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  • 01/27/2016 6:46 PM | Anonymous

    $100,000 in Funding Available

    Don't forget to sign up for this great opportunity


    ORIGO Education is excited about our first Grant Initiative. This program will assist underserved schools who are interested in dramatically improving their elementary mathematics instruction. The grant will provide resources to aid in piloting Stepping Stones for one school year. 


    To find more information on this exciting initiative visit our website today! The deadline to enter is April 30, 2016.

     

    ORIGO Grant Initiative Information

  • 01/18/2016 2:41 PM | Anonymous





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    The Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) – is the highest honor bestowed by the United States government specifically for K-12 mathematics and science (including computer science) teaching.  Awardees serve as models for their colleagues, inspiration to their communities, and leaders in the improvement of mathematics and science education.

    Anyone--principals, teachers, parents, students, or members of the general public--may nominate exceptional mathematics or science teachers who are teaching grades K - 6 for the 2015-2016 school year. Secondary school teachers (grades 7-12) will be eligible to apply during a future cycle. Teachers may also apply directly at www.paemst.org.


    Facebook:

    The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (#PAEMST) is launching its 2016 Nomination Drive and needs your help! Do you know an outstanding math or science teacher? Submit your nominations this week to be included in the drive. Together, we can work to make 2016 a great year for outstanding teachers!
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    Twitter:
    #PAEMST launches 2016 Nomination Drive! Submit your nominations this week and make 2016 a great year for outstanding teachers!
    http://bit.ly/1Qu45W6


    Nominations are being accepted now through April 01, 2016. Completed applications are due May 01, 2016. Contact Charlene Tate Nicholswith any questions.

  • 01/08/2016 12:08 PM | Anonymous

    James Tanton returns to MoMath!   Math educators, sign up now to join James on Monday, February 1, as he shares his innovative Exploding Dots curriculum, and see how this astoundingly simple idea can revolutionize K-12 arithmetic and algebraic thinking and teaching.  Bring an extra pair of socks with you, as this workshop will knock your first pair right off!  Space is limited -- register now at exploding.momath.org.

    See what one teacher said about Probability Play, MoMath's previous PD session: 

    "This was hands-down the best PD I have attended in more than ten years as a NYC public school teacher. ... I came out of the PD with a revived enthusiasm for teaching probability." - Dave Wright

    We hope to see you there!

    National Museum of Mathematics

  • 01/07/2016 5:01 PM | Anonymous
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    Pre-K-Grade 5 | Grades 6-8 | Grades 9-12 | School Administrators

    Five Reasons to Register Today

    Still looking for a reason to register for the NCTM Interactive Institute Effective Teaching with Principles to Actions: Implementing College- and Career-Readiness Standards? Don't worry - we've got five:

    1. Focused. NCTM Institutes are an opportunity for deep learning on a specific topic. Join us in Dallas to get hands-on with the research-based strategies detailed in Principles to Actions.
    2. Collaborative. With three grade-band specific Institutes - each featuring individual focus strands - and a fourth Institute with content developed specifically for administrators and school leaders, you'll have the opportunity to share your most successful teaching strategies with peers and learn what works for them. 
    3. Respected. Keynote speakers include several Principles to Actions co-authors, and all facilitators and presenters are recognized in the field of math education for their leadership and innovative thinking.
    4. Practical. You'll gain classroom-ready strategies with the potential to transform teaching practices to meet rigorous standards.
    5. Effective. Return to your classroom, school, or district with insights, tools, and practical strategies that can immediately be put to use.

    Registration includes a copy of NCTM's landmark publication Principles to Actions: Ensuring Mathematical Success for All. Register now to deepen your knowledge of how to implement high-quality standards for mathematical education in your classroom and school.

    Register as an Individual

    Register a Group

    Preregistration is required for the NCTM Winter Institute. 

    Registration closes January 29 and on-site registration will not be available.

    Win a Free Night's Stay

    Make your reservations at the Hyatt Regency Dallas at Reunion, the official headquarters hotel, and be entered to win a free night's stay! 

     

    To qualify, simply make your reservation through NCTM's housing reservation partner Wyndham Jade before January 11. Wyndham Jade will notify the winners via email no later than January 21.

