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I’ll be taking a leave of absence from Stanford during the winter quarter of 2013 (all of February and March) to work with (and learn a lot from) the Shell Centre in Nottingham. While I’m in town, I’d love to do some work with UK maths teachers — workshops or lectures or whatever else. I have four openings. If I can help out, please drop me a note at dan@mrmeyer.com.

2012 May 18: Apologies for the double-post. I just finished up some renovations around here.

7 Responses to “United Kingdom PD Opportunities”

  1. on 20 May 2012 at 10:58 amAndy Martinson

    Dan, I’ve seen some of the Shell Centre materials at our annual Math Solutions consultant retreat. I’m impressed with the project and look forward to reading your thoughts about your work there. What work are you doing with the Shell Centre?

    I taught maths in Notts County back in 2001-2002. It’s a great city. Don’t know if you’re an ales man, but the Lincolnshire Poacher on Mansfield Road is one of the best pubs in all of central England. Great Cask Ales just north of city centre (not far from the Uni). No Castle in Nottingham–not a “sightseeing city” at all, but some of the greatest people.

  2. on 22 May 2012 at 12:22 pmBruno Reddy

    Hi Dan,

    I’ve tried sending you an email from 2 different addresses and I’m puzzled by the bounce-backs I’m getting.

    “SMTP Server rejected recipient (Error following RCPT command). It responded as follows: [554 5.7.1 : Relay access denied]”

    Do you have a different way I could get in touch, by any chance?

    I *really* want to talk to you about the opportunities in England.

    Kind regards,

    Bruno

  3. on 22 May 2012 at 8:24 pmFawn Nguyen

    Back in 2007, I ordered their red and blue books from Shell Centre (“The Language of Functions and Graphs” and “Problems with Patterns and Numbers”) — love the books, worth the 21 GBP in shipping.

    A win-win situation. Best to you, Dan.

  4. on 31 May 2012 at 1:30 amBrendan McEvoy

    Hi Dan

    I’ve had the same problems as Bruno above. I’m really keen to see what I could do when you’re here in England. If you could keep me updated as to your plans and any available opportunities it will be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks
    Brendan

  5. on 16 Jun 2012 at 2:19 pmChristie

    Hi Dan

    If youre not chockablock already I’d be really interested in anything you’re doing in the UK. We’ve been trialling your resources in our department (at The Rochester Grammar School) to raise the standard of our teaching and engage our girls more in the beauty and excitement of mathematics. We’re also a Thinking School so everything you’ve inspired us with has added to an open minded approach to learning and we and the girls LOVE it. Obviously we’d all like to meet you, so would be very interested if you fancy popping down to Kent, or if you arrange anything anywhere near London, I’m sure I (Lead Practitioner for Teaching and Learning in Maths) or our Director of Maths (Alison) would do our best to come say hi. We’ve been creating our own stuff along similar lines which we’d obviously love to share.

    How do we get in touch?

    Christie

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