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  • 02/05/2018 3:40 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Code.org offers free, high-quality professional development workshops from experienced computer science facilitators for elementary school teachers.  The workshop specifically focuses on Fundamentals course.  


    There is usually one workshop each month offered in Connecticut.  The next one is scheduled for February 10, 2018.  For more information or to register, use the links below.

    General Link: https://code.org/professional-development-workshops

    Link for Feb10 workshop:  https://studio.code.org/pd/workshops/3619/enroll

  • 02/05/2018 3:36 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Skills21 is offering a PD on personalized learning and Capstone.  The program is supported by an NSF grant and focuses on STEM and entrepreneurship.


    Personalized learning and senior year Capstone experiences are uniquely suited to work together to achieve important STEM learning outcomes for students.  If you currently have, or are considering adding, a Capstone course to your high school curriculum, you will benefit from this two day professional development session from the learning specialists at EdAdvance’s Skills21.  Skills21 has a National Science Foundation supported Capstone course which can serve as a model for any district that wants to apply its lessons learned.  The STEMStarter Capstone program focuses on promoting entrepreneurial traits in students and increasing STEM career interests.

    Day 1 (Tuesday, March 13, 2018) will be focused on professional development that will allow teachers and administrators the opportunity to explore the Skills21 approach to personalized learning, challenge based lesson design, and the Skills21 Capstone curriculum.  Day 1 will be held at the Chrysalis Center in Hartford from 8:30-2:30.

    Day 2 (Friday, May 18, 2018)  of the workshop will give participants an opportunity to interact with students that are currently enrolled in this course during the 2017-2018 school year and then actually be a judge for these same projects as part of the 2018 Student Innovation Expo Fest. This judging experience will also provide an opportunity to interact with Trackpad, our customized platform designed to facilitate the judging and assessment of Capstone projects.  Day 2 will be held at Expo Fest at the Toyota Presents Oakdale Theater in Wallingford, CT from 12:00-4:00.

    To register for this professional development opportunity go to this form https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSekKyGeTe6hC1vEB47p8l5dj-d9yUyH5-FPmgHFb--v0xtnAQ/viewform.

    For more information follow this link: Capstone and Personalized Learning PD https://www.skills21.org/capstonepd

    For more information contact Liz Radday at radday@edadvance.org

  • 02/05/2018 3:36 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
     
    Promoting Productive Struggle With TI Technology 
    Feb. 6 | 7 p.m. Central time
    Learn more and register »
    How might we support productive struggle in learning mathematics? How might using activities that provide for visualization and conceptual development of mathematics help students think deeply about mathematical ideas and relationships?

    In this webinar, presenters will:
    • Explore how TI-Nspire™ technology can be used to promote productive struggle
    • Discuss tasks that promote opportunities for students to engage in productive struggle
    • Highlight how students can solve tasks and use multiple representations to deepen mathematics understanding
    Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance, which may qualify for school- or district-level professional development credit.
    Presenters:
    Sam Gough
    T³™ National Instructor
    Atlanta, Georgia
    Michelle Rinehart
    T³™ Regional Instructor
    Fort Davis, Texas
    Register now »
    Win registration for two to the 2018 T³™ International Conference
    Attend this webinar for a chance to win complimentary registration for two to the 2018 Teachers Teaching with Technology™ (T³™) International Conference in San Antonio, March 2–4. (See rules.) 

    Build on your T³™ webinar experience Join us in San Antonio to explore practical, results-proven strategies for supporting productive struggle to develop a growth mindset in your classroom. 

    Learn more about the conference »
  • 02/05/2018 3:35 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Statistics Symposium, taking place on Saturday, March 3, during the Teachers Teaching with Technology™ (T³™) International Conference in San Antonio, Texas, will give you new ideas and resources to use with students from grades 6–12. 