     

    Book Here

    Featured Presenters

    Matt Larson

    Lincoln Public Schools, Nebraska

    NCTM President-elect

    Co-author, Principles to Actions

    Robert Q. Berry III

    University of Virginia, Charlottesville

    Co-author, Principles to Actions

      

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    Taking Action to Ensure Mathematics Works for All!

    This presentation will discuss the six principles in Principles to Actions and outline actions to overcome obstacles that have traditionally stood in the way of making mathematics work for all students.

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    Using Identity and Agency to Frame Access and Equity Principle

    This session will use the ideas of identity and agency as a framework for discussing the obstacles to implementing the Access and Equity Principle.

    DeAnn Huinker

    University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

    Co-author, Principles to Actions

    Michael D. Steele

    University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

     

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    A Focus on Elementary School

    This session will focus on the eight research-based teaching practices that will support the enactment of ambitious standards for all students.

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    A Focus on Middle and High School 

    This session will discuss examples of each research-based practice fromPrinciples to Actions, as well consider specific ways to help teachers learn and refine practices.

    Follow NCTM on Twitter NCTM on Youtube Like NCTM on Facebook NCTM on Pinterest Follow NCTM on Linkedin


  • 12/22/2015 7:41 AM | Anonymous

    Don’t miss the inaugural meeting of Volumes, an exciting and stimulating book club for lovers of math, science, and literature.  Join us at 6:00 pm on Thursday, January 21, to talk about The Housekeeper and the Professor: A Novel, by Yoko Ogawa.  Learn some math along with the characters in the book and find out how numbers can bridge a seemingly hopeless divide and become a tool for communication in this exquisitely written tale. 


    MoMath is delighted to announce that Volumes will be moderated by Alice Peters, a mathematician who has been involved in publishing for many years. Alice is the co-founder of A K Peters, Ltd., a publishing company dedicated to making science accessible, both on the research as well as the popular-science level.


    Copies of the book are available at Additions, the shop at MoMath, online at momath.org/shop, or from your favorite bookseller. 


    Bring your own food or purchase a meal when you register at volumes.momath.org.


    National Museum of Mathematics

  • 12/11/2015 7:43 AM | Anonymous

    Dear MoMath friends,

    Join a giant and unique group performance spectacle!  Stand with your fellow math enthusiasts to “highlight” the Winter Solstice in a way only MoMath could dream up — Solstice Stars!  Together, we’ll create a spectacular display — a glowing human heptagram, or seven-pointed star — that wonderfully integrates geometry, light, and the environment around us.  Plus, watch the entire event unfold from above, thanks to a webcam mounted atop the Flatiron building that will transmit images directly to your phone in real time.  Come light up the night skies of Manhattan with us! 

    After the event, we'll cap off the evening with warm treats courtesy of DAVIDsTEA.  And you can help others have a warm holiday experience by bringing a can of food to donate to the Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership's food drive.

    Come dressed to the sevens in your starriest attire!

    Tuesday, December 22, 6:30 pm
    Flatiron North Plaza (23rd St. between Broadway and Fifth Ave.)

    Please note: only the first 340 registrants are guaranteed a role as Light Bearer, so don't wait to register!

    Learn more and register at solstice.momath.org.

  • 12/08/2015 9:14 AM | Anonymous

    Connecticut Core Mathematics Users Conference

    The Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) is offering this conference to support teachers in the implementation of the model curriculum for Geometry and Algebra 2.

    Intended Audience: High School teachers using the state model curricula and math curriculum coordinators.

    Time & Location: Saturday, December 12, 2015 from 8:30am – 12:30pm. Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT

    Workshop session topics will include:

    • Connecticut Core Geometry Introduction
    • Connecticut Core Algebra 2 Introduction
    • Writing Proofs in Geometry (bring samples of student work)
    • Performance Tasks in Geometry (bring samples of student work)
    • Using Geogebra to Teach Transformations
    • Advanced Features of Geogebra (for current users)
    • Using TI-84 calculators in Algebra 3
    • Using Desmos in Algebra 2
    • Writing in Mathematics and Establishing Rubrics

    FREE Registration: http://goo.gl/forms/0XiJCieeqj →

    Please see the flyer for more information →

  • 12/07/2015 9:43 AM | Anonymous

    Amherst Central School District Saves Money and Improves Collaboration With Google for Education

    In this webinar, you'll hear from Amherst Central School District about how they leveraged Google Apps and Chromebooks to save money, increase productivity and collaboration, and extend learning beyond school hours.

