CT Latest Happenings

11/01/2022 8:18 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

  • Grades K-2 Opportunity: CSDE is seeking educators interested in serving on the grade level review teams. The deadline to express interest has been extended. All interested individuals are asked to complete this Survey by November 15, 2022 so that we can convene teams to meet the anticipated launch deadline of May 2023.

  • CCLMs first of three HS virtual sessions will be Thursday November 10, 2:45 to 4:00. Free to all CCLM Members. Topics for discussion will include (1) the new PreCalculus AP offering and (2) Aligning and Advancing Systems (the third pillar in CT's Equity in Math Ed statement). REGISTER HERE.
  • The Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest is now open. Each year Samsung hosts a $2 million national competition for public schools grades 6–12 in which students are asked to consider how science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) can be used to create change in their communities. With the help of their teachers, students can apply to the contest and compete to win up to $100,000 in prizes for their school, plus the opportunity to work with Samsung employees to develop their prototypes. Go to https://www.samsung.com/us/solvefortomorrow/ to learn more and apply. Submit your application by Tuesday, November 29, at 11:59 PM EST, for your students to be eligible to participate.
  • Research from UW-Madison: Are you a middle school mathematics educator? UW-Madison researchers, led by Prof. Percival Matthews and Dr. Ana Stephens, are looking for math teachers, coaches, and other instructional staff who work with 6th-8th graders to fill out a brief survey. They are investigating two questions:
  1. How do math teachers use (or want to use) research evidence in their teaching?
  2. What questions, topics, and problems of practice are math educators eager to investigate?

The survey takes 10-15 minutes to complete, and ALL participating educators will receive a $20 Amazon or Target gift card. The hope is that these survey responses will help create a collaborative network of teachers who are interested in engaging with research around math education. Complete the survey today!

  • Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST):  The nomination/application cycle opened on August 1, 2023. Anyone—principals, teachers, parents, students, or members of the general public—may nominateexceptional STEM teachers who are currently teaching grades 7-12 for the 2023 award year. Teachers may also apply directly at www.paemst.org. The nomination deadline is January 9, 2023, and the application deadline is February 6, 2023, for SECONDARY 7-12. 

The ATOMIC Mission is to ensure that every Connecticut student receives world-class education in mathematics by providing vision, leadership and support to the K-16 mathematics community and by providing every teacher of mathematics the opportunity to grow professionally.

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