Empowered Problem Solving by Robert Kaplinsky


Registration for the Spring 2019 has closed.  Registration for the Fall 2019 workshop opens 9/13/19 and closes on 9/27/19.  The Fall 2019 workshop begins on 9/30/19 and ends on 11/8/19 with bonus access time until 1/17/20.

Workshop Dates: Feb. 11, 2019 until Mar. 22, 2019 with access until May 3, 2019

Format: Online

Grades: K-12

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

The two main focuses for my six-week online workshop will be implementing real world problem-based lessons, like the 70+ problems you can download for free on my website, and higher depth of knowledge problems, like the kind you see on openmiddle.com. This workshop begins by giving you solid experience with these problems from both the student and teacher perspectives. Next, you will learn how to prepare for successful lesson delivery and how to deal with some of the most challenging situations, like when a student solves a problem using a method you don’t understand. Finally, the workshop wraps up with some advanced tips including how to integrate these problems into your curriculum map and how to assess problem-based lessons. You can read more details about my workshop at robertkaplinsky.com/eps.


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Workshop Video

Workshop Details

When: Monday, Feb. 11, 2019 until Friday, Mar. 22, 2019 with access until May 3, 2019

Where: Online

Grade levels: K – 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 200 math teacher specialists from more than 5 counties.


University Credits

You can earn up to four Graduate Level Professional Development Credits through Brandman University, part of the Chapman University System. You must register for EDTU 9020: Empowered Problem Solving to earn the units. Please check with your school or district to determine whether these credits are accepted. Note that these credits require additional fees ($80 per unit) and follow-up assignments.