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  • 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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  • 09/09/2021 11:38 AM | Anonymous

    Hi mathematics educators!


    We are excited to announce a slate of 8 MTC4SJ 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!


    We are also proud to announce a partnership with ATOMIC to keep this important work moving forward =) We thank you all for your continued interest and please continue to share our website (bit.ly/mtc4sj) with colleagues and encourage them to sign up for our mailing list and utilize our resources.


    Our first workshop will be held on Tuesday, September 21st about the formula used for distributing money to schools in Connecticut and the fairness of the various factors. See below for link to register and additional information.


     9/21/21 Registration


    Date/Time: Tuesday, September 21; 6:30-8:00pm EST

    Location: via Zoom, link sent morning of workshop if registered


    Presenters: Kaitlyn Seeto, Toby Way, Megan Staples; UConn


    Description: Did you know that Connecticut distributes $2 billion annually towards Connecticut schools? They use a formula for distribution called the Education Cost Sharing (ECS) Formula. As with any use of resources that gives different amounts to different constituents, a key question math can help us think about is: Is this fair? There are multiple factors accounted for in the formula. Are there more factors that should be considered? Are different weights appropriate? Such questions help us explore CT’s current policies and reflect on school funding. 


    Schedule2122.pdf


    *MTC 4 Social Justice Leadership Team*

    Kyle Evans, Trinity College

    Scott Kapralos, CREC

    Gina Rivera, Bristol Public Schools

    Megan Staples, UConn

  • 08/16/2021 6:29 PM | Anonymous


    Math Class: More Than Academics

    Join us for an upcoming webinar

    Tuesday, August 24, 2021
    7:00-8:00 p.m. ET

    In this webinar you will understand the need for a focus on social, emotional, and academic development (SEAD) in the context of math instruction, as well as the connections between SEAD and equitable practices for teaching and learning. Current teachers will share resources that support students' needs while engaging them in grade-level content.

    This webinar kicks off our learning series on SEAD in mathematicsThose 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. 
    Register Now
  • 08/11/2021 3:56 PM | Anonymous

    Good afternoon math colleagues—

     

    As many of you are aware I have been working on updating the state model curricula.  I have gotten the 6-8 documents to a place where we are ready to get stakeholder feedback and I am hoping that you can help. Besides reviewing the 2 units that are posted for each grade and completing the survey yourself, I am asking that you consider sending this out to your distribution lists.  ATOMIC, CCLM and the RESC Math Councils are instrumental in moving math education forward in CT and I would eagerly invite feedback.  Thank you for your time and consideration.

    The Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) believes that a robust, standards-aligned curricula must adhere to the following design principles:

    • Focused: Builds upon and connects to prior knowledge providing aligned intentional learning targets focused on grade-appropriate educational standards describing what all students should know/understand/do to achieve future success in college, career, and life.
    • Relevant: Engages students in reality-based experiences, explorations, inquiry, and models with multiple and varied opportunities to apply learning. Answers the questions of how this unit builds upon and connects to prior knowledge and how does it prepare the student for future learning.
    • Flexible: Offers inherent flexibility allowing for anytime/anywhere personalized, student-centered learning incorporating opportunities for voice and choice to accelerate learning. Strategically blends with both in person and virtual learning approach to teaching and learning.
    • Rigorous: Communicates high expectations and supports learning for historically marginalized students and provides high quality, high impact learning opportunities in all learning models (e.g., synchronous, asynchronous, face-to-face, hybrid or remote).
    • Coherent: Connects and links learner goals, learner framework, vision or portrait of a learner/graduate.
    • Diverse, Equitable, Inclusive: Includes opportunities to value and relate content to students’ cultures to celebrate the diversity of topics, students, cultures, and groups so that students can take perspective and develop a depth of understanding of the events presented. Teachers embrace difficult conversations, provide equal access, and ensure learning is culturally relevant and inclusive.

    To assist districts in the creation of local curricula, a model curriculum for mathematics grades 6 – 8 has been developed. CSDE is seeking feedback from district, school, and classroom educators on this model curricula.  Two units from each grade are available for review here. Once you have reviewed the units we ask that you complete this survey so that we can compile all of the feedback and be attentive to the needs of the districts.  The survey will close on October 15, 2021.

  • 07/22/2021 5:35 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Click HERE for additional information and registration for FREE Face-to-Face High-quality Professional Development from Texas Instruments.  You have a choice of August 10 in Pomfret, CT or August 12 in West Springfield, MA.  Space is limited!

  • 07/09/2021 11:06 AM | Anonymous


    The TI-84 Plus CE graphing calculator ― now infused with the power of Python

    We’re powering up for back to school with the new TI-84 Plus CE Python graphing calculator — the next-gen TI graphing calculator that’s a must-have for learning at home or back in the classroom.

    Experience the benefits of the new TI-84 Plus CE Python

    • Lightweight and durable to last from middle school through college
    • Distraction-free with no built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth or camera
    • Portable for use anytime, anywhere — no internet access required
    • Crisp, vivid display to visualize math in vibrant colors
    • Powered by a TI Rechargeable Battery that lasts up to one month on a single charge
    • Recommended for both beginner and experienced programmers

    Choose your favorite color

    The TI-84 Plus CE Python is available in a variety of exciting colors, including the new and Infinitely Iris and Positive Coral-ation.

    Approved for high-stakes exams

    Students can trust the TI-84 Plus CE Python for exams. Approved for use on the PSAT®, SAT®, AP®, ACT® and IB® Diploma Programme exams that allow or require a graphing calculator.

    Explore all the exciting features »

  • 07/07/2021 1:08 PM | Anonymous


    FREE POSTERS

    Math in the real world

    Dear educator, 

     

    Amplify Math’s classroom posters feature artwork from our program covers. The artwork teases how we've woven math instruction with history and storytelling to show students math at play in the real world.

    Amplify Math classroom posters
    REQUEST YOUR POSTERS

    By leveraging great storytelling, Amplify Math’s narratives highlight a diverse range of mathematicians and stories, allowing all students to see themselves in the content and connect with the math.

    Request your posters
  • 07/07/2021 1:06 PM | Anonymous


    JULY NEWS

    CT Summer at the Museum
    FREE Admission for Kids

    July 1 - September 6

    It’s time to explore! From July 1 to September 6Connecticut children age 18 and under plus one accompanying adult can visit the Connecticut Science Center free of charge through the Connecticut Summer at the Museum program. The program is part of Governor Lamont’s larger plan to use recovery funds to provide students and families with engaging summer enrichment and learning experiences in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Plus, don't miss our current blockbuster traveling exhibition, Dinosaurs Around the World. Included with your General Admission.

    Tickets should be reserved online in advance of your visit. This program covers the General Admission for CT Youth 18 and under and one adult. Additional adult tickets would need to be purchased. Add-on experiences like our Butterfly Encounter and Theater are sold separately. We will be closed on July 4.

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