We provide customized training and conferences at HCDE or at your location for teachers, administrators and support staff through the Teaching and Learning Center.

Our content area specialists for math are experienced educators who give teachers the training and professional development needed to support academic achievement.​


Professional Development Offerings:

  •   Building Conceptual Understanding for Grades PK-K, 1-2, 3-4, 5-6
  •   Workstation Make and Take for Grades PK-K, 1-2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and Algebra I
  •   Model Drawing for Grades 3-5, 6-8
  •   Using Manipulatives for Grades PK-2, 3-5, 6-8, Alg
  •   Computation without the Standard Algorithm for Grades 3-5
  •   Improve Problem Solving for Grades Grades 2, 3-5
  •   Integers, Equations, and Algebraic Reasoning for Grades 6-8
  •   Interpreting Multiple Representations of Data for Grades 2, 3, 4 and 5
  •   Fractions, Decimals, Percents, and Operations for Grades 5-6
  •   Proportionality for Grades 6-8
  •   Intro to Guided Math
  •   Number Talks and Good Questioning
  •   Make It Stick -Retrieval and Spaced Interleaving 


Contact Us

Nicole Shanahan, Curriculum Director
Phone: 713-696-1317 -or- 713-696-1306

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.