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  • 03/15/2021 7:28 AM | Anonymous

    You're invited to Math in the Middle: A Plan to Engage and Motivate Middle School Students, a virtual event series highlighting the ins and outs of motivating students in middle school mathematics. Sessions run throughout April and early May, with recordings available for those who cannot join live.

    Middle school mathematics is tricky no matter which way you slice it. The mathematical content learned in these formative years lays the foundation for key concepts that will be used in all future math courses. Furthermore, as students learn these new and challenging concepts, they are experiencing many physical, social, and emotional changes. This makes teaching middle school mathematics as much of an art as it is a science. Join us for this webinar series dedicated to middle school mathematics, where we discuss fresh ideas and practical ways to engage students, increase their motivation, and develop independent mathematical thinkers. 


    Check out more information here: https://web.cvent.com/event/1ee2b8a2-6b10-4498-8a3f-dbfe54542524/summary

  • 03/15/2021 7:27 AM | Anonymous

    The Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) and Smarter Balanced are recruiting qualified educators to support the following assessment activities in 2021: 

    o       English/Language Arts Item Review for Content, Fairness, and Accessibility
    o       Mathematics Item Review for Content, Fairness, and Accessibility
    o       English/Language Arts Passage Review
    o       Mathematics Achievement Level Descriptors Review
    Applications are due by May 3, 2021 and can be accessed at https://smarterbalancedassessment.wufoo.com/forms/zpj6bf914r3ysj/.  The meetings will be held virtually.  Participants will receive training and relevant digital materials prior to meeting. The meetings are expected to occur on Zoom and accessibility accommodations will be available for participants who need them. More information including eligibility, logistics, reimbursement, and dates are available at https://portal.ct.gov/-/media/SDE/Student-Assessment/Smarter-Balanced/Smarter%20Bal%20Teacher%20Involvement%20Opportunity%202021.pdf. Educators selected to participate will be contacted directly by Smarter Balanced.
  • 03/15/2021 7:27 AM | Anonymous

    MTC4SJ will be offereing a session on racial profiling and statistics.

    Title: Racial Profiling
    Date/Time: Tuesday, March 16th, 6:30-8:00pm (EST)
    Location: Zoom (you will receive a link on Tuesday morning if you register)
    Presenters: MTC4SJ
    Description: Do police officers disproportionately pull over Black drivers during discretionary stops? In this session, participants will create mathematical models from data supplied by the Connecticut Racial Profiling project in order to investigate how proportions and sampling variation play into answering this question.
    Register at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1GJ12_Ct3IG7QRDV3a_i8PWRRNjX1QmQLP5gHGzNPAw0/viewform?edit_requested=true
  • 02/17/2021 8:20 AM | Anonymous

    Smarter Balanced is currently recruiting educators for the State Network of Educators (SNE) summer virtual workshops being held on June 14-18 and July 12-16, 2021.  More information is available on the Smarter Balanced web site (https://sne.smartertoolsforteachers.org/recruit/). Educators who meet the qualifications listed below can indicate their interest by submitting a RSVP to Smarter Balanced. Those educators who are selected will be contacted directly by Smarter Balanced (https://ucsantacruz.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bdMV0FzbynG7sRD).  Please contact Michelle Rosado at michelle.rosado@ct.gov if you have any questions.


    Educators should meet the following qualifications:
    1.      Currently certified or licensed in ELA/literacy, mathematics, English learners, or students with disabilities.
    2.      Currently teaching in, or employed by, a public school, district, or state education entity, including higher education
    3.      Currently (or within the past three years):
    Teaching ELA/literacy or mathematics in grades 3 through 8 or working in a classroom content support role such as a literacy or district or state content specialist;

    Teaching students with disabilities or English learners, in grades 3 through 8 or working in a support role such as a district/school coordinator or instructional specialist; OR

    Working in a classroom content support role such as a literacy or mathematics coach/coordinator or instructional specialist.
  • 02/17/2021 8:19 AM | Anonymous

    The latest edition of EducateCT, the CSDE's external newsletter was released yesterday. This newsletters goes out regularly. 

     View the latest newsletter at https://departmentofeducation.cmail20.com/t/ViewEmail/j/C4F06DA6736554FF2540EF23F30FEDED/33A186E487942B287EEA1DAE616D4B3C and subscribe for future newsletters at:  https://confirmsubscription.com/h/j/EB76112C1DBF6958
  • 02/17/2021 8:16 AM | Anonymous


     Webinars and resources for your week


     

    Join our Virtual T³IC this Saturday

    Feb. 20 • 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Central / 

    11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Eastern

    Our first conference day begins with Dan Finkel’s keynote on “How Mathematicians Play,” followed by a great selection of breakout sessions. At the end of the day, you’ll have a chance to connect with other educators during the “Birds of a Feather” topic chats. You don’t want to miss this!

