Workshop:  Contemporary College Algebra

Course ID - CTD0795

Short Title: Contemporary Algebra

(Course ID, Reference #, or Keyword title can be used to find and register for this course in Odyssey) 

Audience:    Math Faculty
Length of Workshop:     15 hours
Prerequisite  none

There have been significant changes recently in learning theory, development of technology for teaching and learning, and in the growth of globalization in the Information Age.  Changes in these areas give rise to an alternate and promising new approach to the teaching of College Algebra.  This intensive three-day workshop is designed to familiarize college professors with the cooperative group problem-solving method and to disseminate information on a redesigned College Algebra program that will educate students for a future in which new skills, strategies and processes will take on ever-increasing importance in their lives and careers.


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

  • Explain the goals, curriculum and pedagogy of College Algebra
  • Define quantitative literacy and the Contemporary approach
  • Describe the quantitative requirements of mathematics-dependent disciplines and apply the Contemporary approach to prepare students to meet those needs
  • Engage in group problem-solving activities
  • Design classroom activities that engage students in problem-solving in the modeling sense
  • Design group problem-solving projects for the classroom
  • Develop appropriate assessment strategies in College Algebra



Reference #







Registration information
Course ID: - CTD0795
Course Title: Contemporary Algebra
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)  The first time you log in to the Registration Page, you will be asked to accept the Use of Computing Resources at Miami Dade College.    The Accept button is located at the bottom of the screen.

PLEASE NOTE:  You do not have to create a student myMDC account to register for a CTD workshop.  You can use your regular network login name and password proceeded by the MDCC\   
  1. Go to the MDC Registration Page.
  2. Choose the Term from the dropdown menu.
  3. Enter your PIN number (If you don't remember your PIN, you can reset it by clicking the Update My Pin button.)
  4. Click the  myMDC  Log In button.
  5. Log in  using your regular username and password.  Your username must be proceeded by the MDCC\

ex.   Joe Smith would login in with

User name -  mdcc\jsmith and his regular password.


Pictured below are screenshots of the login information you will see when go to  MDC Registration.   

Once logged in, you should use Speed Registration.  You must know the Reference number for the workshop you want to take.   You can still  search for workshops using the Course ID or Short title, if you click on Shopping Cart.    The best way to register is by  Reference number.

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.

Go to MDC Web Registration