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  • 01/09/2018 12:42 PM | Anonymous
    Great Minds
    Great Minds

    A NEW MATH FOR A NEW DAY

    "It was about what we saw in classrooms. When you hear students talking about math the way that they are now, it's powerful" -Miko McDaniel, former Math Instructional Coach, Lafayette Parish (LA)

    It's not enough for students to know the process to solve a problem–they need to understand why that process works. That's why Eureka Math teaches mathematics as a story. In Eureka Math, students learn problem-solving strategies, theories, and concepts in logical steps, not by rote memorization. As a result, they build a deep, conceptual understanding of mathematics.


    "It offers so many problem-solving strategies and scaffolds for the key concepts. Most of my students the past two years were two or three grade levels behind. The tape diagram, in particular, transformed how they engaged with the content, making math so much more applicable and approachable for them." -Nick Homa, Instructional Advisor for Grades K-8 in Shelby County (TN) Public Schools

    At Great Minds, we believe in the power of Eureka Math to transform how students learn mathematics. That's why we're inviting you to experience the curriculum firsthand with a 30-day free trial of the Eureka Math Digital Suite. Already using the curriculum? Take advantage of the hundreds of instructional resources available in the Digital Suite.


    SEE WHAT STUDENTS EXPERIENCE


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  • 01/09/2018 11:24 AM | Anonymous

    ELEMENTARY EDUCATORS!

    Check out the unique professional development opportunities coming to Atlanta in 2018!

    PROGRAMMING PROVIDED BY ITEEA'S CHILDREN'S COUNCIL

    Wednesday, April 11, 2018

    4:00pm - Workshop - STEM Strategies for the Elementary Classroom


    Thursday, April 12, 2018

    8:00am - Strengthening STEM in the Elementary School

    2:00pm - Inventors’ Stories Encouraging STEM Engagement

    2:00pm - Blue Whale STEM Integration for Elementary Students

    3:00pm - Captivating Them Early: Elementary STEM That Works!

    4:00pm - Baby STEM: STEM in Primary Education


    Friday, April 13, 2018

    8:00am - Easy STEM Integration with NASA Resources

    8:00am - STEM Camp: Animatronics and Coding

    1:00pm - Making STEM Work: Writing for Children’s Technology and Engineering

    2:00pm - Connected Learning: Building Partnerships Within Your School

    2:00pm - Collaborative Engineering with Skype

    3:00pm - Global Collaboration = STEM = Exponential Learning

    3:00pm - Secondary Technology and Engineering Educators Supporting Elementary STEM


    ITEEA’s Children’s Council works to provide a top-notch professional development experience for educators and proponents of STEM Education at the Elementary Level!


    In addition to Elementary STEM-related programming, ITEEA offers dozens of professional development learning sessions on a variety of other topics and at every educational level.

    REGISTRATION IS OPEN

    HOUSING IS OPEN - CUTOFF DATE MARCH 14, 2018

    THE 2018 PRELIMINARY PROGRAM and all conference information can be found here - https://www.iteea.org/ITEEA_Conference_2018.aspx

    COMPLIMENTARY ADMINISTRATOR REGISTRATION FORM - Administrators may use this form to receive a sponsored, free registration to ITEEA's 80th Anniversary Conference. Free to first 50 registrants!


    INVITE YOUR ADMINISTRATOR - Use this letter to invite your administrator to ITEEA's 80th Anniversary Conference at NO REGISTRATION COST. 


    PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SUPPORT LETTER - Give this letter to your administrator to gain support to attend ITEEA’s 80th Anniversary Conference.

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  • 01/09/2018 9:15 AM | Anonymous

    UTeach is coming to CT to train 48 teachers in the UTeach CS Principles course.  Stipends will be available to teachers. For additional information about this great opportunity, see the flyer and plan on joining the informational webinar on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 3 pm.  A registration link for the webinar can be found on the flyer.  Please share this with others that you feel may be interested in learning more about this free training opportunity.

