## The Adventure of Teaching Algebra with Dr. Oliver Knill

The Texas Graduate Center, in partnership with Region One Education Service Center, invited Harvard Mathematician Dr. Oliver Knill to conduct his workshop "The Adventure of Teaching Algebra" to a room of about 40 mathematics teachers. Since 2013, the TGC has hosted 7 Harvard University professors to conduct trainings at Region One ESC for Rio Grande Valley teachers and administrators. Oliver Knill earned his BA and PhD in mathematics at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technolo

## Queen Claire Martin: Global Math Project Ambassador

It’s time for a shift in the way the world learns mathematics. Seven math enthusiasts from The Global Math Project are looking to change the way math is taught in classrooms around the world by creating a global community engaged in joyful mathematics. The goal of the Global Math Project (GMP) is to reach and thrill 1 million students, teachers and adults with an engaging piece of mathematics during a special week in October known as Global Math Week 2017. From there, the GMP

## UPCEA award recognizes TGC's MATHTEACH Collaborative partnership with Harvard Extension School

The Texas Graduate Center (TGC) and Harvard University Extension School are the proud recipients of this year’s UPCEA New England 2016 Regional Engagement Award. The award is given in recognition of an outstanding partnership of a member institution with one or more external constituents such as local communities, corporations, government organizations or associations. The award recognizes our MATHTEACH Collaborative partnership with Harvard University Extension School, Harv

## Congratulations Cohort 1 Harvard Graduates!

The Texas Graduate Center is proud to announce its first ever graduates from the Harvard Extension School's Math for Teaching Graduate Program. Seven teachers from Lyford CISD, San Benito CISD, PSJA ISD, Edinburg CISD and Hidalgo ISD completed the rigorous 3-year program, which required students to attend classes at the Texas Graduate Center in addition to yearly summer residencies at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. “This is a great honor for the school distri

## The Philosophy of Teaching, part 3

This summer, Cohort I completed their final summer residency at Harvard. Their final course was a Teaching Projects/Capstone Course intended to give current and aspiring secondary math teachers an opportunity to become engaged in a variety of teaching-related projects. Students completed a series of research and presentation requirements during the course focused on issues such as the impact of various pedagogical approaches, the use of technology in classrooms, assessment te

## Introducing Cohort IV

The Texas Graduate Center (TGC) is proud to announce the selection of teachers to Cohort IV of our Harvard Math for Teaching graduate program. The newest members include: Tiffany Ochoa, Edinburg CISD; Joseph Alanis, La Joya ISD; Manuel Rodriguez, La Joya ISD; Doni Hernandez, PSJA ISD, and Oscar Santos, PSJA ISD. Cohort IV joins 24 exemplary teachers from across the Rio Grande Valley currently enrolled in Harvard’s Extension School. Cohort IV attended New Student Orientation a

## Hanging with Harvard IV

This article was originally published in the Valley Morning Star Math teachers attending Harvard Graduate School hosted their Hanging with Harvard math conference to go over algebra two and calculus with area students. GEAR UP students from all of Region One came together to talk about Harvard and learn math Harvard and tips about the school. “After they go to these types conferences they really think it’s possible for them,” said Christina Ochoa, Santa Rosa GEAR UP coordinat

## University Student Tour 2015

BOSTON – Excitement was high as 46 students representing eleven school districts from across the Rio Grande Valley prepared to fly to Boston for the Texas Graduate Center’s (TGC) first-ever Student University Tour. The tour was exclusive to MATHTEACH Collaborative partners who currently support a math teacher in TGC’s Math for Teaching graduate program in partnership with Harvard University. The students visited four universities including Harvard, MIT, Brown University and

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