Available mathematics training topics include (but are not limited to):

  • AppLet's Explore - Using Virtual Manipulatives
  • Building Rigor Through Good Questioning in Mathematics
  • Computation without the Standard Algorithm - New Math TEKS Workshop! (2-5)
  • Developing Fraction Concepts from the Ground Up
  • Math Institute - Aligning the Pre-K Guidelines to the New TEKS (Grades Pre-K and K)
  • Making Whiteboard Lessons as an Interactive Tool
  • Math Leadership Group Meeting
  • Model Drawing with the New TEKS - Part 1 (Grades 2-5)
  • Computation Without the Standard Algorithm - New TEKS Workshop
  • Problem Solved - Two Part Series (K-5, 6-8)
  • Using Data to Pull Small Groups in Mathematics
  • Using Manipulatives to Teach the New TEKS: Focus on Cuisenaire Rods/Unifix Cubes/Pattern Blocks
  • Math Educator Professional Development


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Nicole Shanahan, Curriculum Director
Phone: 713-696-1315

Nicole Shanahan is the curriculum director for mathematics at the Teaching and Learning Center at HCDE. Shanahan is responsible for creating customized workshops that focus on building conceptual understanding and making content accessible to all learners. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Texas Christian University and a master’s degree in mathematics education from University of Houston. Before joining HCDE, Shanahan was a mathematics teacher in Houston ISD, where she was named “Secondary Teacher of the Year” and served as vice president of Texas Association of Supervisors for Mathematics.