If you’ve heard of Open Middle Problems and maybe used a few of them, but you’re not satisfied with how things have gone and want consistently good results, then this mini workshop is for you. I want your students to love using Open Middle problems and have them be your favorite problems to use when getting observed. We’ll begin by discussing how Open Middle problems can help you and your students. Then we’ll work through specific examples for grades K-1, 2-5, and 6-12. We’ll use them to talk about how to prepare to use a problem as well as how to use them with students. We’ll also address how you can use Open Middle problems when teaching students remotely, and there’s even video of me teaching a digital lesson. Then we’ll talk about where you can find more Open Middle problems to use and when and where you want to use them in your units. Finally, there’s a bonus lesson on how you can use Open Middle problems at home with your own children.


MCIU has partnered with Grassroots Workshops to report Act 48 hours for Pennsylvania educators who participate in and complete their workshops. This registration and payment is to have Act 48 hours reported ONLY. Actual workshop registration and payment must be completed through Grassroots Workshops. A link to their registration page will be included in your confirmation email. Grassroots Workshops will provide a Certificate of Completion directly to participants upon course completion. All participants are responsible for forwarding their Certificate of Completion to courses@mciu.org within 30 days of workshop completion to have their Act 48 reported to the state.