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  • 07/11/2017 9:10 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Free Teacher Webinars - Check out the topics and register.

    Thanks again for the insightful webinars, I've already started using our first one in class and what a profound effect on the thoughts of my students! - T. Whitley  

    Dear Teacher, 


    It's summer, school is out and it's time for professional development! Check out a few of the webinars we'll be offering: 

    Growth Mindset

    • Presenter: Greg Ahlquist, Social Studies teacher 
    • at Webster Thomas High School, Webster, New York 

    • Date: Mon, July 24, 2017 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

    This webinar challenges teachers and leaders to clearly define our beliefs about learning and examines how these beliefs impact our actions. 

    Can't attend the live webinar? Register to get access to the recorded webinar!

    Register Here

    UPCOMING WEBINARS

    Check them out and register now:

    July 25: Integrating History and Economics: Martin Luther King Jr. DayRegister >>>

    August 16: Economics Register >>>

    Questions? Comments?

    Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions or comments. Be sure to bookmark and check our website for information about future webinars. We look forward to having you at one or more of these webinars.  

     

    Sincerely,


    Amy Geffen, Ph.D.

    Director, Professional Development

    ageffen@councilforeconed.org

    212-730-6728

  • 07/11/2017 9:09 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
     
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  • 07/10/2017 12:41 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We would like to invite you to the National Math Foundation (NMF) Summer Institute this August in beautiful Oswego, New York. Join us on the sparkling shores of Lake Ontario for two days (August 7-8, 2017) or four days (August 7-10, 2017) learning kinesthetic teaching strategies that will help you shift your students to more fun and more success!



    A sponsor has generously offered to donate a 

    Math & Movement "Skip Counting by 2s" floor mat for EVERY teacher that comes to the four-day Institute! 


    This is an exciting new feature of the four-day option of the Summer Institute and we cannot guarantee it will be available in 2018 – so sign up now for 2017! Teachers will be awarded the "Skip Counting by 2s" mat in our final session, Thursday, August 10. All teachers who attend the two-day or the four-day option receive over $300 of books and have access to our grant writer for additional grants.

    Special 2017 bonus! 

     

     

    We encourage classroom teachers, math coaches, PE teachers, special education, RTI specialists, and all other educators to attend this exciting professional development! During the Institute, participants will be fully trained to implement the Math & Movement program and other movement based learning in the classroom, collaborate with same subject teachers, experience a variety of presentations from movement-based learning experts, and, best of all, get to practice what they have learned with students. 


    The NMF will be conducting a four-day School Age Youth Program with students in grades K-5 at the same time as the Institute. Participants of the Summer Institute will work one-on-one and in small groups with these students. Summer Institute participants are invited to bring their own children (grades K-5) to the camp for just $75 for four days of learning and fun! 

    Please download the brochure for more details or visit the NMF website.

    If you are a NYS teacher, we encourage you to register for the Summer Institute on My Learning Plan through TST BOCES. Both the two- and four-day options have been added to My Learning Plan. Following are the links.

     

    Option 1 Two Days, August 7-8, 2017

     

    Option 2 Four Days, August 7-10, 2017



    Please call 607-233-4209 if you have any questions. 

    We look forward to hearing from you!

     

    Sincerely,

    The Math & Movement Team


    Math & Movement • PO Box 4017 Ithaca, NY 14852 • 607.233.4209

    www.mathandmovement.com

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  • 06/21/2017 9:49 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    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

     

    GISCT

  • 06/03/2017 11:50 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Dear MoMath friends,

    Slide into summer at MoMath with an ongoing slate of mathematical adventures.  Maintain your balance at Equilibrium, MoMath’s new game night for adults; celebrate the summer solstice with sundials and stickers; and don’t miss the opening of MoMath’s new basketball exhibit, Hoop Curves, featuring a visit by NBA executive and retired professional basketball star, Kiki VanDeWeghe.  Plus, enjoy an evening of music featuring hedge fund whiz Pete Muller; explore hands-on math with international math popularizers Marcus du Sautoy (UK) and Jürgen Richter-Gebert (Germany); hear a unique story from NPR’s “The Math Guy” Keith Devlin; and experience the first-ever New York Math Festival, featuring a full day of mathematical fun in the sun.

