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  • 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
  • 01/12/2021 11:26 AM | Anonymous

    Sharing an opportunity for middle school math and special educators! This book and lesson study is FREE and the participating teachers can earn $500! The work is part of an OSEP funded grant aimed at increasing algebraic understanding for middle school students, especially those in special education. Please share the attached flyer and one-pager with schools and teachers that you think would benefit. 


    Book Study Information

    Flyer

  • 01/12/2021 11:24 AM | Anonymous


     

    Tip Tuesday

     Webinars and resources for your week

     

    Families of Functions: Explore 150+ Videos That Illustrate How to Graph Parent Functions and Their Transformations

    Jan. 12 • 7 p.m. Central / 8 p.m. Eastern

    Explore how to use our animated, modular videos showing how to graph 13 parent functions.

    Join us tonight »

     

    Upcoming free webinars

    Jan. 19 • Algebra Activities on the TI-84 Plus CE Graphing Calculator That Our Students Love

    Jan. 26 • A Remote Possibility: Coding In a Virtual World

    Get details »

     

    Register for T³IC, and get TI swag

    Sign up to attend the 2021 Virtual T³IC by Jan. 15, and you’ll receive a welcome box of fun TI swag (limited quantities). It’s first come, first served, so register today! 

    Check out the conference »

     

    Watch our top 10 videos 

    Check out the blog to see the most popular videos on our YouTube channel from 2020.

    Read the blog »

  • 11/06/2020 1:16 PM | Anonymous

    The Connecticut Council of Leaders of Mathematics (CCLM) will be hosting online sessions addressing The Effective use of Technology in Supporting Student Learning.  There are specific sessions planned to address the elementary and secondary grade bands.  Please see the attached flyers for registration and additional information.


    November Online Sessions Secondary Focus 

    November Online Session Elementary 

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