  • 01/08/2018 12:58 PM | Anonymous

    In Connecticut, our academic standards describe what we believe every student should know and be able to do by the time they exit the K-12 education system. Collectively, state standards define what Connecticut believes to be a well-rounded education.  Connecticut is considering adopting the CSTA Computer Science Standards for K-12 Education (2017) https://www.csteachers.org/page/standards.  As part of the adoption process the Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) would like your input regarding the quality of the standards.  Please take a moment to review the standards and complete the survey https://sdect.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3UxfmCXMhIO6MtL by February 16, 2018.

  • 01/08/2018 11:47 AM | Anonymous

    Bring MoMath to your school with MoMath’s Extensions program, available exclusively from March 5 through March 9.


    Extensions is an hour-long show that introduces students to new ways of thinking about math by showcasing math in unusual places, including balloon geometry and musical instruments.  Learn more and request a presentation at extensions.momath.org.


    Availability is limited, so be sure to request your presentation soon.


    Regards,
    National Museum of Mathematics

    Support MoMath at momath.org/contribute
    momath.org
    212-542-0566

    11 E 26th St
    New YorkNY 10010
    United States


  • 01/08/2018 10:18 AM | Anonymous
    Explore relevant topics in math, science and STEM education >>
     
    Teaching Strategies for the Mathematics Classroom 
    Jan. 9 | 7 p.m. Central time
    Learn more and register »
    Discover strategies for leveraging TI-Nspire™ CX and TI-84 Plus CE graphing calculators to increase student engagement and improve learning outcomes. 

    The webinar presenters will share examples of student work in eighth grade math, algebra 1, geometry and precalculus to illustrate the discussion on strategies that motivate and facilitate student performance. 

    Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance, which may qualify for school or district professional development credit, after the webinar. 
    Presenters:
    Linda Antinone
    T³™ National Instructor
    Fort Worth, Texas
     
    Kyle Atkin
    T³™ Regional Instructor 
    Bakersfield, California 
     
    Linda Griffith
    T³™ National Instructor
    Quitman, Arkansas
    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 T³™ International ConferenceMarch 2–4, 2018. (See rules.) 

    Join the webinar presenters for a hands-on Power Session at the 2018 T³™ conference. 
    You'll discover exciting new ways to get the most out of your instructional time while exploring research-based strategies for effective questioning, pacing, assessing and sequencing. 

    Learn more about the conference »
  • 01/08/2018 10:16 AM | Anonymous

    ITEEA's Technology and Engineering Dedicated STEM Professional Development Webinar Series

    ITEEA's specially designed professional development webinar series focuses on Technology and Engineering Education best practices for leading Integrative STEM Education (I-STEM Education) in your school.

    NASA OPTIMUS PRIME

    Spinoff Promotion and Research Challenge (OPSPARC)

    January 10, 2018 at 7pm EST

    Presenter: Dr. Sharon Bowers

    This webinar series is FREE to ITEEA members. The fee for non-members is $45.

    REGISTER HERE

    Open the door for your students to engineer spinoff technology and compete internationally within the world of NASA OPSPARC. Students are asked to use their imagination and creativity to identify NASA Spinoff technology in their everyday world. Items such as memory foam, invisible braces, firefighting equipment, artificial limbs, scratch-resistant lenses, aircraft anti-icing systems, shoe insoles, water filters/purification, cochlear implants, satellite television, and long-distance telecommunications were first developed for a NASA mission and then, re-worked to make everyday life easier.


    NASA OPSPARC is just one of many NASA challenges and resources that will shared during this 45-minute webinar that will help you discover ways to build context for learning and use your classroom as a portal to current NASA missions. Sharon Bowers, Senior STEM Education Specialist at the National Institute of Aerospace (NIA) will share NASA and NIA engineering and design challenges and resources appropriate for Grades 3-12 during this session.