    Register today »

     

    Monday Night Calculus

    Feb 22 • 6 p.m. Central / 7 p.m. Eastern

    Save the date for our next “Monday Night Calculus” live Q&A event! Join Tom Dick and Steve Kokoska for a discussion on volume.

    Save the date »

     

    We want to help!

    Please take a few minutes to complete this teacher survey. Your answers will determine how we can support you in the upcoming months. Plus, you’ll have a chance to win your choice of TI graphing calculator or $50 Amazon gift card.

    Take the survey »

     

    Upcoming free webinars

    March 2 • Mathtastic Pi Day Activities

    March 9 • Modeling as a Tool To Make Sense of the World Around Us

    Get details »

  • 02/17/2021 8:15 AM | Anonymous

    In need of some assistance to support students with the Lt. Governor's Computing Challenge?  The CTCSTA has created this quick reference guide to provide this help.  With important links, dates and helpful hints, everything you need to encourage student participation is included.  Check out the attached guide and get your students involved in this great opportunity.


    See the flyer here 

  • 02/12/2021 7:35 AM | Anonymous


    NCTM and ORIGO Education Coloring Contest

    I Love Math Coloring Contest

    #NCTMILM

    The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and ORIGO® Education, an innovative PK–6 math solutions provider, have come together to kick off a fun coloring contest for students in grades 3–12.

     

    The goal is to get students to make creative connections to math, using story problems and colors, and to make a positive association to the subject. It’s also fun! 

     

    Teacher submissions can be made for grade bands 3–5, 6–8 and 9–12.

    Submit your class entries by April 1 and you could be eligible to win one of three complimentary registrations to the NCTM 2021 Annual Meeting & Exposition in Atlanta, September 22–25, and specially selected ORIGO product.


    View the contest rules and download the coloring sheet to get started!

  • 02/10/2021 11:19 AM | Anonymous

    Connecticut Jump$tart Coalition and Next Gen Personal Finance (NGPF) hope to encourage and energize teachers with  highly engaging, free professional development opportunities.  They are reaching out to math teachers as well as personal finance teachers and others because they want students to have the knowledge they need to be successful in managing their financial futures  For more information about upcoming events see the attached flyer.


    Find the Flyer HERE 

  • 02/10/2021 11:19 AM | Anonymous

    Did you know that all Connecticut teachers are provided with FREEE access to Metametric's Lexile & Quantile Hub.  Not sure how to get started?  View these videos for some introductory information.  These short recordings are designed to provide some foundational information about the one-stop-shop for Lexile and Quantile tools as well as information about what the Frameworks are and how they might be used by educators and families to impact student learning. 

    Recordings:
    •       Let’s Explore the Lexile & Quantile Hub (12 minutes) https://zoom.us/rec/share/GBGItOzleQRA0eTIY2ctCAmClmXqmVNbIyBKDEOLQZsZAbpTjO1NNHqAwxHs2HxQ.zzEJXaYlZG6oMnUh
    •       An Introduction to the Lexile Framework for Reading (20 minutes) https://zoom.us/rec/share/551LKfbR2XNLfpXdw2D2RfMhFa_5aaa8hHIe_vMFzE-mWIonOfUoczHXDt5pytDz?startTime=1597766002000
    •       An Introduction to the Quantile Framework for Mathematics (20 minutes)
     https://zoom.us/rec/play/78cpIu-grm03Hoed5QSDV_4qW43rL6ysgSZK_fpemknkUnRXZgKlbrcXaubuRvsUSPnnOeOz3cV7lduF?continueMode=true

    Additionally, staff at MetaMetrics--creators of these two Frameworks--are making themselves available for questions and answers during their Office Hours. 
    Each Monday: 3:00PM--5:00PM Eastern Time (2:00PM--4:00PM Central Time, 1:00PM--3:00PM Mountain Time, Noon--2:00PM Pacific Time)
    Join with this Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/95027749445
    Each Friday: 11:00AM--1:00PM Eastern Time (10:00AM--Noon Central Time, 9:00AM--11:00AM Mountain Time, 8:00AM--10:00APM Pacific Time)
    Join with this Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/92206409606
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