    Get a peek at Amherst's decision making process, learn about the obstacles and challenges they overcame, and hear about the success they experienced with their implementation of Google Apps for Education and Chromebooks.

    Participants will:

    • Get an overview of the Google for Education solution which includes Chromebooks, tablets with Google Play for Education, and Google Apps for Education
    • Learn how this solution can be used to improve student learning, collaboration, and engagement
    • Hear first-hand experience from a district using Chromebooks in the classroom to support their curriculum focus
    • Be able to pose their questions to Amherst Central School District and Google

    Guests:

    Donna Frymire, district technology integration specialist, Amherst Central School District, Amherst, N.Y.

    Anthony Panella, assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction, Amherst Central School District, Amherst, N.Y.

    This webinar will be moderated by Stephen Fang, regional manager, Google for Education

    Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015, 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.

  • 12/07/2015 7:40 AM | Anonymous

    For the following week, across over 150 countries, millions of people will try out computer programming for the first time as part of Computer Science Education Week. Anyone can learn to code, including you!

    Start your Hour of Code 

    What is the Hour of Code?
    The Hour of Code is an hour-long introduction to computer programming that’s both fun and free. At Khan Academy, we’ve crafted several tutorials that require no prior experience. Try one or try them all and earn badges for each tutorial you complete!

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    Hour of Drawing with Code: Learn to program drawings using JavaScript, one of the world's most popular programming languages, via two great options:

    • Typing: keyboard-based coding (ages 10+).
    • Drag-and-drop: block-based coding for those with less typing experience or on iPads/tablets (ages 8+).

    Hour of Webpages: Learn to make your own webpages using the basics of HTML and CSS (ages 10+).

    Hour of Databases: Learn the fundamentals of databases using SQL to create tables and query the data (ages 12+).

    We’ve created these tutorials to show you how fun coding and building things can be. Now you’ll be part of creating technology, not just using it. Ready to start your Hour of Code

    Sal
    Founder of Khan Academy and lover of code

  • 11/04/2015 5:42 PM | Anonymous

     

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    Funding Available for You

      

    Did you know as part of your NCTM membership you can apply for Mathematics Education Trust (MET) grants, scholarships, and awards to help you in your career in mathematics education? 

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    MET provides funds to support classroom teachers in the areas of improving classroom practices and increasing teachers' mathematical knowledge. MET also recognizes outstanding contributions to the field of mathematics and provides grant funding for NCTM Affiliates to initiate professional activities or programs.

      

    We encourage you to apply for a grant or scholarship that will advance your career and help you increase your effectiveness as an educator. Funding ranges from $1,200 to $24,000 and is available to help math teachers, prospective teachers, and other math educators improve the teaching and learning of mathematics.

      

    Regional Conferences

      

    Are you attending one of the Regional Conference and Expositions in Minneapolis or Nashville this month? Be sure to stop by the MET Station in NCTM Central to learn about this opportunity only available to members.  

      

    Apply by November 6

      

    METwinners.jpg Browse all grants and awards—but hurry! The deadline for many opportunities is this Friday, November 6.

      

    Elementary

    • Emerging Teacher-Leaders in Elementary School Mathematics Grants
    • Mathematics Course Work Scholarships for Grades Pre-K-5 Teachers
    • Teacher Professional Development Grants
    • Pre-K-6 Classroom Research Grants
    • Improving Students' Understanding of Geometry Grants
    • Using Music to Teach Mathematics
    • Future Leader Initial NCTM Annual Meeting Attendance Awards

    Middle

    • Mathematics Graduate Course Work Scholarships for Grades 6-8 Teachers
    • Engaging Students in Learning Mathematics Grant
    • Equity in Mathematics Grants
    • Mathematics Study Grants
    • Teacher Professional Development Grants
    • 7-12 Classroom Research Grants
    • Improving Students' Understanding of Geometry Grants
    • Future Leader Initial NCTM Annual Meeting Attendance Awards

    High

    • Mathematics Graduate Course Work Scholarships for Grades 9–12 Teachers
    • Connecting Mathematics to Other Subject Areas Grants
    • Teacher Professional Development Grants
    • 7-12 Classroom Research Grants
    • Future Leader Initital NCTM Annual Meeting Attendance Awards

    Other

    • Prospective Teacher NCTM Annual Conference Attendance Award
    • Lifetime Achievement Award

                       

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