The Perplexity Session — 9/10/11 — Mountain View, CA

I’ve been facilitating the same workshop around the world for the last year, tightening it down, and refining it to the point where I’m very excited to offer it to a public crowd of math teachers. I’d like to bring 75 of you into a room and leave six hours later with a stronger understanding of perplexing curriculum design and mathematical storytelling. We’ll determine where digital photos and videos fit into that design and we’ll develop the technological skills for designing curricula with any kind of media.

If you’d like to learn more, check out the session website.

If you’d like to sign up, head over to the Eventbrite page. I’m limiting registration to 75 people.

What: The Perplexity Session
Where: The Mountain View Hilton
When: 8:30 – 3:30. September 10, 2011.
Cost: $75

Bagels, coffee, and lunch are included, as is a huge pile of digital curricula and resources I haven’t found time to post here. If you’ll need a room for the night, I have a block room rate from the Hilton. Call them up and use the code “DYI.”

The other extremely important thing about this session is that you’ll have to sign this video release. I have contracted a local video production company to film our work together. This whole workshop is operating at net zero profit so I can get it down on film for wider distribution.

Let’s do this! I’m excited to work with you guys.

2011 June 14. John Scammell in the comments:

As someone who was fortunate enough to see one of the early incarnations of this workshop, I can tell you that it is incredibly valuable professional learning. Dan is a skilled facilitator, and more importantly a great teacher. I highly recommend it. I love that it is being filmed for posterity.

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23 Comments

  1. Anne Schwartz

    June 12, 2011 - 7:15 pm

    damn, i’ll already be gone.

  2. Riley

    June 12, 2011 - 7:21 pm

    You really mean it when you say it’s time to get off the defensive. This is great news.

  3. Sheri Eastman

    June 12, 2011 - 7:43 pm

    Will this only be presented as a face to face workshop? I’m on the east coast and would love to participate but won’t be able to travel.

  4. Timon Piccini

    June 12, 2011 - 8:02 pm

    Any time you want to come to BC, Canada I will be there. Cali is a bit of a commute though.

  5. Scott

    June 12, 2011 - 11:18 pm

    I will be there! Do we get makeup and wardrobe before we’re on camera?

  6. Monica

    June 13, 2011 - 4:32 am

    I see you’ll be in NY on 6/27. Is there anyway to get into that?

  7. Dvora

    June 13, 2011 - 4:36 am

    I wish I could be there to work with you in person. I hope another time.

  8. Dan Meyer

    June 13, 2011 - 1:11 pm

    @Sheri, so the point of having a camera crew there is that I’ll be able to edit the footage of the workshop down to a format that’ll be useful for teachers who’d like to attend remotely. That’ll take some time, though.

    @Monica, I just asked the NYC coordinator about availability. I’m almost 100% certain it’s limited to internal participants but if I hear otherwise, I’ll be sure to let you know.

  9. Amanda

    June 13, 2011 - 3:04 pm

    Is the Atlanta event on 8/2 open to the public, by any chance?

  10. Dan Meyer

    June 13, 2011 - 5:40 pm

    Sorry, Amanda. The only ones that are open are linked.

  11. Joshua Schmidt

    June 13, 2011 - 6:51 pm

    Someday, I really hope to be able to chat with you in person. However, South Dakota is a long ways away ;)

  12. Dan Meyer

    June 13, 2011 - 6:59 pm

    I’m in North Dakota this very second!

  13. Joshua Schmidt

    June 13, 2011 - 7:40 pm

    Well, I hope one of the Dakotas is treating you well at the very least!

  14. John Scammell

    June 14, 2011 - 9:23 am

    As someone who was fortunate enough to see one of the early incarnations of this workshop, I can tell you that it is incredibly valuable professional learning. Dan is a skilled facilitator, and more importantly a great teacher. I highly recommend it. I love that it is being filmed for posterity.

  15. Jeff Layman

    June 15, 2011 - 7:18 am

    Beaufort, SC! Somehow I must have missed this… I can never get out to the west coast to see you, and Beaufort is but a 2.5hr drive from Columbia. When were these sessions first introduced? Bummer, yo.

  16. Dan Meyer

    June 15, 2011 - 5:14 pm

    Yeah, sorry about that Jeff. I need to figure out a better way to list upcoming events than two weeks before they’re scheduled.

  17. Telannia Norfar

    June 17, 2011 - 6:18 pm

    I think I may be able to have the money to come. I too live out of state like everyone else but may be able to get it covered. Any suggestions on hotels?

  18. Scott Haluck

    June 19, 2011 - 9:10 pm

    I’m signed up and trying to recruit others to come, but how will we know when it is filled? Will eventbrite stop selling tickets?

  19. Dan Meyer

    June 20, 2011 - 3:01 am

    Awesome, Scott, thanks. Eventbrite will simply close the event when it reaches capacity. Right now we’re sitting around halfway full.

  20. Jeff Layman

    June 21, 2011 - 5:10 pm

    Hope your Beaufort session went well and I hope ya’ll stayed cool. Getting pretty warm here!

  21. Alex Eckert

    June 21, 2011 - 6:48 pm

    You’re killin’ me smalls…

    Three weeks into the school year and a week and a half before baby number two is due. Any chance you’ll add a southern Cali session to the list?

  22. Dan Meyer

    June 22, 2011 - 5:05 am

    Rough timing there. I’ll be at CMC-S Palm Springs in November, though. Maybe you can excavate yourself from all the diapers and formula for a day or two.

  23. sam

    June 23, 2011 - 6:40 am

    I’m an elementary school teacher (2nd & 3rd grade). I’m interested in a lot of things that you do here. However, before I spend $80, I was wondering how much of this is going to be relevant to me.