Escape from the Textbook!

Join Henri Picciotto, involved in mathematics education since 1971, in building a safe haven for math teachers who Escape from the Textbook!

Full recording: voice, text chat, slides, web tour

How to attend the event

  • Follow this link at the time of the event:
  • Wednesday, March 23rd 2011 we meet in the LearnCentral online room at 6:30pm Pacific, 9:30pm Eastern time. WorldClock for your time zone.
  • Click "OK" and "Accept" several times as your browser installs the software. When you see Elluminate Session Log-In, enter your name and click the "Login" button
  • If this is your first time, come a few minutes earlier to check out the technology. The room opens half an hour before the event.

Math 2.0 weekly series:

About the "Escape from the Textbook!" community

"Escape from the Textbook" is a sharing and collaboration network for middle and high school math teachers who want to escape from the textbook for a lesson, a unit, or an entire course. Hopefully some of the 400+ members will attend this event!

While our schools are very different from each other (large and small, middle and high school, public and private), the challenges facing us are similar. The Escape from the Textbook! network can help us take up those challenges through:
  • networking with like-minded teachers
  • sharing of successful approaches
  • multischool collaboration groups that focus on specific courses or topics
  • strategies on how to complement or replace textbook material
  • assessment ideas
  • different lenses to analyze curricular and pedagogical ideas

The first Escape from the Textbook! conference was held on February 12th, 2011 at the Urban School of San Francisco. You can watch the conference video recordings. The speakers were:
- Jo Boaler (author of What's Math Got to Do with It?) on pedagogy
- Paul Zeitz (author of The Art and Craft of Problem Solving) on problem-solving

Video streaming by Ustream

Video streaming by Ustream

Event Host

Henri Picciotto writes:
Please visit my Math Education Page, where I share much curriculum and philosophy, particularly about tool-based learning, and my Math Education Blog, where alas I post rather irregularly.

I have been involved in mathematics education since 1971, at every level from counting to calculus.
I am also involved in word puzzles, particularly cryptic crosswords.

For more information about me, check out my résumé and my personal home page.