    MoMath at a Glance  
    Tuesdays & Thursdays Expansions, the K-12 gifted program at MoMath
    Thurs, June 1 Last day to register with early pricing for MOVES 2017The Magic of Math
    Sat, June 3 Equilibrium, an adult evening of mathematical games at MoMath
    Sun, June 4 MoMath brings Play Truchet and other MoMath classics to the World Science Festival
    Sun, June 4 Unlimited, MoMath’s mix-n-mingle program for 6th through 9th graders
    Tue, June 6 Volumes, the MoMath book club: Symmetry: A Journey into the Patterns of Nature by Marcus du Sautoy
    Wed, June 7 Math Encounters: "The Great Unknown: Is there a limit to scientific and mathematical exploration?" with Marcus du Sautoy
    Thurs, June 8 Math Unearthed: Uncovering the classroom math behind MoMath's exhibits (PD session for teachers)
    Thurs, June 8 Free Play: A FREE afternoon at MoMath with extended Museum hours
    Thurs, June 8 Math Explorations: summer sessions
    Tue, June 13 Tween Primes, the MoMath book club for tweens and teens: Lost in Lexicon: An Adventure in Words and Numbers by Pendred Noyce
    Fri, June 16 Family Fridays at MoMath presented by Two Sigma: "Eschering Around" with Jürgen Richter-Gebert
    Sat, June 17 Finding Fibonacci with NPR’s “The Math Guy” Keith Devlin
    Wed, June 21 MoMath Solstice Sundial: celebrate the start of summer on the Flatiron Plaza with MoMath
    Thurs, June 22 Hoop Curves exhibit opening: take your best shot with math and meet NBA pro star Kiki VanDeWeghe!
    Thurs, June 22 Math is Sexy - MoMath celebrates Pride with a late-night party, courtesy of OppenheimerFunds
    Wed, July 5 Math Encounters: "Diffusion of the Dead" with Thomas Woolley
    Thurs, July 6 Pete Muller performs at the Cutting Room to benefit MoMath
    Fri, July 7 Family Fridays at MoMath presented by Two Sigma: "Get into the Game!" with Tim Chartier
    Sun, July 9 Math Metropolis, a festival of math fun, on the plaza at 28 Liberty
    Thurs, July 13 Tween Primes, the MoMath book club for tweens and teens: The Man Who Counted by Malba Tahan
    Tue, July 18 Bitcoin: A little “bit" of math, featuring Geva Patz
    Thurs, July 20 Volumes, the MoMath book club: A Certain Ambiguity: A Mathematical Novel by Gaurav Suri and Hartosh Singh Bal
    Tue, July 25 Math on Trial: How Numbers Get Used and Abused in the Courtroom, with Coralie Colmez
    Mon, July 31through
    Fri, August 4
    Roundtable: the MoMath Math Teachers' Circle - Five days of engaging math evenings for K-6 educators
    Wed, August 2 Math Encounters: "Deep Math: Between Combinatorics and Chocolate" with Persi Diaconis
    Fri, August 4 Family Fridays at MoMath presented by Two Sigma: "Magic Squares and Magical Squaring" with Art Benjamin
    Sat, August 5through
    Sun, August 6
    Expressions: the MoMath hackathon, sponsored by Two Sigma Investments
    Sun, August 6 through
    Tues, August 8
    MOVES 2017The Magic of Math - Join MoMath for its biannual research conference on recreational mathematics.  Mathematicians, math educators, and families: all are welcome!
    Weekends MoMath's Derivatives tour program and Explorations sessions, available upon request

  • 06/03/2017 11:38 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
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    June 2017

     

    It's Summer!

