Central California Mathematics Project (CCMP)

The Central California Mathematics Project at California State University, Stanislaus is one of 19 regional math projects through the California Math Project.

Funded by the state and federal Departments of Education, CCMP serves K-12 Mathematics teachers in Stanislaus, San Joaquin, Amador, Tuolumne, and Calaveras region. It provides rigorous professional development, aligned with Ca-CCSSM, designed by K-12 and university educators, to enhance student learning and foster understanding of mathematics.

CCMP is located at the Department of Mathematics at California State University, Stanislaus.

Contact Faculty Co-Directors:

Dr. Heather Coughlin: ; (209)667-3444
Dr. Bjorg Johannsdottir: ; (209)667-3547

2019-20 CCMP Events:

Saturday Professional Development Series (K-12)
Location: CSU Stanislaus, Turlock Campus

  • Fall 2019: (3 sessions - 15 hours/1 PD unit)
    • October 5th 9 am – 2 pm. (Mathematical Modeling)
    • November 2nd, 9 am – 2 pm. (TBA)
    • December 7th, 9 am – 2 pm. (topic concerning High School Mathematics, presenters: Dr. Curtis Pro and Dr. Jessica DeSilva)
  • Spring 2020: (3 sessions - 15 hours/1 PD unit)
    • January 25th, 9 am – 2 pm.
    • February 29th, 9 am – 2 pm.
    • May 2nd, 9 am – 2 pm.

We hope you and yours are doing well.
The Spring 2020 CCMP Saturday Series concludes on May 2.  

Due to the stay at home orders, we will be doing remote professional development using the NCTM’s 100 Days of Professional Development.

If you are able, pre-watch the 1-hour webinar: Vulnerability as Self-Care, link below.

The schedule:

  • 9am - 10am: Zoom chat: Welcome and discussion of Vulnerability as Self-Care
  • 10am - 12:30pm: Individually: Watch webinar (you will pick one of three), lunch
  • 12:30pm - 1:15: Zoom chat: Break-out rooms discussion on individual webinar
  • 1:15pm - 2pm: Zoom chat: Whole group sharing
  • 2pm -2:30pm: Zoom chat: Professional development units discussion

Location: Zoom
Meeting URL:
Password required: register to receive the password
If you require phone only dial in, please contact Heather Coughlin

Everyone Pre-watch: (If possible, if you are not able that’s okay.) (1-hour)
Vulnerability as Self-Care
Speaker: Laila Nur
Webinar description: Not much can prepare us for the emotional strength and investment that is required to be an educator. We give so much. The emotional toll of teaching can cause us to suppress “negative” emotions as a defense mechanism, but this does more harm than good. This session will work to create a safe space for us to process, reframe, and learn how to share those emotions as an act of vulnerability for our own self-care. 

Pick ONE of the following. (pre-watch or watch on the Saturday, each is 1-hour in length)
Division by Zero: The Math, the Myth, and the Legend (Grades 3-5) 
Speaker: Joann Barnett
Webinar description: Our students ask, 'Why can't you divide by zero?' Even if the calculator is used as the authority, the 'Division by Zero Error' result is not enough to convince our students nor help them understand why you can't. In this workshop we will use hands-on, contextual problems to help students understand that there's more to this than 'You just can't.'

Orchestrating Productive Mathematics Discussions: Overcoming the Challenges (Grades 6-8)
Speaker: Margaret (Peg) Smith
Webinar description: The 5 Practices - anticipating, monitoring, selecting, sequencing, and connecting - provide a model for effectively using student responses in whole class discussions. Enacting the model, however, is not easy. This session will focus on identifying the challenges associated with the 5P's and providing insights on how to address those challenges.

Solving the Problematic: Creating Tasks, Lessons, and Projects That Model Our Actual, Messy World (Grades 8-10)  (recording not available yet, you can use the following link to find out how register for the April 22, 4pm live broadcast
Speaker: Carl Oliver
Webinar description: Modelling helps students apply math, are they applying it in the world they actually live in? Learn how to use math to explore systems from our world, even the messy ones. Pull ideas from tested examples, find topics that are relevant for your students, discuss best practices and cautions for designing your own routines, lessons, and projects.

For PD Units, any 3 of the Saturday Series from the Fall 2019 or Spring 2020 will translate to one PD unit. To earn two PD units, all six Saturday Series need to be attended. At the end of the May 2 meeting, we will discuss how to process units. 

Register online

Summer Institute (K-12)

  • Save the date: July 6-10, remote professional development format
  • Summer Institute follow-up: TBA

CSET - Multiple Subjects

For more details view the printable flyer

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Stanislaus State Teacher Recruitment & Rentention Office
CBEST Review Sessions/Preparation Workshops

(209) 667-3589

Stanislaus State Tutoring Center, Writing Center
Individual Appointment with Writing Specialist
Same Day Tutoring (first-come, first-served)
Writing Center website
(209) 667-3465

Center for Excellence in Graduate Education (CEGE)
Preparing for Timed Essay Tests
Graduate Writing Support Drop-in Sessions
CEGE website

Stanislaus State GROW Project (Greatness Relies on Writing)
Resources to improve/enhance writing skills and abilities.
GROW website

Student Support Services (SSS)
Writing Specialist and Timed-Test Workshops
SSS website
(209) 667-3220

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Teachers Prep Test
Online instructional videos