Workshop: Math Retreat, Math Success is College Success

Course ID - CTD0195a  

Short Title: Math Retreat 2013     

 Audience    Faculty (Full Time Math Faculty)
Length of Workshop:       7.5 hours (6.5 F2F and 1 Post-Workshop hour)

* Approved CT&D Workshop for Faculty Professional Development hours.

Math faculty will be engaged in a discussion of the Student Achievement Initiatives (SAI) , as well as a briefing on the results of the learning Outcome Assessments for general Education and mathematics in particular. Participants will dialogue on the meaning of those results and design a plan of action to improve student learning to be implemented in fall 2013.  Faculty members will also facilitate breakout sessions to demonstrate effective mathematics teaching practices to their colleagues.

Plan of Evaluation
Participants will draft a brief reflection paper that responds to the content of the retreat and identifies teaching methods and math applications that can be used in their teaching practice. Participants will choose one math teaching strategy or method to adopt in the next semester. the reaction paper is due within two weeks of the retreat. Retreat Committee chairs will certify completion of faculty work and the posting to the SharePoint site created for the retreat.


As a result of successful completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the results of the General education Learning Outcomes assessment
  • Explain the results of the math Learning Outcomes assessment
  • Identify areas for improvement in mathematics curriculum and instruction based on the interpretation of the learning outcomes data
  • Describe the issues related to student progress through the math curriculum
  • Identify two or three innovative approaches to teaching math
  • Explore an additional math teaching strategy or method to adopt in the next semester 
  • Determine the most effective means of supporting developmental math learners


Dates of Workshop

Reference #

Delivery Format

Meeting Days/Time



03/15/13 768788 F2F Friday
8:00am - 4:30pm
Homestead/F222-223 Sandee House


Registration information
Course ID: CTD0195a  
Course Title: Math Retreat 2013
Reference # - see table 

How to Register

Registration for CT&D workshops are through the Student Information and Registration system.  The process for registering for a CTD workshop will be the same as registering for a regular class at MDC.  

New - Easier registration for workshops

You can access the Registration System and register for a CTD workshop using the same user name and password that use to login to your computer.    Example:   Richard Johnson  would be rjohnson     (You will NOT need to create a separate student myMDC account to register for a CTD workshop

Make a note of the Reference Number for the workshop then go to Registration Instructions

Once you have registered for a class, you can print your schedule.    Please make every effort to attend once you've registered as seats are limited.     However, If you need to drop, you can also do this through the Web Registration screen.     CTD classes will appear on your transcript as non-credit classes.

If you need special assistance to participate in this workshop due to a disability, please call CT&D at 7-2366 so that appropriate arrangements can be made.  College Training and Development complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act.