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  • 10/13/2015 10:13 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Problem-Attic got a makeover!  Next time you log in you’ll discover:

    • New Create and Organize pages for easier nagivation
    • Faster PDF viewing and downloading
    • More ways to share documents and links
    • New export options for blended and personalized learning

    For details about the redesign click here.

    If you’re a subscriber, you can now send links directly to Google Classroom and export quizzes to two popular learning management systems, Canvas and Schoology.  (More formats are coming.)  For instructions, click here.

    If you’re not a subscriber, you can try all of the latest technology features in the Play Area.

    We hope you like the changes and find many great uses for Problem-Attic.

    P.S.  There’s a big content update coming, about 15,000 questions for NY Regents and state-released tests, including ELA, all free!  Please watch for the email announcement.

    The Problem-Attic Team at EducAide Software
    web: www.problem-attic.com
    email: support@problem-attic.com
    phone: 800-669-9405 (hours are 8:30 to 5:00 Pacific time)

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  • 10/09/2015 10:18 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Schools in Monroe, New Haven, Storrs and Wolcott Recognized for Academic Performance

    (HARTFORD, CT) - Governor Dannel P. Malloy and State Education Commissioner Dianna R. Wentzell today celebrated the teachers, students, and communities from four Connecticut schools in New Haven, Monroe, Storrs, and Wolcott that were named by the U.S. Department of Education (USED) as 2015 National Blue Ribbon Schools this afternoon.
     
    The USED's Blue Ribbon School Program is an annual award bestowed on schools across the nation for high academic performance or greatest progress in achievement gap closure among subgroups.

    "All students deserve access to a great education that prepares them for success in college and career.  These four schools are receiving that recognition for their efforts to engage students and set them on the path to a bright future," Governor Malloy said.  "We have worked tirelessly to improve outcomes for students and deliver support to schools that need it most.  We offer our congratulations to the teachers, parents and students from these schools on their success and this distinctive national recognition."

    "We are thrilled to celebrate and honor four schools in our state that are transforming futures for students by a delivering top-quality education in the classroom," Commissioner Wentzell said.  "Successful schools are the result of strong collaboration among educators, parents and community partners.  Congratulations to the teams of people who have come together to deliver the promise of a great education to students in these schools and congratulations to the students on your hard work.  We are also grateful to Governor Malloy and the General Assembly for their commitment to building bright futures for Connecticut students."

    Monroe's Masuk High School, Storrs' Dorothy C. Goodwin School, and Wolcott's Robert A. Wakelee Elementary School received honors in the Exemplary High Performing Schools category for high student achievement and graduation rates.
     
    New Haven's Worthington Hooker School was recognized as an Exemplary Achievement Gap Closing School for its track record of gap closure and for high student graduation and performance across subgroups.

    For more information about the program, please visit the USED website.


    Exhibits for ESANE


    VCTM - October 16, 2015

    GBR - October 21, 2015, Lexington, MA

    MSELA - October 23, 2015 - Marlboro, MA

    ATMNE - October 28-30, 2015, Portland, ME


    2016

    MRA - April, 2016 

    NHTM - Spring-One Day, March 4, 2016

    NERA - May 20,2016 - Portland ME

    NHTM - hosting ATMNE - October 20-21, 2016

  • 10/02/2015 10:40 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Dear MoMath friends,

    Get back to the classics this fall at MoMath!  Kick off October by celebrating the 150th anniversary of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, with topsy-turvy twists on events like Math Encounters and Unbounded, MoMath's 21+ night.  Then, get ready to discover the secrets of Martin Gardner, revisit arithmetic, find a new spin on an old game, and more!

    Have you tried out for Varsity Math yet?  Get your weekly puzzle fix from MoMath in the Wall Street Journalevery Saturday, or check out varsity.momath.org and blogs.wsj.com/puzzle.

    New: Long-term memberships at MoMath!  Sign up now for two- or five-year memberships, and become a sustaining force for the Museum.  Call (212) 542-0566 to sign up or learn more.

    MoMath at a Glance  
    Through October 9 Time's running out: send MoMath your best mathematical songs!
    Friday, October 2 Unbounded: An Evening at MoMath — The Art and Magic of Alice
    Saturday, October 3 Wonderland Creative Crafts at MoMath
    Saturday, October 3 Dimensions Puzzle Hunt: "What the Tortoise Taught Us"
    Wednesday, October 7 Math Encounters: “Lewis Carroll in Numberland” with Robin Wilson
    Thursday, October 8 Growing up with Gardner: a son's playful memories of Martin
    Friday, October 23 Family Fridays at MoMath presented by Time Warner Cable: “Math Makes Music
    Tuesday, October 27 Party Under Construction: the 2015 MoMath Gala
    Tuesday, November 3 Probability Play: Teacher Professional Development
    Wednesday, November 4 Math Encounters: “'Rithmetic Revisited” with Carl Pomerance
    Wednesday, November 11 Mastering Dots and Boxes
    Friday, November 13 Family Fridays at MoMath presented by Time Warner Cable: “Let's Box!
    Thursday, November 19 The Open Set: A Night of Original Musical Performance
    December 13-15 Winter Wonderlamp returns!
    Wednesday, December 16 The Harmonic Series: Concert & Conversation with MoMath
    Thursdays through December 17 Expansions program for gifted students

  • 10/01/2015 12:52 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Hour of Code is coming, December 7-13, 2015!

