ESC Region 01 Mathematics Collaborative_Edinburg


Mr. Ramon Guzman
Region One Mathematics Coordinator


The concentration for this year’s collaborative will be algebraic and proportional reasoning. Participants will be provided with research-based, high quality, high intensity professional development that actively engages them in mathematical exploration and discourse for the purpose of developing sound problem-solving models that focus on procedure, decision making, and reflection. The emphasis for mathematical content will be based on the 6-8 grade TEKS as well as the Algebra I TEKS. Participants will be immersed in the use of the process standards found in all grade level TEKS as a means to develop communication skills and mathematical analysis of real-life situations that warrant exploration, examination, and evaluation. Defining the importance of mathematics in and outside the math classroom will be a secondary focus that will help students meet the requirements of the college and career readiness standards as well as the standards set for middle school and high school. Math Teacher Mentors will be expected to complete 100 hours of professional development, including a 10-day summer institute that will be presented in collaboration with partners from South Texas College. Participants will be provided with four follow-up meetings where they will have an opportunity for discussion with Instructional Team Members and university partners. The program is designed to support the high-need districts in our region by providing our math teachers with ways to infuse engaging and all-encompassing activities that effectively motivate all learners and encourage students that struggle such as Special Education students, English Language Learners, and students at risk of dropping out of school. The Instructional Team Members and University staff will also focus on formative assessment strategies and research based pedagogical approaches designed to improve the teaching and learning of mathematics. The university faculty will also focus on deepening the teachers’ content knowledge in algebraic thinking and proportional reasoning along with the mathematical process standards. The institute will emphasize peer based learning and reflective practices in order to ensure that teachers become masters of the content presented. Teachers will also gain an insight in using problem solving, communication skills, collaboration, mathematical thinking and reasoning to help students overcome the common difficulties found in today’s math classrooms. Institute Focus Areas (1) Algebraic Thinking, Proportional Reasoning and Transformational Geometry (2) Using Mathematical Processes to solve problems in real world settings that have value and meaning to the learner. (3) Research Based Instructional Strategies and best practices designed to increase the teaching and learning of mathematics for diverse groups of students

Team Members

NameProfessional Title
Mr. Ramon GuzmanMathematics Coordinator
Mrs. Elizabeth MartinezProgram Assistant
Mr. Fernando RosaMathematics Specialist
Mrs. Irma MorenoMathematics Specialist
Mr. Jose FranklinMathematics Specialist
Mr. Jose RamosMathematics Specialist
Mr. Hector GloriaFinance Accountant

Training Events

Initial Texas Regional Math Collaborative Meeting05/22/2017 - 05/22/2017
Summer Institute I - Algebraic and Proportional Reasoning06/12/2017 - 06/16/2017
Summer Institute II - Numeracy, Problem Strings and Proportional Reasoning07/17/2017 - 07/21/2017
Differentiated Instruction in the Math Classroom for Grades 6 - Algebra 109/09/2017 - 09/09/2017
Quality Questioning in the Math Classroom Grades 6 - Algebra 109/23/2017 - 09/23/2017
Teaching and Learning Statistics in the Middle Grades 5 - Algebra 110/13/2017 - 10/14/2017
Research to Practice: Explicit Instruction and Word Problems for Math Students10/28/2017 - 10/28/2017
Pathway to Mastery Grade 612/02/2017 - 12/02/2017
Pathway to Mastery Grade 712/09/2017 - 12/09/2017
TRC Math Meeting/Updates10/05/2017 - 10/05/2017
Using the TI-Nspire in the Math Classroom for Grade 8 - Algebra 101/13/2018 - 01/13/2018
Project-Based Learning in Mathematics (Grades 5 - Algebra 1)01/27/2018 - 01/27/2018
TRC Math Meeting/Updates02/08/2018 - 02/08/2018
TRC Math Meeting/Updates05/03/2018 - 05/03/2018
Rio Grande Valley Council of Teachers of Mathematics Conference11/04/2017 - 11/04/2017
CAMT07/16/2018 - 07/18/2018
Pathway to Mastery Grade 812/02/2017 - 12/02/2017
Pathway to Mastery Algebra I12/09/2017 - 12/09/2017
Mentoring8/25/2017 - 10/9/2017
Mentoring10/10/2017 - 1/12/2018
Mentoring1/15/2018 - 3/9/2018
Mentoring3/12/2018 - 5/25/2018