Robert Kaplinsky


Workshop Dates: December 5-6, 2016

Grades: 4-12

Known for: Open Middle, problem-based lessons, blog

I will help you understand what real world problem-based lessons are all about, how to implement them, and why it so critical that we use them with our students. We’ll focus on hands-on classroom implementation including preparing for success, dealing with problems as they come up, and assessment. I’ll also explain Depth of Knowledge and using Open Middle problems to build procedural skills and conceptual understanding. You will leave with access to hundreds of free problems that are ready for student implementation when you get back to your classroom.



Workshop Video

Workshop Details

When: Monday and Tuesday, December 5-6, 2016 from 8 am to 3 pm

Where: Hilton Garden Inn Anaheim/Garden Grove @ 11777 Harbor Blvd, Garden Grove, CA 92840

Grade levels: 4 – 12


About Robert Kaplinsky

Robert has worked in education since 2003 as a classroom teacher, district math teacher specialist, and University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) instructor.  He has presented and conducted professional development across the United States and Canada.  His work has been published by Education Week and the American Educational Research Association (AERA).  He has consulted for major publishers including Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and Pearson.  Robert is a member of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics (NCSM), California Mathematics Council (CMC), Orange County Math Council (OCMC), and Greater Los Angeles Mathematics Council (GLAMC).  He also co-founded the Southern California Math Teacher Specialist Network, a group that includes over 170 math teacher specialists from more than 5 counties.


University Credits

Workshop attendees may earn up to three Graduate Level Professional Development Credits from Brandman University, part of the Chapman University System.  You must register for EDIU 9007, Digging Deeper: Applying Learning Strategies.  Please check with your school or district to determine whether these credits are accepted.  Please note that these credits require additional fees and follow-up assignments.