    ITEEA and the Center for Integrative STEM Education (CISE) at the National Institute of Aerospace (NIA) celebrate their newly formed partnership. CISE at NIA is excited to share NASA and NIA resources with ITEEA members to add real-world context to EbD coursework, modules, and classrooms. NASA OPSPARC is one example of a NASA engineering design challenge that will push your students to research, think critically and creatively, and use an engineering design process to develop spinoff technology to solve a real-world problem. Join us for this webinar to learn more about NASA OPSPARC and other NASA and NIA challenges and resources.

    Dr. Sharon Bowers, Senior STEM Education Specialist: 

    Sharon Bowers has been an K-8 educator for more than 30 years and her work with children earned her several honors, including recognition as a Secondary Science Presidential Award Winner for Virginia. She received her undergraduate degree in Biology and her Masters in Special Education, both from McDaniel College. Sharon recently completed her doctorate in Integrative STEM Education at Virginia Tech. 

    Sharon’s work at the Center for Integrative STEM Education (CISE) at the National Institute of Aerospace (NIA) focuses on developing resources that model best practice in the use of instructional technology to support STEM education. In this capacity, Sharon is the program manager for NASA InWorld OPTIMUS PRIME Spinoff Promotion and Research Challenge (NASA OPSPARC), an engineering design challenge for secondary school students within a multi-user, interactive, synchronous virtual world. Sharon also develops professional learning experiences for pre-service and in-service educators. She has designed and teaches graduate courses for McDaniel College that lead to a certificate in STEM instructional leadership.  

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  • 10/30/2017 1:14 PM | Anonymous

    There are two upcoming CS Fundamental workshops being offered in Connecticut.  These are open to any K-5 Educator.  To register:

    November:  https://studio.code.org/pd/workshops/3157/enroll
    December:  https://studio.code.org/pd/workshops/3084/enroll


    Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest - chance to win money for technologyWe know that as teachers, you have a lot of responsibilities to cram into one day. That’s why the first step of the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest is short and simple: in a just few sentences, tell us how your students could use STEAM skills to address a problem that affects your local community. You can share your ideas here.

    From those initial project ideas, 5 schools from Connecticut will be named state finalists and receive a Samsung Chromebook. At that time, the finalist teachers will submit a more comprehensive lesson plan outlining the project, but right now, we just want to hear your ideas. Whether it's environmental, health, safety, equality, poverty or something else entirely – we want to know what issue matters to your students and how they can have a positive impact through STEAM.

    If you’re a 6th-12th grade teacher, enter the contest now at www.samsung.com/solve.

    But act soon – the deadline to submit is Thursday, November 9. We look forward to hearing your STEAM ideas!

  • 10/11/2017 11:11 AM | Anonymous
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    STEM of the Living Dead: Scary Activities to Spook Your Students
    Oct. 17 | 7 p.m. Central time
    Free webinars for building student understanding through TI technology.
    Start here »
     
     

    The TI-Nspire™ activity that launched STEM Behind Hollywood and spread through classrooms like a virus has jumped species and is now available for the TI-84 Plus CE graphing calculator. STEM of the Living Dead provides students with an inside look at the math and science real-life epidemiologists use to track and curb the spread of diseases through a population. This session will focus on:
    • Exploring geometric progressions, interpreting data and making predictions
    • Understanding the function of various parts of the human brain
    • Investigating and discussing factors dealing with immunity and vaccines
    Presenters will demonstrate the lesson using both TI-Nspire™ and TI-84 Plus CE technology.

    Webinar participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance, which may qualify for school or district professional development credit.

    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 T³™ International ConferenceMarch 2–4, 2018, in San Antonio, Texas. (See rules.)
    Learn more and register »
    Presenters:
    Jeff Lukens
    T³™ National Instructor
    Sioux Falls, South Dakota
    Betty Gasque
    T³™ National Instructor
    Charleston, South Carolina

                       

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