November 21-22, 2013

8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.



  • Hotel Allendale
  • 685 Northcross Drive
  • Austin, TX 78757
  • 512.452.9391
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Eligible Attendees

Project Directors and Instructional Team Members for the Texas Regional Mathematics and Science Collaboratives. Two persons from each Collaborative may attend. This PDA is limited to 40 participants.


Whole number operations are a major focus of the elementary school math curriculum. By the end of fifth grade, students are expected to be able to solve problems using addition, subtraction, multiplication and division with multi-digit whole numbers. When teachers have a deep understanding of the range of problem types and structures their students will benefit during instruction. When teachers use knowledge of problem structures they are better able to design and analyze tasks offered during instruction, and are better able to respond to and support their students.

This PDA is based on the Cognitively Guided Instruction research base. The basis of CGI is that children build an understanding of mathematics by solving a variety of problem types, along with encouragement and support from their teachers to solve the problems in ways that make sense to them. This two-day PDA will provide participants with an in-depth knowledge of the problem structures for addition subtraction, multiplication and division. Teacher trainers will be provided experiences and materials to help their Collaborative teachers learn about problem types and structures.

Debbie Junk will be leading the PDA. She has been using the CGI philosophy for instruction with students, pre-service teachers and has lead over 20 CGI Institutes for inservice teachers since 1995. While the PDA will prepare participants to deliver training to teachers on the problem types and structures of whole number operations, this PDA does not prepare professional development specialists to be certified as CGI Institute leaders.

Certificates of Participation

Certificates with Continuing Professional Education hours (CPE credits) earned will be sent electronically after the participant has completed the online course evaluation. Participants should receive the certificate two to three weeks after the PDA. Any questions about certificates should be directed toward the contact person listed on this page.



All hotel accommodations are paid for by each participating Collaborative. Each participant is responsible for making their own reservations for overnight accommodations. To receive the block rate, reservations must be made with the Hotel Allandale before October 31, 2013. Block rates are $104 per night. Call the front desk of the Allandale to access the block rate. UT/TRC and PROB is the Block code Check in is at 4 pm and check out is 12 pm. Parking is free at Hotel Allandale. Breakfast is provided at the hotel and is included with the reservation.


Attendees should park in the Brazos Parking Garage. Attendees should bring parking passes to be validated for parking garage exit.


  • Cost:
    $45.00 per day for each participant.
    $90.00 total per participant for this 2-day workshop.
  • Registration fees cover lunch and training materials.
  • Payments are due before this event.
  • Refunds will not be issued for cancellations or those not in attendance.
  • Registration closes on November 18, 2013 or when the workshop is full.

Registration Payment

  • Participants can pay by credit card or check. The registration confirmation email will contain all necessary information to provide to business offices for credit card payment records and check processing instructions.
  • Checks for registration need to be made out to “The University of Texas at Austin.” Please send to the attention of Jeff Early along with the printed registration confirmation email.
  • Transportation expenses will be reimbursed. Reimbursement forms will be provided electronically after the event. All participants are responsible for their own lodging reservations and payments.
  • Proceeds may be used in general support of the College of Education.

Registration Instructions

Click the registration button below to register your attendance. You will be asked your name, email, and collaborative. If you are not the project director, you will need to enter your project director’s email as well. If you have multiple people attending, please fill out this form for each person that will be attending. You may need to quit and restart your browser to enter multiple people. If you need technical help with the registration page, send an email to the: TRC Web Team.


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