    Because of your students and your stories, the Hour of Code movement keeps changing the world. Are you ready to do it again? We hope you’ll join us to make this year a turning point for computer science in our schools.

    Sign up now to host an Hour of Code during Dec. 7-13 at https://hourofcode.com

     

     

    100,000 classrooms

    Together, we want to reach 100,000 Hour of Code events around the world in December. Be one of the organizers who proves anybody can learn, and every young person deserves to learn how to build technology that will impact everything in their futures.

    Prizes for every organizer

    Every participating organizer will receive a thank-you gift and you can win $10,000 for your school. Sign up now to hear first about more prizes and new Hour of Code tutorials coming soon — some of our most exciting to date!

    Let’s make history again. Join us.

  • 09/23/2015 10:01 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Free resources that will actually make your students like math? It might sound like a bunch of baloney, Charlene, but it's really that simple!

    At MATHCOUNTS, our mission is simple: we want to change attitudes about math. We give dedicated educators like you free programs and resources so you can help your students discover their path to math.

    Sign up today for our 2 FREE programs for students in 6th, 7th and 8th grade.Yep...they're really free!
    • The National Math Club provides the lesson plans and materials you need to engage your students in fun, interesting math activities in your math classroom and club. Register for free here.
    • The Math Video Challenge gives students a unique way to learn math that combines art, creativity, technology and teamwork. Registration is free and will open soon. Learn more here.
    And if you are looking to challenge your students, try the MATHCOUNTS Competition Series—the only in-person, middle school math competition of it's kind! Register your school for as little as $25 here

    We've all heard the saying "there's no such thing as a free lunch," but we've always liked math more anyway! So check out www.mathcounts.org/freelunch to take advantage of our free programs and download your free copy of the 2015-2016 MATHCOUNTS School Handbook.

    And who knows...maybe your students will come to love math even more than they love lunch!
    -the MATHCOUNTS team
  • 06/04/2015 6:44 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    The Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) is offering workshops on the newly developed model curricula for Algebra 2 and Geometry. These workshops will provide three hours of training on each of the eight units of instruction in the curriculum.


    Intended Audience: These workshops are specifically designed for classroom teachers of Algebra 2 or Geometry, math leaders at the secondary level, and curriculum directors.


    Visit, http://ctcorestandards.org/, for more information. 

  • 05/06/2015 11:20 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
     


    TODOS LIVE!             

    Monday May 11th
    4:30 PM PST, 5:30 PM MST, 6:30 PM CST, 7:30 PM EST


    Equitable Practices in Mathematics Classrooms: Research-Based Recommendations Presented by Judit Moschkovich 


    Register for the session https://attendee.gototraining.com/r/8903380433562926081 This 


    This presentation is based on the Iris Carl Equity Address Dr. Moschkovich delivered at the 2012 annual meeting of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. That invited keynote considered the question of equitable teaching practices in mathematics classrooms for students from non-dominant communities. Although research cannot provide quick answers to this question nor can it provide a recipe for equitable teaching practices, there are research-based recommendations that can guide researchers, teachers, and administrators in developing their own approaches to supporting equitable practices in mathematics classrooms. Several resources are provided for considering this question: a definition of equity, a definition of equitable practices, a framework for organizing research findings relevant to equitable practices, and questions to consider when designing equitable mathematics instruction. This discussion is informed by a sociocultural and situated perspective on mathematical thinking, on language, and on bilingual learners (for details of that framework, see Moschkovich, 2002, 2010). Judit Moschkovich (jmoschko@ucsc.edu) is Professor of mathematics education at the University of California Santa Cruz. Her research uses sociocultural approaches to study mathematical thinking and learning, mathematical discourse, and mathematics learners who are bilingual and/or learning English.

  • 04/24/2015 10:12 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that he is selecting Dr. Dianna R. Wentzell to serve as Commissioner of the State Department of Education.  Dr. Wentzell, a former teacher with over 25 years of experience as an educator in Connecticut, has been serving as the department’s Interim Commissioner since January. Read more.

  • 04/02/2015 10:24 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Academic Office

    RFP116 - ED114 Perkins; To develop fully the academic, career and technical skills of secondary students who elect to enroll in career and technical education programs

    RFP992 - Provide investing and personal finance education programs in the public secondary schools

    Sheff Office

    ED999 - Open Choice Academic, Student and Social Support in the Sheff Region

     

    For detailed information please go to our RFP page at Http://www.sde.ct.gov/sde/rfp


  • 03/18/2015 10:17 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Students of Color and Low-Income Students Once Again Outpace Statewide Increase 


    Governor Dannel P. Malloy, joined by Interim Commissioner of Education Dianna R. Wentzell, today announced that graduation rates continue to climb as persistent graduation gaps continue to close. In 2014, the statewide graduation rate increased 1.5 points to 87.0 percent—up for a total 5.2 points since 2010. 


    Read more.

                       

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