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  • 11/16/2021 11:04 AM | Anonymous


     

    Tip Tuesday

     Webinars and math resources for your week

     

    Slope: It Shouldn’t Just Be a Formula

    Rate of change (aka slope) is a concept that reverberates throughout every level of mathematics. But, how do we help our students grasp this concept early on so that it connects from one level to the next? Read on to find out.

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    A “Gentle” Introduction to Python Programming on the TI‑84 Plus CE Python

    Nov. 16 • 7 p.m. Central 

    Spend an hour getting acquainted with Python programming. We’ll cover the basics of core programming statements and syntax. No prior coding experience is needed.

    Join us tonight »

     

    Upcoming free webinars

    Nov. 30 • Transformation Graphing — Ideas for Teaching and Learning 

    Dec. 7 • Roving With the TI-84 Plus CE Python Graphing Calculator

    Get details »


     

    Justice-Centered STEM Education to Address Pressing Societal Challenges

    Dec. 2 • 6 p.m. Central 

    Join our next TI STEM Exchange event to discuss how recent societal issues, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, offer a unique opportunity for educators to connect academic work to shared experiences.


  • 11/09/2021 11:06 AM | Anonymous

    Hi mathematics educators!


    The third Tuesday of the month is only a week away, which means it's time for another MTC4SJ workshop! We are excited to showcase the work done by our Summer Stars cohort, starting off with a great lesson on food deserts in Connecticut. See below for the registration link and the full description. Share with colleagues and we hope to see you next week!


     11/16 Registration


    Title: Hungry for Change: Food Deserts in CT

    Date/Time: Tuesday, November 16th, 6:30-8:00pm (EST) via Zoom

    Presenters: John Madura, Clinton Public Schools; Brian McDermott, Glastonbury Public Schools

    Description: Based on 2010 census data, approximately 23.5 million people in the United States lived in an area designated as a food desert, the designation for a place in which there is limited access to affordable and nutritious food. In Connecticut, there are food deserts in several locations, including major cities like Hartford, New Haven, and Bridgeport. Join us for this session to experience a lesson that engages students in considering the operational definition of a food desert and encourages them to consider its meaning and how it can be calculated. Students will engage in the mathematical practices of modeling with mathematics and attending to precision as they explore geometric measures of “center” in an attempt to identify the best location for resources that can reduce the burden of living in a food desert.

  • 11/09/2021 10:19 AM | Anonymous

    The Samsung Citizenship team is accepting applications for the 12th annual Solve for Tomorrow STEM contest. The contest rewards 100 schools with over $2 million in technology and classroom supplies. 


    The application deadline is Monday, Nov. 15th, and all teachers need to submit at this point is the problem in their community or school that they'd like their students to solve for using STEM and the steps they will take to get there. You do not need to be a STEM teacher to apply. Any educator is eligible with students in grades 6-12.


    Here is the contest homepage, with the link to Apply as well as contest rules: www.samsung.com/solve.

  • 10/28/2021 11:54 AM | Anonymous


    Sign up now for T³™ Webinars

    Join T³™ Webinars to explore using TI technology and activities to support student learning. Check out the free webinars in November, and join us live for your chance to win a TI graphing calculator.*

    Explore topics and register »

    Webinars begin at 7 p.m. Central time.

    Nov. 9 | Magic Squares and the Magic of TI Technology

    Help students experience the joy and beauty of mathematics through the study of magic squares and their remarkable patterns. We’ll use TI technology to delve deeper into topics such as arithmetic sequences; linear, quadratic and cubic functions; and matrices.

    Nov. 11 | IB® Mathematics IA: The Math Exploration

    In this webinar, we’ll discuss what it will take for students to set their papers apart from the rest, including takeaways from the May 2021 marking session, brainstorming topics, and how TI technology can help.

    Nov. 16 | A “Gentle” Introduction to Python Programming on TI-84 Plus CE Technology

    Spend an hour getting acquainted with Python programming. We’ll cover the basics of core programming statements and syntax. If you do not have a TI-84 Plus CE Python graphing calculator handy, you can request a trial version of TI-SmartView™ CE emulator software for the TI-84 Plus graphing family to practice with.

