CSDE Professional Learning Opportunities Form

The Connecticut State Department of Education has created a listserv for math educators within the state.  The purpose of this listserv is to keep educators informed of professional learning opportunities and to provide general updates about math education.  In order to ensure that you get the most pertinent information, please take a couple of minutes to provide some general information by visiting: https://goo.gl/forms/yBaxguQkiiASa3zA2.

K–5 Sessions: June 29 - Windsor, CT & Sept. 18 - Shelton, CT

Problem Solving for Instruction and Assessment: Performance Tasks, Rubrics and Anchor Papers, K–5

At this introductory workshop, individuals will learn how to integrate Exemplars performance tasks and the criteria from our assessment rubric – Problem Solving, Reasoning and Proof, Communication, Connections and Representation – into instruction to support the CCSS for Mathematical Content and Practice. Participants will learn how to: create a supportive environment for math inquiry; identify what constitutes a good problem and problem solver; assess student work with proficiency; and use assessment results to guide instruction and improve academic performance.

K-5 Admin Session: June 30 - Windsor, CT

The Standards-Based Classroom: What to Look For and How to Support Your Teachers

This workshop provides an opportunity for leaders/administrators to understand the basics of standard-based assessment and instruction and problem solving in their schools' classrooms and to support teachers with the process.

Participants will learn how to: support and engage teachers in discussion around the Common Core Mathematical Practices; define the vocabulary of mathematical problem solving, assessment and communication; define the types of assessment that an educator incorporates in his or her teaching; study and apply the Exemplars assessment rubric; and discuss what to look for in a standards-based classroom and how to question students about their mathematical problem solving and communication.

K-2 Session: September 19 - Shelton, CT

Numbers Are Primary, K–2: Teaching Number Sense and Place Value to Young Children

Learn firsthand how to implement new approaches to teach students who are struggling to master basic math concepts and skills. Help them to understand the power of number sense and place value. Explore conservation of number, subitization, part/whole relationships, compensation, counting on and counting back. Leave with over 20 “make and take” activities and resources to support immediate classroom implementation.
Contact Us or Call (800) 450-4050 

Exemplars, 271 Poker Hill Road 

Underhill, VT 05489

The GeoGebra Institute of Southern Connecticut is organizing two GeoGebra workshops for Summer 2017.


Workshop 1: Introduction to GeoGebra – For beginners

No Pre-requisite knowledge is required

Date: Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Time: 1:00 – 4:30p.m.

Registration Fee: $15

Number of participants is limited to 15.


Workshop 2: Workshop for Intermediate users – Algebra and Geometry

Pre-requisite: Basis knowledge of  GeoGebra will be assumed

Date: Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Time: 1:00 – 4:30p.m.

Registration Fee: $15

Number of participants is limited to 15.


For registration, click here




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