    The sessions will focus on key concepts for statistics and probability:

    • Highlighting why they are important
    • Giving examples that can be used in your classroom
    • Showing how the concepts connect and build toward AP® Statistics
    • Illustrating how technology can be used to help students learn the concepts

    In addition, the AP® Statistics Chief Reader will describe some new initiatives from the American Statistical Association to engage teachers and students in statistical activities. The day will close with a vision of what the future might be given the advent of “big data.”

    Presenters include renowned mathematics educators:

    • Gloria Barrett, T³™ National Instructor, Pittsboro, North Carolina
    • Ellen Breazel, Ph.D., AP® Statistics Development Committee Member, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina
    • Landy Godbold, T³™ National Instructor, Atlanta, Georgia
    • Deborah Nolan, Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, California
    • Stephanie Ogden, Ph.D., Director, AP® Content Development – Calculus and Statistics, The College Board
    • Paul Rodriguez, AP® Statistics Development Committee Member, Troy High School, Fullerton, California
    • Jessica Utts, Chief Reader, AP® Statistics, University of California at Irvine, Irvine, California

    The T³™ International Conference also includes two full days of hands-on professional development sessions for math, science and STEM educators. When you register for the conference, you can take advantage of a $30 discount by using code ETC30 at check out.

  • 02/05/2018 3:34 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    For those of you who haven't already registered for the next Math Encounters presentation, we are happy to announce that Susan Goldstine will be presenting "The Fabric of Symmetry: Connecting Mathematics and Fiber Arts" on Wednesday, February 7.

    About the talk: What do knitting, embroidery, and beadwork tell us about symmetry?  What does symmetry tell us about design in textiles?  Join us in an exploration of contemporary mathematical fiber arts with Susan Goldstine, Professor of Mathematics at St. Mary’s College of Maryland and Associate Editor of the Journal of Mathematics and the Arts.  Special introduction by Robert P. Crease, Chair of the Department of Philosophy, Stony Brook University.

    MoMath is pleased to offer two sessions of the upcoming Math Encounters presentation.  The first will begin promptly at 4:00 pm, with light refreshments served afterward.  The second will begin promptly at 7:00 pm, with light refreshments served beforehand, at 6:30 pm.  Both presentations will be held at MoMath, which is located at 11 E 26th Street in Manhattan.

    Note that if you are waitlisted, you will not be admitted to the seating area until all registered participants have been accommodated.

    Register for the 4:00 pm presentation

    Register for the 7:00 pm presentation

    To learn more about Math Encounters, visit mathencounters.org.

  • 01/19/2018 11:10 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Hands-on professional development that’s right for you
    A new year, new opportunities
    And a new way to find world-class, high-value professional development that delivers strategies for using TI technology effectively to develop rich learning experiences that deepen student understanding in math, science and STEM.
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    Find the T³™ program that meets your goals
    On-site, hands-on T³™ programs provide strategies for integrating TI technology into curricula to promote exploration, drive understanding and maximize instructional time.
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    Continue your professional development through workshops, events and online learning that sharpen technology skills, content knowledge and pedagogy.
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  • 01/11/2018 12:29 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
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    Are you an adminstrator or a school leader? Check out NCTM's Leaders in Math Education page. At Leaders in Math Education, you can find tools for classroom instruction, online professional development materials, information on conferences and events, and much more.
    Engaging Resources for Your Students

    Pre-K – Grade 2

    Numbers Many Ways

    Students work with subtraction at the intuitive level as they explore number families and ways to decompose numbers to 10. They will also identify members of fact families, a set of three (or two) numbers that can be related by addition and subtraction.

     

    Grades 3–5

    High Temperature

    In this lesson, students complete a chart by adding or subtracting from a given value, use graphs to compare two categories of information, and identify number patterns.

     

    Grades 6–8

    Polygon Capture

    In this lesson, students classify polygons according to more than one property at a time. In the context of a game, students move from a simple description of shapes to an analysis of how properties are related. This lesson was adapted from an article that appeared in the October 1998 issue of Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School.