    Nov. 30 |  Transformation Graphing — Ideas for Teaching and Learning

    Get creative, interactive activities to assist your pre-algebra through precalculus students in learning — and understanding — how to graph six graphing transformations applied to 16 parent functions.

    Participants receive a Certificate of Attendance, which may qualify for school- or district-level professional development credit.

    If you are interested in a webinar but cannot participate, please register so we can notify you when we post a recording of the live session.

    Register today »

  • 10/22/2021 11:57 AM | Anonymous

    Welcome to a new school year! The K-5 Illustrative Mathematics Consortium would like to welcome you to their first meeting. Please save the date for the first virtual meeting to be held Monday, November 22nd from 3:45 - 4:45.


    One of the goals of this Consortium is to help educators navigate the glows and woes with implementation of the Illustrative Math K-5 resource in order to maximize its potential for student learning across the state.  They are looking forward to the collaborative work of our collective members this year as educators navigate the ongoing residual challenges from Covid 19 and the first year of implementation of IM. As a Consortium, they have been meeting and collaborating with educators of grades 6-8 since 2017, the first year of implementation for 6-8 Illustrative Mathematics. As this is the first year of the K-5 IM resource, they are excited to include the elementary community.


    The challenges this year are greater than ever with many questions around unfinished learning and meeting the needs of our learners while ensuring focus on grade level content.The first meeting will be an opportunity for Illustrative Math K-5 users across the state to begin the conversation for collaborating and sharing best practices for the 2021-2022 school year.  This initial session is open to grades K-5 coaches and district leaders who are implementing the Illustrative Math resource.   

    During this meeting, educators will reflect upon the implementation of the Illustrative Math resource this fall, continue to learn about available Illustrative Math resources, as well as collaborate in looking ahead at implementing Illustrative Math throughout the rest of the school year.  If you are using Illustrative Math in grades K-5 and can contribute to or benefit from collaborative work around implementation, you are encouraged join this productive session!  


    The meeting will be held from 3:45 - 4:45 pm on Monday, November 22nd via google meet. 


    If you plan on attending this meeting, please complete this form to RSVP for the November  CT Illustrative Math Consortium K-5 Meeting by Wednesday, November 17th.

  • 10/14/2021 9:57 AM | Anonymous

    The second session of the school year will take place next Tuesday (10/19) evening from 7:00-8:30pm (EST). Scott Kapralos will be sharing math lessons from CREC's first "Racial Justice Action Week" and lead a discussion about particular district data. See below for the registration link and full description. 


    REGISTRATION


    Title: Racial Justice Action Week

    Date/Time: Tuesday, October 19th, 7:00-8:30pm (EST) via Zoom

    Presenter: Scott Kapralos, CREC

    Description: In February of 2021, the CREC Magnet Schools launched its first annual “Racial Justice Action Week.” Teachers were given lesson plans to implement in their classroom to investigate and act on a wide range of racial justice issues. Come join this session to see an overview of the math lessons provided to teachers and engage in inquiry about the racial and ethnic makeup of advanced level (AP/ECE/IB) courses in the CREC schools. Use this as a blueprint for having students investigate your own district’s data to determine if enough is being done to disrupt the patterns of racism and systemic bias that are pervasive in our schooling systems.

  • 10/05/2021 10:27 AM | Anonymous

    We know that great teaching can be found in every corner of the country and we need your help to find it! Show your appreciation by nominating a teacher for The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) – the highest honors bestowed on STEM educators by the United States government.


    We encourage you to join us for a PAEMST Informational Webinar, where you can learn about the program and how to nominate outstanding STEM educators in your network. The webinar will be hosted on October 12th, at 6:00 PM ET. To register for the webinar, click here!

    Should you have any questions, please reach out to info@paemst.org and a PAEMST Team Member will be happy to assist you.
  • 09/24/2021 10:16 AM | Anonymous

    Join Pittsburgh Steeler Josh Dobbs and NASA astronauts Victor Glover, Mike Hopkins, Shannon Walker, and Soichi Noguchi for a discussion focused on their recent mission to space, the future of STEM and the importance of ensuring that space is for everyone.