    Take a free look at articles across all NCTM school journals. Explore and share with others. (Your journal will resume with new content this fall.)

     

    Next month: See the favorite article chosen by the Editorial Panel chairs, and take a quick look at some of the offerings that will be found in the fall journals.

     

    TEACHING CHILDREN MATHEMATICS

    Doing Math Together to Build Community

    August 2016, Volume 23, Issue 1, Page 38

     

    Evidence-Centered Assessment

    September 2016, Volume 23, Issue 2, Page 82

     

    Assessing Students' Understanding of Fraction Multiplication

    October 2016, Volume 23, Issue 3, Page 166

     

    Selecting and Sequencing Students' Solution Strategies

    November 2016, Volume 23, Issue 4, Page 226

     

    Relational Thinking: What's the Difference?

    December 2016/January 2017, Volume 23, Issue 5, Page 302

     

    A Preschool Investigation: The Skyscraper Project

    February 2017, Volume 23, Issue 6, Page 340

     

    Supporting Excellent Teaching of Common Core Content and Practices with Video Clubs

    March 2017, Volume 23, Issue 7, Page 430

     

    Screencasting to Support Effective Teaching Practices

    April 2017, Volume 23, Issue 8, Page 492

     

    Are Your Students Problem Performers or Problem Solvers?

    May 2017, Volume 23, Issue 9, Page 550

     

    Be sure to look for the TCM blog: Math Tasks to Talk About

     

    MATHEMATICS TEACHING IN THE MIDDLE SCHOOL

    Quilt Block Symmetries

    August 2016, Volume 22, Issue 1, Page 18

    Debunking Myths about the Standards for Mathematical Practice

    September 2016, Volume 22, Issue 2, Page 92

    All Talk and More Action

    October 2016, Volume 22, Issue 3, Page 162

    Attending to Precision with Secret Messages

    November 2016, Volume 22, Issue 4, Page 208

    The Cake Contest

    December 2016/January 2017, Volume 22, Issue 5, Page 274

    Monitoring Student Learning in Algebra

    February 2017, Volume 22, Issue 6, Page 352

    Collaborative Planning as a Process

    March 2017, Volume 22, Issue 7, Page 406

    Exploring Yellowstone National Park with Mathematical Modeling

    April 2017, Volume 22, Issue 8, Page 462

    Making Homework Matter to Students

    May 2017, Volume 22, Issue 9, Page 546

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    Summer Learning

    Be sure to look for the MTMS blog: Blogarithm

     

    MATHEMATICS TEACHER

    Mediants Make (Number) Sense of Fraction Foibles

    August 2016, Volume 110, Issue 1, Page 18

    Snapshots of Equitable Teaching in a Highly Diverse Classroom

    September 2016, Volume 110, Issue 2, Page 126

    Using Mathematics to Elect the U.S. President

    October 2016, Volume 110, Issue 3, Page 192 

    Increased Participation and Conversation Using Networked Devices

    November 2016, Volume 110, Issue 4, Page 258

    Mathematical Modeling in the High School Curriculum

    December 2016/January 2017, Volume 110, Issue 5, Page 336

    Tricks May Inhibit Students' Reasoning

    February 2017, Volume 110, Issue 6, Page 446

    What Is "Repeated Reasoning" in MP 8?

    March 2017, Volume 110, Issue 7, Page 506

    Proofs without Words in Geometry

    April 2017, Volume 110, Issue 8, Page 580

    Quickfire Challenges to Inspire Problem Solving

    May 2017, Volume 110, Issue 9, Page 686

    Be sure to look for the MT blog: Joy and Inspiration in the Classroom

     

    Share Your Ideas - Call for Articles
    Call for manuscripts: 2018 Focus Issue: Moving Beyond Show and Tell: Intentional Mathematical Discourse Submission deadline is July 31, 2017.