     

    Grades 9–12

    Building Connections

    This lesson focuses on having students make connections among different classes of polynomial functions by exploring the graphs of the functions. The questions in the activity sheets allow students to make connections between the x-intercepts of the graph of a polynomial and the polynomial's factors. This activity is designed for students who already have a strong understanding of linear functions, some knowledge of quadratic functions, and what is meant by a polynomial function.

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  • 01/11/2018 9:41 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The State of Connecticut is participating in an innovative, new cybersecurity training partnership with the SANS Institute that will increase access to young women in high school with the opportunity to explore their interests in cyber studies and learn basic cybersecurity skills in an effort to inspire the next generation of cybersecurity professionals while identifying talented youth. The initiative, known as GirlsGoCyberStart, was initiated by SANS following the recent launch of their CyberStart program, which enabled 3,500 students in seven states to discover and demonstrate their aptitude for cybersecurity.  Young women in high school in Connecticut will be competing with students in 15 other states and American Somoa. Registration will begin on January 29 and ends on February 16, 2018.  The first 10,000 young women in high schools in these states who have registered may play the game online from February 20 through 25.  An introductory web site with answers to other questions potential participants may have, a fuller description of the game, and a sample challenge is now available online at https://girlsgocyberstart.com/.

  • 01/09/2018 12:43 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Happy New Year! 


    This year, you can look forward to another exciting year of new economic and personal finance resources, free professional development, events, contests and more in 2018. 


    We are a mission driven organization. Our goal is to continue to work with teachers and organizations nationwide to provide you relevant resources that will benefit you and your students in the classroom.


    Have a wonderful year ahead,

    EconEdLink Editorial Team

    COLLECTION SPOTLIGHT

    We are thrilled to announce the release of eight NEW personal finance concept videos. Videos are a perfect compliment to your personal finance lessons; they cover concepts such as Human Capital, Compound Interest, Financial Markets, Credit Scores & more. 


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    FREE ECONOMIC AND PERSONAL FINANCE LESSON PLANS

    PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

    Webinar Topic: Fake News & Economics

    Presenters: Scott Bacon, University of Delaware and Mario Tiberi, Smyrna High School

    See the 2018 Teacher Webinar Schedule >>>

    STUDENT COMPETITIONS

    CEE's National Economics Challenge

     

    CEE's National Economics Challenge (NEC) is the nation’s only high school economics competition. Each year, over 11,000 students across the U.S. participate in the competition. The NEC recognizes exceptional high school students for their knowledge of economic principles and their ability to apply problem-solving and critical-thinking skills to real-world events. 

     

    Learn more about the National Economics Challenge >>>

     

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    National Personal Finance Challenge

     

    You can't read the news without seeing why a fundamental understanding of

    economics and finance is so important to the future of our youth and our country.

    The National Personal Finance Challenge (NPFC) provides students with an exciting and motivating opportunity to build, apply and showcase their knowledge of this important subject. And it provides teachers with the opportunity to give their students essential tools to create financial stability and economic opportunity.

     

    Contact your state coordinator to learn more >>>

    UPCOMING TEACHER EVENTS

    57th Annual Financial Literacy and Economic Education Conference


    Stay in the loop about this year's Conference! Receive information about teacher scholarships, registration, proposal submissions, sessions, speakers and more!


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    Life After High School: Navigating education, career and debt

    Brought to you by: Virginia Council on Economic Education (VCEE)

     

    Virginia middle/high school teachers and counselors: help your students prepare for and make informed decisions about education, career and debt. This program is provided at no charge and will be held at VCEE’s affiliated university-based Centers for Economic Education.

     

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    Learn more about what's happening in your state. Get in touch with your local CEE affiliate to find out what workshops, programs and events are being held in your area. 

     

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    Grades: K-2; 3-5; 6-8; 9-12

     

    A comprehensive personal finance curriculum for K-12 students that teaches students how to make thoughtful, well-informed decisions about important aspects of personal finance, such as earning income, spending, saving, borrowing, investing and managing money.

     

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