• 08/10/2016 8:50 AM | Anonymous

    The registration to the Fourth Annual GeoGebra Conference is still open. The last day to register, is Sunday August 14, 2016.

    Please note, that a pre-conference workshop will take place on Monday, August 15 (1:30 – 4:30). The workshop is free of charges for all conference participants. Registration for the workshop is required.

    To register, please visit:  The Fourth Annual GeoGebra Conference - August 16, 2016 (8:30 - 4:30).


    This year, we will run different parallel sessions with content suited to classroom teachers, university faculty, and others who may have an interest in GeoGebra.

    The Conference Program is attached. Please feel free to send or make copies to spread the word.

    For more information please visit:  GeoGebra Institute of Southern ConnecticutOR email:


    We look forward to seeing you this August.

  • 07/13/2016 8:46 AM | Anonymous

    Deepen your instructional practices by taking advantage of free Teachers Teaching with Technology™ (T³™) webinars this summer and fall. Learn from experienced professional development instructors with track records of classroom success, addressing a variety of standards-aligned math and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) subjects.

    Join us most Tuesday evenings to share ideas and master strategies for using TI technology and resources to improve student understanding. A Certificate of Attendance will be provided at the end of each webinar.

    Learn more and register ><>

    T³™ summer/fall 2016 webinar schedule<>

    July 26 – L’Hopitals Rule: Review and Preview With TI Technology

    Aug. 2 – Did You Know Your TI-84 Plus Could Do This?

    Aug. 9 – Five New Features of TI-Nspire™ CX Technology for Back to School

    Aug. 16 – Math for the Win: Tying Math to Unexpected, Real World Scenarios

    Aug. 23 – Using TI-Nspire™ Technology to Promote Productive Struggle

    Aug. 30 – STEM Behind Sports

    Sept. 13 – Tips and Tricks for Taking Exams With TI Technology

    Sept. 20 – Flipping Your Classroom With TI Technology

    Sept. 27 – STEM Behind Health: Breast Cancer Research

    Oct. 4 – Data Collection With TI-SmartView™ CE

    Oct. 11 – 10 Minutes of Code: STEM Projects

    Oct. 18 – Spooky Stories That STEMulate Student Thinking

    Oct. 25 – “Mystery of the Ocelot and the Agouti” and Other Engaging TI-84 Plus Activities

    Nov. 1 – Building Concepts: Foundations for Success in Expressions & Equations

    Nov. 8 – Collecting Data With a CBR 2™ in Your Math Classroom

    Nov. 15 – Science Through Engineering Design With TI-Nspire™ CX

    Nov. 29 – “Breaking the Code” With TI-Nspire™ Technology

    Learn more and register ><>

  • 06/14/2016 10:55 AM | Anonymous

    Check out our summer edition newsletter with items of interest! 

    ATOMIC Newsletter Items of Interest - summer edition 2016.docx

  • 05/03/2016 9:43 AM | Anonymous

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    Dear Friends,

    Teachers are true nation builders. Without them, no other profession would be possible. They inspire and change lives. They go above and beyond day in and day out. They often don’t receive enough recognition for the countless things they do to ensure every one of their kids has the best education.

    At the beginning of 2016, Secretary of Education John B. King, Jr. made it a priority to lift up the teaching profession and celebrate and support our teachers. That’s why we’re planning the biggest National Teacher Appreciation Week yet!

    But we can’t do this alone. During the week of May 2-6, we are asking that you help us acknowledge and celebrate all the amazing teachers in your life.

    We’ve put together this digital toolkit for you to celebrate the teachers who made an impact on your life. In this toolkit, you’ll find avatars and shareable graphics for social media, ideas of what to post, and instructions on how you can join in the celebration.

    We hope you’ll join in and help us lift up all the excellent teachers across the country. We look forward to celebrating all of the amazing work they do and the effect they have beyond the classroom. After all, teaching is the profession that launches every career, and that is worth celebrating.


    The U.S. Department of Education 

    Copy of TAW Digital Toolkit.pdf

  • 04/28/2016 8:27 AM | Anonymous

    It is not often that we have the opportunity to hear a former NCTM President speak in Connecticut, but on the evening of Thursday May 12 from 4:30-8:00 at the Baci Grill in Cromwell former NCTM president and CSDE Math Consultant Mari Muri will be the featured speaker at the annual Connecticut Council of Leaders of Mathematics (CCLM) spring dinner.   That alone may be reason enough to make this a "can't miss" event, but here are some additional reasons to join us on May 12:

    • Get an update on the latest news from the CSDE and CCLM leadership on mathematics education in Connecticut
    • Join in our always stimulating table discussions - tables will be organized by level (elementary, middle, high, and central office) with each table member being asked to share something you did this year that was highly successful with your table mates (you may if you wish bring 8-10 handouts for them)
    • Network with other mathematics educators from around the state

    The CCLM Board of Directors has agreed to subsidize part of the cost of the buffet dinner, so your cost for this event will only be $45 (or $35 if you attended one of our two previous events from the current school year).  Email John Keogh ( by Thursday May 5 to reserve your place at this exciting event.

