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Friday, January 11, 2019 from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM MST
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Holiday Inn Express: Butte 
2609 Harrison Ave.
Butte, MT 59701

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Lora Griffin 
Region IV CSPD 

 Professional Development for Math:

Becoming a Classroom Chef

January 11, 2019, 8:30-4:00

Holiday Inn Express, Butte

The MOUNTAIN of Math Materials available to teachers is staggering and intimidating. Taking your classroom from good to GREAT can be fuzzy but the Math Chefs will lead the way!


Utilize free activities that emphasize SMPs

Learn to focus on the PROCESS instead of the RESULT

Learn to ask questions that build perseverence and patience


John Stevens

John Stevens is an instructional math and technology coach for Chaffey Joint Union High School District who has also taught high school Geometry, Algebra 1, middle school Math, Service Learning, and Robotics, Engineering, and Design since 2006. He has served as the go-to guy for trying new, crazy, and often untested ideas to see how well they will work.

He runs a site called Would You Rather? which is dedicated to getting students talking about math. He is the co-author of The Classroom Chef, a book designed to help teachers take risks, and the author of Table Talk Math, a book for families and schools looking to have more math-based conversations in the classroom and beyond. John blogs at

Matt Vaudrey

Matt Vaudrey is the Educational Technology Coach for Bonita Unified School District who has taught 7th grade, seniors, and most math classes between. Matt brings risk-taking to the forefront of the classroom. His students — kids and adults — build confidence and motivation by taking risks in a safe environment where failure is cheap. His book, The Classroom Chef, is available on Amazon and online resources are available at classroomchef.comMatt blogs at, connects with educators across the world on Twitter, and presents at conferences around the country

Do you have an unusual idea? Matt wants to hear it and help make it fantastic.