  • 05/30/2017 11:47 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Ready to supercharge your school’s math program? Our Math Institutes offer hands-on help in implementing Exemplars performance materials for teachers and administrators — and they’re happening near you this summer! Learn more and register today!

    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.
    LEARN MORE
    NEED HELP? HAVE A QUESTION? 
    Contact Us or Call (800) 450-4050 

    Exemplars, 271 Poker Hill Road 
    Underhill, VT 05489
  • 05/15/2017 11:46 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Math in the Real World

    You can't miss this! 


    We have collection of over 20 free lesson plans (gr. 9-12) all about Math in the Real World. This collection brings together the expertise of math and economics teachers to create interdisciplinary lessons that emphasize the use of math to teach important personal finance and economic concepts.


    Check it out:

    View all lesson plans >>>

    Enjoy,

    EconEdLink Editorial Team

  • 05/11/2017 1:51 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    FREE Math Education Webinars

    NCTM has two new learning opportunities to collaborate with your colleagues from all over the country, no matter where you are. This month Webinar Wednesdays will discuss the different pendulum swings throughout the history of mathematics and implementing effective mathematics teaching practices with the newly published Taking Action series—now availiable after selling out completely at the Annual Meeting last month.

     

    Join us for these free webinars and share your insights before, during, and after the events on social media with the hashtag #NCTMLive. Join your peers in the mathematics education community and let's learn together!

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    May 17 | 7:00 p.m. ET

     

    Taking place next week! This President's Message webinar will take a closer look at the ideas discussed in the February President's message.  NCTM President Matt Larson explores the different pendulum swings throughout the history of mathematics. He proposes that we seek balance and break the historic cycle of pendulum swings. We need to return to, promote, and implement in our classrooms the NRC definition of mathematical literacy. We want students to know how to solve problems (procedures), know why procedures work (conceptual understanding), and know whento use mathematics (problem solving and application) while building a positive mathematics identity and sense of agency.  

     

    Register for FREE

    Taking Action, 6-8Taking Action: Implementing Effective Mathematics Teaching Practices

    May 24 | 7:00 p.m. ET

     

    This Author Talk webinar will engage teachers in activities drawn from the newly published Taking Action series. This new series will help teachers develop their understanding of the eight effective mathematics teaching practices found in Principles to Actions: Ensuring Mathematical Success for All. It will also give information about how to enact the teaching practices in classrooms and, in so doing, promote equity. The activities will include analyzing a narrative case, student work samples, and a video to help teachers understand how engaging in particular practices can support student learning. Download the handout packet and join author Peg Smith in just two weeks to take your teaching to the next level!

     

    Register for FREE

    2017 NCTM Annual Meeting
  • 05/11/2017 1:50 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Register Now for the NCTM Event Near You!

    Your One-Stop Shop for Professional Development

    Discover Innovative Ideas—Connect with Peers this Fall

     

    Searching for innovative ideas you can immediately use? Looking for the latest updates on classroom best practices from recognized innovators? The 2017 NCTM Fall events have the program content you need, no matter what you're seeking. This fall, NCTM will be in OrlandoLas Vegas, and Chicago—learn more and make your plans for the event most convenient and relevant to you.

     

    Whether you're a classroom teacher, math coach, administrator, math educator, teacher-in-training, or math specialist, there's something for you at one of NCTM's upcoming professional development events. 

    Find Your Event

    Need Help Making Your Case?

     

    Get support to attend an upcoming event when you use the Justification Toolkit to highlight the benefits of in-person professional development: Orlando | Las Vegas | Chicago.

     

    NCTM's conferences are not just an opportunity for you to improve your instructional practice and gain ready-to-use teaching and assessment strategies. They are also an important opportunity to benefit the professional development of your colleagues, supervisor, and district. Use the toolkit to help define and clearly communicate these benefits in order to make the case to attend.

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