    Event Date:  Monday, September 27, 2021

    Event Time:  6pm ET / 5pm CT

    This event is in collaboration with the Pittsburgh Steelers, NASA, EverFi Character Playbook, and the Carnegie Science Center.

    Registration Link:

    https://everfi.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ZQ9aby49RJy9u-JIS3xYNA

  • 09/13/2021 9:42 AM | Anonymous

    Olay Face the STEM Gap Role Model Event:

    On Wednesday, September 15, 2021, Olay, in partnership with Million Women Mentors, will host a live, virtual event featuring an exceptional panel of women in STEM. It’s for high school girls and they have a chance to win $500 towards their STEM education. Please see the attached flyer and share with others.


    MTC4SJ

    MTC4SJ has a slate of 8 workshops for this school year - see attached flyer for the dates, titles, and speakers. Notice that if you attend at least 4 workshops this year, we will send you a MTC4SJ gift! The first workshop will be held on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. This session is about the formula used for distributing money to schools in Connecticut and the fairness of the various factors. The presenters will be Kaitlyn Seeto, Toby Way and Megan Staples from UConn. Use this link to register and for additional information.


    NCSM

    The NCSM Conference is now virtual with three virtual experiences. The cost is $40 for individuals and $60 for a group of any size to attend the 2 night celebrations. New registrations are being accepted HERE.

    Virtual Experience #1

    Virtual Pre-Conference Sessions 

    Sunday, September 19, 2021 1:00-4:00 pm EDT

    Enhance your NCSM conference learning experience by signing up to attend one of our virtual Sunday afternoon pre-conference sessions for leaders. These pre-conference sessions are a great way to kick off your conference experience, network with other leaders and take a deeper dive into our recent work and Essential Actions Series from NCSM.  For more information, visit the Pre-Conference tab.

    Virtual Experience #2
    NCSM Virtual Celebration (*New Event*)
    Monday, September 20, 2021 & Tuesday, September 21, 2021, 6:30-9:00 p.m. EDT

    NCSM will now offer a virtual celebration on Monday, September 20, 2021 and Tuesday, September 21, 2021 to build connections among our NCSM community, celebrate awardees, and to host live sessions from featured, nationally renowned mathematics speakers.  

    Virtual Experience #3
    Beyond the Conference: 2021
    October 5, 2021-December 14, 2021 

    #NCSMlive sessions every Tuesday night at 7:00 p.m. EDT NCSM is pleased to announce a virtual conference learning experience, Beyond the Conference 2021. Additional information on Beyond the Conference 2021 can be found HERE.


    IRWECA

    The Institute for Real-World Education and Curriculum Advancement (IRWECA) is a partnership between the Biopath team at Southern Connecticut State University and the Connecticut State Department of Education; a Connecticut-wide initiative bringing education teams together with industry professionals to collaboratively generate interdisciplinary curriculum modules.

    Teams must consist of at least 3 teachers, one of whom must be a CTE (Career and Technical Education teacher) and two must STEM teachers (i.e., Math, Science, or Computer Science). School counselors and Administrators and Teachers from other disciplines are encouraged to be part of the team. Additionally, teams will work with a curriculum specialist and industry professional, aligned with your interests and retained by the Biopath team at SCSU. For more information and to sign up for an information session, please visit https://biopath.southernct.edu/irweca/ and see the attached flyer.

  • 09/13/2021 9:42 AM | Anonymous


    Math Class: More Than Academics

    Join us for an upcoming webinar

    Tuesday, September 14, 2021
    7:00-8:00 p.m. ET 

    In this webinar, you'll learn how the Standards for Mathematical Practice intersect with social, emotional, and academic development (SEAD) themes, and how they can be used together in lessons to create a learning environment that centers students and strong, grade-level mathematics instruction. You’ll be introduced to a lesson planning template that walks teachers through a planning process that incorporates SEAD into math lessons, and hear from educators about how they’ve used it to improve their instruction.

    This is the second webinar from our learning series on SEAD in mathematics. Those who attend both webinars on the topic (either live or on-demand) by September 24 will be invited to join a community of practice wherein grade-alike educators will discuss strategies for implementing SEAD into their math classrooms, and design lessons using the SEAD lesson planning template.
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