CPAM Leadership Seminar
Three Steps to Create a K-12 Classroom
Where Students are Excited to Learn Mathematics

Robert Kaplinsky, Mathematics Educator
Saturday, January 30, 2021
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM EST
Virtual Event Via Zoom



Don’t miss this opportunity to spend three hours with Robert Kaplinsky , a nationally known mathematics educator, popular presenter, author, featured podcast speaker and consultant with a passion for teaching mathematics. This seminar is the sixteenth in the series of CPAM Leadership Seminars and is made possible by a grant from Texas Instruments. CPAM gratefully acknowledges the support of TI.

Instead of holding this seminar in conjunction with NCTM’s Annual Meeting in St. Louis, the CPAM Board and the speaker have decided to offer a virtual event via Zoom in January. Then CPAM’s grade level representatives will offer free follow-up sessions geared to the different grade levels. As an added bonus to this seminar, each registrant (CPAM member and guest) will be provided complimentary registration for Robert Kaplinsky’s online K – 12 course, “How to Use an Open Middle Problem”. The $39 course is being provided by the presenter, CPAM, and CPAM’s sponsor, Texas Instruments, for each paid seminar registrant. For more information about the course, visit Instead of holding this seminar in conjunction with NCTM’s Annual Meeting in St. Louis, the CPAM Board and the speaker have decided to offer a virtual event via Zoom in January. Then CPAM’s grade level representatives will offer free follow-up sessions geared to the different grade levels. As an added bonus to this seminar, each registrant (CPAM member and guest) will be provided complimentary registration for Robert Kaplinsky’s online K – 12 course, “How to Use an Open Middle Problem”. The $39 course is being provided by the presenter, CPAM, and CPAM’s sponsor, Texas Instruments, for each paid seminar registrant. For more information about the course, visit by copying and pasting bit.ly/openmiddle2021.

 
Three Steps to Create a K-12 Classroom Where Students Are Excited to Learn Mathematics: We will explore how we can help students get correct answers and understand what they did, what we can learn from urban legends to make our lessons unforgettable, as well as why we should reconsider using word problems (and what we should be doing instead.)
Robert Kaplinsky has been an educator since 2003 as a classroom teacher, teacher specialist for Downey Unified School District, and instructor for the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He is the author of Open Middle Math: Problems That Unlock Student Thinking, Grades 6-12, creator of the #ObserveMe movement, and co-founder of the Open Middle. He is a popular presenter who has given presentations around the world. He has been featured on numerous podcasts and websites including Teachers Need Teachers, Math Knights, TeachThought, Reimagine Schools, Math Confessions, MathEdOut, Making Math Moments That Matter, The Bedley Bros., Math before Breakfast, Leader of Learning, Instant Relevance, and 10 Minute Teacher. Robert has written for Edutopia, Education Week and the American Educational Research Asssociation.



Registration can be made via PayPal by using the link to CPAM’s website form, or by completing the registration form and mailing it with a check to Denise I. Griffiths, CPAM Leadership Seminar Coordinator.

Registration must be received by January 20, 2021

Registration Fees: 
$15 CPAM member registration fee
$45 Nonmember registration fee for Awardees (includes membership for this school year)
$45 Guest registration fee


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Questions about the seminar: Denise I. Griffiths - E-mail: dgriffit@udel.edu