are doing to learn and bring new ideas back to our students.
Matthew Rosenberg, Geometry Teacher and School Programmer, at Lake View High School, has spent most of July at the Park City Mathematics Institute (PCMI) in Park City, Utah. During the intensive three week session, math teachers and mathematicians from high school to university researchers share pedagogy and collaborate to enhance their own skills. Participants engage in problem solving sessions and seminars. They also splinter off into small groups to develop rigorous Common Core aligned curriculum. Rosenberg will be working with Geometry teachers from various parts of the United States to develop activities that will be used in Lake View High School Geometry classrooms.
Rosenberg, a veteran teacher, is most excited to be in the classroom as a student. "This experience will reinvigorate my love for mathematics. Here, I'm not just a teacher of math, I'm a student. Within the perspective of a student, I will reengage with what it means to struggle through a problem and learn new concepts" shares Rosenberg.
While in beautiful Utah, Rosenberg has also been enjoying the scenery and hiking. He looks forward to bringing back a refreshed perspective as a lifelong learner and new challenges for Geometry students.