Clock Hours

Clock Hours
Sandy Christie, WSMC Clock Hour Chair, is the primary contact and source of information regarding educational clock hours offered through the Washington State Mathematics Council.
Sandy Christie, WSMC Clock Hour Chair
sandychristie@gmail.com
P.O. Box 655
Selah, WA 98942

BIG NEWS: Course evaluations and payment for clock hours associated with Jo Boaler’s Math(s) Courses for Educators can now be completed online.

Jo Boaler’s Math(s) Courses for Educators

Washington State Mathematics Council offers free clock hours for completing either of the online course created for educators by youcubed at Stanford University.  Each course (Mathematical Mindsets and How to Learn Math for Teachers) is self-paced and available for online enrollment.  Mathematical Mindsets unpacks the teaching approach used in an 18-lesson intervention that raised achievement of students by the equivalent of 2.4 years of school.  How to Learn Math for Teachers is Jo’s groundbreaking online course that was re-recorded and updated in 2016 (suggested to take first in the series).

Educators are responsible for course registration costs (Registration and more information available by visiting the links above).

For any questions or issues claiming Clock Hours associated with Jo Boaler’s Math(s) Courses for Educators contact Degen Bushman, WSMC Chairman (membership@wsmc.net)

Washington State clock hour credit FAQs

Questions: What professional learning opportunities does WSMC offer free clock hours for members of its organization?

Answer: Washington State Mathematics Council offers free clock hours to members who participate in selected online courses and many WSMC events.  Currently, there are two online courses created for educators by youcubed at Stanford University (see Jo Boaler’s Math(s) Courses for Educators).  WSMC also offers clock hours for purchase ($2.00/hour) at NorthWest Math Conferences, with the monies being returned to benefit members through Mad Money opportunities.

Jo Boaler’s Math(s) Courses for Educators FAQs

Question: How do I get the credit for clock hours from this online course?

Answer: These steps outline the process to receive a Credit of Clock Hours for online courses from WSMC.

  1. Enroll and complete the course(es) of your choice (i.e., How to Learn Math for Teachers or Mathematical Mindsets).
  2. Print the Record of Completion (available when course is successfully completed).
  3. Fill out Online Course Evaluation The final prompt of the evaluation asks for proof of course completion (Attach the record of completion as a PDF of picture file).
  4. For active members of WSMC these clock hours are free. (Non-members ONLY) payment for clock hours at $00/hour ($40 or $60) can be paid via PayPal (This option is being worked on. Please Mail your payment in for now) or mailed check (made payable to: WSMC, and sent to Degen Bushman, 1215 West Lewis Street. Pasco, WA 99301).

A Credit of Clock Hours form will be granted.  Recipients receive a digital copy via e-mail and a hard copy by mail.

Question: What if I do not belong to the WSMC?

Answer: Join!  Seriously, the membership fee is less than the clock hour cost and there are other benefits to membership such as reduced fees for the annual NorthWest Math Conference.  (For more examples, explore WSMC’s website or see Benefits of Membership flyer).

Question: How do I join WSMC?

Answer: Enroll online or download, fill out, and send in a Membership Form (links, forms, and more information can be found on WSMC’s Membership webpage.

For any issues or further questions about membership, contact Degen Bushman (membership@wsmc.net).

Question: What if I DO NOT want to join WSMC?

Answer: For non-WSMC members who would like to get credit for completing one of Jo Boaler’s Math(s) Courses for Educators, payment for clock hours at $2.00/hour ($40 or $60) can be paid via PayPal or check mailed (made payable to: WSMC and sent to Degen Bushman, 1215 West Lewis Street. Pasco, WA 99301).