    The CCLM Board of Directors

  • 02/28/2016 12:02 PM | Anonymous

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    Download the ad-free, classroom-friendly app today!


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  • 02/26/2016 3:36 PM | Anonymous


    Calling all Mathletes


    Dear Educators, 

    It is our great pleasure to invite your students to the 15th semiannual Noetic Learning Math Contesta national problem-solving contest. The goal of the contest is to increase students' interest in mathematics and develop their problem solving skills.  

    In the past 7 years, Noetic Learning Math Contest has served hundreds of thousands of  elementary and middle school students nationwide. Look at our growth chart below. We are thrilled to see so many teams getting involved in the contest and eager to work on challenging math questions.  

    There is nothing more rewarding than knowing our program is stimulating students interest in math!

    Noetic Learning Math Contest Overview: 

    For: Students in grades 2 - 8   


    • Contest Date: April 7 - 21, 2016
    • Registration Deadline: March 11, 2016 

    Contest Format:

    • Students will solve 20 math problems within 45 minutes.
    • Students will solve the problems individually. No calculators allowed.
    • The contest will be held at your school and will be administered and graded by the registered teachers.


    • Individual Awards:
    • National Honor Roll medals for the top 10% of all participants in each grade.
    • Team Winner medals for the top scorer in each team.
    • Honorable Mention certificates for the top 50% of all participants in each grade.
    • Name recogonition on our website for the top 50% of all participants in each grade.
    • Participation Certificates for all participants.
    • Team Awards:
    • Team Achievement Plaques for the top 10% of teams in each grade. 

    To see the winners of our last contest, click  here. 


    The Noetic Learning Math Contest Scores Big With Teachers!

    • Works specifically on math problem-solving skills.
    • Helps to increase standardized math test scores.
    • Sends a positive message: It's COOL to be good at math!

    What Teachers Are Saying:

    "This experience is so good for my students. I love hearing them share various problem solving strategies as we’ve gone back over the test. Thank you for making the contest available!" 
    - Ms. Fieleke, Creekmoor Elementary, MO 

    "My students loved the contest. My students wanted me to give them more problems the next day." 
    - Jennifer M., Cross Creek Elementary, GA 

    "Yes, I did enjoy the contest and so did each of the students on the team! The contest was simple to register for and had easy access to the materials needed to administer the test. The medals were amazing! I was so thrilled to hand these out as well. Thank you for putting together this great opportunity for students! " 
    - Michelle C., BigHollow School,IL 

    Don't miss this exciting opportunity! To register your students, please visit: 


    Li Kelty 

    Noetic Learning

    P.S. Please forward this email to your colleagues who may also be interested.






  • 02/26/2016 3:35 PM | Anonymous

    Engaging Learners With Feedback and Collaborative Learning Environments

    Responsive and creative use of technology is a powerful way to improve curriculum and assessment outcomes for students. But how do you successfully apply this technology to drive better learning and innovation in the classroom?

    In this webinar, we will take a look at recent practices and research on the use of technology, including newer tools such as Skype in the classroom and Minecraft that will support teachers in effective integration of curricula and assessment in classrooms. We will discuss how you can leverage technology to engage your students and develop student-centered curriculum that will ensure they develop their innovation, creativity, and 21st century skills through deep learning. Specifically, we will review how you can use technology to do the following:

    • Connect and engage learners,
    • Personalize instruction,
    • Support student collaboration, and
    • Use problem-based learning to drive greater understanding.


    Kristen DeBruler, researcher, Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute, Michigan Virtual University

    Joseph Freidhoff, vice president of research, policy & professional learning, Michigan Virtual University

    Kathryn Kennedy, assistant director, Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute, Michigan Virtual University

    This webinar will be moderated by Cathy Cavanaugh, director of teaching and learning, Worldwide Education, Microsoft

    Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016, 2 to 3 p.m. ET

    Can't attend? All Education Week webinars are archived and accessible "on demand" for up to four months after the original live-streaming date.

  • 02/26/2016 3:34 PM | Anonymous

    The GISCT is organizing two GeoGebra workshops for spring 2016..

    Workshop 1: Introduction to GeoGebra – For beginners

    No Pre-requisite is required

    Friday, April 22, 2016

    Time: 1:30 – 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

    Friday, April 29, 2016

    Time: 1:30 – 4:30p.m.

    Registration Fee: $15

    Number of participants is limited to 15.


    For registration, click here

  • 02/07/2016 11:24 AM | Anonymous

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